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2019 edition of International Day of Families

The International Day of Families is observed every year on May 15 to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. The 2019 theme “Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG 13” focuses on families, family policies and major SDG 13 targets such ..

United Nations (UN) decides to hold its 2020 ocean conference in Lisbon

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has decided to hold the high-level 2020 United Nations Conference in Lisbon, Portugal from June 2 to 6 to support the sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources. The UNGA also decided that the conference shall involve all relevant stakeholders, bringing together governments, the UN system, intergovernmental ..

India invited to Group of 7 (G-7) industrialized nations summit

India is officially invited to Group of 7 (G-7) industrialized nations summit along with Australia, Chile and South Africa. The summit is scheduled to be held in Biarritz, France in August 24-25, 2019. According to analysts, the invitation clearly reflects the strong strategic connect between India and France. And also, the invitation to Australia, France ..

2018 International Day of Diplomats

The 2nd International Day of Diplomats was recently celebrated in Brasilia on 24th October 2018 to highlight the contributions of diplomats as everyday peacemakers. Diplomats from over a dozen countries including Austria, India, Brazil, Egypt, Netherlands and Zimbabwe came together to mark the day dedicated to all diplomats, no matter where do they come from ..

Venkaiah Naidu to lead Indian delegation at 12th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit 2018

The 12th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit 2018 will be held in Brussels, Belgium from October 18 with theme “Global Partners for Global Challenges”. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will lead the Indian delegation at the two-day summit. This will also be the first multilateral summit that Vice President will be attending after taking office ..

Government of India (GoI) with support of WHO organizes ‘2nd World Conference on Access to Medical Products – Achieving SDGs 2030’

The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) with the support of World Health Organization (WHO) is organizing the ‘2nd World Conference on Access to Medical Products – Achieving the SDGs 2030’ at New Delhi from 9 -11 October 2018. The main purpose of the 2nd World Conference 2018 is to take forward the ..

IMF projects growth rate of 7.3% for India in FY19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted a growth rate of 7.3% for India in FY19 and 7.4% in FY20. In 2017, India had clocked a 6.7% growth rate. The latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) Report has predicted a slightly lower growth rate than it made projections in the April 2018 WEO for 2019. The ..

UK tops 2018 ‘Soft Power 30’ index

UK has topped an annual global ranking of nations’ soft power. The 2018 ‘Soft Power 30’ index is published by UK-based strategic communications consultancy firm Portland and the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy. This index has listed 30 countries in which France gets second place, Germany third and United States fourth. India ..