Important Summit and Conferences 2022
Summits/conferences like G 20, BRICS, ASEAN, NAM, G7 etc. are held on a regular interval. The importance of Summit / Meetings / Conferences held in the year and Headed by are significant in the different government exams. Here we are providing a list of important summit or meetings held in 2022.
Summit/ Conference (March, 2022)
|19th India-US Military Cooperation Group Meeting||Agra, Uttar Pradesh||The discussion was co-chaired by Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) Air Marshal BR Krishna from Indian side and his US counterpart Stephen D Sklenka.
According to the Defence Ministry, the India-US military cooperation group was established to advance defence collaboration between the two nations through regular meetings at the strategic and operational levels between the Headquarters of the Integrated Defence Staff and the US Indo-Pacific Command.
The India-US MCG is a forum set up to advance defence cooperation between the two nations by frequent strategic and operational consultations involving Headquarters, the Integrated Defence Staff, and the US Indo-Pacific Command.
|Fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2)||held in hybrid form in Nairobi, Kenya||held on February 28 – March 2, 2022 on the theme ‘Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’. It was held in Nairobi, Kenya.
UNEA-5.2 was followed by a Special Session of the UNEA, UNEP@50, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the creation of UNEP in 1972. It was also held online and in person in Nairobi on March 3-4, 2022 under the overall theme of ‘Strengthening UNEP for the implementation of the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’.
Heads of State, Ministers of environment and other representatives from 175 nations endorsed a historic resolution titled ‘End Plastic Pollution: Towards an internationally legally binding instrument’ to end plastic pollution and forge an international legally binding agreement by 2024. Special Session UNEP@50 was attended by Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav.
|2022 Mobile World Congress||Barcelona, Spain||The Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) has organised the 2022 Mobile World Congress (MWC), which took place in Barcelona, Spain from 28 February to 3 March.
The MWC-22 focused on increasing the global connectivity of the 5G network and economic recovery.
Global Mobile Economy Report expects 5G connections globally to reach 1 billion in 2022 by 5G adoption. Increase in the 5G network connection will increase the global GDP by 5% up to $5 trillion in 2025.
Global telecom industry to invest $600 billion till 2025 in the global mobile industry’s capital expenditure (CAPEX) and 85% of it will be spent on 5G.
|India Global Forum (IGF) annual summit||Bengaluru||The summit will bring together eminent faces of tech-driven disruption and those who have joined the unicorn club along with Union ministers, policymakers, and global business leaders.
This comes as the first-of-its-kind confluence, particularly after the incentives announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the budget. The theme of the summit is ‘The New India Inc.’
|Meeting of G7 agriculture ministers||Hosted by Germany||Germany government has announced that it will host a virtual meeting of agriculture ministers from the G7 countries to discuss the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on world food security.
The German Minister of Agriculture and Food, Cem Özdemir, said that the meeting would also focus on how to stabilize food markets. Germany holds the rotating presidency of the Group of Seven most-advanced economies this year.
|36th International Geological Congress||New Delhi||It will be held virtually from 20th to 22nd March 2022. It is also known as the Olympics of Geosciences.
It is a joint endeavour of Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Indian National Science Academy and Science Academies of Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. They are held quadrennial under the International Union of Geological Congress (IUGS).
Theme: Geosciences: The Basic Science for a Sustainable Future
|2nd India-Australia Virtual Summit||Virtual mode||Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison held 2nd India-Australia Virtual Summit.
The summit reviewed the multi-faceted relationship between the two countries and exchanged views on regional and global developments. The first virtual summit held on 4th of June in 2020.
|73rd Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS)||Visakhapatnam||Experts from various parts of India and a few from abroad are participating in the three-day conference held at Vizag Conventions at Madhurawada. The last national conference was held 37 years ago in Visakhapatnam.
The focus areas would be on drug and alcohol abuse in society, stress among students and growing incidence of suicides, depression and anxiety, old-age problems and dementia. The national conference, being hosted jointly by IPS, A.P. State branch, Government Hospital Mental Care and Visakha Psychiatric Society, will be inaugurated by Justice P. Laxmana Reddy, Lokayukta of Andhra Pradesh.
The theme is chosen for ANCIPS 2022: ‘Bridging minds … Connecting generations’
|5th BIMSTEC Summit||hosted by Sri Lanka||Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will attend the 5th BIMSTEC Summit on 30 March 2022. The Summit Meeting will be hosted by Sri Lanka virtually, the current BIMSTEC chair. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will also visit Sri Lanka from March 28 to March 30 where he will attend the meeting of the BIMSTEC Foreign Ministers.|
Summit/ Conference (Feb, 2022)
|11th meeting of India-Oman Joint Military Cooperation Committee||New Delhi||The meeting was co-chaired by Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar and Mohammed Bin Nasser Bin Ali AL Zaabi, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Defence of Oman.
The JMCC is the highest forum of engagement between India and Oman in the field of defence. It evaluates and provides guidance to the overall framework of defence exchanges between the two sides.
|NITI Aayog’s Fintech Open Summit||Virtual mode||NITI Aayog, in collaboration with PhonePe, AWS and EY has organized a three-week virtual summit, titled ‘Fintech Open’ to showcase importance of fintech industry. The summit will be held from 7 to 28 February.
The summit was inaugurated by Union Minister for Railways, Communications, and Electronics and IT, Ashwini Vaishnaw in the presence of NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar.
|21st The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)’s World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2022||Virtual mode||The annual flagship event held virtually from 16th – 18th February 2022.
PM Narendra Modi has delivered the inaugural address at the summit virtually. Environment ministers from nearly a dozen countries took part in the event which had delegates from ~131 countries.
Theme of the event: ‘Towards a Resilient Planet: Ensuring a Sustainable and Equitable Future’.
Summit/ Conference (Jan, 2022)
|24th Conference on e-Governance 2020-21||Hyderabad||Union Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh has inaugurated the 24th National Conference on e-Governance in Hyderabad, Telangana.
The conference has been organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG) and the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), in association with the State Government of Telangana.
The theme of the two-day Conference is ‘India’s Techade: Digital Governance in a Post Pandemic World’.
|19th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority||19th Meeting of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) was held under the chairmanship of the union minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Bhupender Yadav.
Currently, there are 51 Tiger Reserves in India and more than 35 rivers originate from those areas which are crucial for water security.
The environment minister launched an action plan for the reintroduction, protection and conservation of 7 major big cats in India including the cheetah, which has become extinct in independent India. Under the action plan, 50 of these big cats will be introduced in the next 5 years in various parks.
He announced that 14 Tiger reserves across India have received accreditation of the global Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS). He underlined the need to meetings of NTCA in the first week of April, August & December every year.
|16th India Digital Summit 2022||Virtual mode||Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, addressed the 16th edition of India Digital Summit, 2022 through a video conference.
The two-day virtual event was organised on January 11 and 12, 2022 by the Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) with the theme “Supercharging Startups”.
During the event, the Minister unveiled ‘LEAP’ (Leverage, Encourage, Access & Promote) as the way forward to further strengthen our Startups ecosystem.
|WEF’s Davos Agenda||Virtual mode||PM Narendra Modi virtually delivered “State of the World” special address at World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda.
WEF Davos Agenda event held in virtual mode, amid the covid-19 pandemic, from January 17 to 21. WEF virtual meeting was aligned with the objective of “orienting global leaders on the imperatives of the year ahead”.
|First BRICS Sherpas meeting of 2022||held under Chinese chairship||held virtually on January 18-19 2022, with the members thanking India for its BRICS chairship in 2021.
China has taken on the rotating chairmanship of BRICS in 2022. BRICS is a grouping of five major emerging economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
India’s BRICS Sherpa: Sanjay Bhattacharyya
|15th BRICS Science Technology Innovation (STI) Steering Committee meeting||the Committee decided that India will host five events in 2022.
During the meeting, India handed over the chairmanship to China for 2022.
Theme for BRICS 2022: “Foster High-Quality BRICS Partnership Usher in a New Era for Global Development”.
Sanjeev Kumar Varshney, Advisor and Head International Cooperation, Department of Science and Technology led the Indian delegation in 15th meeting of BRICS STI Steering Committee.
Out of 25 events that is to be conducted in 2022 by China, India will host five. The Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is the main executing agency for the BRICS Startups Forum and creation of innovation Knowledge Hub.
India will host the following 5 events in the year 2022:
|First India-Central Asia Summit 2022||Virtual mode||Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi hosted the 1st India-Central Asia Summit 2022 in a virtual format with the Presidents of 5 Central Asian Nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
This summit, also the first engagement of its kind between both sides at the level of leaders, coincided with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between them.
It highlights India’s growing cooperation with Central Asian countries as a part of its ‘Extended Neighbourhood’.
The leaders reiterated their support for a peaceful, secure and stable Afghanistan. They also agreed to set up Joint Working Groups (JWG) at senior official level on Afghanistan.
Summit/ Conference (November, 2021)
|16th G20 Leaders’ Summit||Italy||Narendra Modi visited Italy and participated in the 16th G20 (Group of Twenty) Leaders’ Summit, which was held in Rome, Italy from October 30 to 31, 2021 under chairmanship of Italian PM Mario Draghi.
Summit concluded with the adoption of Rome Declaration by G20 Leaders.
Theme: People, Planet, and Prosperity
|‘WePOWER India Partnership Forum’||virtual platform||The WePOWER India Partnership Forum was held through a virtual platform on November 9, 2021 to boost South Asia Women in Power Sector Professional Network (WePOWER) in India.
The event was organized by the World Bank (WB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) in association with the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF). The event saw a panel discussion on expanding job opportunities for women in India’s Clean Energy Transition’.
|‘InFinity Forum’||virtual mode||PM Narendra Modi inaugurated 2-day thought leadership Forum on FinTech ‘InFinity Forum‘ on 3rd December.
The event is being hosted by International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) in collaboration with GIFT City and Bloomberg in virtual mode.
Partner countries: Indonesia, South Africa and UK
|13th ASEM Summit||virtual platform
hosted by Cambodia
|The 13th edition of the ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Summit has been organized from 25 to 26th November, 2021. The Indian delegation is being led by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu through the virtual platform.
ASEM grouping have 51 member countries, European Union and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Host: Cambodia as ASEM Chair.
Theme: Strengthening Multilateralism for Shared Growth
|9th BRICS Science & Technology Ministers Meeting||virtual platform
|Dr Jitendra Singh, Ministry of Science & Technology (MoST) virtually chaired the 9th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Science & Technology Ministers Meeting.
All the member states have adopted the BRICS innovation Action Plan 2021-24, BRICS STI Declaration 2021 and Calendar of BRICS STI Activities 2022 which will act as a roadmap for cooperation.
|20th Summit of SCO Council of Heads of Government||Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan||External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar represented India at the 20th Summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of Government (CHG) held on 25th November 2021 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan under the Chairmanship of Kazakhstan.|
Summit/ Conference (October, 2021)
|G20 Extraordinary Summit on Afghanistan||hosted by Italy||Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit, which has been organised to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The event, convened by the G20 Italian Presidency, held via videoconferencing on 13th Oct.|
|Ministerial Roundtable Session of ITU Digital World 2021||held in Vietnam and hosted by the government of Vietnam||The Minister of State (MoS) for Communication, Devusinh Chauhan, participated in the Ministerial Roundtable Session of the 50th-anniversary edition of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Digital World 2021.
Theme of the Discussion: ‘Cutting the cost: can affordable access accelerate digital transformation?’
|7th Meeting of BRICS Communications Ministers 2021||Virtual mode||Minister of State (MoS) Devusinh Chauhan chaired the 7th meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Communications Ministers 2021 through video conferencing on October 22, 2021.|
|6th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of AIIB||jointly organized by AIIB with the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).||Nirmala Sitharaman has participated in the 6th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) through a video conference from New Delhi.
The theme of the Annual Meeting of AIIB was “Investing Today and Transforming Tomorrow”.
|18th India-ASEAN Summit 2021||co-chaired by PM Narendra Modi||On October 28, 2021, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi co-chaired the virtual 18th India-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit 2021 at the invitation of Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah (the current Chair of ASEAN).|
|16th EAS 2021||hosted under the Chairmanship of Brunei||On October 27, 2021, PM had virtually attended in the 16th East Asia Summit (EAS).
PM has welcomed Cambodia as the new chair of ASEAN (2022) and Singapore as the ASEAN country co-ordinator (for India) for dialogue relations (2021 – 2024).
Summit/ Conference (September, 2021)
|18th G-20 summit (2023)||India||India will hold the G20 presidency from December 1, 2022, and will convene the G20 leaders’ summit in 2023 for the first time.
Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Minister has been appointed as India’s Sherpa for the G20 in 2023 (18th edition). A sherpa is a diplomat who undertakes preparatory work prior to a summit conference.
|International Climate Summit 2020-21||India||India is all set to host a key conference as part of the International Climate Summit (ICS) 2020-21 to build a dialogue for India’s transition to clean energy.
Director of CSIR, National Chemical Laboratory, Dr Ashish Lele has underlined the importance of the conference for the future mitigation strategies of climate change.
|13th BRICS Summit 2021||India (virtual mode)||Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, chaired the 13th BRICS Summit virtually on September 9, 2021.
The Summit was participated by all other BRICS Leaders namely, President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, President of Russia Vladimir Putin President of China Xi Jinping and President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa.
India has chosen the theme of the Summit as “BRICS@15: Intra-BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus”.
|2+2’ Ministerial Dialogue between India & Australia||New Delhi||India will host the first-ever 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with Australia in New Delhi.
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton from the Australian side will meet with External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
|Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State||Dushanbe, Tajikistan||The 21st Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State was held in hybrid format on September 17, 2021, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon.
The Indian delegation was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who participated in the meeting via video-link and at Dushanbe, India was represented by External Affairs Minister, Dr S. Jaishankar.
|76th session of the United Nations General Assembly||New York||Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 25, 2021.
He also attended his first in-person Quad summit, hosted by Joe Biden.
Theme for General Debate for year 2021 is “Building Resilience through hope to recover from Covid-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalise the United Nations”.
|India-UK Consular Dialogue||India (virtual mode)||The government of India has hosted the first India-United Kingdom Consular Dialogue in the virtual medium.
Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, Devesh Uttam led the Indian delegation while the UK delegation was led by Jennifer Anderson. Both sides discussed the ways to strengthen people-to-people contacts as part of the India-UK 2030 roadmap.
Summit/ Conference (August, 2021)
|G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting||Hosted by Italy||Meenakashi Lekhi, the Minister of State for Culture of India participated in the G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting on behalf of the Government of India.
The two-day meeting was hosted by Italy on July 29 and 30 July 2021, during their ongoing Presidency of G20 in 2021.
|8th SCO Meeting of Ministers of Justice||Hosted by Tajikistan||The Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has virtually attended the eighth meeting of Ministers of Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The three days’ meeting was hosted by Tajikistan.|
|28th ASEAN Regional Forum Ministerial Meeting||Hosted by Brunei||The Minister of State for External Affairs, Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh led India’s delegation to the 28th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Foreign Ministers Meeting. The Meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Brunei Darussalam.
The ARF Ministers adopted a Joint Statement on Promoting the Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) Agenda. India engages actively in ARF activities and initiatives on Maritime Security; Counter-Terrorism; Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs); Disaster Relief etc.
|WEF’S Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2021||Geneva, Switzerland||The World Economic Forum’s annual Sustainable Development Impact Summit will take place on September 20-23, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. The United Nations General Assembly, the summit convenes under the theme “Shaping an Equitable, Inclusive and Sustainable Recovery”.|
Summit/ Conference (July, 2021)
|Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2021||Hosted by New Zealand
|New Zealand is the revolving host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. It is headquartered in Singapore.
Recently, New Zealand chaired an extraordinary meeting ahead of a formal meeting in November. US President Joe Biden, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, China’s Xi Jinping and other world leaders met virtually. They discussed on collective actions to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic impacts.
|World Universities Summit 2021||O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana||The Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated and addressed the World Universities Summit as Chief Guest.
The Union Education and Skill Development Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan also addressed the summit. The Summit was organized by O.P. Jindal Global University, located at Sonipat, Haryana.
The theme of the summit was “Universities of the Future: Building Institutional Resilience, Social Responsibility and Community Impact”.
|G20 Environment Ministers’ Meeting 2021||Hosted by Italy||The G20 Environment Ministers’ Meeting 2021 is one of the ministerial meetings organized as part of the G20 Leaders’ Summit 2021, which will be hosted by Italy in October 2021.
The 2021 G20, under the Italian Presidency, will focus on three broad, interconnected pillars of action: People, Planet, Prosperity.
The G20 aims to take the lead in ensuring a swift international response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Central-South Asia conference 2021||Uzbekistan||Uzbekistan has hosted a high-level International Conference titled “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity. Challenges and Opportunities” at Tashkent. The conference was an initiative of the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev.|
Summit/ Conference (June, 2021)
|BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting||Virtual mode||India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will chair a BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting virtually on June 1, 2021.
The leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa of the BRICS group will deliberate on the ways to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, global and regional issues of concern, sustainable development, and terrorism, mentioned a press release from External Affairs Ministry.
|47th G7 Summit 2021||UK||This year’s summit was hosted by the UK. The last G-7 summit was in France in 2019, with last year’s event in the US canceled due to the pandemic. Indian Prime Minister addressed the 47th G7 Summit 2021 through video conferencing.
Earlier, the Finance Ministers from the G7 nations reached a landmark accord setting a Global Minimum Corporate Tax Rate (GMCTR). Apart from India, Australia and South Korea were also invited to participate in the proceedings of the summit as “guest countries”.
Summit Theme 2021: “Building Back Better”.
|5th edition of VivaTech||Paris||Prime Minister, Narendra Modi virtually addressed the 5th edition of VivaTech. VivaTech is one of the largest digital and startup events of Europe, held in Paris every year since 2016.
PM Modi was invited as a Guest of Honour to deliver the keynote address at VivaTech 2021, which has been organised from 16-19 June 2021 in Paris. During his address, PM Modi invited the world to invest in India based on the five pillars: Talent, Market, Capital, Eco-system and, Culture of openness.
Summit/ Conference (May, 2021)
|G7 Foreign Ministers’ Summit||London, UK||External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was on a four-day visit to London from 3rd May primarily to attend a meeting of foreign ministers of Group of Seven (G7) rich nations. India has been invited to the meeting as a guest country.|
|India-European Union Leaders’ meeting||Portugal||The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to take part in the European Council on May 8,2021. the India-European Union Leaders’ Meeting is to be hosted by Portugal. Portugal currently holds the chair of the grouping.
The PM Modi is to participate in the meet along with other Government heads of the members of the European Union. The leaders are to exchange views on COVID-19 and also will foster sustainable and inclusive growth.
|Summit on Financing of African Economies 2021||Paris, France||Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan reiterated India’s commitment to build a more resilient and stronger Africa. He was delivering India’s message at the Summit on Financing African Economies hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.|
|Global G 20 Summit||Italy||The Global G20 Health Summit was co-hosted by European Commission along with Italy as part of its G20 presidency amid the surge and spread of the coronavirus cases.
Summit noted, risk of more transmissible variants has increased with nine people losing their lives to Covid-19 per minute.
|74th World Health Assembly||Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Chairman of WHO Executive Board, Dr Harsh Vardhan, chaired 74th World Health Assembly in virtual mode on March 24, 2021.
According to Dr Harsh Vardhan, executive board has asked for further efforts which can ensure fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines under COVAX Facility. Director-General of World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros, also participated in the event.
Summit/ Conference (April, 2021)
|First Meeting of BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors||Hosted by India (Virtual mode)||India hosted a Meeting of BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors virtually on April 6, 2021. The meeting was jointly Chaired by Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman and Governor, Reserve Bank of India, Shri. Shaktikanta Das. Participants included Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the BRICS countries.
As 2021 BRICS Chair, India’s approach is focused on strengthening intra-BRICS cooperation based on Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus.
|2nd Virtual G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting||Hosted by Italy
|Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman participated virtually in the Second G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting under the Italian Presidency to discuss policy responses to global challenges to restore strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth.|
|103rd Meeting of World Bank Development Committee Plenary||through video conferencing||Union Minister for Finance Nirmala Sitharaman participated in the 103rd Meeting of the Development Committee Plenary of World Bank through video conferencing.
The items on the agenda included World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund Support for Debt Relief Under the Common Framework and Beyond COVID-19 pandemic.
|6th Edition of Raisina Dialogue||The Raisina Dialogue was recently organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and Observer Research Foundation.
It is an annual Geo-political event. It is named after Raisina Hill where the seat of Government of India is located. It is a conference on geoeconomics and Geopolitics. It was structured on the lines of Shangri-La-Dialogue. It was held for the first time in 2016.
Theme: viral World: Outbreaks, Outliers and Out of Control
|Leaders’ Summit on Climate||Hosted by U.S.A.
|PM Shri Narendra Modi participated in the “Leaders’ Summit on Climate”, hosted by the President of the U.S.A. Joe Biden.
The two-day conference has been organized virtually on 22-23 April 2021, which coincides with the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Paris Agreement on climate change for signature.
The theme of the summit: Our Collective Sprint to 2030.
|‘2+2 ministerial dialogue’ between foreign, defence ministers||India and Russia announced the establishment of a new 2+2 dialogue at the foreign and defence minister level between the two countries.
So far, India has this mechanism with only three countries, United States, Japan, and Australia. But what is significant is Russia is the first non-Quad member country with which New Delhi will now have this mechanism.
Summit/ Conference (March 2021)
|India – Sweden Virtual Summit||Virtual mode||Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of the King-dom of Sweden H.E. Stefan Löfven held a Virtual Summit where they discussed bilateral issues and other regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest.|
|1st Quad Leaders’ Summit||Virtual mode||The First Quad Leaders’ Summit was held virtually on March 12, 2021. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and US President Joseph R. Biden participated in the Summit.
The four countries plan to establish a series of working groups that will focus on climate change; critical and emerging technologies, including working to set technology standards and norms and jointly developing some of the critical technologies of the future.
|7th annual summit of NATHEALTH||Virtual mode||Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan, addressed the 7th annual summit of NATHEALTH in virtual mode on March 26, 2021. The summit focused on ‘Indian Health system expansion in post-COVID era’.
He noted that, “Health for All” is a top priority for current Government and to institutionalize the approach towards this goal, government has launched the “National Health Policy” in 2017.
|9th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia||Dushanbe, Tajikistan||External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar reached Dushanbe on a three-day visit to Tajikistan. He attended the 9th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process on Afghanistan on March 30, 2021.|
Summit/ Conference (February 2021)
|Indian Ocean Region defence ministers’ one-day meet||Hosted by India||Defence minister Rajnath Singh hosted a meeting of his counterparts from countries in the Indian Ocean Region on 4th Feb.
The broad theme of the conclave was ‘Enhanced Peace, Security and Cooperation in the Indian Ocean’.
|Aero India 2021||Bengaluru||Aero India 2021 was organised at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru by the Department of Defence Production of the Defence Ministry from February 3 to 5, 2021.
The three-day event focused on India’s indigenous defence sector capabilities.
Its theme was: ‘A Runway to a Billion Opportunities’.
|1st India-European Union High-Level Dialogue||co-chaired by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal from India side and the European Union Executive Vice-President & Trade Commissioner Mr Valdis Dombrovskis, from the EU side.
This Dialogue was organised in line with the commitment made at the 15th India-EU Leader’s Summit held in July 2020.
|World Sustainable Development Summit 2021||through video conferencing||The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, inaugurated the Summit on 10th of February. It was held between 10th to 12th February 2021. This summit wass organised by the Energy and Resources Institute’s (TERI).
The World sustainable development summit will be organised under the theme– ‘Redefining Our Common Future: Safe and Secure Environment for All’.
|2nd edition of International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE II)||Gender Park Campus in Kozhikode, Kerala||inaugurated by the Kerala Chief Minister (CM) Pinarayi Vijayan. He also announced the functional launch of Gender Park Campus on February 14, 2021.
The focal theme is ‘Gender in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Business: The Mediating Role of Empowerment’, seeking to throw light on the critical linkages between entrepreneurship, economic growth and poverty reduction.
|Workshop on ‘COVID-19 Management: Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward’||Hosted online by India||PM Modi addressed the Workshop with nearly 10 Neighboring Countries on February 18, 2021.
India hosted a Secretary-level virtual meeting on COVID-19 management with South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries.
SAARC nations, including Pakistan, participated in the workshop. Modi called for making a regional air ambulance agreement among neighbouring countries for “medical contingencies”.
|2nd edition of the Maritime India Summit (MIS)||virtual mode||Inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Maritime India Summit is being organised with the objective of pushing India to the forefront of the Global Maritime Sector. Recently, the Mumbai Port Trust signed MoUs worth ₹7,400 crores. As a part of this summit, ₹20,000 crore worth MoUs will be signed.
Opening session of the summit will mark the ministerial-level participation. The participants will be joining from Russia, Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Armenia.
|6th International Conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices||inaugurated by Union Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry, and Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution Piyush Goyal.
The theme of India Pharma 2021: ‘Indian Pharma Industry: “Future is Now”.
The theme of India Medical Device 2021: “India MedTech Future: Innovate & Make in India through Global Alliance”.
|G20 Central Bank Governors’ meeting||held under the Italian Presidency||The Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman, attended the G20 Central Bank Governors’ meeting on February 26, 2021. This was the first ever G20 Central Bank Governors’ meeting that was held under the Italian Presidency.|
Summit/ Conference (January 2021)
|‘EDUCON-2020’||This two-day International Conference is being organized by the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) in collaboration with the Global Educational Research Association (GERA).
The focal theme of EDUCON-2020 is Envisioning Education for Transforming Youth to Restore Global Peace.
|5th India-Japan Act East Forum||New Delhi||Chaired by Foreign Secretary Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Suzuki Satoshi, Ambassador of Japan to India
During the 5th meeting, the AEF reviewed the progress of ongoing projects in the North Eastern Region of India in various areas including connectivity, hydropower, sustainable development, harnessing of water resources, and skill development.
|Climate Adaptation Summit 2021||hosted by the Netherlands||Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 25, 2021 addressed the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 and said that India is targeting 450 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity by the year 2030.|
|Davos Agenda Summit 2021||Switzerland||The Davos Agenda Summit is organised by the World Economic Forum. The “Great Reset Initiative” of the World Economic Forum is to be launched during the Davos Agenda Summit.
The theme of the Davos Agenda Summit, 2021 is “Stakeholders for a cohesive and sustainable world”.
|148th session of WHO Executive Board||Through Video Conference||Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally chaired the 148th session of WHO Executive Board. The 148th session of the Executive Board has been organised from 18-26 January 2021.|
|4th One Planet Summit
|France||The Government of France organised the fourth ‘One Planet Summit’, through videoconferencing, which aimed at protecting the world’s biodiversity.
The theme of the Summit was “Let’s act together for nature!”.
|‘Prarambh: Startup India International Summit’||New Delhi||The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal has inaugurated.
The Summit has been organized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), under M/o Commerce & Industry.
Summit/ Conference (December)
|World Economic Forum 2021||Singapore
|The World Economic Forum (WEF) has decided to host its 2021 annual meeting in Singapore, which earlier was scheduled to take place in Lucerne-Burgenstock, Switzerland from 13-16 May 2021.|
|First India Water Impact Summit||The Summit is being organised by the National Mission for Clean Ganga and the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies.|
|20th IORA Council of Ministers Meeting||UAE||Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers (COM) Meeting via video conferencing under the Chairmanship of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Indian delegation was led by V. Muraleedharan, MoS, Ministry of External Affairs. Sri Lanka has assumed the charge of Vice-Chair of IORA for the period 2021-23.
Theme- “Promoting a Shared Destiny and Path to Prosperity in the Indian Ocean”.
|Sixth India-Japan Samwad Conference
|Video conferencing.||The Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently addressed the sixth India-Japan Sanwad Conference through video conferencing.|
|Global Film Summit in 2021
|India||India will host a global media and film summit next year and will also set up a special pavilion at Cannes in 2022 on the occasion of the Cannes Film Festival’s 75 years celebrations.|
|6th India International Science Festival (IISF 2020)||New Delhi||The 6th India International Science Festival (IISF 2020) was held on-line from December 22 till 25.
IISF 2020 was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi.
Summit/ Conference (November)
|20th Summit of SCO Council of Heads of State||Video Conference||Chaired by the President of the Russian Federation Mr. Vladimir Putin.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi led the Indian delegation.
|17th ASEAN India Summit
|Video Conference||Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 12th Nov participated in the amit at the invitation of H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Vietnam, the current Chair of ASEAN.|
|15th East Asia Summit 2020||Video Conference||External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar has represented India at the 15th East Asia Summit (EAS) on behalf of PM Modi.
The Summit was chaired by the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc because Vietnam is ASEAN Chair in 2020 (ASEAN holds the central role and leadership in the forum). All the 18 EAS countries participated in the virtual Summit.
|12th BRICS Summit||Video Conference||Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to attend the 12th BRICS summit that is to be hosted by Russia On November 17, 2020. The summit is to be held under the theme “Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth”.|
|2021 UN Climate Change Conference
|UK||Dates for a rescheduled conference in 2021, hosted in Glasgow by the UK in partnership with Italy, have been set to 1-12 November 2021. In light of the ongoing, worldwide effects of COVID-19, holding an ambitious, inclusive COP26 in November 2020 is no longer possible.|
|15th G20 Summit||Saudi Arabia||Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, participated in the 15th G20 Summit convened by Saudi Arabia, on 21-22 November, 2020.
The Summit under Saudi Presidency centered on the theme “Realizing Opportunities of 21st Century for All”.
|APEC Summit||Malaysia||The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation was recently hosted by Malaysia. Several leaders of the cooperation joined the summit. The Summit was attended by the US President Donald Trump as well. The next APEC meeting is to be hosted by New Zealand.|
Summit/ Conference (October)
|VAIBHAV Summit||virtual summit||The aim of the summit is to bring Indian origin luminaries in academic institutes and R&D organizations across the world and resident counterparts on a single platform to debate upon collaboration mechanisms to strengthen academic and S&T base in India for global development.|
|World Bank Development Committee Plenary||video conferencing||Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman participated in the 102nd meeting.|
|India International Science Festival (IISF), 2020||virtual platform||Held from Dec 22-25 on virtual platform headed by Harsh Vardhan
Aims: Promoting passion for science among young people and students by bringing science outside the laboratories, IISF 2020 must also reflect on the role of Indian scientists and science and Technology innovations for not just an ”Aatmanirbhar Bharat”, but also for global welfare.
|Prosecutors General of SCO||Beijing, video conference||India was represented by the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta. . India will host the SCO Prosecutors General Meeting in 2021.|
|G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group
|Saudi Arabia became the first country to host the first ever meeting.||Union Minister Jitendra Singh addressed the first ministerial meeting of G-20 anti-corruption working group on October 22, 2020.|
|SCO Ministers handling economy and foreign trade
|India||Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal said that the current crisis due to Covid-19 is a clarion call to the SCO countries to leverage the economic strength and explore partnerships that enhance trade and investment in the region.|
Summit/ Conference (September, 2020)
|17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers’ consultations||Held virtually||Minister of Commerce and Industry & Railways Piyush Goyal and Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam Tran Tuan Anh co-chaired.
The meeting was attended by the Trade Ministers of all the 10 ASEAN countries—Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
|Combined meeting of Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)||Moscow, Russia||Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh visited Moscow from September 3-5, 2020 at the invitation of Defence Minister of Russian Federation General Shergei Shoigu to attend the SCO, CSTO and CIS member States in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of victory in the World War II.|
|Summit of the council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)||India||India will host a summit of the council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on November 30 with a focus on contributing to the trade and economic agenda of the influential grouping.|
|G-20 Virtual Meeting of Trade & Investment Ministers||Virtual meeting||Union Commerce and Industry & Railways Minister Shri Piyush Goyal on 22 September 2020 took part in the virtual meeting of the G-20 Trade and Investment Ministers.
Making interventions during the meeting, he called upon G-20 to play a leadership role in crafting a pathway to recover from COVID19. India stands ready to engage constructively with all G-20 Members to push an agenda that is inclusive and development oriented.
Shri Goyal announced that India is not in a position to accept the concept of Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT)
|G20 Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Meeting||Under the presidency of Saudi Arabia||The G20 Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Meeting was convened by the current G20 Chair, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud, chaired the meeting. Jaishankar represented India.
The discussions centred on strengthening international cooperation across borders in the wake of COVID-19 crisis.
|5th BRICS Culture Ministers Meet||Under the chairmanship of the Russia||Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel attended the 5th BRICS Culture Ministers Meet. It was held under the chairmanship of the Russian Federation.
Discussion: To explore options of hosting Digital Online Exhibition. To extend full cooperation of content sharing website under BRICS alliance.
|4th Global Ayurveda Summit||Held virtually||The 4th edition of Global Ayurveda Summit was virtually inaugurated by Vice-President Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu on the theme “Emerging Opportunities for Ayurveda during Pandemic”.
The objective of the summit is to showcase the Ayurveda immunity model to the global level as a solution named ‘Health as One’ and ‘Immunity through Ayurveda’.
|Joint G20 Finance and Health Ministers Meeting||Through video conference under the presidency of Saudi Arabia.||Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare attended Joint G20 Finance and Health Ministers Meeting through video conference.
Saudi Arabia bestowed with the Presidency of G20 grouping hosted the session.
|Global Climate Summit 2020||Co-hosted by UN and United Kingdom||The United Kingdom and the United Nations are going to co-organise a global climate summit on December 12, 2020, to mark the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will co-host the event.
The summit will increase the momentum ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2021.
Summit/ Conference (August)
|6th BRICS Environment Minister meeting||Video conferencing under the presidency of Russia.||Representing India at the meeting Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar emphasized India’s concern towards attaining SDG (Sustainable Development Goal).
|World Conference of Speakers of Parliament||Video conferencing||Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla attended the fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament. The conference was organized by Parliament of Austria and Inter-Parliamentary Union, Geneva with the support of United Nations.
Theme: Parliamentary leadership for more effective multilateralism that delivers peace and sustainable development for the people and the planet
Summit/ Conference (July)
|3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG)||Video Conferencing||Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman participated in the 3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting under the Saudi Arabian Presidency.|
|SCO Health Ministers Digital Meet||Video Conferencing||Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, virtually participated in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Health Minister’s Digital Meet on 24th July. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Mikhail Murashko, Minister of Health of the Russian Federation.|
♦Summit/ Conference (June)
|36th ASEAN Summit||Vietnam||focus on handling regional public health issues and funding to cope with COVID-19.
The Director-General of the Department of Information, and spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cherdkiat Atthakor, accompanied by the Deputy Director-General of the ASEAN Affairs Department, Usana Peeranon, announced that the 36th ASEAN Summit, being hosted by Vietnam from June 22 to 26, 2020, will take place via teleconference in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
♦Summit/ Conference (May,2020)
|‘G20 Digital Economy Ministers’ 2020||Virtual||Communications and Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad emphasized on the responsibility of G20 nations to focus on making inclusive and sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of the ongoing pandemic.|
|Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) 2020||Virtual||Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend first time participate in a virtual summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) since 2014.
Azerbaijan is the president of the NAM till 2022 and the summit is convened by its president Ilham Aliyev.
|Bamboo Conclave Conference||Virtual||Recently Bamboo Conclave was held through Video Conference which saw an active participation of Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh.|
|Indo-Bangladesh||“Virtual Conference” Organised By Assocham
|Union DoNER Minister of State (I/C) Dr Jitendra Singh said that new paradigms will emerge post-COVID, with a potential for new breakthroughs in economy, trade, scientific research and several other diverse areas.|
|SCO Foreign Ministers||“Virtual”||External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar participated in the virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member countries on 13th May to discuss cooperation to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The conference is being held under the chairmanship of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
|32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers||“Virtual”||Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan participated in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through Video Conference on 14th May.
The theme of the meeting was- Delivering a co-ordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response.
|World Health Assembly||virtually in Geneva||The two-day 2020 assembly will be held virtually – it usually happens in Geneva – because of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis around the world.
This year’s assembly, the 73rd WHA.
|BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting||Ministerial video conference will be hosted by Russia||Union Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar joins his counterparts from Brazil, Russia, China, and South Africa for a meeting on 28 April. The foreign ministers of BRICS member countries will hold an extraordinary video conference to discuss ways to jointly combat the coronavirus pandemic. The event will be chaired by Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister.|
|19th World Productivity Congress||Bangalore
|Purpose: The takeaways from the 19th edition of the World Productivity Congress aims to be a catalyst for shaping future government approaches to enhance productivity for shaping future organisational strategies.|
|108th Indian Science Congress||Pune||The event, set to be held at Symbiosis International University’s Lavale campus between January 3 and 7, 2021, will be themed on ‘Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment’ and focus on economic growth, environmental protection and social inclusion of all communities using science and technology.|
|Fourth Global Ayurveda Festival||Kochi||The Fourth Global Ayurveda Festival, GAF will be held at Kochi in Kerala from 16th to 20th May. A curtain raiser event was organized in New Delhi this evening for the GAF.
The theme for the five-day event is Ayurveda Medical Tourism: Actualizing India’s credibility.
|fifth observer to Indian Ocean Commission||India||India was admitted to the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC: Commission de l’Océan Indien, COI) on 7th March as an observer after it applied last month to be considered for observer status.
The decision was taken at the meeting of the IOC Conference of ministers in Seychelles on 7th March making India the fifth observer. The other four observers China, Malta, European Union and International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF).
|5th BIMSTEC Summit||Colombo, Sri lanka||BIMSTEC charter will be ready for adoption at its next biennial summit 2020 meeting scheduled to be held in Colombo this year (September).
This was informed by BIMSTEC Secretary General Mohammad Shahidu Islam during his meeting with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa last evening.
|National Conference on Women in Police and CAPFs||New Delhi||Union Minister for Women and Child Development Mrs Smriti Zubin Irani has stressed the need to train more female forensic investigators and cyber crime experts. Speaking after inaugurating a National Conference on Women in Police and CAPFs organized by the Bureau of Police Research and Development, the BPR&D here, she advised to make an SoP for “One Stop Centre for Women”.
The main objective of the National Conference was to discuss and deliberate on the following 2 (two) themes:
Cyber Stalking and Bullying of Women : Steps for Protection
Challenges faced by CAPF Women in Operational Areas
|Wings India 2020”||Hyderabad||The four-day civil aviation business exhibition and air show, Wings India 2020 will kickstart from 12th March.
The biennial event being organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) along with Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India will be on till March 15 at the Begumpet airport in Hyderabad.
|6th International Day of Yoga
|Leh||Leh, the capital of the Union territory of Ladakh will be the venue for the main event for International Yoga Day on June 21 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend it, AYUSH Ministry officials said on 11th March.
PM Modi is expected to perform yoga asanas based on the Common Yoga Protocol.
|7th World Cities Summit 2020||Singapore||World Cities Summit (WCS) is an exclusive platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships.
The Singapore government has invited Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the World Cities Summit – 2020 (WCS).
|India Pharma & India Medical Device 2020 Conference||Gandhinagar, Gujarat||The Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry- FICCI is organising India Pharma 2020 & India Medical Device 2020 Conference & Exhibition at Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat from March 5-7, 2020.
Theme of the event is “India Pharma: Meeting Challenges of Affordable and Quality Healthcare and India Medical Device: Promoting Affordable responsible and Quality Medical Device for Universal Health Care”
|COP13||Gujarat’s Gandhinagar.||Prime Minister NarendraModi will inaugurate COP13 through video conferencing.
Addressing press conference, he said that this is the 2nd COP that India is hosting which will focused around Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.
|National Water Conference||Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal||That the importance and revival of traditional water sources, right to water, river rejuvenation campaign in Madhya Pradesh and many other related topics are being discussed during the four sessions of the conference.|
|Global meet on climate change, ocean health||Kerala||ClimFishCon 2020, a three-day international conference on the impact of climate change on ‘hydrological cycle, ecosystem, fisheries and food security’ will begin here on February 12 at the Le Meridian Convention Centre.|
|National Horticulture Fair 2020||Bengaluru
|National Horticulture Fair 2020 was concluded in Bengaluru. It was inaugurated by Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and Director General (ICAR) on 5 February 2020. The fair was held from 5-8 February. 8 farmers representing Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Mizoram, Odisha, and Tamil Nadu were felicitated for their significant contributions in the field of horticulture and popularising the varieties/technologies of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR).|
|COP26||UK||The UK has won the bid to host the 26th Conference of the Parties, known as COP26, following a partnership with Italy.|
|International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)||Rome, Italy||The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 43rd Governing Council meeting was held in Rome, Italy.
Theme: “Investing in sustainable food systems to end hunger by 2030″.
|Bio Asia 2020||Hyderabad
|Telangana host the three-day Bio Asia 2020, Asia’s largest Biotechnology and Life Sciences Forum with the theme of ‘Today for Tomorrow’ from February 17 to 19 February in Hyderabad.|
|2020 Global Investors Summit||J&K||Srinagar is to host a three-day Global Investors’ Summit 2020 for the first time. The objective of the summit is to invite investments to the newly formed Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir.
|International Judicial Conference 2020||New Delhi||Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a two-day International Judicial Conference 2020 organised by Supreme Court in New Delhi on 22nd February.
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Chief Justice Sharad Bobde will also be present on the occasion. Chief Justice Robert Reed of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom will deliver a keynote address at the conference. Chief Justice of Australia will also be present.
|G20 finance ministers’||Riyadh||Saudi Arabia is hosting the inaugural G20 finance ministers’ and central bank governors’ meeting on 22nd February. The meeting will be chaired by Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan and Ahmed Alkholifey.
Saudi G20 presidency under the theme of “Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All.”
|Artificial Intelligence Summit ‘RAISE 2020’||New Delhi||RAISE (Responsible AI for Social Empowerment) 2020 will be organised by the government in partnership with industry and academia.
The summit will be a global meeting of minds to exchange ideas and charter a course to use AI for social empowerment, inclusion and transformation in key areas like healthcare, agriculture, education and smart mobility, among other sectors.
|‘CPR Dialogues 2020||New Delhi||Hosted and organised by the Centre for Policy Research, CPR Dialogues is an annual public forum where leading policy practitioners, academics, and thought leaders address the most critical policy issues of our times. The second editionof CPR Dialogues will be held on March 2nd & 3rd 2020 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
♦Summit/ Conference (January)
|Indian Science Congress||Bengaluru||The 107th edition of the Indian Science Congress (ISC) will focus on ‘science and technology: rural development’.|
|23rd National Youth Festival-2020||Lucknow||Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and State Government of Uttar Pradesh are jointly organizing 23rd National Youth Festival (NYF) 2020 at Indira Pratishthan, Lucknow from 12th to 16th January, 2020.|
|World Future Energy Summit||Abu Dhabi
|The World Future Energy Summit will begin on 13th January in Abu Dhabi, 33,500 participants from 170 countries and 800 specialist exhibitors are expected to attend the four-day annual event.
The theme for this year’s summit is “Rethinking Global Consumption, Production, and Investment.”
|Raisina Dialogue||New Delhi||India’s flagship global conference on geopolitics and geo-economics Raisina Dialogue began in New Delhi on 15th January. Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the inaugural session.|
|7th Conference of CPA India Region||Lucknow||Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla inaugurates.
The main theme of the conference is ‘ROLE OF LEGISLATORS’ and during the Plenary Sessions spread over two days, delegates will discuss the Capacity Building of Legislators for Scrutinizing Budgetary Proposals and Enhancing Focus of Legislators on Legislative Business.
|Food Processing Summit||Ladakh||Union Territory Ladakh is hosting the first ever Food Processing Summit to attract investors to the region. With the help of Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, the UT Administration of Ladakh is organizing the Summit.|
|Fifth Science Film festival||Goa||Aims: Instilling the knowledge of science among the youth with the help of exhibitions, masterclasses, workshops, and other activities.|
|19th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation||India||The 19th council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be hosted by India later this year. This would be the first high-level meeting of the SCO that would be organised here since India’s admission to the eight-member grouping.|
|50th World Economic Forum||Davos||The 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum opens in Davos, Switzerland on 21st January.
This year’s programme focuses on achieving maximum impact on the Forum’s platform for public-private cooperation across six core areas of activity: ecology, economy, society, industry, technology, and geopolitics.
|International Children’s Film Festival||Bangladesh||The 13th edition of the International Children’s Film Festival of Bangladesh was inaugurated in Dhaka.
The festival is one of the biggest film events in Bangladesh. It is the only international film festival for children and young adults of the country.
|World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2020||New Delhi||The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), the annual flagship event of TERI will be held from 29-31 January, 2020 in New Delhi.
Theme: ‘Towards 2030 Goals: Making the Decade Count’, laying focus on the global efforts being made to meet our 2030 targets.
Summit will be addressing the broad themes of- circular economy, water, energy, industry transitions, and e-mobility.
|54th DGsP/IGsP Conference||Pune||The Prime Minister participated in the 54th DGsP/IGsP Conference in Pune on December 7-8, 2019. Apart from leading the discussions and giving valuable suggestions over the past two days, he addressed the valedictory session of the Conference this evening.|
|11th Delhi Dialogue; 6th Indian Ocean Dialogue and associated events||New Delhi||The Ministry of External Affairs will host the 6th Indian Ocean Dialogue and Delhi Dialogue XI at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi on December 13 and 14, 2019.
The 6th Indian Ocean Dialogue takes place on December 13, and the theme is “Indo-Pacific: Re-imagining the Indian Ocean through an Expanded Geography”.
|Assocham Annual Conference||Delhi||Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Assocham Annual Conference in Delhi; PM Says, India’s progress towards becoming a USD 5 trillion economy will be strengthened by investment of Rupees 100 lakh crore in infrastructure; also helped by an investment of Rupees 25 lakh crore in rural economy.|
|World Economic Forum’s 50th annual meeting||Davos, Switzerland||The Geneva-based WEF has selected ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World’ as the theme for its 2020 annual meeting, which will bring together 3,000 global leaders.
Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Mansukh Mandaviya as well as three Chief Ministers — Amarinder Singh, Kamal Nath and B.S. Yeddyurappa — will join over 100 Indian CEOs in the Swiss ski resort town of Davos
|Global Ayurveda summit||Kerala||Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan inaugurates The two-day summit organized by CII will deliberate on the theme “Mainstreaming Ayurveda through Startups, Innovation and Branding”.
|2nd International solar alliance 2019||New Delhi||Eritrea and Saint Kitts and Nevis have become the newest members of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). The two nations signed the ISA Framework Agreement during its second assembly held in New Delhi on October 31, 2019.
With this, the total membership of the International Solar Alliance has risen to 83.
|16th Asean India Summit||Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand.||Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended 16th Asean India Summit in Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand.
Speaking while co-chairing the 16th ASEAN-India Summit with Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, PM Modi said the Line of Credit of 1 billion dollar extended by India would be beneficial in ensuring physical and digital connectivity.
|UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25)||Spanish capital city of Madrid||UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) from 2 to 13 December. The decision was taken following Chile’s stepping down as host for the event due to the ongoing street protests in the South American country.|
|50th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020||Switzerland
|The 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting will be held on 21-24 January 2020, in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
Aims: Engage world leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional, and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. The development of the meetings’ programme is driven by WEF’s mission –- improving the state of the world.
|2nd no money for terror conference 2019||Melbourne, Australia||The 2nd ‘No Money for Terror’ 2019 conference going on in Melbourne, Australia. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G.Kishan Reddy is leading a five-member delegation to the ‘No Money For Terror’ Ministerial Conference taking place in Melbourne, Australia.
India will host the No Money For Terror conference to be held in 2020.
|19th IORA Council of Ministers Meeting 2019||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
|The United Arab Emirates (UAE), as the incoming IORA Chair, will host the 19th IORA Council of Ministers (COM) Meeting on 7 November 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
Under the theme of “Promoting a Shared Destiny and Path to Prosperity in the Indian Ocean”.
|National Capital Region-2041||New Delhi||The Centre has asked the NCR planning board to prepare the blueprint for the urban planning of Delhi 2041 in the next two years.
“The Regional Plan-2041 would be a plan of our dreams and aspiration set in a practical context and that it must be published before mid-2021.
As per a report by the United Nations, Delhi is slated to become the world’s largest metropolis overtaking Tokyo by 2028.
|Shanghai Summit’s Heads Of Government Council Meet In 2020||India||India will host the 19th council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in 2020, the first such high level meeting of the eight-member grouping to be organised by New Delhi.
The SCO is a China-led eight-member economic and security bloc in which India and Pakistan were admitted as full members in 2017. Its founding members included China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
|11th BRICS Summit 2019||Brasilia, Brazil
|Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Brazil on November 13 and 14 to attend the 11th BRICS summit.
The theme of the BRICS summit this year is “Economic Growth for an Innovative Future” and it will be held in the capital city Brasilia.
|Shanghai Summit’s 2020||New Delhi||India will host the 19th council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in 2020, the first such high level meeting of the eight-member grouping to be organised by New Delhi.
The SCO is a China-led eight-member economic and security bloc in which India and Pakistan were admitted as full members in 2017. Its founding members included China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
|11th BRICS Summit||Brasilia, Brazil||Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Brasilia on a 2 day visit to attend the 11th BRICS Summit.
Huge business delegations from all the BRICS countries are participating in the Business forum. During the summit, the leaders will discuss intra group cooperation for the economic development of BRICS societies. Economic growth and innovative future for BRICS economies is the theme for this year’s Summit.
|9th BRICS trade ministers meet||Brasilia, Brazil||Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal attended the 9th BRICS trade ministers meet in Brasilia.
He deliberated on the global economic climate with his counterparts from other member nations.
|G20 foreign ministers meeting 2019||Japan||External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on 24th November interacted with his counterparts from several countries as he attended the G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Japan.
Jaishankar concluded the two-day event with a bilateral meeting with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi.
|Global Bio-India 2019||New Delhi||The Global Bio-India 2019, one of the largest biotechnology stakeholders conglomerate will be held for the first time in India at New Delhi from 21st to 23rd November, 2019. Announcing this at a Curtain Raiser in Delhi today, the Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said“India for the first time is hosting a mega event for the biotech community to attract investments, showcase our indigenous strengths and more importantly fuel the hopes and aspirations of the indigenous talent pool”.|
|10th Commonwealth Youth Parliament
|Delhi||The 10th Commonwealth Youth Parliament, a three day event, is to be hosted in Delhi, India by the Delhi assembly for the first time, on 25th November. On the first day of the event, Lok Sabha speaker, Om Birla attended the event as a chief guest. 47 participants from 24 commonwealth nations.
Purpose: Students in understanding the important and fundamental aspects of parliamentary democracy and enable them to connect with like-minded peers. The students will get the opportunity to experience the ‘real-life’ assembly/parliamentary functioning. The overall purpose of this event is to enlighten to the youth the importance of good governance for the growth of a nation and the world.
|UNESCO General Conference||Paris||Union Minister of Human Resource and Development(MHRD) Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ addressed the 40th UNESCO General Conference in Paris held from November 12-27,2019. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) general conference discussed the future of multilateralism in the rapidly changing world.|
|BRICS Culture Ministers’ meeting||Curitiba, Brazil||Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on 13 october participated in BRICS Culture Ministers’ meeting held in Curitiba, Brazil.
Speaking at the event Prahlad Patel asserted that BRICS for India is a valuable forum for consultation, coordination and cooperation on contemporary global issues of mutual interest.
|G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting||Okayama, Japan||G20 Okayama Health Ministers’ Conference in Japan on 20 October. Harshvardhan represented by India.
The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the EU. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK and the US.
|JP Morgan International Council||New Delhi||PM met with the JP Morgan International Council in New Delhi on 22nd October. After 2007, this was the first time that the International Council met in India.
The International Council comprises of global statesmen like former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former Australian PM John Howard, former US Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of Defence Robert Gates as well as leading figures from the world of business and finance like Jamie Dimon (JP Morgan Chase), Ratan Tata (Tata Group) and leading representatives from global companies like Nestle, Alibaba, Alfa, Iberdola, Kraft Heinz etc.
India, Prime Minister discussed his vision for making India a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024.
|18th NAM Summit||Baku, Azerbaijan||The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit has been scheduled to be held between 25 October and 26 October 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The 18th NAM summit 2019 will be preceded by Ministerial meetings and senior official meetings.
The 18th Summit Conference of the NAM will be hosted in October 2019 by H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu will lead the Indian delegation at 18th NAM Summit.
|“Global Bio-India 2019” Summit||New Delhi||The Global Bio-India 2019, one of the largest biotechnology stakeholders conglomerate will be held for the first time in India at New Delhi from 21st to 23rd November, 2019. Announcing this at a Curtain Raiser in Delhi today, the Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said“India for the first time is hosting a mega event for the biotech community to attract investments, showcase our indigenous strengths and more importantly fuel the hopes and aspirations of the indigenous talent pool”.|
|14th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)||Greater Noida, Delhi NCR||The 12-day, 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) was held at the India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR, India from September 2-13, 2019 under the theme “Investing in Land, Unlocking Opportunities”. It was for the first time, India had hosted the conference.
|7th RCEP ministerial meeting||Bangkok, Thailand from 8-10september 2019||Commerce & Industry and Railways minister Shri Piyush Goyal attended the 7th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) meeting of the 10members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) countries and its 6 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners in Bangkok, Thailand from September 8-10, 2019. Along with this meeting, he also attended the 16th ASEAN India Economic Ministers (AEM) meeting and the 7th East Asia Economic Ministers Summit held at the same place.|
|Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)||Geneva, Switzerland||The 22nd session of the United Nations (UN) Committee on Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was held at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Geneva, Switzerland from September 2-3, 2019. Indian delegation was led by Mrs. Shakuntala D. Gamlin, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD).|
|South Asian Parliamentarian conference||Srilanka at the Colombo||United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) along with the parliament of Srilanka at the Colombo city conducted the two-day-long 2019 UNICEF South Asian Parliamentarian Conference on Children Rights Convention to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the convention of the rights of the child. This is the 3rd convention conducted by UNICEF with parliamentarians for children where the meeting aims to discuss the issues faced by children and on the challenges to improve the child right.|
|16th Global SME Business Summit||New Delhi||The 16th Global SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) Business Summit for 2019 was held in New Delhi under the theme “Making Indian MSMEs Globally Competitive” on September 24-25, 2019. The summit organized by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) was inaugurated by union minister for MSME and Road Transport & Highways Mr Nitin Gadkari in the presence of Arun Kumar Panda, Secretary, MSME and others.|
7th World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) 2019
|Mumbai, Maharashtra||A 3-day event of 7th World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) 2019 held at Hotel Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, Maharashtra from 27- 29, September, 2019 with the theme “Prosperous Society: Stronger Society” to bring together financially successful members in Hindu society such as such as traders, bankers, technocrats, investors, industrialists to share business knowledge, expertise and resources with their fellow brethren.
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