February 28, 2024


India will host the 2025 International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) Annual Conference at Kochi, Kerala in February 2025. ABOUT THE CONFERENCE The Theme of 2025 Conference will be: "Next Generation Administrative Reforms – Empowering Citizens and Reaching the Last Mile". The conference aims to explore strategies that enable citizen empowerment and ensure effective governance at all levels. The 2025 conference is set to witness the participation of 30 member countries, 18 national sections, and over 50 IIAS universities and institutes of public administration. The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances is an institutional member of the International Institute....Read More

First national conference of tribal writers held in J&K. The 2-day conference, organised at the Jammu University's Bhaderwah campus was attended by 37 Adivasi writers, poets and cultural experts. Aim – To provide a platform for Adivasi writers to foster cultural exchange and address the challenges they face in preserving their unique identities. It is an initiative of Jharkhandi Bhasha Sahitya Sanskriti Akhara and the Anjuman-e-Taraqqi Gojri Adab. Representation of Tribals - Santhali, Gondi, Ho, Bhundhari, Koya, Banjara, Kharia, Kudhuk, Gujjar, Bakerwal, Gaddi and Munda, attended the conference. States Participated - Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand,....Read More

India hosted 9th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable in association with IEF in Bengaluru. Theme for this roundtable was "Mapping new pathways for energy security, inclusive growth and energy transitions". India’s Steps towards Energy Transition India recognizes that its energy transition path will involve a variety of energy solutions to support energy and economic growth. Advanced biofuels, green hydrogen, renewables and nuclear will play a critical role in the energy mix as India charters its path to the energy transition. India has met its commitment of 40% of its installed electricity capacity from non-fossil energy sources by 2030 November 2021. The....Read More

India’s G-20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant inaugurated India’s first Model G-20 Summit organized by Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini’s Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership. The two-day Model G-20 Summit has been organized at the Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini’s Uttan campus in Mumbai to celebrate India’s presidency and take the idea of G-20 to the youth. Addressing the summit Mr. Kant informed that G-20 is an important forum because it accounts for 85 percent of the global GDP. G20 countries comprise developed and developing countries that have provided solutions to various global issues. India has taken the G-20 presidency amidst global turmoil like Post COVID....Read More

The National Council for Science and Technology operating under the Department of Science and Technology recently organized the National Child Science Congress, 2023. The congress was hosted by the Gujarat Council of Science City. It is being held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The theme of the congress was “Understanding Eco System for Health and Wellbeing”. More than 1400 delegates will attend the conference. Students at the district level in various states presented their projects to the committee on this theme. The teams from the State Level and Gulf Countries, hereby selected, will represent their respective States/Countries and present their projects at....Read More

What is Y20 Summit?

Why in News? Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur will launch the themes of the Y20 summit, logo, and website in New Delhi on January 6 in the curtain raiser event of Y20 Summit India. About Y20 Summit: The Y20 is the official youth engagement group for the G20 (Group of 20), the forum for the world’s largest and most advanced economies. The Y20 is a process which brings together young leaders from across the globe, to discuss and debate global challenges and agree policy recommendations they would like to see G20 leaders take forward. The list of policy recommendations....Read More

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 108th Indian Science Congress (ISC) through video conferencing. The 108th annual session of ISC will be held at Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Maharashtra which is also celebrating its centenary this year. The first session of the Congress was held in 1914 The focal theme of this year's ISC is Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment. It will witness discussions on issues of sustainable development, women empowerment and the role of science and technology. The participants will discuss and deliberate on ways to increase the number of women in higher....Read More

The Ministry of Rural Development has organised a Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR Conclave on PPP mode of development of Lighthouse Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) Gram Panchayat. Rural Development Secretary Shailesh Kumar Singh on December 20, 2022 inaugurated the CSR conclave in collaboration with Transform Rural India Foundation (TRIF). It aims to mobilize the resources from CSR, Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), and other private voluntary sectors. SAGY is focused on the holistic development of villages in tune with local potentials and aspirations of people through the convergence of resources allocated under existing Central/ State Government schemes as well as pooling....Read More

The first meeting of the Development Working Group under India’s G20 Presidency concluded in The final day’s deliberations focussed on harnessing data for development and collective action on climate change. The discussion was done on the following topics: The need for quality data, Related trust issues, Steps needed to bridge the digital divide, Capacity building in developing nations, and Aligning the work of the DWG with that of the Digital Economy Working Group. LiFE : Lifestyle for Environment - LiFE is a bold, transformative approach to sustainable living that proposes global shifts in both consumption (demand) and production (supply) pattern.....Read More

Why in News? Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has inaugurated the 7th India Water Impact Summit (IWIS 2022) at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi. About In the past 3 to 8 years many mega initiatives such as Swachh Bharat Mission, Namami Gange Programme, Jal Jeevan Mission, Atal Bhujal Yojana, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Digital India, etc. that directly or indirectly relate to restoration and conservation of river systems were launched. Similar initiatives are also taken by many state governments to restore and conserve river systems including efforts through MGNREGA. It is essential that....Read More

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