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Vol. 05, Issue No. 19. May 21, 2021

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Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of it’s people, culture and achievements.
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India @ 75 Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
Upcoming Events

Consulate News
Mother's Day Celebration (May 16, 2021)

Bharatiya Kala Evam Sahitya Parishad in partnership with Consulate General of India, Vancouver celebrated Mother's Day on May 16, 2021. Consul Mr. Manjish Grover attended the event. 

Virtual Meeting with V4U Entertainment (May 19, 2021)

Consul General Mr. Manish held a virtual meeting with Mr. Vikas Gautam and members of V4U entertainment association on May 19, 2021. After brief introduction of Team V4U, Mr. Gautam gave an overview of their cultural and other activities being organised by V4U entertainment across the world. He proposed to host a series of cultural events as part of India @ 75 celebration - Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav in partnership with the Consulate. Consul General, while welcoming his proposal, briefed the consular services rendered to the Indian Diaspora, Indo-Canadians and Foreign Nationals, cultural and commercial activities being organised by the Consulate.

IDY - 2021 Curtain Raiser programme (May 20, 2021)

Consulate General of India, Vancouver organized the first of 9 online Yoga series, which was presented by Dr. Aravindhan Ravindran MD, FRCR. on May 20, 2021 as part of Curtain Raiser programme of International Day of Yoga - 2021 celebrations.  

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Important Trade Fairs in India

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Food Processing
World's largest processor of cashew nuts

New India is also the largest processor and consumer of cashew nuts in the world!

Know more about the nation's food processing sector at Right pointing backhand index http://bit.ly/II-FoodProcessing

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Must Visit Destinations
Tawang

A stunning contrast of nature's colour palette, where dense emerald jungles give way to stark icy peaks and snow-blanketed passes, the quaint town of Tawang, in Arunachal Pradesh, is a pristine and unspoilt tourist destination.

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India – A tourism destination

These hills in Tamil Nadu are known to be one of the most mesmerizing places to ever exist in Southern India. Covered by lush green hills and cloaked in beautiful monsoons, they are truly magical & heavenly.

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Adventure On Land

Mountaineering is one of the major land-based activities in India that can be explored in several destinations in the country. There’s the Beas Kund trail near Manali which begins at Solang Nallah and moves on to a pristine alpine lake, passing through meadows of Dhundi and Bakarthach. The Beas Kund lake is said to be where sage Vyas bathed during prayers and this journey is so celestial that locals say that even the trek is like a form of meditation!

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COVID-19 - Travel Advisories and Updates

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India Perspectives - The Flagship Magazine of MEA

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COVID-19: India receives 300 ventilators from Canada

Amid a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, India received another consignment of 300 ventilators from Canada. "International cooperation continues. Appreciate shipment of 300 ventilators from our Strategic Partner Canada," said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a Facebook post.

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216 crore vaccine doses to be available in 5 months between Aug-Dec, enough to cover all: Govt

As states grapple with a shortage of coronavirus vaccines, the Centre on Thursday said that over two billion doses will be made available in the country in five months between August and December, enough to vaccinate the entire population. It also said Russian anti-Covid vaccine Sputnik V is likely to be available by next week.

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Indians in Singapore's List of Forbes 30 under 30

The Forbes 2021 Asia list of 30 under 30 published in April this year contains 76 honourees who are from India. These young men and women under the age of 30 are considered the most creative and boldest minds in their chosen field and who are making an impact in the business world and society.

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Indian States and UTs provided with over 200 million vaccine doses: Ministry of Health

With vaccination being an integral part of the Indian government’s comprehensive strategy to contain and manage the pandemic, States and Union Territories have been provided with over 200 million doses of Covid vaccines free of cost, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Wheat, paddy procurement at Minimum Support Price benefits lakhs of farmers

Procurement operations are progressing smoothly during the ongoing Rabi Marketing Season 2021-22.

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India, China, South Africa fare 'relatively better' than other economies

India, China and South Africa fared 'relatively better' than other major economies during the first quarter of 2021 even as global trade recovery from Covid-19 impact reached a new high, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development said on Wednesday.

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How Sustainable Farming Helped These Women Farmers in Telangana Brave COVID-19 And The Rains

The COVID-19 induced lockdown impacted the economy as several businesses and services were hit across India. This included farmers too whose supply chains came to a halt, leaving them with tonnes of produce they could not sell.

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DRDO lab develops Covid-19 antibody detection kit

A laboratory that is part of India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a Covid-19 antibody detection kit 'DIPCOVAN'. The DIPAS-VDx COVID-19 IgG Antibody Microwell ELISA for sero-surveillance has been developed by the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS).

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World Central Kitchen kicks off across seven States in India

The non-profit organization links chefs with Government hospital to provide free, healthy meals for the medical fraternity, under pressure from pandemic. The influential World Central Kitchen (WCK) has joined forces with Chef Sanjeev Kapoor in India to serve freshly prepared meals to hospital staff working around the clock in seven cities across the country.

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Jaipur sisters offer helping hand to COVID-hit families with free home-cooked food

Pooja, 37, and Vandana, 49, are rapidly becoming saviours for virus-infected families in Jaipur, which is recording an average of over 3000 new cases and nearly 40 deaths each day. JAIPUR: At a time when the second wave of COVID-19 has turned Jaipur into a pandemic hotspot, two sisters in the city are making a small but significant contribution to help virus-infected families by sending them free, hygienic and healthy home-cooked food.

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