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Vol. 05, Issue No. 26. July 09, 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.

India @ 75 Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
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Virtual Meeting with University of Calgary
(July 6, 2021)

Consul General Mr. Manish had a virtual meeting with Dr. Ed McCauley President and Vice-Chancellor of University of Calgary on 6 July, 2021. Professor Janaka Ruwanpura, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (International) and Dr. Andrea Delgado Morrow, Director, International Relations were also present during the meeting. Both sides discussed and reviewed the current engagments between Indian academic institutions and University of Calgary, enrollement of Indian students in the University and exchanged ideas to further improve relationship in the areas of higher education, reasearh & development, academic exchanges, student mobility etc. Prof Janaka made a presentation on their vision for global engagment, including with India. Consul General gave an overview of New Education Policy and possbility of 100% FDI opportunities in educational sectors; collaboration of the Univeristy with Indian companies like ONGC and Mphasis. CG also discussed the possibilty to establish an academic Chair for Indian Studies in the University, celebration of "India Day" and India@75 - Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav. Dr. McCauley welcomed the proposal to celebrate India Day and partner with the Consulate in India@75 celebrations.

Bharat Ko Janiye Quiz Virtual Prize Distribution (July 6, 2021)

The High Commissioner of India to Canada Mr. Ajay Bisaria handed over prizes to winners of Bharat Ko Janiye Quiz 2020-21 at a virtual function on July 6, 2021. Consul Generals Mr. Manish and Ms. Apoorva Srivastavaattended the virtual function. Consul General Mr. Manish also congratulated the four winners from the Consulates jurisdiction. Nine winners across Canada out of 350+ entries spoke of high quality of competition and appreciated the opportunity to get connected to India.

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Tuisen Tlabung Waterfall (Mizoram)

This breathtaking view is from Tuisen Tlabung waterfall making its way through the forested green Mizoram! Situated between Ailawng & Reiek village, the waterfall rejuvenates the surroundings nearby!


Commonly referred to as the science of life, the practice of Ayurveda is as old as time itself. It is believed that Ayurveda, which originated in India, was passed down from the gods to the sages. Brahma, who is one-third of the Trinity is believed to have formulated this ancient science.

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Several countries interested in India’s Co-WIN platform

Several countries, including Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cyprus, Croatia, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Maldives, Malawi and Guyana have shown interest in the adoption of Co-WIN platform, persons familiar with the development said. Sources said Co-WIN is also being offered to WHO’s COVID Technology Access Pool (C-TAP).


CoWIN to go global: Know its key features and uses here

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the CoWIN global conclave, where countries that have shown interest in the government's digital platform were given an opportunity to adopt it. The platform is being used in India as it allows people to register for vaccination against Covid-19, book a slot and download vaccination certificates.


India launches NIPUN Bharat scheme in big push to meet learning needs of children

In a major push towards addressing the learning needs of children in the age group of 3 to 9 years, the central government on Monday launched the National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN Bharat). The programme will ensure that every child in the country necessarily attains foundational literacy and numeracy by the end of Grade 3, by 2026-27.


India launches bamboo-based project to stop desertification, enhance tribal income

In order to reduce desertification of land and provide livelihood in rural areas, India has launched the “Bamboo Oasis on Lands in Drought” project, first of its kind in the country, at Nichal Mandwa village in Udaipur in Rajasthan. As many as 5000 saplings of special bamboo species – Bambusa Tulda and Bambusa Polymorpha specially brought from Assam – have been planted over 25 bigha (16 acres approx) of vacant arid gram panchayat land.


Government is committed to the safety of doctors: PM Modi

Namaskar! Many wishes to all of you on National Doctors’ Day! Celebrated in the memory of Dr. BC Roy, this day symbolizes the highest ideals of our doctors and medical fraternity. The way our doctors have served the countrymen in the last one-and-a-half years is an example in itself. On behalf of 130 crore countrymen, I thank and express my gratitude to all the doctors of the country.


Modi Cabinet Reshuffle: List of portfolios for the Council of Ministers

43 members including 36 new faces were appointed to the Narendra Modi cabinet Wednesday. Work portfolios have been distributed among members of the Council of Ministers after 15 ministers of Cabinet rank and 28 Ministers of State took oath of office on Wednesday.


Canada’s Ivanhoe Cambridge to invest $100 m in Hyderabad’s Genome Valley

Ivanhoe Cambridge, a real estate subsidiary of Canada’s institutional fund manager CDPQ, has made a foray into Hyderabad’s Genome Valley and committed to invest $100 million to develop nearly one million square feet of labspace in the life sciences cluster.


India administers nearly 370 million Covid-19 vaccine doses

India has administered about 370 million Covid vaccine doses till date. As per the data released by the Union Health Ministry, 36,89,91,222 vaccine doses have been given across the states and UTs as per data till 7 am on Friday morning. As many as 40 Lakh (40,23,173) vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.


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