Weekly Newsletter Issue No. 04 April 29, 2022
Home ›  Consulate Weekly  ›  Weekly Newsletter Issue No. 04 April 29, 2022

India in Vancouver - Weekly Newsletter
Issue No.4, April 29, 2022

Consulate Weekly Newsletter

Gurdwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib is a Gurdwara established by the fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev, in the city of Tarn Taran Sahib, Punjab, India.
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. 
www.india75.nic.in
   

                    

 

 


                    

 

 

Consulate News

Consul General Manish lauded the work & activities taking place in the India-Canada economic corridor at the networking reception hosted by Consulate General of India, Vancouver on 26 April for NASSCOM IT delegation. CG Manish reflected on India, a young nation, tremendous potential & opportunities for strengthening India Canada trade.

Consulate News

Indian IT companies lead by NASSCOM visited Vancouver and held fruitful discussions with Government of British Columbia and KPMG Canada in Vancouver exploring opportunities for collaboration with BC. 

Consulate News

 Consul General Manish was pleased to meet Acting Mayor of New Westminster Councilor Jaimie McEvoy on April 26, 2022. Discussion focused around opportunities of cooperation in economic, cultural & diaspora matters; joint celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to celebrate India@75.

Consulate News

 Consul General Manish was pleased to welcome Ms Aditi Kini on April 23, 2022, a Seaquam Secondary School student, who was awarded the prestigious Medal of Good Citizenship from BC Government, along with her parents & sister at India in Canada

Important Trade Fairs in India

More info...

Invest India
1 out every 3 tractors produced globally are manufactured in India, making the industry in India, the largest in the world

Indian tractor industry is the largest in the world accounting for one-third of the total global production. The farm equipment market in India is estimated at $8.8 bn in 2017 and it is expected to reach $12.5 bn by 2022. The tractor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7% by 2022.

 

Read more

Adventure
Rock Climbing in Satpura

This majestic mountain is located at Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve. The Satpura mountain ranges offers terrain of adventure activities including the rock climbing. There are different terrains where one can do the rock climbing.

 

Read More

Incredible India
Bumla Pass
Bumla Pass, situated at an altitude of over 15,000 ft is snowbound for almost the entire year due to its steep elevation and presents a beautiful view of the Tibetan plateau. The road to the pass takes visitors through many sleepy hamlets and scenic lakes, making the drive memorable. Maintained by the Indian Army, Bumla Pass is a must for those who want to see how Indian soldiers protect the borders in the harshest of climes. Those arriving here have very warm stories to share of how they were received by the Indian Army and offered refreshments as well as tips on how to adapt to the cold and high altitude.

Read More

Incredible India
Badami Cave Temples

23 km from Pattadakal is Badami that occupies an important place in the heritage history of Karnataka. Badami is picturesquely nestled at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. The exquisite sculptures and sandstone cliffs of Badami bring forth many a tale from the yesteryears. Four rock-cut caves adorned with ancient carved pillars and bracket figures cut out of red sandstone is just a flight of steps away. The caves overlook the Agastya Theertha Lake, its banks dotted with a group of Bhutanatha Temples. Dedicated to Shiva’s form as the god of souls, spirits and ghosts, the Bhutanatha Temple dates back to the 7th century with the outer mantapa added in 11th century during the late Kalyani Chalukyan age. The caves are best seen at sunset when the evening sun captures the rust-red tint of the sandstone. A visit to Pattadakal is coupled with the visit to Badami and Aihole.

 

Read More

COVID-19 - Travel Advisories and Updates

Click here

India Perspectives - The Flagship Magazine of MEA

Click here

India to push ahead with six airbags in cars despite resistance – govt source

India’s road transport ministry is pushing ahead with its decision to require all passenger cars to have six airbags, despite resistance from some carmakers which say it will increase the cost of vehicles, a senior government source told Reuters.”

 

 

Read more...

India sends 1 more consignment of 40,000 MT of diesel to Lanka

India on Thursday said it has delivered one more consignment of 40,000 MT of diesel to Sri Lanka under the Indian credit line to help ease the acute power crisis in the island nation.

 

Read more...

India-Australia trade pact will benefit IT firms

The Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) recently signed between India and Australia includes a commitment from Australia to amend its domestic tax law to “…stop the taxation of offshore income of Indian firms providing technical services to Australia”. Once ratified by the Australian Parliament, the agreement would greatly benefit Indian IT companies that have been impacted by a ruling by the Federal Court of Australia in 2018 which had interpreted the Articles of the India-Australia Tax Treaty and upheld the levy of tax by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) on income from certain offshore technical services provided by Indian companies to their clients in Australia.

 

 

Read more...

Postal ballot facility for NRIs being contemplated: Chief Election Commissioner

Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra urged Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to register as overseas electors and told them about a proposal on postal ballots for NRIs being contemplated during a recent visit to South Africa and Mauritius, the Election Commission (EC) said on Friday.

 

Read more...

India extends duration of $400 mn currency swap facility with Lanka

In an unstinted and multi-faceted support to Sri Lanka which is grappling with its worst-ever economic crisis, India has extended the duration of the $400 million currency swap facility which had been concluded with the island nation in January.

Read more...

PM Narendra Modi, Boris Johnson set Diwali deadline for India-UK free trade agreement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his UK counterpart, Boris Johnson, set the negotiating teams on both sides a Diwali deadline for the conclusion of an India-UK free trade agreement (FTA) during bilateral discussions in New Delhi on Friday.

Read more...

LIC IPO likely in May, govt to sell 3.5% stake

The Life Insurance Corporation’s (LIC) much awaited initial public offering (IPO) will likely open in the first week of May, and the government has so far decided to sell only 3.5% of its holding as against the 5% proposed earlier, officials said.

Read more...

India, Germany discuss collaboration to scale up renewables to 500 GW by 2030

Officials from the various environment and energy-related ministries of India held discussions with Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on Saturday on enhanced collaboration between the two countries on renewables and climate neutrality.

Read more...

PM Modi congratulates 'friend' Emmanuel Macron on re-election as French President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated French President Emmanuel Macron on his re-election and expressed readiness for cooperation on deepening bilateral ties between the two countries. "Congratulations to my friend @EmmanuelMacron on being re-elected as the President of France! I look forward to continue working together to deepen the India-France Strategic Partnership," tweeted PM Modi.

 

 

Read more...

India, EU launch council to steer trade, security ties

India and the European Union (EU) on Monday launched the India-EU Trade and Technology Council, a strategic mechanism that will give New Delhi access to advanced technologies and allow the two sides to set standards in crucial areas such as 5G and artificial intelligence.

 

Read more...

India key market for Saudi Arabian tourism: Fahd Hamidaddin

Saudi Arabia has embarked on an ambitious programme to boost inbound tourism and considers India a key market, said Saudi Tourism Board CEO Fahd Hamidaddin.

Read more...

With giant mall, Reliance sets sights on next gold rush

Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani is betting a shopping palace within a $1 billion Mumbai business showcase will tap into surging demand for Western luxury goods, installing his Reliance empire as a portal through which most of the biggest brands must pass.

Read more...

India can be cheapest producer of green hydrogen: Kant

India can be the cheapest producer of Green Hydrogen in the world due to its enabling climatic conditions, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Tuesday. In an interactive session at the Raisina Dialogue, Kant pointed out that India has brought down the cost of renewable energy. "India has size and scale. India can be the cheapest producer of the Green Hydrogen in the world ... India is the only climatic-blessed country to do it," he said.

Read more...

India Approves New Embassy in Lithuania

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to open a new Indian embassy in Lithuania, the first full-fledged embassy in the Baltic region, currently at the forefront of forging a more aggressive European position against Russia over the Ukraine war. Lithuania is also at the centre of a diplomatic spat with China over the opening of a de-facto embassy by Taiwan.

Read more...

Consulate General of India
#201-325 Howe Street Vancouver, BC, V6C 1Z7
Telephone: (604) 662-8811 Fax : (604) 682-2471
Telephone Number : 604-551-9626 (Strictly for emergencies only)

Facebook Twitter Youtube WWW


Click on REMOVE if you don't wish to receive weekly newsletter.

 
 
 
© Consulate General of India, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2022. All Rights Reserved.
Terms & Condition| Privacy Policy| Copy right policy| Accessibility Statement| Help|
Page last updated on: May 23, 2022    Visitors: 4701481