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Issue No. 13, July 22, 2022

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 Hawa Mahal, also known as “Palace of Breeze”, was built in 1799 as an extension to the Royal City Palace of Jaipur
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.

Consulate News

As part of Consulate Aapke Dwar initiative, India in Canada (Consulate General of India, Vancouver) organized consular camp in Saskatoon on 16-17 July 2022 and rendered various consular services such as Passport, Visa, PCC, OCI, attestation, surrender of Indian passport etc. to Indian nationals, PIOs, Indo-Canadians and Canadian nationals. The Consulate partnered with India-Canada Cultural Association, Sikh Society of Saskatchewan and Hindu Society of Saskatchewan to organize two days of consular camp.

Consulate News

Consul General Manish visited Akali Singh Sikh Society in Vancouver on July 21, 2022 and met with President and other board members and discussed issues of mutual interest. 

Important Trade Fairs in India

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Invest India
India - Leading global automotive manufacturing hub

The growing presence of global automobile Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the Indian auto components industry has significantly increased the localization of their components in the country. The FDI inflow into Indian automotive industry during the period April 2000-March 2022 stood at $32.84 bn 100% FDI in the automotive parts industry is allowed under the automatic route.


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Skiing – Gulmarg

Skiing in Gulmarg has been considered a fit for new as well as experienced skiing enthusiasts. The snow-covered slopes and terrains of Gulmarg is nothing short of a spectacle. With the ski resort offering classes for beginners and equipment for all, consider Gulmarg to be one of the best adventure places in India. The Gondola rides will take you as high as 4000 m above the sea level. Get ready for the craziest trip of your life!


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Incredible India
Vantawng Waterfall, Aizawl
Located at a distance of about 137kms from Aizawl, Vantawng khawhthla or Vantawng Fall is the highest and most spectacular of all the waterfalls and cascades in the fast flowing rivers of Mizoram. It is located in Vanva river near Thenzawl and is named after Vantawnga who was said to be an excellent swimmer. The height of the fall is recorded as 750 feet and though it is difficult to get close to it because of the sheer forested hillsides surrounding it, a comfortable viewing tower has been constructed. September to January are the best months to visit Vantawng Falls due to greater clarity. The waterfall is visible running at its full might through the verdant Mizo Hills. The greenery surrounding the waterfall is also accentuated and thick during these months of the year.

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Incredible India
Gurudwara Sri Manji Sahib, Haryana

Gurudwara Manji Sahib was constructed at the place where the sixth Guru stayed during his visit to Ambala city. The grand building of the Gurudwara is located on the G.T. Road (Sher Shah Suri Marg). The devotees visit this shrine to have a dip in the tank nearby. They also take Amrit from the Baoli constructed by the sixth Guru, during his stay here. Gurdwara Baoli Sahib or Gurdwara Manji Sahib – Guru Hargobind is said to have stayed here overnight while on his way to meet emperor Jahangir.


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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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India among top five investors in Africa: Jaishankar 

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Tuesday said that India is among the top five countries that have invested in the African continent.




India, Namibia sign three MoUs on sidelines of 17th CII EXIM Bank Conclave

On the sidelines of the ongoing 17th CII EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Growth Partnership, India and Namibia signed three MoUs to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two nations.



India takes G20 Presidency

As run up to the G20 presidency, India has set up a secretariat headed by ex-foreign secretary and changed its key interlocutor or sherpa from Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal to ex-Niti Ayog CEO, Amitabh Kant. The G20 is an important multilateral forum for economic cooperation between developed and developing nations, which together constitute 85 percent of global GDP and 75 per cent of international trade.




Green finance to become robust stand in India-US economic relations, says Ambassador Sandhu

While emphasizing that the global market capitalization in the green economy is only 7 per cent with value standing at USD 7 trillion and though growing at a fast pace, green financing could become a bright and robust stand in the growing US-India economic relations during the next 25 years, said Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Ambassador of India to the US.



India- Maldives signs MoU for judicial cooperation

India and Maldives on Wednesday signed MoU for judicial cooperation to accelerate court digitization and boost prospects for IT companies & start-ups in both countries.


British COP26 president to visit solar facility in India during his two-day visit

UK Cabinet minister and COP26 president Alok Sharma will on Thursday begin a two-day visit to India for meetings with ministers and climate leaders involved in the implementation of India’s COP26 commitments.


Bill Gates Congratulates PM Modi As India Crosses 200 Crore COVID-19 Vaccinations

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Tuesday (local time) congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on achieving yet another milestone of administrating 200 crore vaccinations in India.


India’s bioeconomy likely to touch $300 billion by 2030: Jitendra Singh

India’s bioeconomy is likely to touch $150 billion by 2025 and over $300 billion by 2030, Union minister of state for science and technology Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday (July 19). Releasing India’s Bioeconomy Report 2022, Singh pointed out that India’s bioeconomy has reached over $80 billion in 2021 recording a 14.1% growth over $70.2 billion in 2020.


PharmEasy plans $200 mn fund raising at lower valuation: Report

Indian drug and medical services startup PharmEasy is in talks with investors to raise $200 million, but at a valuation that could be 15% or even 25% lower than last year's $5.1 billion, two people with direct knowledge of deal talks told Reuters.


India, UK ink pact for mutual recognition of educational degrees

India and the UK Thursday signed an agreement to recognise each other's higher education qualifications, in a move that is in sync with a 10-year-roadmap to significantly expand overall bilateral ties.


PUAE highest FDI investor in India, host to 35 lakh Indians, says MEA

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the highest contributor to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India from the Gulf region. Between 2017 and 2021, around $6,488.35 million was invested by the UAE in India. It was revealed by Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan in a reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.


India, 17 others unveil roadmap for long-term resilient supply chains

A partnership of 18 economies, including India, the US and the European Union (EU), has unveiled a four-point roadmap for building collective, long-term resilient supply chains, including steps to counter risks arising from supply dependencies and vulnerabilities.


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