Issue no 20, September 16, 2022
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Issue No. 20, September 16, 2022

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Built between 1928 and 1943, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur spreads over 26 acres of gardens, making it one of the largest private residences in the world.
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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Consulate News

Consul General Manish visited Whitehorse, Yukon on his first official visit. During the visit Consul General called on the Premier of the Territory Hon. Sandy Silver, Commissioner of Yukon, Hon. Angélique Bernard, Minister of Economic Development & Tourism, Hon. Ranj Pillai and also met Minister of Transportation, Chief of Protocol and Director of Immigration. During the interaction with leaders and officials, Consul General had wide ranging discussions on improving bilateral relations between India and Yukon.

Consulate News

Consul General Manish during his visit to Whitehorse visited Yukon University on September 7, 2022 and met with President and Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr. Lesley Brown and other officials. Yukon University has the largest international students from India. Discussion focused on possible cooperation with Indian institutions for student and faculty exchange; dual degree program; possible cooperation in
Research & Development especially in areas like climate change .

Consulate News

During the visit of Consul General Manish  on September 8, 2022 to Whitehorse bilateral cooperation in trade, tourism, economic cooperation and investment issues were high on agenda. CG had a wide ranging discussions at Chamber of First Nation where members of First Nation Chamber, Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce and Chamber of Mines and government officials were present.

Consulate News

Team from  Consulate General of India, Vancouver organized a consular camp on September 10, 2022 at Victoria in partnership with Khalsa Diwan Society, Victoria as part of Consulate Aapke Dwar and rendered various consular services to Indian diaspora.

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Invest India
National Infrastructure Pipeline

The National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) for FY 2019-25 is a first-of-its-kind, whole-of-government exercise to provide world-class infrastructure to citizens and improving their quality of life. It aims to improve project preparation and attract investments into infrastructure. To draw up the NIP, a High-Level Task Force was constituted under the chairmanship of the Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance. The Final Report on National Infrastructure Pipeline for FY 20-25 of the Task Force was released by the Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on 29th April, 2020..

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Incredible India

The architectural elegance of Shinde Chhatri in Pune commemorates the chivalry of 18th century military leader, Mahadji Shinde.The monument is an example of Anglo-Rajasthani architecture. Visitors can step inside the memorial into the large hall that is adorned with intricate designs, stunning archways, paintings, and photographs of members of Mahadji Shinde’s family and details of his ancestry.

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SPIRITUAL ESCAPES IN INDIA
Bodhgaya

 Some places cannot be described, the beauty of such places can only be experienced when you see it yourself. Bodhgaya reputed to be the crucible of Buddhism is one such place. Spread over an area of 84 square kilometres in the state of Bihar, the pilgrimage site houses the Mahabodhi tree under which Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment and attracts tourists from across the world owing to its spiritual serendipity. The splendid temples and monasteries, the architectural masterpieces, the enlightening culture and tradition along with the gracious people add to the magnificence of this great place. To enjoy the full fervour of this place, one should make it a point to enjoy meditation retreat inside the famous Thai monastery. Apart from the temple complexes, you can also visit the Tibetian Refugee Market to buy various handicraft articles of the tibetian faith.

 

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COVID-19 - Travel Advisories and Updates

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India Seeks to Double Exports to Russia With New Rupee-Ruble Exchange

India's crude imports from Russia jumped more than 10 times since March as global crude prices soared to record highs against the backdrop of the Ukrainian crisis. Indian exporters have also increased their fertilizer and coal imports in recent months.

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PM Modi congratulates Joao Lourenco on being re-elected as President of Angola

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco on re-election as President of Angola and extended his wishes to the leader on Thursday. Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister said he looks forward to working closely together for strengthening the bilateral relations between India and Angola.

 

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India, France to develop trilateral framework for development projects

India and France on Wednesday agreed to set up an Indo-Pacific trilateral framework to roll out development projects, decided to expand strategic cooperation and vowed to work closely to deal with pressing global challenges such as food crisis triggered by the Ukraine war.

 

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Indian President Murmu to attend Queen Elizabeth's funeral

India's President Droupadi Murmu will attend the state funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in London on Monday, the Indian government said.

 

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French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna conveys President Macron's 'friendship' message to PM Modi

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna, who is on an official visit to India, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and conveyed President Emmanuel Macron's message of friendship and cooperation to the Prime Minister.

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India lists priorities ahead of assuming G20 Presidency

India has listed its priorities ahead of assuming the G20 Presidency for a year from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023. In a statement on Tuesday, the Ministry of External Affairs said: “Our G20 priorities are in the process of being firmed up, ongoing conversations inter alia revolve around inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth; LiFE (Lifestyle For Environment); women’s empowerment; digital public infrastructure and tech-enabled development in areas ranging from health, agriculture and education to commerce, skill-mapping, culture and tourism; climate financing; circular economy; global food security; energy security; green hydrogen; disaster risk reduction and resilience; developmental cooperation; fight against economic crime; and multilateral reforms”.

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'India - Gulf Buyer Seller Meet' on Food and beverage held

Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) in association with the Embassy of India, Bahrain, organised India-Gulf Buyer Seller meet on food and beverage sector yesterday at Intercontinental Hotel, Bahrain.

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Bengaluru-Based Surgeon Among The Winners Of Global Robotic Surgery Competition

Bengaluru-based Dr Sandeep Nayak was among the three surgeons from the US, India and Spain who won top honours in the 'KS International Robotic Surgery Innovation competition' by Michigan-based Robotic Surgery evangelist Vattikuti Foundation.

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Air India to expand fleet with 30 Boeing and Airbus jets

Tata Group-owned Air India said on Monday that it will lease 30 Boeing (BA.N) and Airbus (AIR.PA) aircraft, expanding its fleet by more than 25%..

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Egypt, India discuss strengthening bilateral relations, international issues

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received on Saturday a telephone call from his Indian counterpart Subramaniam Jaishankar, where they discussed bilateral relations and regional and international issues of common interest.

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Robots and humans are gearing up to explore space with ISRO's Gaganyaan

India's maiden human space-flight mission 'Gaganyaan' is likely to be launched in 2024. The first trial will be unmanned, and the second trial will include a female robot named ‘Vyommitra’. India has also planned a new moon mission, Chandrayaan-3 and a mission to Venus, Shukrayaan.

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IIT-Madras becomes first Indian institute to join IBM Quantum Network

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-Madras) has joined the IBM Quantum Network, and has become the first Indian institute to do so. This network aims to advance quantum computing skills development and research in India.

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