Issue no 27, November 11, 2022
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Issue No. 27, November 11, 2022

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Guided by the vision of the Prime Minister, the foreign policy of India has been evolving to undertake leadership roles on the global stage. In a significant step in this direction, India will assume G20 Presidency from 1st December, 2022.

Consulate News


Hosting of the 62nd edition of the Know India program by Invest India

Invest India hosted Indian Diaspora youth from across the world as participants of the 62nd edition of #KnowIndiaProgramme - a flagship government initiative to familiarise youngsters with their Indian roots and contemporary settings!

Incredible India - Relish the beauty of wonderful winter in Gujarat

One of the largest salt deserts in the world is found in Gujarat, which is widely known as the Rann of Kutch. This amazing location, with its fantastical scenery, is a photographer's paradise. Visit Rann Utsav 2022-23 to experience this desert paradise.Experience the plethora of different colors, the extravagance of design, plenty of cultures, cornucopia of music and dance at the most awaited tourism event Rann Utsav 2022-23. The Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, Kutch, also known as the Lal-Parjan Sanctuary, is one of India's smallest bird sanctuaries with a fertile breeding habitat for endangered birds.

Adventures in India


Paradise on Earth

Enjoy the timeless beauty of Dal Lake in Kashmir as the autumn aka ‘Harud’ season adds a golden hue to the Chinar trees. Set out on a Shikara ride, sailing through the second-largest lake of the state, decked up in autumn vibes. More info...

Thrilling Journey by train

The Pamban Bridge of Tamil Nadu connects Mandapam in the mainland to Pamban Island across the vast blue ocean. Head out on a train ride through one of the longest sea links in India, enjoying an extraordinary journey as the rail whistles through!

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India will soon become the third largest economy at this rapid pace: VP Dhankhar

Jagdeep Dhankhar, the Vice President of India said on Tuesday that India has become a global land in terms of opportunities and investments, and will soon become the third largest economy in the world if it continues to grow at "this rapid pace."

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Indian women fly high! India has the most female commercial pilots in the world

Do you know that India has the maximum number of commercial women pilots in the world? Yes, you read it right. Compared to many “developed countries”, Indian women are making their presence felt in the aviation industry.

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ISRO tests cryogenic engine that will power India’s most powerful rocket

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully tested the indigenously developed cryogenic engine that will power its heaviest rocket, the LVM-3, India Today reported.

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Mangroves as carbon sink: India joins five-nation alliance at COP27

Calling for integration of mangroves conservation with the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programmes for carbon sequestering, India on Tuesday joined the Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC).

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India, Russia to grow trade cooperation

India and Russia on Tuesday pledged to expand their trade and economic cooperation, including New Delhi’s oil purchases, even as external affairs minister S. Jaishankar reiterated India’s call for ending the war in Ukraine.

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India pushes Rupee trade beyond Russia

On the lines of an arrangement being worked out with Russia, India is in talks with Sri Lanka, the Maldives and multiple south east Asian, African and Latin American countries to initiate trading in the Indian Rupee.

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India saved $4.2 billion in fuel costs through solar power

An amount of USD 4.2 billion has been saved by India in fuel costs through solar power generation in the first half of 2022, and 19.4 million tonnes of coal which would have further stressed an already strained domestic supply, news agency PTI quoted a report released on Thursday.

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India's Covid Vaccination Drive Was 'Phenomenal', 'One of The Most Impressive in The World': US Health Expert

The US government’s Covid-19 response coordinator on Tuesday hailed India’s “phenomenal" Covid-19 vaccination drive and called it a “stunning achievement". Dr Ashish K Jha also praised the Narendra Modi-led government for doing an “excellent job" by inoculating people of the country against the coronavirus infection in a very phased and controlled manner.

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India on the rise as never before, on way to reclaim past glory: Vice-President Dhankhar

The Vice President said the rise of the country is "unstoppable" India is on the rise as never before and is on the way to "reclaim the glory" it had enjoyed ages ago, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar said on November 10.

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Skyroot Aerospace to launch India’s first privately constructed rocket

The Indian Space Research Organization‘s launchpad at Sriharikota will serve as the launch site for Skyroot Aerospace’s first mission, dubbed “Prarambh” (the beginning), which will carry three client payloads. The launch of Vikram-S or Vikram-1, India’s first privately constructed rocket, is scheduled to take place between November 12 and 16, according to Hyderabad-based space startup Skyroot Aerospace.

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