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Issue No. 28, November 18, 2022


Diamond India 75 - A spiritually focussed series by Brahma Kumaris Canada

Consulate General of India, Vancouver in collaboration with Brahma Kumaris Canada is presenting live broadcast of Last episode of a Programme on the theme "Diamond India 75 – Acceptance & Detachment". Watch Live Broadcast of the last Episode on 24th November 2022 @ 4.30 pm (PST) on Consulate's Facebook page.

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Expanded India Canada Air Transport Agreement

On 14 November, 2022, the Minister of Transport of Canada, Hon’ble Omar Alghabra made an announcement during a press conference at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport regarding expanded Air Transport Agreement between India and Canada. The Minister said that the expanded agreement will allow the designated airlines of the two countries to operate an unlimited number of flights between the two countries, a sizeable increase from the previous agreement that limited the number of flights from each country to 35 flights per week. According to the Minister, this is a significant development as it will allow airlines of both the countries to better respond to the needs of the communities and India-Canada air transport market by providing more flight options and better choice and convenience to all. He added that by making the movement of goods and people faster and easier, the new agreement will also facilitate trade and investment between the two countries, which will help the businesses to grow and succeed. The new rights under the expanded agreement will be immediately available for use by the airlines. He also said that the officials of the two countries will continue to remain in contact with each other to discuss further expansion of the agreement. The new agreement gives designated Indian air carriers access to Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver, and two additional points to be selected by India. Similarly, Canadian air carriers will gain access to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. The other cities in both countries can be served indirectly through code-share services. It is also important to note that rights for all-cargo services are already unrestricted.

Consul General meeting with Mr. Mike de Jong, MLA Abbotsford West

Incredible India - Traverse through the eternal beauty of India

The City of Lakes, Udaipur is getting ready to host the first G20 Sherpa Meeting in India. The meeting will foster growth and intensify bonds amongst the twenty nations.

Camp in the Nature

Perching on 1629 meters above sea level, close to Aizawl in Mizoram is Hmuifang. The winters call for a quaint retreat to this north- eastern hill station, where you can spend a few clear nights gazing at the starry sky, camp in the nature and go for a biodiversity trek. Tag your star gazing partner here!.

A rustic enclave

The hill station of Manali in Himachal Pradesh decks up in the golden hues with the onset of autumn. Explore the winding roads by the Beas river, walking through the fall colours that wrap the trees around. When are you planning a getaway?

Trek up to the cliff of Harishchandragad Kokankada of Ahmednagar in Maharashtra, to absorb the surreal beauty of the Western Ghats. A mesmerising sight of sunset hues awaits you over the mountains.

A #quaint #town on the bank of river Betwa, #Orchha is an enthralling site with medieval splendor. In this town proudly stand the cenotaphs of erstwhile Orchha rulers belonging to the Bundela clan. While experiencing river rafting in the Betwa river, enjoy the beautiful view of these royal chhatris.

What's making News?


With the continued support of #DigitalIndia, Indian businesses now score higher in AI readiness than their UK & US counterparts!


#Aatmanirbhar Machines charging the world! Huge jump witnessed in Electrical Machinery & Equipment exports #VocalGoesGlobal.



Making India #Aatamnirbhar in Fertilizers.

Let every small thing around you be a source of inspiration for writing the next bestseller!  Give wings to your dream of being a writer. Apply for PM's Mentoring #YUVA 2.0 Scheme! Know more about the #YUVAScheme here :


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India @ G20 Indonesia 2022






How India’s world class public digital goods are accelerating financial inclusion

India has innovated extensively in digital public goods, and that has paved the way for the rapid rise of digitization in finance in India, probably faster than anywhere else in the world. UPI’s universality is on rise, and we are seeing UPI and RuPay make forays in UAE, Japan, the US, Singapore, Bhutan, Nepal, and recently in France. However, UPI and RuPay are only a part of the story. Digital public infrastructure and goods in India encompasses a great deal more.

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India's Presidency hopes to provide new strength, direction to G20 talks: MEA

India's Presidency hopes to provide new strength, direction and perspective to G20 discussions on diverse subjects which include green development, lifestyle for the environment, digital transformation, and more importantly greater voice for the global south in issues of international economic cooperation, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday.

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Why is India an attractive investment destination?

India is one of the world’s fastest growing major economies, with numerous investment opportunities. India’s GDP is growing at a healthy rate, which is expected to continue. The government of India aims to achieve a GDP of $5 trillion by FY 2025, which opens up numerous opportunities for investment across sectors.

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Experts say India marching towards becoming world's 3rd biggest economy: PM

India is marching towards becoming the third largest economy in the world according to experts, even when the world is going through a critical time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday.

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South's 1st Vande Bharat Express, 'Tallest' Statue & Airport's Swanky T2: Wrap of Modi's Key B'luru Visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in Bengaluru on Friday, paid rich tributes to saint-poet Kanaka Dasa on the occasion of his birth anniversary and flagged off two flagship trains from the city. He also inaugurated the swanky Terminal 2 of the city airport. Modi, on his arrival in the city to take part in various events, visited the Legislators Home premises near the Vidhana Soudha and paid floral tributes to Kanaka Dasa. He also paid respects to the statue of Maharshi Valmiki, the author of the epic Ramayana, in the vicinity.

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India joined the Mangrove Alliance for Climate launched at COP27

ndia joined the Mangrove Alliance for Climate on Monday, which was launched on the side-lines of the United Nations (UN) climate summit COP27 in Egypt, along with Australia, Japan, Spain, and Sri Lanka, who have joined the Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC) as partners. Mangrove ecosystem conservation and restoration around the world is the goal of the alliance launched by the U.A.E. and Indonesia.

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A giant leap in India’s development journey

The manufacturing of C-295 aircraft by private players will propel the country’s indigenous manufacturing potential, encourage private firms, remove hurdles from becoming Atmanirbhar, and take the defence sector to newer heights

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India, Canada hold consular dialogue regarding delays in issuance of visas, work permits

Delays in issuance of Canadian visa and work permits to Indian nationals and problems being faced by Indian students in Canada figured prominently during a consular dialogue between the two countries on Monday.

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India moving at unprecedented speed towards development: PM Modi

India is working at an “unprecedented speed and unexpected scale” to develop itself and to meet the expectations of the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during an interaction with the Indian community in Bali on Tuesday that was laced with cultural references and a celebration of the points of historical confluence between India and Indonesia.

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India has the potential to become a world leader in production of electric vehicles: Berkeley Research

India has the potential to become the world leader in electric vehicles production, a research by Berkeley National Laboratory and UCLA said, underlining that making the transition from diesel-fuelled trucks to electric-charged will enable the country to meet the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2070.

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Meet the women flying high and taking their ambition to the skies

India has the maximum number of female commercial pilots in the world! What a long way we’ve come from when Prem Mathur, India's first female commercial pilot, was rejected by eight airlines back in the 40s, before she was offered a job at 38, with an airline in Hyderabad.

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