सामयिक विषय: Conference

8th Mekong Ganga Cooperation Ministerial Meeting

8th Mekong Ganga Cooperation Ministerial Meeting

Question: Mekong Ganga Cooperation comprises of … members.
(a) Five
(b) Six
(c) Three
(d) Eight
Ans: (b)
Related facts:-

  • 8th Mekong – Ganga Cooperation Ministerial Meeting was held in Manila, Philippines on 7 August 2017.
  • The meeting was attended by Mr. Don Pramudwinai, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, U Kyaw Tin, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Republic Union of Myanmar, and Mr. Vijay Kumar Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs of India, as Co-Chairs of the Meeting.
  • The Foreign Ministers of the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) reviewed the cooperation and future direction of MGC as well as adopted the 8th Joint Ministerial Statement.
  • The theme of the meeting was “Build Better Connectivity for Sustainable Development”. It was proposed by India.
  • In this meeting, chairmanship was transferred to Thailand by Myanmar.
  • The MGC was initiated in July 2000 in Bangkok with the objective of promoting economic cooperation and connectivity in the Mekong sub-region. The MGC has 6 members, namely, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Viet Nam, Myanmar, and India.
  • The cooperation framework has 7 areas of cooperation, tourism, culture, education, transport, health, agriculture, and the development of MSMEs.

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National Conference for Young SPs of States UTs and Commandants of CAPFs

National Conference for Young SPs of States/UTs and Commandants of CAPFs

Question: Where was the National Conference of Young Police Superintendents of states/ UTs and commandants of CAPF organized recently?
(A) Bangalore
(B) Jaipur
(C) Kurukshetra
(D) New Delhi
Answer- (d)
Related facts

  • Atwo day National Conference for Young SPs of States/UTs and Commandants of CAPFs was organized in New Delhi on August 1-2, 2017.
  • The Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the Conference.
  • The two-day Conference was organized by Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs stressed upon the use of technology in policing.
  • During the conference a book titled ‘National Police Research Repository’ was also released.
  • This conference was attended by Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) Rajiv Jain and Director of Police Research and Development Bureau, Dr. Meeran C. Borwankar.


The 2017 BRICS Youth Forum

BRICS Youth Forum-2017

Question: The 2017 BRICS Youth Forum (BYF) was organized in …
(a) Johannesburg
(b) Rio de Janeiro
(c) Beijing
(d) New Delhi
Answer- (c)
Related facts:

  • The 2017 BRICS Youth Forum was organized in Beijing, China from July 25 to 27, 2017.
  • The theme of this three-day BRICS forum was- “Enhance BRICS Partnership, Promote Youth Development”.
  • The Forum was attended by a total of 50 young delegates working as civil servants, scholars, entrepreneurs, artists and journalists from the BRICS countries.
  • Before formulating an action plan for the forum the delegates discussed on issues concerning youth policies and entrepreneurship, as well as the roles of BRICS youth in global governance.
  • It is noteworthy that the idea of establishing a dialogue mechanism for BRICS youth emerged in 2014 during a meeting between BRICS leaders in South Africa.


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