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.

Resource link: 

http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/news3/6886/80000-8th-Mekong-%E2%80%93-Ganga-Cooperation-Ministerial-Meeting.html
http://fsi.mea.gov.in/Portal/ForeignRelation/MCG_N_2016_.pdf

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.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=66349
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=169368
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=169492

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.

Reference:
https://twitter.com/EOIBeijing/status/890106735259725825
http://www.china.org.cn/china/2017-07/28/content_41305757.htm
https://twitter.com/EOIBeijing/status/890106735259725825
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2017-07/26/content_30253284.htm
http://indianexpress.com/article/world/brics-youth-forum-opens-in-beijing-4766688/

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