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- 2021 NATO Summit
- Global Yoga Conference 2021 addressed by Dr. Harsh Vardhan
- 47th G7 summit highlights
- Ladakh LG RK Mathur Launches “YounTab Scheme”
- UN Sustainable Transport Conference will take place in China
- BRICS Foreign Minister meeting concluded virtually
2021 NATO Summit
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members held a face-to-face summit on NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
This year Brussels summit of NATO was the 31st formal meeting of the heads of state and heads of government of the alliance.
All the leaders of 30 countries agreed on the “NATO 2030” agenda, a comprehensive initiative to make sure that the alliance remains ready to face future challenges.
The agenda also states that NATO will strengthen political consultation and the resilience of society, reinforce defence and deterrence, sharpen the technological edge, and develop its next Strategic Concept in time for the summit in 2022.
The bloc agreed on a new cyber defence policy, to ensure that the bloc has strong technical capabilities, political consultations, and military planning in place to “keep its systems secure.”
NATO Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium, NATO Chairman of the NATO Military Committee: Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach, Member countries of NATO: 30, Founded: 4 April 1949.
Global Yoga Conference 2021 addressed by Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare (Dr. Harsh Vardhan) addressed the inaugural ceremony of the Global Yoga Conference 2021.
The yoga event was organized by ‘Mokshayatan Yog Sansthan’ along with the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India & Indian Council for Cultural Relations to mark the occasion of the 7th International Day of Yoga which falls on 21st June 2021.
47th G7 summit highlights
The 47th G7 Summit 2021 took place in a Hybrid format from June 11-13, 2021 at Cornwall, United Kingdom (UK), and it was hosted by the United Kingdom (UK) as it holds the Presidency of G7 for 2021. ‘Building Back Better‘ is the theme of the 47th G7 Summit.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually participated in the meeting and called G7 summit members for the ‘One Earth One Health’ approach to effectively deal with the coronavirus pandemic globally, and sought the support of the G7 grouping to lift patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines.
The UK invited Australia, India, South Korea, and South Africa (jointly called ‘Democracy 11’) as Guest Countries to the 2021 summit.
The 47th G7 Leaders’ Summit has been called the 1st ever net-zero G7 as all have committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.
PM Narendra Modi participated in the 1st Outreach Session of the G7 Summit, he was the lead speaker for the session titled ‘Building Back Stronger – Health’, which focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics.
Ladakh LG RK Mathur Launches “YounTab Scheme”
RK Mathur the Lt Governor of Ladakh launched a scheme called ‘YounTab’, under which 12,300 tablets would be distributed among the students in the Union Territory.
In the first phase of the YounTab Scheme, Mr Mathur distributed the free pre-loaded tablets to the students of Classes 9 to 12 standards. The tablets will be pre-loaded with online and offline content, including textbooks, video lectures and online class applications.
A total of 12,300 students from Class 6th to 12th of government schools will benefit. The main goal of the scheme is to encourage digital learning, bridge the digital divide between connected and unconnected regions and reduce the disruption caused by the Covid 19 pandemic.
UN Sustainable Transport Conference will take place in China
The second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference will be held in Beijing, China from 14-16 October 2021.
It will provide an opportunity to focus attention on the opportunities, challenges and solutions towards achieving sustainable transport worldwide.
The conference will follow up on the first Global Sustainable Transport Conference, held in 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, and is expected to line up a way forward for sustainable transport to help in achieving the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
BRICS Foreign Minister meeting concluded virtually
S Jaishankar the External Affairs Minister of India has chaired the meeting of BRICS foreign ministers through video conferencing along with the foreign ministers of Brazil, Russia, China, and South Africa.
In this meeting, Ministers agreed to cooperate in the area of political and security, economic and finance, and People to people and cultural exchanges.
Ministers also discuss the social and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and also agreed on the need for reform in the United Nations and other multilateral organizations. They also discussed many burning issues including sustainable development, Terrorism, intra-BRICS cooperation, etc.
All member countries adopted and released the ‘BRICS Joint Ministerial Statement on Strengthening and Reforming of the Multilateral System’. The BRICS Ministers reiterated their commitment to establishing BRICS Vaccine Research and Development Center.
BRICS is a group formed by five major emerging countries Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. South Africa joined the group in 2010. India will host the 13th BRICS summit in 2021.