1)Y20 Consultation Event

Recently, as a part of India’s G20 Presidency, the Youth 20 (Y20) group’s Y20 Consultation was held at University of Kashmir, to consult the youth of the nation on ideas for a better tomorrow and draft an agenda for action on ‘Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: Making Sustainability a Way of Life’. Youth20 is one of the official Engagement Groups of the G20 and provides a platform for youth to express their perspectives and ideas on G20 priorities.


  • Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: Making Sustainability a Way of Life
  • Future of Work: Industry 4.0, Innovation, & 21st Century Skills
  • Shared Future: Youth in Democracy and Governance

2)6th Indian Ocean Conference (IOC)

The eagerly anticipated sixth international Indian Ocean Conference is just around the corner, scheduled to commence on May 12. This significant event aims to bring together high-level representatives from 25 countries to deliberate on the theme of “Peace, Prosperity, and Partnership for a Resilient Future.”


The IOC, initiated in 2016, has emerged as a flagship consultative forum for nations in the Indian Ocean region. It serves as a common platform for critical states and principal maritime partners to deliberate on regional affairs, aiming to foster Security And Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR).


1)5th edition of Global Ayurveda Festival to focus on health challenges

The fifth edition of the Global Ayurveda Festival (Gaf 2023) will be held from December 1 to 5 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The theme of the event is ‘Emerging Challenges in Healthcare & A Resurgent Ayurveda’. The event will bring together Ayurveda practitioners and stakeholders from around the world to showcase Ayurveda’s potential in addressing health challenges.

Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, V Muraleedharan, highlighted the significance of Gaf 2023, stating that it is happening at a time when the Indian government is making major efforts to position Ayurveda as a holistic system to address the health challenges facing humanity.

2)Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the mesmerizing state of Assam, the Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary is a testament to the region’s commitment to conservation and protecting its rich biodiversity. The Assam government is currently taking measures to open the traditional path for wild animals from Kaziranga to Orang National Park via the Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary.


Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood appointed next CBI director

Praveen Sood, the Director General of Police in Karnataka, has been appointed as the next director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The 59-year-old will take on the position for two years after Subodh Kumar Jaiswal’s term ends on May 25.

About DGP Praveen Sood

● He has received awards for his innovative use of technology to improve traffic management and road safety.

● During his tenure as additional director general of police (computer wing), Sood was responsible for the implementation of the Criminal Tracking Network System in Karnataka.


4th Positive Indigenisation List (PIL) for DPSUs

The Defence Ministry has recently approved the 4th Positive Indigenisation List (PIL), marking another significant step towards reducing import dependence and strengthening the country’s indigenous manufacturing capabilities.

The 4th Positive Indigenisation List

The Defence Ministry’s approval of the 4th Positive Indigenisation List (PIL) highlights the government’s commitment to enhancing self-reliance in defence manufacturing. This list encompasses a total of 928 strategically-important Line Replacement Units (LRUs), sub-systems, spares, and components. The combined import substitution value of these items amounts to an impressive ₹715 crore.

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