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DAYS AND EVENTS - August 2020

Aug 2020

Sep 09, 2021

Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2021 in Hawaii

  • Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria attended a three day-long Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2021 in Hawaii of the US.
  • The event themed ''Enduring Cooperation towards Regional Stability'' was attended by air chiefs from countries in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • Bhadauria was nominated as the Dean for the symposium which was held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.
  • The symposium saw deliberations through panel discussions, table top exercises and keynote addresses on topics ranging from aspects of regional security to cooperation amongst air forces for humanitarian and disaster relief operations.

Sep 08, 2021

IAF Chief Attends Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2021 in Hawaii

  • Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria attended a three day-long Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2021 in Hawaii of the US.
  • The event themed ''Enduring Cooperation towards Regional Stability'' was attended by air chiefs from countries in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • Bhadauria was nominated as the Dean for the symposium which was held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.
  • The symposium saw deliberations through panel discussions, table top exercises and keynote addresses on topics ranging from aspects of regional security to cooperation amongst air forces for humanitarian and disaster relief operations.

International Literacy Day

  • International Literacy Day 2021 is celebrated on September 8. The day as the name suggests aims at making more and more people aware about the importance of literacy for each individual.
  • The first International Literacy Day was observed in the year 1967.
  • September 8 was declared as International Literacy Day by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the year 1966.
  • The theme of International Literacy Day 2021 is 'Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide'.

Sep 07, 2021

Thirteenth BRICS Summit

  • The 13th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit under the chairmanship of India will take place on September 9.
  • This is the third time that India will be hosting the BRICS Summit after 2012 and 2016.
  • Since 2009, the governments of the BRICS states had met annually at formal summits.
  • The 2020 BRICS summit was held virtually amid the covid pandemic under the chairmanship of Russia.

International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

  • Following the international community's increasing interest in clean air, and emphasising the need to make further efforts to improve air quality to protect human health, the United Nations General Assembly has designated 7th September as the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies.
  • Last year (2020), the first-ever International Day of Clean Air for blue skies with the rights-based theme of "Clean Air for All" was launched.
  • The theme for 2021 International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is "Healthy Air, Healthy Planet" which emphasises the health effects of air pollution, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Day aims to prioritise the need for healthy air for all while keeping conversations broad enough to encompass other critical issues such as climate change, human and planetary health as well as the Sustainable Development Goals. It serves as a rallying call to action to collectively align efforts and claim the right to clean air.

Sep 06, 2021

International Climate Summit 2021

  • India hosted a key summit as part of the International Climate Summit (ICS) 2021, an initiative by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry's environment committee. The global hybrid summit will build a dialogue for India's transition to clean energy, according to the organisers of the event.
  • The ICS partnered with Invest India for the event. The special focus of the summit was on 'Powering India's Hydrogen Ecosystem'.
  • Policy makers, regulators, industry leaders, experts and scientists from across the globe were part of the event. Union Ministers Bhupendra Yadav and Jitendra Singh, Niti Aayog member Dr. V. K. Saraswat and Sturle Harald Pedersen, Chairman, Greenstat India, Norway are some of the eminent participants.
  • Reliance Industry Chairman Mukesh Ambani was a keynote speaker at the summit.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Chairs 24th Meeting of FSDC

  • Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman has chaired the 24th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC). Finance Minister is the chairperson of FSDC. It must be noted that FSDC Sub-Committee is chaired by the Governor, RBI.
  • Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) is the apex level forum set up by the Government of India for strengthening and institutionalising the mechanism for maintaining financial stability, enhancing inter-regulatory coordination and promoting financial sector development.
  • The Council also, inter alia, discussed issues relating to the management of stressed assets, strengthening institutional mechanism for financial stability analysis, financial inclusion, the framework for resolution of financial institutions and issues related to IBC processes, banks' exposure to various sectors and Government, data sharing mechanisms of government authorities, internationalisation of Indian Rupee and pension sector related issues.

Sep 05, 2021

Gujarat to Host Defence Expo 2022

  • The next Defence Expo will be hosted by Gujarat in 2022. This was announced by chief minister Vijay Rupani. The Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Department of Defence Production and the Gujarat Government in this regard. About 100 countries are expected to participate in this biannual event.
  • Defence Expo-2022 will be held in Gandhinagar from 10th to 13th March next year. The aim of Defense Expo 2022 is to move from Make in India to make for the world. The Defence Expo-2022 will focus on making India a Defence manufacturing hub.

International Day of Charity

  • The International Day of Charity is an international day observed annually on 5th September. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. The prime purpose of the International Day of Charity is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world for individuals, charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organizations for their own purposes on the local, national, regional and international level.
  • The International Day of Charity was conceived as a Hungarian civil society initiative supported by the Hungarian Parliament and Government in 2011, to enhance visibility, organize special events, and in this way to increase solidarity, social responsibility and public support for charity.
  • September 5 was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 "for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.
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