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Bangladesh: 18th Dhaka International Film Festival begins

The 18th edition of Dhaka International Film Festival begins at Dhaka, Bangladesh. The theme of the festival is ‘Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society’. The Festival was inaugurated by the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen.

It started with the screening of the Spanish-Greek film ‘Window to the Sea’, directed by Miguel Angel Jimenez, at Bangladesh National Museum (BNM). During the festival 220 films from 74 countries will be screened across various venues in Dhaka between 11-19 January.

India to host 19th SCO Heads of Government meeting 2020

The 19th council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be hosted by India later this year. This would be the first high-level meeting of the SCO that would be organised here since India’s admission to the eight-member grouping. The SCO Heads of Government meeting will be held in India in the second half in autumn.

SCO General Secretary Vladimir Norov, who arrived on Sunday on a four-day trip, made the announcement on the sidelines of an event. India took over the presidency of the heads of government’ meeting last year and it was announced in the 18th meeting of the SCO’s Council of heads of government-held in Tashkent in 2019.

Rajnath Singh at 12th South Asia Conference

12th South Asia Conference

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh delivered the inaugural address at 12th edition of the annual South Asia Conference which was held in New Delhi. India’s “Neighbourhood First” Policy: Regional Perceptions was the theme of The South Asia Conference 2020.

India to organize EAS conference in Chennai


India is set to organize an East Asia Summit conference in Chennai with a concentration on maritime security cooperation and tackling challenges in the maritime domain.

African Union 2020 Summit starts

African Union 2020 Summit

The annual African Union Summit has started in Addis Ababa. This 33rd Ordinary Summit, which commenced on 21st January, will run until the 10th of February.

5th Dhaka Art Summit launches

Dhaka Art Summit

The fifth edition of the Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh was launched by State Minister for Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh K M Khalid.

33rd African Union (AU) summit organized in Ethiopia

33rd African Union

The 33rd edition of the African Union (AU) summit was organized in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was launched with the theme “Silencing the Guns: Creating conducive conditions for Africa’s development”.

IFAD Governing Council 2020 inaugurated in Rome, Italy

IFAD Governing Council

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 43rd Governing Council meeting was organized in Rome, Italy. The focus will mainly be on the overarching theme “Investing in sustainable food systems to end hunger by 2030″.

Sri Lanka to organize 5th BIMSTEC Summit in September

5th BIMSTEC Summit

The 5th edition of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit 2020 to be organized in Colombo, Sri Lanka in the month of September 2020. The summit will be preceded by the 17th Ministerial Meeting and 21st Senior Officials Meeting by the end of 2020.

3rd edition of WION Global Summit 2020 held in Dubai,UAE

WION Global Summit 2020
  • On March 5, 2020, WION (World Is One News), the India’s first International News Channel,has arranged its 3rd edition of Global summit 2020 based on the theme “Navigating and negotiating global imperatives” at The Oberoi, in Dubai, UAE ( United Arab Emirates).
  • It saw the participation of global leaders to engage in dialogue on a common global agenda to underscore the critical obstacles of climate change, global governance, economic slowdown, and global crisis that threatens to become the new normal.

7th World Cities Summit to be organized in Singapore

7th World Cities Summit
  • The 7th World Cities Summit (WCS) will be organized in Singapore. It is held by Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
  • The theme for WCS 2020 is ”Livable and Sustainable Cities: Adapting to a Disrupted World”.

Nirmala Sitharaman attends Annual Board of governors meeting of NDB

New development Bank (NDB)
  • 5th Annual meeting of Board of Governors of New Development Bank(NDB) was attended by Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman through Video conferencing.

Modi-Morrison online summit: India, Australia sign landmark defense pact

Modi-Morrison online summit
  • India and Australia on 4th June upgraded their bonds to a comprehensive strategic partnership and inked seven agreements including a landmark deal for reciprocal access to military bases for logistics support through an online summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison.

Trustees of PM CARES select SARC & Associates as auditor of the fund

PM Modi
  • Trustees of the PM CARES Fund have selected SARC & Associates as auditor of the fund. Its website tells trustees of the fund, which is called Prime Minister’s Citizens Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund, designated “SARC & Associates, Chartered Accountants, New Delhi, as the auditors” for three years.

The 36th ASEAN Summit to be hosted by Vietnam

36th ASEAN Summit to be hosted by Vietnam
  • On June 26, 2020, the 36th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit was carried out by video conference on the theme “Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN”. The summit was led by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as Vietnam is ASEAN’s chair in 2020.

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