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18/01/2023 at 10:39 #121598
PM congratulates Agniveers on being the pioneers of path-breaking Agnipath Scheme -PM highlights that this transformative policy will be a game changer in strengthening our Armed Forces and making them future ready-Efforts underway to modernise our armed forces as well as make them Aatmanirbhar: PM Discussing challenges of new fronts of contactless warfare, PM says technologically-advanced soldiers will play a key role in our armed forces
PM discusses how Agnipath scheme will also empower women; says that he looks forwards to seeing women Agniveers in all three forces
PM asks Agniveers to use the opportunity to learn more about diverse languages and cultures also
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INDIA’S FOREIGN TRADE: December 2022
India’s overall exports (Merchandise and Services combined) in April-December 2022 is estimated to exhibit a positive growth of 16.11 per cent over the same period last year (April-December 2021). As India’s domestic demand has remained steady amidst the global slump, overall imports in April-December 2022 is estimated to exhibit a growth of 25.55 per cent over the same period last year.
India’s overall export (Merchandise and Services combined) of USD 61.82 Billion in December 2022. The exports exhibited a negative growth of (-) 5.26 per cent over the same period last year. Overall import in December 2022 is estimated to be USD 73.80 Billion, exhibiting a negative growth of (-) 1.95 per cent over the same period last year.
India’s overall exports (Merchandise and Services combined) in April-December 2022* are estimated to be USD 568.57 Billion. Overall imports in April-December 2022* are estimated to be USD 686.70 Billion
Merchandise exports in December 2022 were USD 34.48 Billion, as compared to USD 39.27 Billion in December 2021.
Merchandise imports in December 2022 were USD 58.24 Billion, as compared to USD 60.33 Billion in December 2021.
Merchandise exports for the period April-December 2022 were USD 332.76 Billion as against USD 305.04 Billion during the period April-December 2021.
Merchandise imports for the period April-December 2022 were USD 551.70 Billion as against USD 441.50 Billion during the period April-December 2021.
The merchandise trade deficit for April-December 2022 was estimated at USD 218.94 Billion as against USD 136.45 Billion in April-December 2021.
Non-petroleum and non-gems & jewellery exports in December 2022 were USD 27.00 Billion, compared to USD 29.52 Billion in December 2021.
Non-petroleum, non-gems & jewellery (gold, silver & precious metals) imports in December 2022 were USD 36.93, compared to USD 35.95 Billion in December 2021.18/01/2023 at 10:47 #121601
1st G20 Health Working Group Meeting to Commence from 18-20 January at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
16 JAN 2023
The 1st Health Working Group meeting under G20 India Presidency will be held from 18th – 20th January, 2023 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. In a significant milestone, India assumed presidency of the G20 on 1st December, 2022. India is currently part of the G20 Troika comprising Indonesia, India and Brazil, marking the first time that the troika is consisting of three developing and emerging economies.
Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reiterated that G20 India Presidency will be inclusive, action-oriented and decisive. The theme unveiled by Hon’ble Prime Minister: ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ enunciates India’s philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’. It is a clarion call to the world to collectively work towards building a healthier post-pandemic world.
The Health Track of the G20 India Presidency will comprise four Health Working Group (HWG) Meetings and one Health Ministerial Meeting (HMM). The meetings will be held in different locations across the country including Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Goa, Hyderabad (Telangana) and Gandhinagar (Gujarat), highlighting the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s call to action to showcase India’s rich and diverse cultures.
India’s G20 Presidency will focus on three main priorities: Health Emergencies Prevention, Preparedness and Response (One Health & AMR); Access and Availability to Affordable Medical countermeasures (Vaccines, Therapeutics, and Diagnostics); and Digital Health.#G20India pic.twitter.com/cM05vURFAN
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) December 7, 2022
India plans to host a side event along with each HWG meeting to enrich, supplement and support G20 discussions. These include side events on Medical Value Travel and Digital Health; a workshop on collaborative research on drugs, diagnostics and vaccines; and a co-branded event on Global Centre for Traditional Medicine. The side event on Medical Value Travel will be held on the sidelines of the 1st meeting of HWG at Thiruvananthapuram, 18th-20th Jan 2023.
As chair of the G20 Presidency, India aims to continue and consolidate health priorities and key takeaways from previous presidencies while highlighting critical areas that require strengthening. India also aims to achieve convergence in discussions across various multilateral fora engaged in health cooperation and work towards integrated action. To this end, India has identified, the following three priorities for the G20 Health Track:
Priority I: Health Emergencies Prevention, Preparedness and Response (with focus on One Health & AMR)
Priority II: Strengthening Cooperation in Pharmaceutical Sector with focus on Access and Availability to safe, effective, quality and Affordable Medical Countermeasures (Vaccines, Therapeutics and Diagnostics)
Priority III: Digital Health Innovations and Solutions to Aid Universal Health Coverage and Improve Healthcare Service Delivery
Thematic discussions related to the above priorities will be held across the HWG meetings. The meeting will be attended by representatives of G20 member countries, special invitee countries and relevant international organizations.
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