First Employment Working Group Meeting will be held in Jodhpur.

  • The first Employment Working Group Meeting under the Sherpa track of the G20 will be held from February 2 to 4 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
  • Focus areas: Addressing Global Skill Gaps, Gig and Platform Economy and Social Protection, and Sustainable Financing of Social Security.
  • The city has been decorated with Rajasthani culture and a special theme.
  • Dishes specially prepared with millets will be served to the Sherpas and delegates.

3rd INTERPOL Young Global Police Leaders Programme held in New Delhi.

  • The 3rd INTERPOL Young Global Police Leaders Programme (YGPLP) is being organized from 25 January to 2 February 2023 in New Delhi, India.
  • It was virtually addressed by INTERPOL Secretary General, Jurgen Stock.
  • The event was organized by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
  • As many as 59 participants from 44 countries participate in the programme.
  • Director: Subodh Kumar Jaiswal
  • INTERPOL Headquarters: Lyon, France

South Africa to host 15th BRICS summit in August 2023.

  • The 15th BRICS summit will be held in Durban, South Africa in August 2023.
  • It was announced by the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov in a joint conference with Foreign Minister of the State of Eritrea Osman Saleh in Massawa, Eritrea.
  • The fifth annual BRICS summit was held in Durban, South Africa in 2013.
  • BRICS: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
  • BRIC was founded in 2006 and later, in 2010, South Africa was included and it became BRICS.

Amit Shah laid foundation stone for National Forensic Sciences University.

  • HM Amit Shah has laid the foundation stone for a National Forensic Sciences University at the premises of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad in Karnataka.
  • Aim: It will help to create expert manpower for the country to combat crime and result in the prosecution of criminals.
  • He was also part of a road show in Dharwad and addressed a public rally in Belagavi district.
  • He had a darshan of God Shambulingeshwara and visit Sri Basavanna Devara mutt in Dharwad.

India, South Africa sign MoU to introduce 12 African Cheetahs.

  • India and South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to introduce 12 African Cheetahs annually over the next eight to ten year.
  • An initial batch of 12 cheetahs will be flown from South Africa to India in February 2023.
  • The cats will join eight Cheetah brought to India from Namibia in 2022.
  • Aim: To reintroduce cheetah to a former range state is being carried out following the local extinction of this iconic species due to overhunting and loss of habitat.

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