G20 Summit 2023 News Updates: Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir became a host to the 3rd G20 Tourism Working Group (TWG) meeting on Monday under India's G20 Presidency. The Day 1 of the G20 tourism meet happened despite a boycott from China and Pakistan. The G20 delegations arrived at Sheikh-ul Alam International Airport in Srinagar as the mega event began. The G20 delegates at the convention centre of Dal Lake will hold discussions on green tourism, destination management, ecotourism, and the use of films to promote tourist destinations. Stay tuned for G20 Summit 2023 News Updates:
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G20 Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group meet begins in Mumbai
G20 summit LIVE Updates: The G20 Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group (DRRWG) meeting began on Tuesday, with the delegates visiting the Emergency Operations Centre at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters
Australia fetes India's Modi as 'the boss'
G20 summit LIVE Updates: Australia offered Narendra Modi a rock-star welcome Tuesday, during a visit by the Indian leader that was heavy on praise and light on his domestic controversies.
To chants of "Modi! Modi! Modi!" Albanese introduced his "dear friend" to a jazzed-up crowd of Indian-Australians, who he praised for making Australia "stronger and more inclusive".
"The last time I saw someone on the stage here was Bruce Springsteen and he didn't get the welcome that Prime Minister Modi has got," Albanese said.
"Prime Minister Modi is the boss!" he said.
G20 summit LIVE Updates: India ‘abusing’ G20 presidency, says Pakistan Foreign Minister
G20 summit LIVE Updates: As India continues to host G20 meeting in Srinagar on Tuesday, Pakistan Foreign Minister claimed India of “abusing" its presidency of the G20 by holding a tourism conference in Kashmir.
"I wish I could say I was surprised, but I think that this is a continuation in what is becoming a norm now, of India's arrogance on the international stage," he told AFP in a Monday interview in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Notably, even after the boycott of countries like China, Turkey, Indonesia, and Egypt, India successfully kicked off G20 meet in Srinagar on Monday.
G20 summit LIVE Updates: ‘Shree Anna’ millet stall at G20. Watch
In the ongoing G20 meeting in Srinagar, a stall dedicated to Shree Anna millet was installed for guest delegates on Tuesday.
The food stall was set up by "Jammu Kashmir Rural Livelihood Mission (JKRLM) Millet Hub" for guests in Sher-I-Kashmir International Centre during the third G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting.
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: 'Millet magic' at G-20 meeting in Srinagar
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: Other than offering local products of Kashmir, the J&K government also offered millet products to foreign delegates in the ongoing G20 meeting at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar.
The Jammu and Kashmir government had set up a special food stall ‘Millet Hub’ for foreign delegates in the meeting. Notably, the United Nations General ASsembly declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets in march 2021.
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: Srinagar a strange blend of traditional heritage and modern infrastructure
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: The importance of a G20 meeting in Srinagar is that the city is a strange blend of traditional heritage and modern infrastructure with cutting-edge technology, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday.
India is ready to share the global responsibility as far as its obligation towards the economy, environment and society is concerned, he said in his address at the inaugural session of the third tourism working group.
"Today, when we meet in the scenic spot of Srinagar, we have this deep realisation within us that we are all a part of the global world, and India, under the prime ministership of Narendra Modi, is very cautious of that,"he said.
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: We have invested $140 bn in India so far, and it's growting everyday, says Singapore High Commissioner. Watch
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: Singapore continues to be the biggest investor in India. The nation has cumulatively invested $140 billion in India, which is growing everyday, said Simon Wong, High Commissioner of Singapore in India during the ongoing G20 meet in Srinagar on Tuesday.
“Singapore continues to be the biggest investor in India. Cumulatively we have $ 140 billion of investment in India which is growing day by day, and we are looking for new areas of investment and growth," he said.
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: 'By bringing this environment to Srinagar, we have created a..' Chief Coordinator G20. Watch
The Chief Coordinator of G20, Harsha Vardhan Shringla, said that the delegates have been very happy with the exposure to India's one of iconic locations. He also added that conducting G20 meeting in Srinagar has helped in creating an environment that has resulted in urban transformation.
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: Delegates to visit different tourist spot in Kashmir
On the second day of the meeting, the delegates will complete their session, then they are expected to visit a few locations in Srinagar including Nishat Garden, Cheshma Shahi, Pari Mahal, Kashmir Arts Emporium and Polo View Market. At the end of the day, a grand dinner will also be hosted.
G20 Summit Live: J&K suffered state-sponsored terrorism by Pakistan for 30 years, says LG Manoj Sinha
G20 Summit live: Jammu Kashmir has long suffered state-sponsored terrorism by Pakistan for more than three decades. But the terror system has been isolated now, said Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday.
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: Bengaluru to host Trade and Investment Working Group meeting from today
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: The second trade and Investment Working Group meeting under India's G20 presidency will start in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
The three-day-long meeting will be joined by around 100 delegates from G20 member countries, invitee countries, regional groupings and international organizations. All of them will deliberate on reforming the multilateral trading system, integrating the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), etc.
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: Foreign delegate dances with folk dancers. Watch video
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: Foreign delegates arriving in India receive a special welcome by the folk artistes who perform at the airport. On Tuesday, foreign delegates arriving for G20 meetings received traditional welcome at Jollygrant Airport. They also tried some traditional moves with the artistes.
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: Srinagar's common man wants to be a part of global journey led by PM Modi, says Union Minister. Watch video
In his address to the G20 Summit meeting, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that the common man of Srinagar wants to join PM Modi in his global journey. He also emphasised on the wide range of craftmanship present in Srinagar.
“We have the highest railway bridge in the world here. India is ready to share global responsibility as far as our obligation towards the economy, environment & society is concerned. Youth are highly well-informed and they can see the enormous opportunities offered by the PM of India," said Union Minister Jitendra Singh.
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: For 30 years J&K had to suffer from state-sponsored terrorism, says J&K LG Manoj Sinha
Addressing the third G20 tourism working group meeting, J&K LG Manoj Sinha said that the place has always been the center of knowledge, wisdom & breathtaking landscape.
He also added that the the land had to suffer from state-sponsored terrorism for 30 years. However, PM Modi brought development schemes to empower the state.
“J&K is now open to a new era that is open to growth, peace and development. Today J&K stands as one of the developed states in the country,"he said.
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: J&K governor Manoj Sinha, and other ministers join meeting on 2nd day
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: On the second day of the G20 Tourism Working Group meeting, the J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, Union Ministers G Kishan Reddy and Dr Jitendra Singh and G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant joined the meeting on Tuesday.
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: From black cumin to paper mache art, how J&K is promoting its local products in summit
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: Jammu and Kashmir is using G20 summit as the launchpad for its local products to increase their reach to global audience. On Tuesday, North Kashmir's Bandipora district offered its locally rich products like black cumin, organic rajma to foreign delegates.
These products include black cumin (kala jeera) from Gurez Valley, organic rajma (kidney beans) from Tulail Valley and exquisite paper mache art pieces from the Sumbal subdivision.
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE News Updates: Spain, Singapore among 7 countries to discuss scope of film tourism on day 2
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE News Updates: The second day of the G20 Tourism Working Group (TWG) meeting began on Tuesday in Srinagar. Multiple sessions will be held during the meeting today. The meeting will end on May 24.
Second Trade and Investment Working Group meeting in Bengaluru today
The second Trade and Investment Working Group meeting will begin in Bengaluru today. During this three-day meeting, over 100 delegates from G20 member countries, regional groupings and international organisations will deliberate on reforming the multilateral trading system, integrating the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in global trade.
G20's Startup20 Engagement Group releases draft policy communique
The Startup20 Engagement Group under India's G20 presidency on Monday released the first draft of the core Recommendation and Policy Directives of the Policy Communique and is now available for public comments.
India's Startup20 Chair, Chintan Vaishnav, invites stakeholders from around the world to provide valuable feedback on the draft document to ensure it adequately reflects the concerns of their respective nations' startup ecosystems.
"The Startup20 Engagement Group recognizes the importance of inclusive and collaborative decision-making processes to foster innovation and growth in the global startup community. To this end, we encourage the startups, investors, mentors, incubation/accelerator managers, policymakers, and other ecosystem builders to actively engage in the review process," Chintan emphasized.
Chintan further expressed his gratitude for the collective efforts of the group in reaching this important milestone. He further stressed the significance of widespread participation in shaping policies that will directly impact the startup ecosystem on a global scale.
The public comment period will remain open until May 27, 2023. (ANI)
Historic G20 tourism meet in Kashmir gets international media play
As the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir became a host to the 3rd G20 Tourism Working Group (TWG) meeting under India's G20 Presidency, all eyes are set on the historic three-day event being held in Srinagar from May 20-22.
The first day of the G20 tourism meet began on Monday despite a boycott from China and Pakistan, Taiwan News reported. India under its G20 Presidency is currently holding meetings across the country in the lead-up to the G20 Summit scheduled to be held in September in New Delhi.
The mega G20 tourism meet in Srinagar has clearly caught the attention of international media, with many of them highlighting India's efforts of showcasing the restoration of stability and normalcy in Kashmir.
The G20 delegations arrived at Sheikh-ul Alam International Airport in Srinagar as the mega event began. They were greeted by rows of lamp posts illuminated in the colours of the Indian national flag and billboards featuring the G20 logo, Nikkei Asia reported. India is hosting a significant international event in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370.
The excitement of authorities over Kashmir's role in India's G20 presidency is palpable, Nikkei Asia reported. Footpaths have been renovated and roadside walls have been painted in peach and white. The development comes as Srinagar undergoes a makeover under a smart city scheme. (PTI)
Nearly 20 million tourists expected to visit J-K this year: G20 Chief Coordinator
Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Chief Coordinator, G20 on Monday said that around 20 million tourists are expected to visit Jammu and Kashmir this year.
Shringla said that the idea is to increase the number of foreign tourists visiting J-K.
His remarks came while addressing a joint press conference on the first day of the third G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting in Srinagar.
"We expect around 20 million tourists to visit Jammu and Kashmir this year. But the idea is to increase the value in terms of eco-tourism, film tourism, and adventure tourism, not only that but also to increase the number of foreign tourists coming to Jammu and Kashmir, and that attention the G20 meeting will bring," Shringla said.
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE News Updates:essential aspect of this meeting will lead to greater job creation in Kashmir, says Amitabh Kant
This G20 Tourism Working Group meeting will spread the message of peace, progress, and prosperity, with tourism being a key driver, particularly for culture and filmmaking. The essential aspect of this meeting will lead to greater and greater job creation in Kashmir. G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE News Updates: Govt chalking out comprehensive strategy for tourism growth in Kashmir, says G Kishan Reddy
Film tourism has emerged as a powerful medium to promote the tourism industry and the government is chalking out a comprehensive strategy for its growth in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said on Monday.
He said tourism helps in creating employment opportunities in hospitality and gastronomy.
"We are chalking out a comprehensive strategy for tourism growth. Film tourism has emerged as a powerful medium to promote tourism, to promote a destination," Reddy, the Minister for Culture and Tourism, said.
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE News Updates: Ram Charan dances to the tunes of 'Naatu Naatu' song from RRR movie
Actor Ram Charan dances to the tunes of 'Naatu Naatu' song from RRR movie, in Srinagar.
My father shot extensively here in Gulmarg and Sonamarg: Actor Ram Charan
Kashmir is that kind of a place, I have been coming here since 1986, my father shot extensively here in Gulmarg and Sonamarg. I've shot in this auditorium in 2016. This place has something magical, it is such a surreal feeling coming to Kashmir, it draws the attention of everyone: Actor Ram Charan
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE News Updates: There cannot be a better place than Kashmir for shooting movies says G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant
There cannot be a better place than Kashmir for shooting movies. We'll (Centre) go out of our way in providing assistance in shooting movies and shoot locations and help to shift film destination from any other part to Kashmir: G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE News Updates: People here are feeling a sense of inclusiveness
With the hosting of the G20 meeting in Kashmir, people here are feeling a sense of inclusiveness. With this event, a message will go out that Kashmir is a safe destination for shooting films, says Abhijeet Patil, Chairman of Raja Rani Travels on the third G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting in J&K's Srinagar
G20 summit: Kashmir under 3-tier security
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE News Updates: For this three-day G20 Summit, from May 22-24, Kashmir is under a three-tier security grid for aerial surveillance drone monitoring is put in place National Security Guard (NSG) and MARCOS commandos are being deployed around the venue Jammu and Kashmir Police's special operation group (SOG) will be deployed at several places to give security cover to prevent from any terror incident.
G20 delegates being welcomed at Srinagar airport | See Images
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE News Updates:
China won't attend G20 meeting in Srinagar - here' why
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE News Updates: China has decided to boycott the planned meeting which is likely to be derived from the objections of Pakistan, its close ally, which claimed that the G20 meetings are aimed at perpetuating India's “illegal occupation" of Jammu and Kashmir.
G20 Kashmir: Traffic advisory issued for J-K
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE News Updates: In an advisory issued by the traffic police on Saturday, civilian movement has been restricted on the main road leading to SKICC for a duration of three days. Moreover, all schools in Srinagar will be closed from Monday to Wednesday.
G20 tourism meeting: Key areas of focus
The ongoing G20 Working Group meeting in Jammu and Kashmir has identified five primary areas of focus: Green Tourism, Digitalization, Skills, MSMEs (Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises), and Destination Management.
Top 10 highlights from G20 tourism meeting
Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar has witnessed an escalation in security measures as it prepares to host the upcoming third G20 Tourism Working Group meeting, scheduled to commence on Monday.
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