Events Current Affairs - 2019
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The first-ever meeting of BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine (BITFM) was held at Parvasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi. It was organized by Union Ministry of AYUSH.
India being a major stake holder in the field of Traditional Medicine plays an important role in influencing the policies and strategies related to the Traditional Medicine in the BIMSTEC Forum.
The Meeting discussed important agendas such as implementation of strategies of BITFM, priority areas for technical and research collaboration among member states on traditional medicine. It also discussed regional strategy on protection of Genetic Resource associated with traditional medicine knowledge and intellectual property rights, human resource development and capacity building among BIMSTEC States. It also discussed new initiatives, proposals and programmes for cooperation on traditional medicine among BITFM.
Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)
BIMSTEC is international organisation involving a group of countries in the South Asia and South East Asia namely, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal.
The 44th edition of Indian Handicrafts and Gifts (IHGF)-Delhi Fair was held at India Expo Centre and Mart on outskirts of Delhi in Greater Noida. It was organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) and was inaugurated by Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani.
The five-day B2B IHGF Fair was biggest platform in National Capital Region (NCR) for promotion of handicrafts business. It will showcase nearly three thousand exhibitors under 14 product categories. More than 100 countries including US, UK, Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan and Korea are participating in the fair.
IHGF Delhi Fair
IHGF is amongst Asia’s largest gifts & handicrafts fair, held biannually (Spring & Autumn edition). It is organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH). IHGF Autumn Fair has been hallmark for growth of the Indian handicrafts sector for over 23 years. EPCH is India’s premier export promotion organisation with 10000 member exporters. It is engaged in trade promotion of handicrafts exports from India.