Udaipur hosts first G20 Sherpa meeting under India’s Presidency

Udaipur hosts first G20 Sherpa meeting under India’s Presidency

  • The first G20 Sherpa meeting under India’s presidency was inagurated in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, Rajasthan.
  • Amitabh Kant, the G20 Sherpa of India, welcomed G20 guests to Udaipur. He stressed that Rajasthan is known for warm hospitality and historical splendor and it is a “symbolic” beginning for G20 to demonstrate the tradition of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava.’ (Meaning – A guest is akin to God)
  • The Sherpa meetings will work to establish consensus on key issues, which will be discussed in the various G20 workstreams, for inclusion in the Leaders’ Declaration, which will be tabled at the G20 Summit in New Delhi in 2023.

About G20

  • The G20 or Group of Twenty is an intergovernmental forum of major developed and developing economies comprising 19 countries and the European Union (EU).
  • Formation – 26 September 1999.
  • Chairman – Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
  • First Meeting in Cologne, Germany
  • G20 Countries – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union.


  • India assumed the Presidency of the G20 for one year from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023 and the G20 Leaders’ Summit will take place in New Delhi in 2023.

First Ministry for Divyang in India

  • On the occasion of International Day of Disabled Persons, a Ministry for Divyang (differently-abled) was inaugurated in Mumbai to help the physically and mentally-disabled people in Maharashtra, educationally and professionally.
  • Maharashtra is the first State in the country to have a separate Ministry for the disabled that aims to ensure the welfare of the disabled and effective implementation of various government schemes for them.
  • The Ministry is expected to hire 2000 special trainers for different disabilities, however only 300 special trainers have been hired so far.

About Maharashtra

  • Capitals – Mumbai, Nagpur (Winter capital)
  • Governor – Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • Chief Minister – Eknath Shinde
  • Deputy Chief Minister – Devendra Fadnavis
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