World Summits and Organisation
Group of Seven (G7) Summit
▪ The G7 Summit was held in Apulia in Italy on June 13-15, 2024.
India participated in the G7 summit as an Outreach country.
▪ The important topics discussed during the summit include – Artificial Intelligence, Energy, Africa and Mediterranean.
Key outcomes of G7 Summit
G7 Apulia Food Systems Initiative (AFSI): It aims to intensify efforts to overcome structural barriers
to food security and nutrition.
Partnership for Global Infrastructure Investment (PGII): It is a joint initiative to help fund infrastructure projects in developing countries.
India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) : Among Saudi Arabia, India, the United States and Europe.
About G7
First Summit – 1975
Members – Italy, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The European Union also participates in the Summit
Objective – Platform for economic and financial cooperation in response to the 1973 energy crisis.

Awards and Honour
Sahitya Akademi Awards
▪ The Sahitya Akademi recently announced the winners of Yuva Puraskar and Bal Sahitya Puraskar for 2024
Lokesh Raghuraman won the Yuva Puraskar for his book Vishnu Vandhar which is a collection of Short stories.
Yuma Vasuki won the Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his book Thanviyin Piranthanal (Stories).
About Sahitya Akademi Awards
▪ Second-highest literary honour after the Jnanpith award.
Established – March 12, 1954 .
▪ Also known as India’s National Academy of Letters.
President – Chandrashekhara Kambara

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