Tag: Group of Seven (G7) Summit


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