World Government Summit Annual Gathering 2019
The Aim of World Government Summit organization is to shape the future generation of governments. The Summit brings the public and private sectors together to collaborate with world-renowned experts in order to help create a positive impact for citizens worldwide.
The seventh annual World Government Summit held in Dubai, UAE on February 10th-12th, 2019. The Summit is being attended by 4,000 decision-makers from 140 countries including heads of state, ministers and business leaders.
"Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth"- 2019 Theme
The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on December 2015, declaring 11 February, as the "International Day of Women and Girls in Science." With Sustainable Development Goal 9, part of the Global Goals that world leaders agreed to in 2015 with a deadline of 2030, countries around the world have pledged to “build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”.
Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. The motive behind celebrating this day is to encourage equal participation and involvement of women and girls in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 Passed in Parliament
The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 has passed on the level of Rajya Sabha today. The Lok Sabha had passed the bill in the last session. The Bill seeks to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce. The Rajya Sabha also passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Third Amendment) Bill 2019 without discussion. The Bill seeks to uphold the rights of people with leprosy as the disease is curable.
The Bill will lead to amend the Divorce Act 1869, the Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act 1939, the Special Marriage Act 1954, the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956 to end the discrimination against leprosy persons in these central laws. The Rajya Sabha also passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Third Amendment) Bill 2019 without discussion.
Three-Day Krishi Kumbh in Motihari, Bihar
Governor Lalji Tandon and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh jointly inaugurated the three -day Krishi Kumbh in Motihari the district of Bihar. Over fifteen thousand farmers from different states and about two hundred agricultural scientists are participating in the Kumbh.
The objective of Krishi Kumbh is to promote modern techniques and diversification in agriculture that could help in doubling farmers income. Shri Radha Mohan Singh said the government is creating strong infrastructure from "Beej to Bazar" for enhancing the income of farmers.
- Location: India
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