Global community should come together to eliminate terrorism, corruption and tackle climate change: VP
- VP was addressing the valedictory session of 9th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit at Gandhinagar.
- He said that terrorism was the enemy of humanity and urged all countries to come together in eliminating the menace. Everyone should join hands to minimize the impact of climate change.
- He said corruption was the problem of the entire world and urged all countries to agree on extradition of economic fugitives and exchange of information relating to illegal bank accounts.
- Global corporations were getting attracted to India because of the huge untapped potential in the Indian consumer market, which is being driven by favorable demographics and rising disposable incomes.
- India has improved its ranking in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business to 77th position.
- Measures like demonetization, GST, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, repeal of outdated laws, giving thrust to road and air connectivity, increased focus on infrastructure, housing and agricultural sectors have enabled the economy to pick up momentum.
- Allowing most sectors open for 100% foreign participation through FDI under the automatic route was expected to add to the momentum.
- Quoting the World Bank’s latest forecast, he said that India would continue to be the fastest growing major economy in the world.
- Expressing confidence about India’s growth story, he said the size of the Indian economy would touch $5 trillion soon and would further double to $10 trillion by 2030.
National Action Plan on Climate Change
- NAPCC was released in 2008
- The guiding principles of the plan are:
- Inclusive and sustainable development strategy to protect the poor
- Qualitative change in the method through which the national growth objectives will be achieved i.e. by enhancing ecological sustainability leading to further mitigation
- Cost effective strategies for end use demand side management
- Deployment of appropriate technologies for extensive and accelerated adaptation, and mitigation of greenhouse gases
- Innovative market, regulatory and voluntary mechanisms to promote Sustainable Development
- Implementation through linkages with civil society, local governments and public-private partnerships
- International cooperation, transfer of technology and funding
2nd World Integrated Medicine Forum 2019 from 23-25 January 2019 in Goa
- The organizers of the forum are the Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, under the Ministry of AYUSH.
- The themes of the forum are: Regulatory collaborations, converging on minimum regulatory & legal standards, advancing safety and quality standards, Regulatory trend towards standardization and minimizing complexity, Recognizing homeopathy as distinct holistic medical system and Veterinary homeopathy.
- The regulation of homeopathic medicinal products is highly variable worldwide, ranging at a national level from highly advanced to none whatsoever.
- There is a tension between different regulatory needs: on the one hand there is a need for standardization, harmonization and reducing complexity; on the other hand, there is need for a pluralistic regulatory system, which respects the specific characteristics of homeopathy as a holistic, patient-centred medical system.
- The forum will explore and illustrate the potential benefits and pitfalls of bi-lateral/multilateral collaboration and advance global cooperation on a synergistic basis.
- The increasing demand for homeopathic products by patients and health care providers worldwide needs to be underpinned by appropriate regulatory frameworks which respect the national context as well as benefit from experiences and collaboration at an international level.