List of National & International Summits and Conferences, Venues 2021

Important Summits & Conferences in India: Summits & Conferences is one of the most important topics for the general awareness section. The important summits & conferences are not constrained to any one sub-section of general awareness. But can be encompassed into both static awareness and current affairs sub-topics. This topic is important for many competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, RRB, banking, etc.

Summits & conferences are a gathering among the leaders of different organizations or countries at the national and international levels. These are conducted from time to time for the establishment of diplomatic relationships. The important summits & conferences are organized keeping in mind an ulterior motive and planning to achieve the set aim. Usually, time is decided for development and progress.

List of National & International Summits & Conferences, Venues 2021

Name of the SummitVenueOrganized/Led byAim/Theme
G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors (FMCBG)Virtual meetingItalian PresidencyThis meeting held under the Italian Presidency to discuss policy responses to global challenges to restore strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth.
103rd Meeting of the Development Committee PlenaryVirtual meetingWorld Bank-IMFWorld Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund Support for Debt Relief Under the Common Framework.
India- Netherlands virtual SummitVirtual meetingPrime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mr Mark Rutte, reviewed the existing bilateral engagements and also exchanged views on further expanding and diversifying the relationship in trade and economy, water management, agriculture sector, smart cities, science & technology, healthcare and space.
16th FICCI Higher Education SummitNew DelhiFederation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Commerce and IndustryTheme: ‘Higher Education @ 2030: R.I.S.E- Resilience. Innovation. Sustainability. Enterprise’.
FM attended G20 Central Bank Governors MeetingItalyUnion Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala SitharamanTo support credit guarantees, direct transfers, food guarantees, economic stimulus packages and accelerating structural reform.
2nd Global Bio-India-2021Virtual meetingDepartment of BiotechnologyTo showcase the importance of the biotechnology sector of India at the National and International Level.
India-Sweden Virtual SummitVirtual meetingPrime Minister Narendra ModiTo discuss bilateral relations in various sectors of both nations.
39th CERAWeek Conference 2021Video ConferencingIHS MarkitTo discussed climate change which can be tackled through measures like policies, laws, rules and behavioural changes at the individual and global level.
76th Annual Conference of Association of Physicians of India (API)Virtual MeetingUnion Minister of State (IC) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra SinghTo appreciated the work performed by young physicians, particularly young Resident Doctors, who are lauded as ‘Corona Warriors’ during the pandemic period.
Virtual New Delhi World Book Fair 2021Video ConferencingNational Book Trust (NBT)Theme: National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
Combined Commanders Conference 2021Kevadia, GujaratUnion Defence Minister, Rajnath SinghFocused on the catheterisation of armed forces, making the defence sector self-reliant and combating evolving threats in the country.
Quad Summit 2021Virtual MeetingPM Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga, President of the United States Joe BidenTo held discussions about the Indo-Pacific region, combating COVID19 Pandemic, maritime security, emerging technologies and climate change.
BRICS CGETI MeetingVirtual MeetingTheme: ‘[email protected]: Intra BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation, and Consensus’.
4th Global Ayurveda FestivalVideo ConferencingPrime Minister, Narendra ModiHighlighted that during the pandemic, demand for ayurvedic products increased to a greater extent.
India-Finland Virtual SummitVirtual MeetingPM Narendra Modi and PM of the Republic of Finland Ms Sanna MarinTo enhance cooperation in areas like trade and investment, innovation, education, Artificial Intelligence, 5G/6G, and quantum computing.
IBSA Women’s Forum MeetingVirtual MeetingMinistry of Women and Child Development , GOITo discussed the issues faced by women and adopt ways to transform their lives.
11th India Chem 2021Virtual MeetingDepartment of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, GOI and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)To explore and enhance investment in the Chemicals and Petrochemical sectors of India.
World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2021Virtual meetingInternational Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTADUnion Minister Sanjay Dhotre highlighted the role of Information and Communication Technologies(ICTs) in various sectors of growth.
116th Meet of Permanent Indus Commission (PIC)New DelhiPradeep Kumar Saxena, India’s Commissioner for IWT and officers from Central Water Commission, Central Electricity Authority and National Hydroelectric Power CorporationThe dignitaries held a discussion about two projects, namely, Pakal Dul (1000 MW) and Lower Kalnai (48 MW).
7th Annual Summit of NATHEALTHVirtual meetingUnion Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh VardhanTheme: ‘Indian Health system expansion in post-COVID era’
The Davos Agenda 2021Video ConferencingPM Narendra ModiTheme: ‘The Great Reset’
ASEAN-India Hackathon 2021Virtual meetingMinistry of EducationTo achieve economic development through ASEAN nations partnerships in domains like education, science and technology, exchange of leadership works etc.
4th Foreign Office ConsultationsVirtual meetingIndia and QatarTo conduct the first Joint Commission meeting between foreign ministries of both nations.
Chief of Air Staff (CAS) ConclaveAir Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru, KarnatakaUnion Defence Minister, Rajnath SinghTheme: ‘Leveraging Aerospace Power for Security and Stability’.
First Joint Working Group MeetingVirtual meetingIndia- BahrainTo promote renewable energy in their respective nations and assured to jointly explore the opportunities in this sector.
Indian Ocean Region Defence Minister’s ConclaveBengaluruUnion Defence Minister, Rajnath SinghTheme: ‘Enhanced Peace, Security, and Cooperation in the Indian Ocean’.
First India-European Union High-Level DialogueVirtual MeetingUnion Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush GoyalTo strengthen the bilateral trade and investment through partnerships in various domains.
World Sustainable Development Summit 2021Virtual MeetingThe Energy and Resources Institute’s (TERI)Theme: ‘Redefining our common future: Safe and secure environment for all’.
2nd International Conference on Gender EqualityKeralaTheme: ‘Gender in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Business: The Mediating Role of Empowerment’.
29th NASSCOM Technology and Leadership ForumVirtual MeetingNASSCOM with Maharashtra as state partner and Microsoft was the technology partnerTheme: ‘Shaping the future towards a better normal’.
11th World Petro Coal Congress & World Future Fuel Summit 2021New DelhiEnergy and Environment FoundationTheme: ‘Petroleum-Coal-Gas: Towards a Win-Win Strategy for Producer and Consumer’.
India-Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE)Video ConferencingAtal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, India and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), AustraliaTheme: (a) Innovation in packaging reducing packaging waste (b)Innovation in food supply chains avoiding waste (c) Creating opportunities for plastic waste reduction (d) Recycling critical energy metals and e-waste
18th BioAsia 2021HyderabadKT Rama Rao, Minister for Industries and Commerce & IT, Government of TelanganaThe forum also observed discussions on topics like ‘Virtually connected healthcare’, ‘COVID19-Hits/Misses and hidden pandemic’ and ‘Immunizing the world’.
26th Hunar HaatNew DelhiUnion Defence Minister Rajnath SinghTo provide job opportunities to artisans and craftsmen.
Trilateral DialogueVirtual meetingSandeep Chakravorty, Joint Secretary of Europe WestTo enhance the cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.
Sherpas’ MeetingVirtual meetingSanjay Bhattacharya, Secretary of Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) and Overseas Indian Affairs (OIA)To focus on Culture and boost people-to-people engagement.
National Metrology Conclave 2021New DelhiCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL)Theme: ‘Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation’.
‘EDUCON 2020’Virtual meetingCentral University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) in partnership with the Global Educational Research Association (GERA)Theme: ‘Envisioning Education for Transforming Youth to Restore Global Peace’.
India-France Strategic Dialogue 2021New DelhiAjit Doval, National Security AdvisorThey also discussed the Indo-Pacific region and assured to strengthen their strategic partnership.
7th Trade Policy Review of IndiaWorld Trade Organization (WTO) in GenevaAnup Wadhawan, Commerce SecretaryFor the introduction of Goods and Service Tax and Ease of Doing Business ability.
13th edition of India-Vietnam Defence Security DialogueVirtual meetingDefence Secretary Dr. Ajay KumarTo boost cooperation in the defence industry and technology sector.
4th One Planet SummitVirtual meetingUnited Nations and the World BankTheme: ‘Let’s act together for nature!’
‘Prarambh’: Startup India International SummitNew DelhiDepartment for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), under the Ministry of Commerce and IndustryTo provide the platform to the startups in order to work to develop new ideas and inventions.
148th Session of WHO Executive BoardVideo ConferencingUnion Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. harsh VardhanTo discuss the direction and frame agenda to fulfil the health requirement of WHO Member nations.
1st Virtual India-EU Maritime Security DialogueVirtual MeetingJoint Secretary Sandeep Arya and Director Joanneke BalfoortTo increase their strategic partnership in order to frame the India-EU Roadmap to 2025.
7th MASCRADE 2021Virtual MeetingFICCI CASCADE (Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy)To combat illicit trade activities in the post-pandemic period of COVID-19.
15th India Digital Summit 2021Virtual meetingInternet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)Theme: ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat-Start of New Decade’
14th Joint Working Group Meet of India-UK on Counter-TerrorismVirtual meetingIndia and United KingdomTo deepen cooperation in order to combat global terrorism and cross-border terrorism in South Asia.
35th PRAGATI MeetVirtual meetingPrime Minister Narendra ModiTo look after the timely implementation of central and state governments policies.
4th FII Forum 2021Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaUnion Minister Harsh VardhanHe also discussed various steps undertaken by India to tackle the pandemic.
5th India-Japan Act East Forum MeetNew DelhiHarsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign SecretaryTo review the work of major ongoing projects of the North Eastern Region of India.

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