7th ASEAN Education Minister Meeting(ASED) in Indonesia

7th ASEAN education Ministers meeting on July 4 with the 1st Asean plus three education Minister Meeting and the 1st East Asia Summit Education Minister meeting from July4-5 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The 1st East Asia Meeting was attended by delegates from Asean member countries Australia, china ,India ,Japan, republic of South Korea , New zealand and the United states of America.India’s Representative is Educational¬† Minister puradareswari .

Tokyo Conference Pledges $16 billion to Afghanistan

International donors on 8 July 2012 pledged $16 billion in badly needed development aid for Afghanistan over the next 4 years. The major donor’s conference, attended by about 70 countries and organizations, is aimed at setting aid levels for the crucial period through and beyond 2014,when most NATO led foreign troops will leave and the wartorn country will assume responsibility for most of its own security. Afghanistan president¬† Humid Karzai urged the international community not to abandon his country.

South Africa to host first World Hindi Conference

The first World Hindi Conference (WHC) will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 22-24. The first World Hindi Conference in September will see experts hold a range of serious scholarly discussions. Jointly organized by the Indian Government, the Hindi Shiksha Sangh of South Africa (HSS) and the Indian Cultural Centre here, the event will be held from September 22 to 24. A large delegation from India comprising around 500 to 600 participants, in addition to about 300 from South Africa will join various other international delegates.

NASA Includes Two Indian Innovators On Waste Management

NASA, the US space agency has included two Indian innovates for its conference on waste management. Nitin Gupta from ‘Attero Recycling’ and Anshu Gonj from ‘Goonj’ are among nine innovators from across the globe that made it to the NASA conference on waste management, which started on 20 July 2012. Gupta from’ Attero Recycling’ is India’s leading provider of end to end electronic and electrical goods e-waste management services, while Goonj is a grass roots NGO focused on transforming and revaluing clothing and textiles waste by working on these issues directly at the community level.

US hosts 19th International AIDS Conference

The world’s largest meeting on HIV/AIDS opened on 22nd July in Washington with calls to speed up the global response to the three-decade-long epidemic that killed 1.5 million people last year.The 19th International AIDS Conference drew around 25,000 people, including politicians, scientists and activists, as well as some of the estimated 34 million people living with HIV who will tell their stories.

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