First World Sufi Forum
First World Sufi Forum was held from 17-20 March in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated World Sufi Forum in New Delhi. The meeting was organized by All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB), the apex body of Sufi Dargahs in India.

SAARC Foreign Ministerial Meeting
The 37th foreign ministerial meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries concluded in Nepal’s Pokhara on March 17 with the declaration to convene the 19th Summit in Pakistan on 9-10 November 2016.

Advancing Asia Conference
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the “Advan-cing Asia Conference” in Delhi organized by the Govern-ment of India and the International Monetary Fund(IMF). The conference was held from 11-13 March 2016.During the conference, India and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have decided to set up South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Centre (SARTTC) in New Delhi. In this regard, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

National Conference of Women Legislators
President Pranab Mukherjee on 5 March inaugurated a National conference on ‘Women Legislators: Building Resurgent India’ in New Delhi. The conference was held on 5- 6 March 2016. The National Conference of Women Legislators adopted a resolution to work for transparent, accountable and inclusive governance and to contribute the task of building a ‘Resurgent India’. The resolution was adopted by conference participants in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and former president Pratibha Patil.

India To Host International Geological Congress
India will host the 36th International Geological Congress in March 2020 for which the Union Cabinet on 2 March approved setting up of a society which will also strive to promote geoscience in the Indian subcontinent. The society, “36th International Geological Congress” will be established under the Indian Society Registration Act, 1860, for organising the event in 2020 and promoting geoscience in Indian subcontinent. The event will be held in NCR, Delhi, in March 2-6, 2020.

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