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G-20 nations have agreed to make united efforts to address major global economic challenges

Osaka :29/6/19:   G-20 nations have agreed to make united efforts to address major global economic challenges. The countries have affirmed to work together to foster global economic growth while harnessing the power of technological innovation, in particular digitization and its application for the benefits of all.

In a final statement at the end of the two-day summit at Osaka in Japan, nineteen members of the grouping, except the United States, agreed to the irreversibility of Paris climate deal and pledged its full implementation.

Briefing media, India’s Sherpa Suresh Prabhu said, India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi played a very pro-active, positive and forward role and raised various issues at the summit. Mr Prabhu said, India has been championing anti-corruption measures at global level. He stressed on the need for member countries to fight corruption and combat foreign bribery.

Mr Modi took part in the G-20 Session on Quality Infrastructure Investment and Development Cooperation. He laid special emphasis on building a disaster resilient future and invited member nations to join the International Coalition on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure. Mr Modi said, such infrastructure is required not only for development, but is also necessary to combat natural calamities. The Prime Minister had mooted this idea at the G-20 meet in Argentina last year to help the smaller nations especially after calamities.

At the 3rd session of the G-20 today, the Prime Minister emphasised on healthcare including India’s traditional healing measures, yoga and Ayushman Bharat. Mr Modi said, 5A’s are well known in Health Services: Accessible, Affordable, Appropriate, Accountable and Adaptable. He said, to this, India has added AYUSH – Alternate and Traditional System of Medicine and Ayushman Bharat – world’s largest health insurance scheme.

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The Prime Minister took part in a special session on women empowerment. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar told reporters that the session witnessed an in-depth dialogue on how to further empower women and work towards gender equality.

Mr Modi also held bilateral talks with the Presidents of Turkey, Brazil, Indonesia and also his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison. In his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Prime Minister discussed the issues of expanding co-operation in trade and investment and defence sector.

During his meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the two nations set a target of 50 billion US dollars for bilateral trade over the next six years. They also discussed ways to deepen bilateral cooperation in defence and maritime fronts.

Mr Modi also held wide-ranging talks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The Prime Minister said in a tweet that the meeting with the Australian Prime Minister will add vigour to bilateral ties and lead to new areas of co-operation. Mr Modi has since left for home after concluding his three-day visit to Japan.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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