SEMINARS - MEETINGS - 2017 February

February 1

Venkaiah Naidu Inaugurates Digital Radio Round Table Conference.
Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu was inaugurated the Digital Radio or All Round Table Conference in New Delhi on January 31, 2017.
Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) and Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL).
To stimulate the interests of the key Indian stakeholders in the public phase launch of the project to digitise radio in India, following the successful installation of DRM digital radio transmitters by All India Radio (AIR).

February 2

SAARC programming committee meeting concludes in Kathmandu.
The two-day meeting of SAARC Programming Committee was held in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. All eight members participated in the meeting.
This was the first senior level meeting of Association since postponement of 19th SAARC Summit in November 2016 after four nations Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh and India had requested for it following escalation of tension between India and Pakistan over the issue of terrorism.
In Kathmandu meeting, the committee had discussed various administrative and financial issues related to SAARC Secretariat and its bodies.
It also had discussed issues related to budget of the SAARC Secretariat and five regional centres of SAARC, among others.
Member Countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.

February 7

17th session of BIMSTEC senior officials meeting to begin in Kathmandu.
The Indian delegation at the session is being led by Secretary Preeti Saran.
The day-long meeting will include a review of the progress made by the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). It will also include a discussion over the future course of action on strengthening cooperation among the group’s member countries.
Member Counties: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal.

International Conference & Exhibition On Terrestrial & Satellite Broadcasting Held In New Delhi.
The 23rd edition of International Conference and Exhibition on Terrestrial & Satellite Broadcasting was held in New Delhi.
The 3-day conference organized by the Broadcast Engineering Society (India).
Theme: 'Hybrid Technologies in Broadcasting New Opportunities'.
In this EXPO, nearly 300 companies from 25 countries displayed their products directly or through their dealers and distributors in India.

February 8

India to host meet against nuclear terror.
IN A move to rally support for India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), New Delhi will host the Implementation and Assessment Group Meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) from February 8 to 10.
This event highlights India’s commitment to global nuclear non-proliferation and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. It is a part of our overall engagement with the international community on nuclear security issues.
Approximately 150 delegates from various GICNT partner countries and international organisations will participate in the event.
While Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar will inaugurate the meeting, it will conclude with an address by RB Grover, member, Atomic Energy Commission of India.
GICNT was launched in 2006 jointly by Russia and the US. In the past 10 years, it has grown to include 86 partner-nations and five official observer organisations.

February 9

4th BIMSTEC Summit To Be Held In Nepal In 2017.
The 17th session of the senior officials’ meeting of the BIMSTEC in Kathmandu. The Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal informed during the 17th BIMSTEC-SOM meeting in Kathmandu that the 4th BIMSTEC Summit would be hosted by Nepal in 2017.
Earlier in 2016, the 4th Summit was scheduled to be held in Nepal, but due to some political reasons, Kathmandu was unable to host the event last year.
Presently, the BIMSTEC is chaired by Nepal. It was founded in 1997 to bring together Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Sri Lanka.