May 1

4th National Standards Conclave held in New Delhi.
Department of Commerce, Government of India in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) and other knowledge partners is organizing the 4th National Standards Conclave on 1-2 May 2017 at New Delhi.
The objective of the two day Conclave is to bring awareness and prepare Industries, Central Government Ministries, State Governments, regulatory/ standards setting and conformity assessment bodies on the growing importance of ''Standards'' in the changing scenario of global trade.
The Standards Conclave is being held in the backdrop of diminishing importance of tariffs and rising influence of standards and regulation both in goods and services trade.
A good standards regime shall fulfill the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister for ''Make in India'' campaign. It would also help in preventing flooding of domestic market with unsafe/ sub-standard imports at the expense of our domestic industry as well as consumers.

May 2

Naval Commanders Conference Commences in New Delhi.
A four day Naval Commanders Conference commenced in New Delhi. Hon'ble Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley addressed the Naval Commanders and interacted with them along with Hon'ble RRM Dr. Subhash Bhamre, Defence Secretary and other senior functionaries of the Ministry of Defence.
At the outset, the Hon'ble Defence Minister complimented the Indian Navy for its professionalism & deep commitment towards protecting the maritime interests of the country including the huge maritime boundary as also meeting a large number of international obligations, in line with the country's defence diplomacy requirements.
During his address the Hon’ble Defence Minister about the prevailing & emerging security situation in the sub continent as also the expanding presence of the extra regional powers in India Ocean Region. He also referred to the situation on the Western Border and its linkage to the internal security
Acknowledging the various crucial requirements of the Indian Navy, the Hon’ble Defence Minister assured the Commanders’ that the Govt. is working on all issues very positively and is going to increase the resources to make good the shortfalls soon.
The Defence Minister lauded the efforts of India Navy in indigenisation and urged the Commanders to focus on furtherance of Domestic Expertise building up.

May 3

International permaculture conference to be held in Hyderabad.

Permaculture experts from around the world will attend the 13th International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) to be held November 27 to December 2, 2017.
More than 1,200 delegates from across the globe will attend the IPC with the theme 'Towards healthy societies', being organised by Hyderabad-based environmental and developmental NGO Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, the International Permaculture Convergence Council (IPCC) and Friends of IPC (FIPC).
The primary objective of IPC 2017 is to provide Indian farmers an opportunity to get inspired and learn how their current challenges can be solved using permaculture principles.
IPC is a five day residential, experiential learning forum and will be attended by those who have completed their Permaculture Design Course or have been referred by a permaculture practitioner. This will be preceded by a conference on November 25-26, attended by members of the public, policy makers and representatives of the permaculture community.