Vol:10.1 October1–7, 2018 CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA TORONTO, CANADA New Website: www.cgitoronto.gov.in Consul General Mr. Dinesh Bhatia with the newly elected President, Mr. Pranav Patel and his team from Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi with Vladimir Putin, President of Russia in Hyderabad House, New Delhi Participate in Bharat ko Janiye Quiz: www.bharatkojaniye.in Consul General Mr. Dinesh Bhatia and Mrs. Seema Bhatia giving away prizes to students of Frederick Banting International School and Guru Tegh Bahadur School on Gandhi Jayanti Updates from Consulate General of India, Toronto Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations Cosulate General of India organised a painting competition on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti at the premises of Frederick Banting International School, with the support of the school on 3rd October 2018 (Wednesday). The core objective of conducting this interactive and engaging activity was to reach out to younger generation who are away from their roots and imparting them with valued teachings of Mahatma Gandhi as we commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The students of primary and secondary grade from Frederick Banting International School and Guru Tegh Bahadur School (both are under the same Principal and management) enthusiastically participated in the competition. The students were really eager to display their talent and the knowledge on the life and teaching of Mahatma Gandhi, which they had acquired in this short period through self-search on the subject. Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations Meeting with members of Indo-Canadian Media Club Consul General created an interactive environment by reaching out to students and providing them with interesting insights on milestone achievements of Mahatma Gandhi such as Non-Cooperation movement and Dandi March that were significant phases of Independence movement of India. The students were really charged by the interactive approach of the Consul General and opened up to discuss how they got to know about Mahatma Gandhi and spoke about the books and stories they have read about him to prepare for this painting competition. The young participants with great zeal and enthusiasm vied to show their drawings to the visiting dignitaries. All the students were handed over with certificate of participation. Furthermore, 6 winning students were awarded with trophies and books on Mahatma Gandhi by the Consulate. Consul General received the office bearers and members of IndoCanadian Media Club at the Consulate, comprising radio, TV and print media. He discussed the upcoming consular camps with them. Visit of Mr. Suresh Kumar Makhijani, Joint Director General, TPCI Announcement: Consular Camps Updates from India Mr. Hoti Lal, Consul, attended a Navratri Festival ‘Hasmukh Mukhi’ organised by Color Art & Entertainment on 7 October 2018. He addressed the gathering and congratulated them for the upcoming Navratri Festival and the festive season. He also briefed them about the various Consular services offered by CGI Toronto for the Indian community. Navratri Festival ‘Hasmukh Mukhi’ Visit of Russian President to India Mr. Suresh Kumar Makhijani, Joint Director General, Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) visited Toronto from 01- 04 October, 2018 for the promotion of second edition of INDUSFOOD to be held on 14–15 January 2019 at NOIDA, India. Consulate General of India, Toronto organized and facilitated focused meetings for Mr. Makhijani with key organisations operating in the food sector like Loblaws, Global Choice Foods, Gelda Foods, East India Company as well as important Chambers of Commerce like Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce and Canada-India Economic Council. INDUSFOOD is India’s official, export-focused Food And Beverage Trade fair showcasing the country’s best line-up of food & agriculture products to global buyers. The first edition of INDUSFOOD was organized by the Council from 18–19 January, 2018 at Greater Noida (Delhi-NCR). The first edition of INDUSFOOD had successfully attracted a 15-member business delegation from Canada. A successful B2B dialogue between Canadian business delegation and Indian exporters was organized during the event and nine (09) Canadian delegates participated in the B2B round table meeting along with nine Indian food exporters. Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) is an apex trade and investment promotion organization notified in the Foreign Trade Policy. TPCI is also recognized and supported by the Department of Commerce, Government. of India. It works towards facilitating the growth of Indian industry with global investment & trade opportunities. Visit of Mr. Suresh Kumar Makhijani, Joint Director General, TPCI Prime Minister of the Republic of India H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi and President of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Vladimir V. Putin met for the 19th edition of the Annual Bilateral Summit in New Delhi on October 4–5, 2018. India-Russia cooperation is based on the solid foundations of the 1971 Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of India and the USSR, 1993 Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of India and the Russian Federation, 2000 Declaration on Strategic Partnership between the Republic of India and the Russian Federation and 2010 Joint Statement elevating the Partnership to a Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership. Both the Sides expressed their satisfaction on the progress in India — Russia relations, shared interests and similar positions on issues of bilateral and international importance and agreed to continue this trajectory of closer cooperation, coordination and consolidation of gains to surge ahead the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership of India and Russia for the mutual prosperity of people of both countries. ` Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Bharat ko Janiye Quiz Register Now! Updates from India *News Reports included in this Newsletter have been sourced from third party websites/portals. Consulate General of India, Toronto does not modify/alter their content in any manner Updates from India Know India Programme for young overseas Indians Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, is accepting applications for 49th to 52nd editions of Know India Programme. S. No. KIP Duration of Stay in India Partner States Duration of Stay in Partner States 1 49th KIP 20th November 2018 to 14th December 2018 Andhra Pradesh 25th Nov. to 4th December 2018 2 50th KIP 15th December 2018 to 8th January 2019 Maharashtra and Daman & Diu 21st to 25th December 2018 & 26th December 2018 to 31st December 2018 3 51st KIP 5th January 2019 to 29th January 2019 Gujarat 10th January to 20th January 2019 4 52nd KIP 16th January 2019 to 09th February 2019 Jharkhand & Bihar 27th to 31st January 2019 & 31st January to 05th February The last date for the registration on KIP Portal for 49th & 50th KIPs is 15th October 2018 and for 51st & 52nd KIPS the last date is 15th November 2018. For more details on eligibility and selection criteria please visit — www.kip.gov.in Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children [SPDC] for Higher and Technical Education in Indißa Government of India launched a scheme called “Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children” (SPDC), in the academic year 2006–2007, for the children of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to assist them in pursuing Under Graduate courses in Indian Universities/Institutes. Under SPDC scheme financial assistance for specific undergraduate courses in Professional and Non-Professional courses (except Medical and related courses) is provided towards tuition fee, admission fee and post admission services. The scheme is applicable to NRIs and PIOs from 66 select countries. Scholarship shall be provided to 150 selected students, without earmarking NRIs/ PIOs. 50 out of these 150 scholarships are earmarked for Children of Indian workers (CIWG) in the 17 Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries subject to fulfilling eligibility conditions. Of these 50 scholarships 1/3rd shall be reserved for children who are pursuing studies in India, subject to fulfilling eligibility conditions. If any of these seats are not filled up, they will be made available to applicants from other categories under SPDC and vice-versa. The date for the online submission of application has been extended till October 15, 2018 to enable the candidates who couldn’t apply earlier for the scholarship. News Updates Andrew Scheer pitches Canadian oil to Indian PM Narendra Modi, touts trade ties https://globalnews.ca/news/4530890/andrew-scheer-india-narendra-modi-oil-trade/ Canada Carbon’s Executive Chairman and CEO Appointed to the Canada India Economic Council (CIEC) https://www.juniorminingnetwork.com/junior-miner-news/press-releases/926-tsx-venture/ccb/52952-canada-carbon-sexecutive-chairman-and-ceo-appointed-to-the-canada-india-economic-council-ciec.html Canada to take biometrics of Indian visa applicants from next year https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/canada-to-take-biometrics-of-indian-visa-applicants-from-nextyear/articleshow/66069615.cms India and US bilateral trade rises 119% since 2007 at US$ 126.2 billion https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/india-and-us-bilateral-trade-rises-119-since-2007-at-126-2- billion-118100801056_1.html

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