On the 18th day, the first discussion began with opening remarks by Dr. Vibhuti Patel. Professor Vibhuti Patel began the discussion by referencing earlier sessions and presentations that covered a range of topics including social security, Right to Information (RTI), Right to Education (RTE), income support during crises, the challenges faced by women survivors of violence, Goa's Children's Act, Uniform Civil Code (UCC), the Juvenile Justice Act, and the roles of administrators, specifically Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, in providing support. These discussions provided a holistic backdrop for addressing housing laws and policies in India. Dr. Vibhuti Patel then introduced the theme and the speaker, namely Housing
Culture reflects the paradigm of the attitudes and behaviours that are inherited by people. Cultural activities are the mirror of direct and indirect contributions to economic growth and social well-being as well as depicts one’s rich heritage along with ethics and value systems. Culture is always a propellant fuel to G20 agendas as this year's theme of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” emphasises global unity by promoting “One World One Family and One Future”. Moreover, culture is considered a crucial driver for strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive growth, inclusive of technological advancement and digitalization.
The Group of Twenty (G20) was formed in 1999 after the Asian financial crisis as a forum for Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors to discuss global economic and financial issues. It comprises 19 countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Türkiye, United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union. The G20 members represent around 85% of the global GDP, over 75% of the global trade, and about two-thirds of the world population. G20 is a rotational form of Presidency so it does not have a permanent secretariat or staff. Due to the the global economic and financial crisis of 2007, and 2009, The G20 was upgraded to the level of Heads of State/Government. Since then G20 Leaders have met regularly, and it has become the premier forum for international economic cooperation. The forum discusses broad macroeconomic issues, as well as agendas in terms of trade, climate change, sustainable development, health, agriculture, energy, environment, climate change, and anti-corruption.
The second session of the eighth day of the LPPYF program, organized by IMPRI, Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, on 28 th June, 2023, was a thought-provoking discussion on the intricate relationship between peace, conflict, and social work. Prof Vibhuti Patel, Visiting Distinguished Professor, IMPRI, presided over the session, with Dr. Gladstone Xavier, a distinguished faculty member and former head of the Social Work Department at Loyola College, Chennai, as the esteemed speaker. Nikita Bhardwaj, a research intern at IMPRI, had the honor of introducing Dr. Gladstone Xavier.
Can an Indian startup come up with a solution that detects an attempt to make a call using a spoofed number? Identity theft is a common enough danger in these times, when everyday living is digitalised but human behaviour stays in the analog era, if not in the stone age.
Recent developments in the Indian aviation sector are cause for concern, as the industry has virtually turned into a duopoly market. IndiGo and Air India have proven to be established players, while newer airlines have all but exited the aviation market owing to predatory pricing of flight tickets. The emerging duopoly market between IndiGo and Air India has meant the highest surge in airfare, which is a concern for air travellers.
A constructive response to the atrocity in Manipur is to shun the politics that pits communities against one another.