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Consulate General of India,


Vol. 03, Issue No. 19 May 10, 2019.

Vol. 03, Issue 19, May 10, 2019.

Consulate News Notice Regarding Consular Camps in Regina and Saskatoon Consular camps have been planned on 12 May 2019 in Regina and on 19 May 2019 in Saskatoon cities. Prior to the consular camps, in order to clarify queries and new initiatives in consular services, public interactions have also been planned on 11 May and 18 May 2019. For more details about the public interaction and consular camps, following persons may be contacted directly:


Sh. Nish Prasad Email: Saskatoon Mr. Kishore Gali

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Visit to PICS Society, Vancouver (May 08, 2019) Consul General Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi visited Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society, Vancouver and appreciated their services in assisted living and day care catering to the diverse needs of the elderly community members.

Visit to UBC, Vancouver (May 03, 2019) Consul General Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi visited University of British Columbia in Vancouver and presented a set of 49 books on Indian History, Culture and Philosophy as part of "Bharat Ek Parichay - India Corner" to Director Anne Murphy for CISAR-Centre for India and South Asia Research for their library on 3rdh May, 2019.

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11th Surrey International Trade Awards Reception (May 09, 2019) 11th Surrey International Trade Awards was hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on May 09, 2019 at Civic Hotel, Surrey. The award was presented to Northwest Mettech Corp for the success and commitment of Businesses to international trade. Consulate representatives Mr. Nikunj Nayak and Mr. Gibson Mathew Jacob attended the Trade show and proudly promoted “Make in India” and “Investment opportunities in India.

KCABC Vishu – Easter Celebrations (May 04, 2019) Consul CPV Mr. H. Venkatachalam attended KCABC Vishu - Easter Celebrations at Bollywood Banquet Hall, Surrey on 04th May, 2019. Click here to see more pictures…

Cultural Heritage - Festivals of India Summer Festival - Mount Abu (May - June) The summer festival of Mt. Abu of Rajasthan is held every year during Buddha Poornima in the month of May or June The Summer festival of Rajasthan celebrates the affection and joyfulness of the people of hill station, their colorful life and cheerful nature, who welcome the tourist from the depth of their hearts. Mount Abu of Rajasthan is a major pilgrim tourist center situated near Udaipur in south-west of the state of Rajasthan in India and also happens to be the only Hill Station of Rajasthan. This good-looking heaven comes alive with festivities every summer in the Hindu month of Aashadh (May – June). The steep rocks, tranquil lakes, picturesque locations and the enjoyable climate of Mount Abu of Rajasthan make it a perfect location for the Summer festival of Rajasthan. The festival of Rajasthan goes on for three-day and showcases the traditions, culture and the tribal life of Rajasthan. The hospitality of the people, their colorful culture and interesting location made this festival a unforgettable experience. Click on to read more...

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News from/of India 1. India has added two new tech unicorns in just the last month 2019 is turning out to be great for Indian internet ventures. It’s not even mid-way into the year, and the country has already seen two internet firms achieve unicorn valuations, and at least one more is close to the milestone. On May 06, online grocer BigBasket said it has received $150 million (Rs1,040 crore) in funding from South Korea’s Mirae Asset-Naver Asia Growth Fund, UK’s CDC Group, and existing investor Alibaba, at a valuation of over $1 billion. Read more… (Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz, Tuesday, 7th May 2019, 7:36 am)

2. Infra sector has PE/VC inflows jumping 79% in Apr at US$ 4.4 b Mumbai: Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) inflows rose to USD 4.4 billion in April, a clipping at a healthy 79 percent growth over USD 2.4 billion in same month last year. In the reporting month, there were 11 large deals, with value of USD 100 million each aggregating to USD 2.9 billion. Read more… (PTI: May 10, 2019)

3. Piramal Enterprises ties up with CPPIB to set up India's first renewables InvIT Mumbai: Ajay Piramal-led Piramal Enterprises Ltd on Tuesday said it has signed an agreement with Canada's largest pension fund manager Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), to co-sponsor India’s first renewable energy focused Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT). Read more… (Livemint: May 07, 2019)

4. Researchers at IIT Mandi develop self-cleaning glass that purifies water using sunlight Researchers at IIT Mandi have developed a self-cleaning glass that can remove microbes and organic pollutants -- like dyes, detergent and drugs -- from waste water, using only sunlight. Read more… (India TV, Monday, 6th May 2019, 10:15 am)

5. Noida Duo Has Turned 275 Tonnes of Plastic Waste into 6 Lakh Eco-Friendly Tiles! The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation’s (GHMC) dog park is a pop of colour contrasting the mundanity outside. Not only is the greenery in the park a great contributor, but the bright blue-green-pink tiles on the pavement enhance its look manifold. If you read the information board outside, you’ll understand that the tiles are not simply colourful, but made of several plastic items compressed perfectly, to make small tiles. Read more… (The Better India, May 7, 2019, 2:57 pm)

6. Stories from Kashmir Series – Cricket Bat Whether it is Test Cricket or Street Cricket, One Day Match or T20, chances are the Bat that is using is made of the Kashmiri Willow. At Hallmullah, wherever you look you will find Cricket Bats.

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