11 Apr 2024 PIB
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1. The Homoeopathy Symposium
1. India-Peru Trade Agreement Negotiations
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1.The Homoeopathy Symposium

Syllabus: GS-2, Health

Prelims: The Homoeopathy Symposium

Context: The Homoeopathy Symposium, aimed at fostering global collaboration to enhance the efficacy and acceptance of homoeopathy worldwide, concluded in New Delhi. The two-day event witnessed the participation of prominent figures in the field, including the President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu, and several Padma awardees in homoeopathy and Ayush.

Event Highlights:

  • Over 6,000 participants, including doctors, scientists, researchers, academicians, students, and faculty, attended the symposium, facilitating meaningful interactions and discussions.
  • Themed “Empowering Research, Enhancing Proficiency,” the event focused on homoeopathic research, clinical practice, and market insights.
  • Renowned homoeopathic practitioners shared their experiences in managing challenging cases, while veterinarians showcased positive results of homoeopathy in animal cases.
  • Researchers and scientists presented findings from key research activities, with panel discussions covering topics like translational research, education reforms, global perspectives, and quality assurance in homoeopathic medicines.

International Expertise:

  • International experts shared their experiences in homoeopathic research and practice, motivating attendees with clinical research findings and success stories.
  • Students were awarded scholarships, further encouraging the pursuit of excellence in homoeopathy.

Significance of the Event:

  • The symposium emphasized the significance of continuous research, quality education, and global collaboration to enhance homoeopathy’s efficacy and acceptance.
  • It facilitated constructive dialogue among experts, researchers, industry representatives, and professional associations, leading to recommendations for positive changes in the sector.
  • The event highlighted advancements in homoeopathy and laid the groundwork for future endeavors to promote it as an integral part of healthcare.

2. India-Peru Trade Agreement Negotiations

Syllabus: GS-2, International relations

Prelims: India-Peru Trade Agreement

Context: The seventh round of negotiations for the India-Peru Trade Agreement concluded in New Delhi from April 8 to April 11, 2024. This significant event aimed to deepen economic cooperation between the two nations and foster mutual benefits through trade agreements.

Negotiation Process:

  • The discussions focused on understanding each other’s priorities and concerns, ensuring that negotiations were rooted in mutual respect and benefit.
  • Officials highlighted the historical diplomatic relations between India and Peru, dating back to the 1960s, and the recent bilateral discussions that led to the resumption of negotiations.
  • The negotiating teams emphasized the importance of understanding strengths, respecting sensitivities, and engaging in explorative approaches to gainful negotiations.

Participants and Discussions:

  • Around sixty delegates from both sides participated in the negotiations, representing various departments and ministries.
  • Discussions encompassed chapters including Trade in Goods, Trade in Services, Movement of Natural Persons, Rules of Origin, and others.
  • Substantial convergence in the text of the agreement was achieved during the round, with detailed discussions on aspirations and sensitivities between both parties.

Significance of the Agreement:

  • Peru has emerged as the third-largest trading partner of India in the Latin American & Caribbean Region, with bilateral trade witnessing significant growth over the past two decades.
  • The trade agreement under negotiation is expected to further enhance collaboration in various sectors, creating avenues for mutual benefit and advancement.
  • The upcoming rounds of negotiations, preceded by intersessional discussions, aim to resolve outstanding issues and further strengthen the bilateral trade relationship.

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