Where was the first G20 summit held? In the year 2008, the very first G20 Summit took place in Washington DC.
The list of G20 Summits is an important topic for competitive exams. Questions on G20 Summits are asked in the general awareness section of these exams.
Candidates preparing for upcoming Government exams such as SSC, RRB, Bank, etc. must keep abreast with G20 summits as general awareness is a critical part of the syllabus for most of these exams.
UPSC aspirants must also go through the G20 summit’s topic carefully as they can also encounter questions based on it in the UPSC Prelims.
What is a G20 Summit?
The G20 summit founded in 1999 is the premier forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together the world’s major advanced and emerging economies.
G20 Summit 2021 will take place in Rome (Italy) in October 2021. India will host the G20 Summit 2023.
Like G20, there are other Important Summits and conferences as well that can be referred to in the linked article.
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List of G20 Summits & Members
The G20 Summit 2020 was organized in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in November 2020. It was the 15th G20 summit which was held virtually on November 21st and 22nd, 2020. It was chaired by the Saudi King, Salman bin Abdulaziz.
In the 15th G20 summit Indian delegation is headed by PM Narendra Modi. Check India’s role in G20 Summit and other important facts of the summit.
Similarly, the table below enlists the G20 Summits that took place from 2008 to 2021, candidates will also get the G20 summits hosts, venue and dates in the list.
|List of G20 Summits|
|G-20 Summits||Dates||G20 Host Countries||Venue & Host city||Host leader|
|1st||November 14th-15th, 2008||United States||National Building Museum, Washington, D.C||George W. Bush|
|2nd||April 2nd, 2009||United Kingdom||ExCeL London, London||Gordon Brown|
|3rd||September 2th -25th, 2009||United States||David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh||Barack Obama|
|4th||June 26th-27th 2010||Canada||Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto||Stephen Harper|
|5th||November 11th–12th 2010||South Korea||COEX Convention & Exhibition Center, Seoul||Lee Myung-bak|
|6th||November 3rd–4th, 2011||France||Palais des Festivals, Cannes||Nicolas Sarkozy|
|7th||June 18th–19th, 2012||Mexico||Los Cabos Convention Center, San José del Cabo, Los Cabos||Felipe Calderón|
|8th||September 5th–6th, 2013||Russia||Constantine Palace, Saint Petersburg||Vladimir Putin|
|9th||November 15th–16th, 2014||Australia||Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane||Tony Abbott|
|10th||November 15th–16th,2015||Turkey||Regnum Carya Hotel Convention Centre, Serik, Antalya||Recep Tayyip Erdoğan|
|11th||September 4th–5th 2016||China||Hangzhou International Exhibition Centre, Hangzhou||Xi Jinping|
|12th||July 7th–8th 2017||Germany||Hamburg Messe, Hamburg||Angela Merkel|
|13th||November 30th – December 1st 2018||Argentina||Costa Salguero Center, Buenos Aires||Mauricio Macri|
|14th||June 28th- 29th, 2019||Japan||Intex Osaka, Osaka||Shinzō Abe|
|15th||November 21st–22nd 2020||Saudi Arabia||King Abdullah Financial District, Riyadh||Salman|
|16th||October 30th-31st 2021||Italy||Rome||Giuseppe Conte|
|17th||2022 [Date to be announced]||Indonesia||–||Joko Widodo|
|18th||2023 [Date to be announced]||India||–||Narendra Modi|
|19th||2024 [Date to be announced]||Brazil||–||Jair Bolsonaro|
Reference – Wikipedia [wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_G20_summits]
Who are the G20 Members?
On the number of its members, its name is termed as the G-20 i.e. the group of twenties. It is worth mentioning that G20 members represent around 85% of global GDP, over 75% of global trade, and two-thirds of the world’s population. The name of G20 members are:
|List of G 20 Members|
|Republic of Korea||Russia|
|South Africa||Saudi Arabia|
|United States of America||United kingdom|
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G-20 Summits – Sample Questions for General Knowledge
To understand the relevance of G20 Summits for competitive exams it is essential to know the variety of questions given in the exam paper. Hence, for candidates assistance, given below are a few sample questions on the G20 Summits and meetings held so far replicating the question type they may be asked in the exam.
Q.1.Which of the following city will organize the G20 summit to be held in 2021?
Q.2 When was the G20 Summit established?
Q.3. Which of the following is not a member of the G20?
Q.4. Where was the first G20 summit held and in which year?
- Canada 2002
- Britain 2008
- United States of America 2008
- France 2002
Q.5. Which and when will India host a G20 Summit?
- 2021, 15th G20 Summit
- 2021, 16th G20 Summit
- 2022, 16th G20 Summit
- 2023, 18th G20 Summit
The questions given above are just for your reference, candidates must be prepared with the updated information regarding the G20 Summits. Check out Previous Year Question Papers PDF with Solutions for more variety of questions.
Aspirants must have a clear idea of the entire syllabus for the various government exams and only then can they start their preparation systematically. So given below are a set of links they can refer to:
Aspirants who are looking forward to applying for the Government exams must start their preparation and for any help or assistant can refer to BYJU’S and get the latest information, study material and tips for preparation.