PIB Analysis 23-11-22

PIB Analysis 23-11-22

UNESCO India Africa Hackathon

  • UNESCO India Africa Hackathon was inaugurated at Gautam Buddha University.
  • The program extensively focused upon promoting engagement and collaboration of the student communities in India with the communities of African nations to develop ingenious and out-of-the-box strategies to tackle the problems faced by mankind.
  • A flag parade by the contingents of all participating countries marked the beginning of the opening ceremony.
  • Each country’s contingent was introduced by the master of ceremony and detailed information about the respective country was shared with the audience.
  • The highlight of the ceremony was, ‘Vande Mataram’ sung by African students.


  • The IPRD is an apex level international annual conference of Indian Navy, and is principal manifestation of Navy’s engagement at the strategic-level.
  • The National Maritime Foundation (NMF) is Navy’s knowledge partner and chief organizer of each edition of the event.
  • The IPRD seeks to foster exchange of ideas and promote deliberations on regionally relevant maritime issues.
  • Being a Track 1.5 event that aims to encourage discussions on public policy, the IPRD endeavors for a balanced representation from government and non-government agencies and institutions.
  • The first two editions of IPRD were held in 2018 and 2019 respectively at New Delhi. IPRD 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak.
  • The third edition of IPRD was held in 2021 in online mode.
  • The fourth edition of IPRD is scheduled to be held from 23 to 25 Nov 22.
  • The theme of IPRD-2022 is ‘Operationalising the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI)’.

Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI)

  • India called upon member states of GPAI to work together for evolving a common framework of rules and guidelines about data governance to prevent user harm and ensure safety of both the internet and AI.
  • GPAI is a congregation of 25 member countries, including the US, the UK, EU, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and Singapore.
  • India had in 2020 joined the group as a founding member.