The Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Dr Srivari Chandrasekhar, welcomed delegates at the G-20 Research and Innovation Initiative (RIIG) Summit, which started in Mumbai on 4th July 2023.
* Recognising the significant role of research, development and innovation in growth and development, Dr Chandrasekhar highlighted the constructive participation of all G-20 member countries in drafting the Ministerial Declaration of the G-20 science engagements.
* The meeting discussed and negotiated the draft Outcome document. It marks the culmination of the G-20 science engagements that took place through a series of meetings in different parts of India during India’s G-20 Presidency in 2023.
* India has taken forward the RIIG during its Presidency in 2023 under the theme ‘Research and Innovation for Equitable Society’..
Source : AIR