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Haryana Gears Up for July G20 Meetings: Showcasing Startup Innovation and Addressing Crime in the Age of Emerging Technologies

30 June 2023, Chandigarh: After successfully hosting of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group and Agriculture Working Group meetings in Haryana in March, the state government is now gearing up to host two additional G20 meetings in July. The first event, Startups 20 Shikhar, will be organized by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India in collaboration with the Haryana Government. It is scheduled to take place in Gurugram on July 3 and 4. The second event, the Conference on Crime and Security in the Age of NFTs, AI, and Metaverse, will be organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs and is set to be held on July 13 and 14.

The Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal today reviewed the arrangements with the senior officers of the State and Union Government. Mr. Kaushal said that about 800 delegations from G20 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkiye, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the European Union, would participate in the conference. Additionally, nine countries, namely Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain, and the UAE, have been invited as guests to the conference.

Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Secretary, DPIIT, participated in the meeting through video conferencing said that the Startup20 Engagement Group operates under the India G20 Presidency, with the goal of shaping the future of the global startup ecosystem. Comprising delegates from G20 nations and invitee countries, Startup20 aims to foster innovation, collaboration, and inclusive growth, unlocking the full potential of startups for economic prosperity and societal impact.

Mr. Kaushal further said that the G 20 conference on Crime and Security in the Age of NFTs, AI, and Metaverse will be held in Gurugram on July 13 with the aim to address the challenges posed by emerging technologies such as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Metaverse, and their impact on crime and security. It will provide a platform for experts, policymakers, and stakeholders from around the world to engage in meaningful discussions, share insights, and develop strategies.

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