Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, participated in the 17th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Culture Ministers’ Meeting held on September 10, 2020.
Discussion was held on the role and place of culture during the global epidemiological crisis and on the prospects for developing multilateral cultural cooperation within the SCO.
The Minister of State for Culture addressed participants of the meeting and presented India’s perspective to strengthen the cultural cooperation within SCO by using digital technology as an effective medium for dissemination and awakening with regard to customs, culture and traditions in the prevailing conditions.
- Headquarters: Beijing, China
- Secretary General: Vladimir Norov
The SCO currently comprises eight Member States (China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan)
1) When was SCO established? – 1996
2) First SCO Summit held on which year? – 2001
3) Which country organised the first SCO Summit? – China
4) What are the official languages of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation? – Chinese and Russian.
5) Who addressed the SCO Summit 2019 from India? – Prime Minister NarendraModi
6) Who represented India at SCO Foreign Minister Meeting 2020? – S Jaishankar
7) What is the Currency and Capital of China? – Renminbi(Currency) & Beijing (Capital)
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