• India Bags Golden & Silver Star at The International ‘Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2023 at ITB, Berlin 2023.
  • The Golden City Gate Tourism Multi-media Awards are given annually in various categories related to the Tourism and Hospitality sectors.
  • The ‘Golden City Gate’ is a creative multi-media international competition for countries, cities, regions and hotels.
  • The Golden City Gate is the creative and innovative expression of the tourism industry.
  • Since 2001 it takes place in Berlin as an international tourism film and multimedia competition.

SCO meeting of Chief Justices

  • The Pakistan delegation, including the Chief Justice of the country’s Supreme Court, skipped the 18th meeting of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states.
  • Supreme Court of India will host the 18th meeting of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states in New Delhi .
  • The first meeting was held in 2006, in Shanghai.
  • The 17th meeting was held in Dushanbe.
  • India assumed rotational presidency of the SCO for a year in 2022 through the Samarkand declaration.
  • The Indian participation in the meeting is likely to include Chief Justice of India and the judges of the Supreme Court among others.

What is the SCO?

  • The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation.
  • It was created in 2001 on the basis of the “Shanghai five” formed after the signing by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia and Tajikistan.

The main goals of the SCO are:

  1. strengthening mutual confidence and good-neighbourly relations among the member countries;
  2. promoting effective cooperation in politics, trade and economy, science and technology, culture as well as education, energy, transportation, tourism, environmental protection and other fields;
  3. making joint efforts to maintain and ensure peace, security and stability in the region,
  4. moving towards the establishment of a new, democratic, just and rational political and economic international order.


  1. India
  2. Kazakhstan
  3. China
  4. Kyrgyzstan
  5. Russia
  6. Pakistan
  7. Tajikistan
  8. Uzbekistan
  9. Observer countries
  10. Afghanistan
  11. Belarus
  12. Iran
  13. Mongolia
  14. Dialogue partner countries
  15. Azerbaijan
  16. Armenia
  17. Cambodia
  18. Nepal
  19. Turkey
  20. Sri Lanka


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