India takes over G20 Presidency

India has assumed the Presidency of the G20 or Group of 20 forum, which comprises of 19 countries and the European Union, on 1st December. The Presidency will be one-year-long and India’s theme for the Presidency is “One Earth, One Family, One Future”. PM Narendra Modi, while addressing G20 Summit in Bali said India’s Presidency will be “ambitious” and “action-oriented”. During its G20 presidency, India will organize around 200 meetings regarding 32 different sectors at 55 places in the country. The G20 summit to be held next year will be one of the highest-level meetings hosted by India. With India assuming the presidency of the G-20, a hundred monuments protected by the central government, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, will be illuminated for a week. The G-20 logo will also be highlighted on these monuments.