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Eastern Economic Forum 2021

  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 24, Jan 2022
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Why in News?

Key Pointers by the PM

  • The Prime Minister of India said that the friendship between India and Russia has stood the test of time and it was seen during the Covid pandemic.


  • Covid had highlighted the importance of health and pharma sectors in both the countries’ bilateral cooperation.
  • Act Far East Policy:

    • Vladivostok is truly a ‘Sangam’ of Eurasia and the Pacific.
    • President Putin’s vision for the development of the Russian Far East is worth the praise.
    • India will be a reliable partner for Russia in realizing this vision. In 2019 India announced a commitment to an “Act Far-East” policy.
    • This policy is an important part of a special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia.
  • International Trade and Commerce:

    • India and Russia will also be partners in the opening the Northern Sea Route for international trade and Commerce. 
    • Chennai – Vladivostok Maritime Corridor is making headway.
    • This connectivity project along with the International North-South Corridor will bring India and Russia physically closer to each other.
    • One of India’s biggest shipyards Mazagon Docks Limited will partner with ‘Zvezda’ for the construction of some of the most important commercial ships in the world.

Eastern Economic Forum

  • EEF is an international forum organised each year in Vladivostok, Russia.
  • It was first held in September 2015, at Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, to support the economic development of Russia’s Far East and to expand international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • This was the 6th session of the EEU.
  • This forum is sponsored by the organizing committee appointed by Roscongress.
  • Serves as a platform for the discussion of key issues in the world economy, regional integration, and the development of new industrial and technological sectors, as well as of the global challenges facing Russia and other nations.

Facts for Prelims:

Vidyanjali portal

The Vidyanjali portal will enable community/volunteers to contribute by connecting directly with the government and government-aided schools of their choice.

According to education ministry, any person who is a citizen of India/NRI/PIO OR any organization/institution/company/group registered in India can volunteer and contribute in two ways:

  • Services/activities• Assets/material/equipment such as basic civil infrastructure, basic electrical infrastructure, classroom support materials and equipment, digital infrastructure, equipment for extra curricular activities and sports, yoga, health, etc.
  • Serving and retired teachers, scientist/government/semi government officials, retired armed forces personnel, self-employed and salaried professionals, alumni of educational institutions, homemakers and any other literate person can volunteer at a school that requests for assistance.


  • NISHTHA 3.0 under NIPUN Bharat is a platform that provides training to teachers on how to make education more enjoyable for a practical understanding.
  • Around 25 lakh teachers will be benefitted and trained through NISHTHA