The 10th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was scheduled to be held between January 10 and 12 

in Gandhinagar. The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit has been postponed considering the sudden increase in COVID-19 cases in the state.

The 10th edition of the summit, to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was scheduled to be held between January 101 and 12 in Gandhinagar. The new date of the two-day event will be decided in a meeting on January 6 at 2 pm.

One of the organizers, asking not to be named, has said the physical event stands canceled. Earlier, Gujarat Health Minister Rushikesh Patel said that the state government was “determined” to organize the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit on the scheduled date. For the event, the state government sought relaxation from the Center in the seven-day quarantine rule so that international delegates from “at-risk” countries can attend the event, Patel said on December 30, 2021.

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The Center’s revised guidelines about the Omicron variant mandates that travelers from “at-risk” countries have to undergo a mandatory seven-day quarantine if they test negative for the virus. The event is aimed at attracting investments in the state by bringing together domestic as well as overseas business leaders, investors, heads of states and officials from across the world.

On January 3, a total of 39 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) were signed as part of the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, including those to set up the country’s first lithium refinery and research center for nanosatellites. The MoUs also comprise initial pacts signed by educational institutions for research and training purposes. This was the sixth in the series of MoU signing events that are being organized by the government every Monday. With this, the total number of such MoUs signed so far has risen to 135.

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