Events & Observances Current Affairs - 2019

Latest Events & Observances Current Affairs 2019-20 related to important days, weeks and months. In this category, we put important days celebrated and observed in India and states.

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Arunachal: First International Buyer-Seller Conference of Agriculture

The first buyer seller meet on horticulture and agriculture produce for the state was held in Arunachal Pradesh. It was organized by APEDA-Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Highlights of the event

  • International buyers from 7 countries participated in the meet. It includes Nepal, Bhutan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Oman, UAE and Greece.
  • The products of Arunachal Pradesh that were showcased in the event were fruits, large cardamom, Kiwi, Mandarin oranges, pineapple, organic products, spices, flowers and king chilly.

Significance

The event aimed to promote agricultural products of Arunachal Pradesh. It also aimed to facilitate market linkages for agricultural exports from NER (North Eastern Region). It also acted as a platform for the B2G and B2B meetings of international importers and exporters and the farmers in the NER.

The event was a great opportunity for the producers of the NER, especially Arunachal Pradesh to explore new opportunities of horticulture and agriculture.

Arunachal Pradesh

Around 75% to 80% of land in Arunachal Pradesh is still unexplored. The state is blessed with 5 types of agro-climatic zones. It has great potential for horticulture crops

14 November: World Diabetes Day

Every year 14 November is observed as World Diabetes Day (WDD), a primary global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes. The need to create a day for the awareness of diabetes came in response to growing concerns about escalating health threats due to diabetes. As of now about 21,463 people have tested their risk of type 2 diabetes and despite such a high number of people suffering from it, there is little awareness about the condition and its effect on everyday life.

About World Diabetes Day

Background: The World Diabetes Day was created by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991, to create awareness about diabetes among common people. The day 14 November also marks the birth anniversary of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. While WDD was first created in 1991, the day became official United Nations Day in 2006.

Objective: To provide a platform to promote International Diabetes Federation (IDF) advocacy efforts throughout the year.

Symbol: WDD campaign is represented by a blue circle logo on a white background– the blue circle stands as the global symbol for diabetes awareness. The symbol was adopted after UN passed a resolution on diabetes in year 2007.

2019 Theme: Family and Diabetes. It focuses on raising awareness of impact that diabetes has on family and support network of those affected with the disease.