Important Days and Events Current Affairs - 2020

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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World Productivity Congress in India after 45 years of gap

The World Productivity Congress has been conducted by the World Confederation of Productivity Science since 1969. It was last held in India in 1974. The Congress is held under the theme

Theme: Industry 4.0-Innovation and Productivity


The 19th World Productivity Congress to be held in Bengaluru aims at catalyzing government approaches in enhancing productivity. It is to be held between May 6, 2020 and May 8, 2020.


The Congress will act as a platform to shape future productivity growth. It will also help India and other attending stakeholders to learn innovative approaches that are essential to support the growing population. It is expected that the world population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050 and 11.2 billion by 2100 according to the United Nations.


According to the World Economic Forum, India will become the third largest economy in the world after US and China by 2030. Also, in the next few years India is expected to grow at 7% though it is facing a slowdown currently. This huge market potential of India makes it an ideal choice for the 19th world productivity congress.

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February 29: World Rare Disease Day

Every Year, last date of February is observed as World Rare Disease Day. It was first launched by Eurordis in 2008. It aims to create awareness about the impacts of the disease. This year, it is observed on the theme

Theme: Reframe Rare for Rare Disease Day

Rare Diseases

The rare diseases include Thalassemia, Haemophilia, Sickle Cell Anaemia and primary immune deficiency according to WHO.


There are more than 70 million people that are affected by rare diseases in India. In order to fight against rare diseases, the Union Ministry of Health released National Policy for Rare Diseases.

National Policy on Rare Diseases

The National Policy on Rare Diseases aims to provide treatment up to Rs 15 lakhs. It proposes to set up a registry under ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research). The policy categorizes rare diseases into three categories namely disorders requiring long term or long-life therapy, disorders amenable to one-time treatment and incurable rare disease disorders that require lifelong supportive care.

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