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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March 23: World Meteorological Day

Every year on March 23, World Meteorological Day is celebrated. It was established in 1950. The Day is being observed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and also by the United Nations.

March 23 has been chosen as the World Meteorological Organization was established on that day in 1950.

Highlights

Every year the WMO fixes the theme of the day. This year, the theme is aligned with the World Water Day that is being celebrated on March 22. The theme of 2020 World Meteorological Day is

Theme: Climate and Water

The theme focuses on drought, floods, frozen water and many more. The Slogan of this year World Meteorological Day is “Count Every Drop, Every Drop Counts”. Several Conference and Exhibitions are conducted on this day.

Significance of the theme

According to the United Nations, today around 844 million people lack basic drinking water. Every day 800 children are dying due to diarrhoea that is caused mainly due to poor water sanitation.

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Facts Box: World Cities Summit

The World Cities Summit was recently postponed due to the threat of Corona Virus. The summit that is to be held in Singapore has been postponed to June 20, 2021. The Summit is an international conference that brings together policy makers to identify innovative solutions to cities that are facing challenges.

This year the summit was to be held under the theme

Theme: Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Adapting to a Disrupted World

About World Cities Summit

The World Cities Summit is biennial. It acts as a common platform for industry experts and government leaders to address sustainable city challenges.

Every year, the summit is held along with Clean Enviro Summit and International Water Week.

Singapore

The first summit was held in 2008. The city is just 721.5 square kilo metre in area. However, the Gross National Income of the city is e 53,530 USD. The city has grown rapidly since its independence. The summit helps other cities to learn live examples from Singapore.

The summit is organized by Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities and Urban Redevelopment Authority.

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