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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GoI hosts National Organic Food Festival in New Delhi

The Government of India is to host National Organic Food Festival at the National Capital between February 21, 2020 and February 23, 2020. The festival is first of its kind. Around 150 women entrepreneurs are to participate in the festival

Highlights

The Ministry of Food Processing is organizing National level Food Festival for 3 days. Several Self-Help Groups are to exhibit their spices, fruits and vegetable, honey, dry fruits, cereals, etc. The main aim of the festival is to boost production of organic products. The festival is to be conducted under the theme

Theme: Unleashing India’s Organic Market Potential

Purpose

The festival aims to conduct training programmes, marketing innovation programmes, imparting knowledge about supply of organic products. It will also conduct training programmes on FSSAI regulations that will help to get familiarized with regulatory processes.

Organic Market Potential of India

India is world’s 9th largest agricultural organic market in the world. It produces 1.7 million tonnes of organic foods. It includes cotton, pulses, fruits, tea, medicinal plants, coffee, vegetables, sugarcane, oil seeds, etc.

Goal Set

India has set a goal of increasing business of organic sector to Rs 75,000 crores by 2025. In 2015, it was Rs 27,000 crores.

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February 13: World Radio Day

Every Year February 13 is being celebrated as World Radio Day. The day is being celebrated by UNESCO of United Nations. The organization calls all radio stations to uphold matters of diversity. This year the day is celebrated under the theme

Theme: Radio and Diversity

This year theme brings in the diversity in linguistic tolerance, diversity and plurilingualism. Also, it intends to spread the message that radio is a crucial medium of communication to celebrate intercultural competence, humanity and democratic citizenship.

Objective

The main objective to celebrate World Radio Day is to increase awareness about radio among media and public. It also aims to encourage key decision makers to provide access to information through radio.

History

The World Radio Day was first celebrated in 2013. The resolution to celebrate World Radio Day was taken in 2012 United Nations General Assembly.

Significance

Radio is still widely used medium of communication a global level. Also, radio stations help to serve diverse communities, offer wide view-points and reflect diversity of audience.radio

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