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.

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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RAISE 2020: First Artificial Intelligence Summit of India postponed due to Corona Virus

The GoI has postponed the first artificial intelligence summit of the country called RAISE to October 2020.

Highlights

RAISE 2020 is Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020. The summit has been postponed to contain the spread of Corona Virus in the country. It was to be conducted between April 11, 2020 and April 12, 2020.

The Summit is first of its kind. It aims to provide India a roadmap towards social inclusion, transformation and empowerment with the help of Artificial Intelligence.

Objective of the summit

The Summit aims to outline goals and vision of India in using Artificial Intelligence. It will enable exchange of ideas in order to create mass awareness about the current needs of Artificial Intelligence.

GoI measures

In 2019, NITI Aayog established computing platform called AIRAWAT (Artificial Intelligence Research, Analytics and Knowledge Assimilation Platform). It is a cloud computing platform that aims to make India a pioneer amongst emerging economies in sectors such as agriculture, education, health, urbanization and mobility.

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