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Best Performing Smart Cities paired up with least performing to work as SISTER CITIES

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has paired up 20 best performing smart cities with least performing cities. They will work as “sister cities”.

Highlights

The best performing cities include Tiruppur, Nagpur, Bhopal, Ranchi, Kanpur, Surat, Indore, Vellore, Vishakhapatnam, Varanasi, Vellore, Nashik, Vadodara, Pune, Kota, Davangere, Dehradun, Udaipur, Amaravati and Agra.

The programme to join a least performing city with the best performing city has been named 20-20 formula. The sister cities under the programme will sign MoUs. For instance, Ranchi has been paired with Pune, and Shimla with Dharmsala and so on.

The pairing has been done based on culture and region.

Cities in India

According to Census 2011, cities in India accommodate more than 31% of population of India. They contribute 63% of GDP. It is expected that their contribution towards GDP is to increase by 75% by 2030. Therefore, it is important make sustainable developments in the urban sector adopting innovative technologies.

One such most crucial part of smart city programme is city extension and city renewal. In these areas, it is essential to make sure the development is environmentally feasible.

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India International Seafood Show held in Kochi

The Marine Products Export Development Authority Organized International Sea Food Show in Kochi. Around 5,000 delegates participated in the show. The show will provide a platform for overseas importers of Indian marine products and also for Indian exporters.

The Show is being held between February 7, 2020 and February 9, 2020.

Highlights

Around 350 stalls, 200 exhibitors and 5,000 delegates are to participate at the event. The show was previously held in Goa in January 2018. The show was organized under the theme

Theme: Blue Revolution: Beyond Production to Value Addition

IISS is one of Asia’s largest food fair. The fair is being held in Kerala after a gap of 12 years. Kerala’s Fisheries sector is important because it contributes 3% of India’s GDP.

Significance

The show aims to increase the seafood trade of India in global market from 4.1% to 6.7% by 2030.

Fisheries Sector

The Global Fisheries sector contribute to 1% of world GDP. The total world population involved in fisheries industry is 40.5 million.

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