Rio de Janeiro Current Affairs, GK & News

World Water Day – Update (March, 2022)

On 22nd March, World Water Day is observed annually. This day is observed to raise awareness regarding the importance of water and its conservation. Overview: This day focuses to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) of the United Nations. SDG 6 looks to ensure sanitation and safe water for all ..

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Brazil Floods and Mudslides

Death toll from mudslides and floods in colonial-era city of Petropolis in Brazil increased to 117 on February 17, 2022 and was expected to increase further because of heavy rains in the country in almost a century. Key Points City recorded 6 cm of rain, resulting into more soil instability and disrupted efforts to clean ..

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Nusantara-Indonesia New Capital

The Indonesians are moving to a new capital. It is East Kalimantan. It is now called ‘Nusantara’. Earlier, Jakarta was the capital of Indonesia. Nusantara East Kalimantan or Jakarta is located in the Borneo island. The plan to shift the capital here was announced in 2019. It was announced by President Joko Widodo. Reasons for ..

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May 20: World Bee Day

Every year May 20 is being celebrated as World Bee Day by the United Nations. The official celebrations began in 2018. Highlights The World Bee Day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Slovenian apiculture pioneer Anton Jansa. This year, the World Bee Day is celebrated under the theme. Theme: Save the Bees The day ..

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Rio de Janeiro recognised as World Capital of Architecture 2020

Rio de Janeiro has been recognised as ‘World Capital of Architecture’ for 2020 by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Rio de Janeiro will be hosting the World Congress of the International Union of Architects (UIA) in July 2020. The theme of the 2020 World Congress of the International Union of Architects ..

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Rio de Janeiro named as World Capital of Architecture for 2020

The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has been named as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020 by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). Rio will be the first city to receive the title under a program launched together by UNESCO and the International Union of Architects (UIA) in 2018. The ..

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