Urbanization Current Affairs, GK & News

Ukraine’s Odesa designated as World Heritage in Danger site

The UNESCO of the United Nations presents the tag of World Heritage in Danger. World Heritage Sites face several problems such as development in tourism, war, natural disasters, poaching, urbanization, and pollution. To protect the sites from catastrophic damages, UNESCO designates them as World Heritage in Danger sites. Today, the list has 55 such sites. ..

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World Bank: Financing India’s Infrastructure Needs Report

The report titled “Financing India’s Infrastructure Needs: Constraints to Commercial Financing and Prospects for Policy Action” was released recently by the World Bank. What are the key findings of the report? To keep pace with the growing requirements of the urban population, India needs to increase its annual investment in city infrastructure from an average ..

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October 31: World Cities Day

World Cities Day is observed on October 31 to promote international cooperation in the promotion of global urbanization and address related challenges. What is the theme for World Cities Day 2022? The theme for World Cities Day has been the same since the inception. It is “Better City, Better Life”. However, the sub-theme for the ..

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Second Phase of Urban Environment Improvement Programme launched in Punjab

Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab has virtually launched the phase-II of Rs. 11,000 crore Urban Environment Improvement Programme (UIEP). He has launched the programme from Bachat Bhawan, Ludhiana in Punjab. The project will focus on the development of the state’s urban infrastructure and well- organized service delivery systems to the urban population. What were ..

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Ordinance on Water Issues

The Punjab Government approved the legislation of “The Punjab Water Resources (Management and Regulation) Ordinance 2019”. This has come against the backdrop of Overutilization of groundwater for the purpose of agriculture and other requirements. Another cause is due to urbanization and industrialization of the area. This problem has affected the creatures and people living in ..

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2019 edition of World Cities Day (WCD)

The World Cities Day (WCD) is observed every year on 31 October to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world. The 2019 theme “Changing the world: innovations and a better life for ..

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