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World Water Development Report 2020 released

The United Nations predicted the effect of climate change on water availability and food production in the World Water Development Report 2020. About the Report The World Water development report is an annual thematic report released by UN Water and coordinated by the World Water Assessment Program. The 2020 report was released under the title ..

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United Nations Warns: 4.4 billion people to live with limited water by 2050

On World Water Day, the United Nations warned that 3.5 to 4.4 billion people are to live with limited access to water by 2050. Of these more than 1 billion are to live in major cities. Highlights The United Nations also said that today there are 2.2 billion people in the world lacking safe drinking ..

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March 23: World Meteorological Day

Every year on March 23, World Meteorological Day is celebrated. It was established in 1950. The Day is being observed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and also by the United Nations. March 23 has been chosen as the World Meteorological Organization was established on that day in 1950. Highlights Every year the WMO fixes ..

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March 22: World Water Day

Every year since 1993, World Water Day is being celebrated on March 22. It is being celebrated to spread the importance of fresh water. The day is celebrated by United Nations as well along with various other organizations all over the world. The theme of World Water Day is Theme: Water and Climate Change Significance ..

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World Bank and GoI sign Agreement on Climate Resilient Rain-Fed Agriculture

On March 11, 2020, the World Bank, Government of India and Government of Himachal Pradesh signed a loan agreement of 80 million USD to increase agricultural productivity and improve water management practices in Himachal Pradesh. Highlights The loan is to be used to implement the project in around 428 Gram Panchayats. The Panchayats are spread ..

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