World Philosophy Day is commemorated on the third Thursday of November every year. This year it will fall on November 17.
World Philosophy Day 2022
World Philosophy Day is commemorated on the third Thursday of November every year. This year it will fall on November 17. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed it an International day in 2005. However, that was not always the case. World Philosophy Day was first celebrated on November 21, 2002. UNESCO aimed to raise public awareness about philosophy and how vital it is, not only to connect the world today but to the past and present, as well as for a better understanding of the future.
World Philosophy Day 2022: Theme
The theme for the 2022 World Philosophy Day is ‘The Human of the Future’. UNESCO along with Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts has organized a symposium and exhibition. This event has been developed around the themes and disciplinary structuring fields of anthropology, natural sciences (the non-human), post-colonialism, technology issues, gender, waste, fictional inventions, the perspective of a long time and the cosmos. It is set to take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, Room II, from 16 to 18 November 2022.
World Philosophy Day 2022: Significance
World Philosophy Day is commemorated to encourage people in learning about philosophy and how to speak out their philosophical thoughts. Philosophy as a discipline is vital in understanding the world better. It is also a stepping stone towards peaceful coexistence among people from around the world. There seems hardly any coincidence that World Philosophy Day falls close to International Tolerance Day.
The day also helps us understand the importance of analysis, research, and study of the events of the past as well as the present. This can help us gain access into the future world and how to better take on the challenges in our lives.
World Philosophy Day: History
The first celebration of World Philosophy Day took place in 2002. After it, UNESCO deemed it necessary to institutionalize the celebration of philosophical reflection around the world in 2005. Two years later, in 2007, UNESCO published a 726-page multilingual program and meeting document on the Records of the General Conference, 33rd session, Paris, 2005. It was to commemorate World Philosophy Day and emphasized its importance among young people and as a discipline. The UNESCO General Conference in 2005 aimed to popularize philosophy, especially in the teaching world by celebrating World Philosophy Day.
Bharat Electronics signed an MoU with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for jointly developing the Indigenous Communication-based Train Control System (i-CBTC).
Bharat Electronics signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for jointly developing the Indigenous Communication-based Train Control System (i-CBTC), an important milestone in India’s journey towards self-reliance in Rail and Metro operations.
Importance Of CBTC:
i-CBTC, being indigenously developed for the first time in India, will enable unmanned operations of metro and trains. It is a big leap forward in the field ofmetro and rail automation and will give a boost to the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ mission of the Government of India. The project is being carried out under the ambit of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India. The MoU aims at leveraging the complementary strengths and capabilities of BEL and DMRC.
More About The Development:
DMRC and BEL have also developed the i-ATS (indigenous Automatic Train Supervision System) together. The i-ATS is currently in the implementation stage. The ATS (or Automatic Train Supervision) is a computer-based system, which manages train operations, including basic functioning such as running and halting.
Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) is a Navratna public sector undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Defence engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, supply and support of a wide range of defence electronics products, systems, strategic components, services and select non-defence products. BEL’s revenue grew to Rs 3,962 crore in September quarter compared to Rs 3,678 crore in the same quarter a year ago.
Global Shield Fund coordinated by G7's president Germany and the V20 group of climate-vulnerable countries to rapidly provide pre-arranged insurance and disaster protection funding.
Global Shield Fund coordinated by G7’s president Germany and the V20 group of climate-vulnerable countries, it aims to rapidly provide pre-arranged insurance and disaster protection funding after events such as floods, droughts and hurricanes hit.
More About The Fund:
A G7-led plan dubbed “Global Shield” to provide funding to countries suffering climate disasters was launched at the U.N. COP27 summit, although some questioned the effectiveness of the planned scheme.
The Scale Of The Funding:
Backed by 170 million euros ($175.17 million) in funding from Germany and 40 million euros from other donors including Denmark and Ireland, the Global Shield will in the next few months develop support to be deployed in countries including Pakistan, Ghana, Fiji and Senegal when events occur.
Alarming Situation: Not Fully Covered:
Some countries and campaigners were cautious, however, concerned it risked damaging efforts to secure a substantive deal on financial help for so-called “loss and damage” – the U.N. jargon for irreparable damage wrought by global warming.
Some research suggests that by 2030, vulnerable countries could face $580 billion per year in climate-linked “loss and damage”.
What Has Been Said:
German development minister Svenja Schulze said the Global Shield aimed to complement, not replace, progress on loss and damage.
“It is not a kind of tactic to avoid formal negotiation on loss and damage funding arrangements here,” Schulze said. “Global Shield isn’t the one and only solution for loss and damage. Certainly not. We need a broad range of solutions.”
Ghana’s finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta, who chairs the V20 group of vulnerable countries, called the creation of the Global Shield “long overdue”.
The Bihar government will sign an MoU with the ICCR to help artists from the state, handicrafts and several other ethnic arts.
The Bihar government will sign an MoU with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) to help artists from the state, handicrafts and several other ethnic arts to get international exposure.
More About The Agreement:
The Art and Culture Department of the state government will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) in this regard, Secretary, Art and Culture Department of Bihar government said.
The department is now preparing a calendar of live art and heritage performances to be held worldwide in the coming months after this MoU, she said.
“This MoU will help artists from Bihar, handicrafts and several other ethnic arts of the state to get international exposure”.
The Art and Culture department secretary said this MoU will help Bihar to send group of artists to other countries as part of cultural exchange initiative by the Central and the state government. Similarly, cultural troupes from other countries will also come to Bihar as part of cultural exchange initiatives.
“Globally famous art and cultural heritage of Bihar, including Madhubani and Mithila paintings, traditional folk dances and music, popular festivals, the rich architecture of Bihar since ancient period, etc. will be given top priority during cultural exchange programmers with foreign countries”, said Preyashi.
The state government will also organise Bihar-Diwas’ (foundation day of the state) on March 22 in other countries after this MoU, she said.
The secretary further said, “Bihar has a glorious past and a rich cultural heritage. The state has already attained international recognition through arts and crafts for several years. We have so many things to show the world. Being one of the oldest regions of the world, Bihar maintains its wonderful profile. The state has been exemplified with unique architectural significance since time immemorial”.
How Will It Benefit:
Bihar folk songs and dances are quite popular outside India, especially in Caribbean countries, therefore, our artists will get international exposure after this MoU.
This will strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between Bihar and other countries and will also establish and develop relations with national and international organizations in the field of culture.