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Bees conserve biodiversity - a cornerstone of the Sustainable Development Goals: UN on World Bee Day

Dr. Lalit Kishore

Proclaimed by the United Nations, World Bee Day is being observed by the nature lovers, biologists and honey industry on the 20th of May today. The date also coincides with the birthday of Anton Jansa, who in the 18th century pioneer in modern beekeeping techniques in his native Slovenia and praised the bees for their ability to work so hard, while needing so little attention, informs the UN website.

Constant evolution of the International System of Units: Theme of this Year's World Metrology Day

Dr. Lalit Kishore

The World Metrology Day is marked for celebration on 20 May to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875 which has become a coherent measurement system worldwide that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, as well as the improvement of the quality of life and the protection of the global environment, said a release by the organizers of the event.

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