Important Days

Paika Rebellion of Odisha:200th anniversary celebrations

Date: July 21, 2017

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Paika Rebellion of Odisha tonJuly 20, 2017 in New Delhi. 

About Paika Revolution:-

 The Paik Rebellion also called the Paika Bidroha was an armed rebellion against the British East India Company's rule in Odisha in 1817. The Paiks rose in rebellion under...

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11th July – World Population Day

Date: July 14, 2017

There are some 7.5 billion people in the world. By 2050, the world population is likely to become nine billion. India, the second most populous country, has some 1.3 billion people and is expected to take the top position by overtaking China by 2050. Amidst increasing numbers, concerns over feeding the population and sustaining the resources are on top of the mind o...

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Date: June 30, 2017

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May 31:World No Tobacco Day

Date: May 31, 2017

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to nearly 6 million deaths each year worldwide, including 60...

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22 May:International Day for Biological Diversity

Date: May 22, 2017

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.The theme for this year is Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism. The theme is in sync with the observance of 2017 as “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” as proclaimed by the United Nations General As...

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1st may:International Labour Day and Significant Initiatives to benefit Labour and Industry in India

Date: May 01, 2017

International Labour Day is a celebration of labourers and the working classes, promoted by the international labour movement, anarchists, socialists, and communists. It takes place every year on May 1, which also matches with the Celtic spring festival.

Significance of International Labour Day:

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Date: April 29, 2017

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Date: April 25, 2017

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Hundred years of Champaran Satyagraha

Date: April 07, 2017

The centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s first Satyagraha in India is being marked this April. It was undertaken in the erstwhile undivided Champaran district in northern Bihar. He went there in April, 1917 on learning about the abuses suffered by the cultivators of the district, forced into growing indigo by British planters/estate owners. ‘The Champaran tenant’, informs Gandhi, &ls...

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March 22:World Water Day

Date: March 22, 2017

World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on 22 March. The day focuses attention on the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities in developing countries.The day also focuses on advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

World Water Day is supported by stakeholders across the globe. Many organizations promote clea...

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Date: March 08, 2017

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February 20:World Social Justice Day & India's response

Date: February 17, 2017

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, said Martin Luther King. It is not just judicial justice. Judicious society is expected to ensure a just regime across colour, creed, class, caste – any social barrier for an inclusive system so that nobody is excluded.

Exclusion is also against the tenets of social justice. The inclusive society is expected to ensure equal...

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February 13: World Radio Day

Date: February 14, 2017

The World Radio Day is observed every year on 13th February.The Theme for 2017 is: “Radio is You”.

It was to honour this radio that the United Nations proclaimed 13 February as World Radio Day in 2011, with the vision of celebrating how it helps shape our lives.

To quote from the UNESCO website, “By listening to its audiences and responding to their needs, ...

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World Cancer Day: Feb.11

Date: February 04, 2017

A truly global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer.

It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.

Theme – We can. I can.

Taki...

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Sept. 15:Engineers' Day in India

Date: September 15, 2016

Every year India celebrate Engineer's day on Sep.15 to mark birth anniversary of Sir M. Visvesvaraya,who is considered as greatest engineer of India.This year will mark the 48th Engineers Day celebrations in India, held in commemoration of Visvesvaraya's 155th birth anniversary.

Visvesvaraya took up a job with the Public Works Department (PWD) of Bombay (now Mumbai) and was later invite...

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September 8:International Literacy Day

Date: September 07, 2016

The world is celebrating 50th International Literacy Day on September 8 under the banner "Reading the Past, Writing the Future".

The International Literacy Day 2016 honored the past five decades of national and international engagement, efforts and progress made to increase literacy rates around the world.

It also aimed to address current challenges and look for innovative solut...

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9th August : International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Date: August 09, 2016

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.

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July 11:World Population Day

Date: July 11, 2016

In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.

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29th June:National Statistics Day

Date: June 29, 2016

India on 29 June 2015 observed its ninth National Statistics Day. Theme for the 9th Statistics Day 2016 is: “Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare”. 

In recognition of the notable contribution made by Prof Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of economic planning and statistical development in the post independent era, the Government of India has decided to ...

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June 21:World celebrates 2nd International Yoga Day

Date: June 21, 2016

The 2nd International Yoga Day is being celebrated all over the world with full enthusiasm.At the busy Times Square in New York thousands of people converged to mark a day which has become a global festival.

The Universal acceptance of this proposition indicates that the representatives of the different nations had either experienced yoga, heard about yoga or read about its benefits and...

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May 21:Buddha Purnima/Vesak

Date: May 20, 2016

Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti is the most sacred day for the Buddhists.The Buddha Purnima falls on the full moon day of the lunar month Vaishaaka (that corresponds to the month of April-May) - a special time in Buddhism as it was on this day that the Buddha was born, gained enlightenment and attained Nirvana when he died.

Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni ...

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National Technology Day - May 11

Date: May 10, 2016

Every year, `National Technology Day' is celebrated across India on May 11; being commemorated to memorize the anniversary of Shakti, the Pokhran nuclear test held on 11 May 1998. Also first, indigenous aircraft "Hansa-3" was test flown at Bangalore on this day and India also performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day.The day glorifies the importance of science in d...

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World Intellectual Property Day 2016:Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined

Date: April 26, 2016

World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April.The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to "raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life" and "to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe". 26 April was chos...

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April 25:World Malaria Day

Date: April 26, 2016

World Malaria Day is being observed on April 25 every year with the objective to spread the awareness of Malaria and explains that is preventable and curable. The theme for the 2016 World Malaria Day is "End Malaria for Good" The World Health Organisation reported that 21 Nations could be Malaria free by 2020. 

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World Health Day 2016: Beat diabetes

Date: April 06, 2016

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the World Health Organization (WHO).

World Health Assembly was held first time in the year 1948 in Geneva by the WHO where it was decided to celebrate the World Health Day annually on 7th of April. It was first celebrated worldwide in the year 1950 as the World Health Day. Varieties of events r...

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March 22: World Water Day

Date: March 21, 2016

World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 Mar...

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20 March: World Sparrow Day

Date: March 21, 2016

The World Sparrow Day designated to raise awareness of the house sparrow and other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations, observed on 20 March.

It is an international initiative by the Nature Forever Society of India in collaboration with the Eco-Sys Action Foundation (France) and numerous other national and international organisations across the world....

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