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January

Day Importance
January 04 World Braille Day

Birthday of Louis Braille, inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired.

January 09 Pravasi Bhartiya Divas/NRI Day (India)

To remember contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9 January 1915.

January 12 National Youth Day (India)

Birthday of Swami Vivekanandan. In 1984 the Government of India declared the day as the National Youth Day.

January 15 Army Day (India)

This day taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15th January 1949.

January 24 National Girl Child Day/Balika Divas (India)

The National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24. The day was first initiated in 2008 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. National Girl Child Day is a national observance day to increase the awareness about the necessity of the girls right in the society. It is celebrated to promote to remove all the inequalities faced by the girl children, to getting proper respect from the society,to diminishing child sex, to living better etc.

January 25 National Voters' Day (India)

National Voters' Day or Rashtriya Matdata Diwas is celebrate January 25 every year.The significance of the day is to encourage more young voters to take part in the electoral process, started from January 25, 2011 to mark Commission's foundation day. The Eelection commission was founded on January 25,1950, it is an autonomous constitution authority. Headquarters located in Nirvachan Sadan, New Delhi.To increase people's participation in the electoral process, the Election Commission started a program in 2009 is known as SVEEP( Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation).

January 25 National Tourism Day (India)

India's National Tourism Day is celebrated on January 25. To increase awareness of the importance of tourism for the country's economy. World Tourism day is celebrated on September 27.

January 26 Republic Day (India)

The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act ,1935. 26 January was chosen as the Republic day because it was on this day in 1930 when Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress. The Congress asked the people of India to observe 26 January as Independence Day.

January 26 International Customs Day

The World Customs Organization (WCO), established in 1952 as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC) is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations, it is located in Belgium, Europe. The inaugural Session of the Council was held in Brussels on 26 January 1953. The WCO is dedicating 2018 with the slogan A secure business environment for economic development.The WCO represents 182 Customs administrations across the world.

January 27 International Day of Commemoration in the Memory of Victims of Holocaust

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War.

January 28 Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day is an international day that occurs every 28 January. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. It raise awareness about confidentiality and integrity of data.

In india it is liable to criminal punishment , if disclose the personal or business or organization s information without the consent of the concerned party and disclosure is made with the intention to cause, or knowing that disclosure is likely to cause, wrongful loss or wrongful gain (section 72A, IT Act). (Personal data protection is also mentioned in RTIAct)

January 30 Martyr’s Day (India)

In India Martyrs' Day (Sarvodaya day) is boserved on 30 January, named in honour of those who are recognised as martyrs for the nation. The date was chosen as it marks the assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1948, by Nathuram Godse. A two-minute silence in memory of Indian Martyrs Day is observed throughout the country at 11 AM.

January 30 or its nearest Sunday Leprosy Day is observed internationally

World Leprosy Day is observed internationally on January 30 or its nearest Sunday

Significance:- To increase the public awareness of the Leprosy Disease.

This day was chosen in commemoration of the death of Gandhi, the leader of India who understood the importance of leprosy. It badly affect the nervours system.

February

Day Importance
February 02 World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2nd, This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future as the theme for World Wetlands Day in 2018.

February 04 World Cancer Day

On 4 February, World Cancer Day is a day to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The primary goal of the World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.

Fact About Cancer
  • The word cancer related to the Greek word, meaning Crab because the finger like projection of the cells are similar to the shape of scrap
  • The first operation to use anesthesia was a breast cancer surgery
  • There are over 28 million cancer survivors world wide
February 05 National Internet Security Day

This year's Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations will take place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet".

As the big day approaches, make sure you raise awareness among your own networks - be it personal or professional, by using some of the social media posts, visuals and cover photos we have prepared for your convenience.

February 06 International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls.

About 120 to 140 million women have been subject to FGM and 3 million girls are at risk each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). FGM relates to all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

February 11 World Day of Sick

The World Day of the Sick is a feast day of the Roman Catholic Church which was instituted on May 13, 1992 by Pope John Paul II. Beginning on February 11, 1993, it is celebrated every year on the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes, for all believers seeks to be "a special time of prayer and sharing, of offering one's suffering

February 12 Darwin Day

Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on 12 February 1809. The day is used to highlight Darwin's contribution to science and to promote science in general

Darwinian theory:- all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.

February 12 National Productivity Day

The day is observed on every year in India on February 12.

Theme of the this week (Feb12-18) Industry 4.0 Leapfrog Opportunity for India

February 13 World Radio Day

World Radio Day is an observance day held annually on 13 February

2018 Theme: Radio and Sports

The date of 13 February, the day United Nations Radio was established in 1946

The objectives of the Day are to raise greater awareness among the public and the media of the importance of radio

All India Radio is the largest radio network in the world

All India Radio (AIR)Established in 1930

All India Radio (AIR), officially known since 1956 as Akashavani (Voice from the Sky)

The term "radio" is derived from the Latin word "radius", meaning "spoke of a wheel, beam of light, ray".

Inventor:-Guglielmo Marconi: an Italian inventor

In India, FM broadcasting began on 23 July 1977 in Chennai

February 13 National Women's Day

National Women's Day of India was observed on 13 February .

This day is observed on the date of birth of India's first women governor Sarojini Naidu. Sarojini Naidu was born on 13 February 1879 and died on 2 March 1949

She is also known as ngihtingale of India

The first woman to become the governor of indian state.

The second woman to become to prsident of the Indian national congress and the fisrt indian woman to do so.

February 14 St. Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14.

Significance:-Feast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of love and affection

February 20 World Day of Social Justice

Social Equality Justice day is a day recognizing the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment.The United Nations General Assembly has decided to observe 20 February annually.

2018 theme: Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice

February 21 International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day is observed on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promote multilingualism

2018 Theme: Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development

The date as 21 February to commemorate the 1952 killings in Dhaka during the Language Movement.

February 24 Central Excise Tax Day (India)

Central excise day in India is celebrated every year on 24th of February.

To ensure better tax observance. It is also celebrated to commemorate the establishment of the Central Excise and Salt Act on 24th of February in the year 1944.

February 28 National Science Day (India)

>National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect. The invention of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on the same day in the year 1928.

For his discovery, Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

National Science Day is being celebrated every year to widely spread a message about the Importance of science used in the daily life of the people. It is the main science function of India

The theme of the year 2018 is "Science and Technology for a sustainable future."

Raman Effect :-when light traverses a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes wavelength. This phenomenon, subsequently known as Raman scattering, results from the Raman effect.

Last Day of February (28th or 29th) Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day is an observance held on the last day of February.

Building awareness of rare diseases and improve access to treatment is so important because 1 in 20 people will live with a rare disease at some point of life.

Over 6000 rare diseases, that vary not only from disease to disease but also from patient to patient suffering from the same disease.

The global theme for Rare Disease Day 2018 is Research.

March

Day Importance
March 03 World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day observed in every year on March 3

which was proposed by Thailand, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild fauna and flora.

World Wildlife Day is celebrated in 2018 under the theme Big cats: predators under threat

Big cats are among the most widely recognized and admired animals across the globe. However, today these charismatic predators are facing many and varied threats, which are mostly caused by human activities.

March 03 National Defence Day (India)

National Defence Day is formed by the combination of cadets of the three services, the Army, Navy and the Air Force.

The head office is located in Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra. Khadakwasla is the 1st tri-service academy in the world.

March 04 National Safety Day (Security of Industrial Institutions – India)

It is celebrated on the 4th March every year in India by the National Safety Council of India, National Safety Week start from 4th of March to the 10th of March.

The day celebration to commemorate the establishment of National Safety Council, which was set up by the Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment on 4 March 1966.

National Safety Day celebrated for the people to get them every proper security against many different kinds of situations occurring in their life.

Theme -2018:- TO ACHIEVE SAFE TO ACHIEVE SAFETY AND HEALTH GOAL TY AND HEALTH GOAL TY AND HEALTH GOALS

March 04 World Day of Fight against Sexual Exploitation

March 4 is observed as World Day of Fight Against Sexual Exploitation every year since 2009.

To create awareness against sexual exploitation, which overwhelmingly involves women and children.

March 08 International Women's Day

It is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the movement for women's rights

1909 The first National Woman's Day was observed in the United States on 28 February.

The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers' strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions

March 8 was suggested by the 1910 the Socialist International, meeting (International Woman's Conference ) in Copenhagen, to become an "International Woman's Day" .

International Women's Day 2018 campaign theme: #PressforProgress

March 14 Pi Day

Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day date format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of (π)

(π) value =3.1415926535897932384626433...

Pi (π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pi is a constant number, meaning that for all circles of any size, Pi will be the same.

The diameter of a circle is the distance from edge to edge, measuring straight through the center. The circumference of a circle is the distance around.

March 15 World Consumer Rights Day

The consumer movement marks 15th March with World Consumer Rights Day every year, as a means of raising global awareness about consumer rights and needs

World Consumer Rights Day was inspired by President John F Kennedy, who sent a special message to the US Congress on 15th March 1962, in which he formally addressed the issue of consumer rights

On 15 March 2018, Consumers International is calling for fairer digital marketplaces,for access to fair and secure internet for all, action against scams and fraud, and better consumer protection online

March 18 Ordnance Factories' Day (India)

The Ordnance Factorie's Day is observed on 18 th March every year.

The day is celebrated by displaying rifles, gun, artillery etc.

The Indian Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) is an industrial organisation, functioning under the Department of Defence Production of Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

Functions: research, development, production, testing, marketing and logistics of a comprehensive product range in the areas of air, land and sea systems

OFB is the world's largest government-operated production organisation

It has a total workforce of about 164,000

It is often called the "Fourth Arm of Defence" and also called "Force Behind the Armed Forces"of India.

March 20 International Francophonie Day

The day observed in ever year on March 20.

International Francophonie Day is all about the French language and observed by the 77 member states of that organization

There are over 369 million French speakers on Earth and is the official language in 29 countries.

Everyone can celebrate International Francophonie Day by listen to French song or search the internet for some easy French vocabulary

March 20 World Sparrow Day

The day observed in annually on March 20

World Sparrow Day is a day designated to raise awareness of the house sparrow and spreading the awareness on the need of conserving common biodiversity or species

The house sparrow also represents many of the common bird species

The theme for WORLD SPARROW DAY is I LOVE Sparrows.

The Nature Forever Society (NFS) of India is a non-profit, non-governmental organization working for the conservation of house sparrows and other common flora and fauna since 2006

March 20 International Day of Happiness

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated worldwide every March 20

The first ever international day of happiness was celebrated on March 20, 2013.

United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world

March 21 World Forestry Day

The International Day of Forests is held annually on 21 March by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012.

The Secretariat of the United Nations Forum on Forests, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization, facilitates the implementation of such events.

This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of woodlands and trees, for the benefit of current and future generations

2018 Theme: Forests and Sustainable Cities

March 21 International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March

On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws". Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination

In 1979, the General Assembly adopted a Programme and observed on 21 march

2018 Theme: Promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination

March 21 World Down syndrome Day

In December 2011, the General Assembly declared 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day

World organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.

What is Down syndrome

Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition.

Down syndrome (DS or DNS), also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21

The parents of the affected individual are typically genetically normal. The extra chromosome occurs by chance. The possibility increases from less than 0.1% in 20-year-old mothers to 3% in those age 45

It is named after John Langdon Down, a British doctor who fully described the syndrome in 1866.

March 21 World Poetry Day

In celebrating World Poetry Day, March 21, UNESCO was adopted during UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999.

Its purpose is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world

March 22 World Water Day

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of fresh water and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day

This year’s theme – Nature for Water – explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century

March 23 World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day was started celebrating on 23rd of March every year since 1961. It was the very first celebration of the World Meteorological Day in 1961 which commemorated its entry-into-force on 23rd of March in 1950 in the conference of World Meteorological Organization

Significance: support for environmental protection

Theme: Weather-ready, climate-smart

March 23 Martyr's Day (India)

The anniversary of the deaths of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru on 23 March, 1931, is declared to be Martyr's Day

Bhagat Singh was an Indian socialist revolutionary whose two acts of dramatic violence against the British in India and execution at age 23 made him a folk hero of the Indian independence movement

Sukhdev Thapar (15 May 1907 – 23 March 1931) was an Indian revolutionary. He was a senior member of Hindustan Socialist Republican Association. He was hanged on 23 March1931 at the age of 23

Shivaram Hari Rajguru (24 August 1908 – 23 March 1931) was an Indian revolutionary from Maharashtra, known mainly for his involvement in the assassination of a British Raj police officer

March 24 World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

World Tuberculosis Day, observed on 24 March each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease.

The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.

Theme: " Leaders for a TB-free world "

March 27 World Theatre Day

World Theatre Day (WTD) is celebrated this year on 27 March 2018. It was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute.

World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute ITI

This day is a celebration for those who can see the value and importance of the art form "theatre"

2nd Thursday of March World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day is observed annually on the 2nd Thursday in March

World Kidney Day (WKD) is a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

Theme (2018): Kidneys & Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower

April

Day Importance
April 02 World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Acceptance Day is observed in every year on 2 April

2 April 2008,The first Autism Acceptance Day was highly mandated and hosted by the UN branches around the world

These events focused on personal efforts for acceptance raising and eliminating negative stigma associated with autism

Theme 2018 :Empowering Women and Girls with Autism

April 04 International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

2018 Theme: Advancing Protection, Peace and Development

April 05 National Maritime Day (India)

The National Maritime Day (NMD) is observed every year on 5th April to commemorate the maiden voyage of the first Indian owned ship “SS Loyalty” sailed from Bombay to London on 5th April 1919.

It was a crucial step for India shipping history when sea routes were controlled by the British.

The theme of 55th edition of the National Maritime Day 2018 celebrations is Indian Shipping – An Ocean of opportunity.

April 07 World Health Day

The World Health Day is celebrated by the people all across the world every year on 7th of April under the leadership of World Health Organization.

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.

The theme of World Health Day is: Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere.

The slogan is Health for All.

The primary hashtag that we are using is #HealthForAll

April 10 World Homeopathy Day

The World Homeopathic Day is observed annually on the 10 th April, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann's Birth day

The World Homeopathic Awareness Organization (WHAO) is dedicated to creating global awareness about Homeopathy

Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), father of homeopathy

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann's Birth day, 10 April 1755

hashtag #isupporthomeopathy

April 12 International Day of Human Space Flight

Observed on April 12, of the anniversary of the first human space flight by Yuri Gagarin. It was proclaimed at the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly on April 7, 2011.

12 April 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen.

On 4 October 1957 the first human-made Earth satellite Sputnik it was launched into outer space.

Valentina Tereshkova becoming the first woman to orbit the Earth on 16 June 1963.

Neil Armstrong becoming the first human to set foot upon the surface of the Moon on 20 July 1969, and the docking of the Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts on 17 July 1975, being the first international human mission in space.

April 14 Ambedkar Jayanti (India)

Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is observed in annually on 14 April to commemorate the memory of Ambedkar's birthday in 1891

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), popularly known as Babasaheb

1st Minister of Law and Justice of India(15 August 1947 – September 1951)

Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee of India (29 August 1947 – 24 January 1950)

Award:- Bharat Ratna (posthumously in 1990)

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April 17 World Haemophilia Day

Every April 17 World Haemophilia Day is recognised worldwide to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.

It was started in 1989; April 17 was chosen in honor of Frank Schnabel's birthday

Theme 2018: SHARING KNOWLEDGE MAKES US STRONGER

April 18 International Day for Monuments and Sites

The International Day for Monuments and Sites(World Heritage Day) is held on 18 April each year around the world

The aim is to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity, their vulnerability

Theme 2018 : Heritage for Generations

April 21 Civil Service Day (India)

April 21 is observed as Civil Service Day in India. Civil servants, who run the administrative processes of the central and state governments, are remembered for their works on this day.

On April 21, 1947, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel addressed the first batch of civil servants in Independent India at the Metcalf House.

He referred to civil servants as the "steel frame of India " in his inspiring speech.

The first ever function celebrating the Civil Services was held in Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi on April 21, 2006. The excellence shown by civil servants is rewarded by the Prime Minister of India.

First Chief Secretary: N.R.Pillai (1950 to 1953)

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April 22

Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated Worldwide on April 22

First celebrated in 1970

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It is very necessary to maintain the natural assets of the earth in order to continue the life on the earth

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

April 23 UN English Language Day

UN English Language Day is observed annually on 23 April.

The event was established by UN's Department of Public Information in 2010

Date of death of William Shakespeare

The Day is the result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Public Information, establishing language days for each of the Organization's six official languages.

The purpose of the UN's language days is to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization. Around the world celebrate six separate days, each dedicated to one of the Organization's six official languages.

The days are as follows:
  1. Arabic (18 December)
  2. Chinese (20 April)
  3. English (23 April)
  4. French (20 March)
  5. Russian (6 June)
  6. Spanish (23 April)
April 23 World Book and Copyright Day

23 April is a symbolic date for world literature

It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died.It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.

World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading

World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995

World Book Capital for 2018: Athens, Greece

Each year, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry - publishers, booksellers and libraries, select the World Book Capital for a one-year period, effective 23 April each year.

April 24 National Panchayati Raj Divas (India)

Every year on April 24, India celebrates the Panchayati Raj Diwas or the National Panchayati Raj Day (NPRD).

Then Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh inaugurated the first National Panchayati Raj Day in 2010.

This day marks the day in history when the Constitution Act (73rd Amendment, 1992) came into effect in 1993.

The Panchayati Raj owes it to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi for advocating it as the foundation of India’s political system.

The Panchayati Raj is divided into a three-tier structure, namely:

The Village Panchayat

The Panchayat Samiti

The Zila Parishad

April 24 World Day for Animals in Laboratories

World Day For Animals In Laboratories (WDAIL) (also known as World Lab Animal Day) is observed every year on 24 April.

The movement to end the suffering of animals in laboratories around the world and their replacement with advanced scientific non-animal techniques.

World Day For Animals In Laboratories was established in 1979 by the British National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS).

The date 24 April was chosen as it marked the birthday of former NAVS president Hugh Dowding

April 25 World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day (WMD) is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April

World Malaria Day was established in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly

Prior to the establishment of WMD, Africa Malaria Day was held on April 25. Africa Malaria Day began in 2001

Theme 2018 : Raedy to beat malaria

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused by Malaria parasites belong to the genus Plasmodium

April 26 World Intellectual Property Day

Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity

This day raise to 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 chosen as the date for World Intellectual Property Day because it coincides with the date on which the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization entered into force in 1970.

April 29 Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare

The Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is an annual event held on April 29 as a tribute to the victims of chemical warfare, as well as to ommitment for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

April 29 was chosen as the date for the event's celebration because the Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force on that day in 1997

April 29 International Dance Day

In 1982 the Dance Committee of ITI founded International Dance Day to be celebrated every year on the 29th April, the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810),

International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance, created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO.

The intention of the International Dance Day Message is to celebrate dance, revel in the universality of this art form, cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers, and bring people together with a common language-dance.

April 30 International Jazz Day

It is celebrated annually on April 30.

International Jazz Day is intended to raise awareness in the international community of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people.

In November 2011 the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed 30 April as "International Jazz Day"

Last Week of April World Immunisation Week

It is celebrated in the last week of April. Aims to highlight the collective action needed to ensure that every person is protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.

2018 theme: "Protected Together, #VaccinesWork".

Immunization can protect against 25 different infectious agents or diseases

The World Immunization Week is campaigns marked by the WHO.

May

Day Importance
May 01 International Workers Day/Labour Day

May Day was chosen as the date for International Workers' Day by the Socialists and Communists of the Second International to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago.

In the late nineteenth century, the working class was in constant struggle to gain the 8-hour work day. Working conditions were severe and it was quite common to work 10 to 16 hour days in unsafe conditions.

At its national convention in Chicago, held in 1884, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions (which later became the American Federation of Labor), proclaimed that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labor from and after May 1, 1886."

May 03 World Press Freedom Day

The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day.

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993.

Fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

2018 Theme: Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law

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May 05 Cartoonist Day

Observed on May 5, it is National Cartoonists Day. This day honors all catroon creative.

It was on Sunday, May 5, 1895, that the readers of the New York World discovered an exciting new addition to their morning paper.

May 08 World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated on 8 May each year.

This date is the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant who was born 8 May 1828 is the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize.

The official title of the Red Cross day has changed over time, and it became "World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day " in 1984.

World Red Cross Day theme of 2018 : is Memorable smiles from around the world.

May 11 National Technology Day (India)

National Technology Day is observed every year on 11th of May in India.The day highlights the important role of Science in our daily lives and encourages students to embrace Science as a career option.

The nuclear tests that took place on May 11, 1998 saw late President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam leading the Indian team of scientists to successfully test-fire the Shakti-1 nuclear missile at Rajasthan's Pokhran test range.

Two days later (May 13), the country successfully tested two more nuclear weapons as a part of the same Pokhran-II/Operation Shakti initiative

This making it sixth country in the world that has joined the nations nuclear club.

Pokhran-I was the 1974 test firing of the 'Smiling Buddha' missile.

May 12 International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day (IND) is an international day celebrated around the world on 12 May.

The day as it is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

The theme of 2018 is: "Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence".

May 12 World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day is observed on 12 May.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a serious, long-term illness characterized by substantial disability affecting daily activities.

May 15 International Day of Families

The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year

The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them

2018 Theme: Families and inclusive societies

May 17 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

World Telecommunication Day has been celebrated annually on 17 May since 1969

In November 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society called upon the UN General Assembly to declare 17 May as World Information Society Day.

In November 2006, UN General Assembly, decided to celebrate both events on 17 May as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT).

2018 Theme: Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All

May 17 World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension Day is a day designated and initiated by The World Hypertension League (WHL).

The day was initiated to increase the awareness of hypertension.

Blood pressure in an adult is approximately 120 millimetres systolic, and 80 millimetres diastolic, abbreviated "120/80 mmHg"

May 18 (on or around) International Museum Day

International Museum Day (IMD) is an international day a celebration that held every year on or around 18 May

Objective:- Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.

May 20 World Metrology Day

May 20 is World Metrology Day, commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875.

The theme for World Metrology Day 2018 is Constant evolution of the International System of Units.

May 21 Anti-Terrorism Day (India)

Every year it is observed throughout the country on 21st May.

The Day is observed to generate awareness in the country among all sections of people, about the danger of terrorism and violence and its effect on the people, society and the country as a whole.

The official announcement of National Anti Terrorism Day was made after the assassination of India's seventh Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on 21 May, 1991. He was killed in Tamil Nadu in a campaign by the terrorist.

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) is special police force in several states of India

ATS was founded in Maharashtra in 1990.

May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and in December 2002, the UN General Assembly, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

Objective is to help communities understand the value of cultural diversity and learn how to live together in harmony.

This day was created as a result of the destruction of the Buddha statues of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in 2001

May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

Biological diversity or biodiversity is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms.

Theme 2018: Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity

May 23 World Turtle Day

The purpose of World Turtle Day, May 23, sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive

May 25 World Thyroid Day

World Thyroid Day is observed on 25th may in every year.

This day making an extraordinary effort to focus attention on that small butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck .

Hypothyroidism: One of the most common thyroid conditions that occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone.

The thyroid hormones are created from thyroglobulin.

The thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) are created from iodine and tyrosine. The thyroid also produces the hormone calcitonin.

Iodine deficiency, most common in inland and mountainous areas

Synthetic form of thyroid hormone called levothyroxine.

Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems.

May 28 International Day of Action for Womens Health

The International Day of Action for Women's Health is celebrated on May 28 every year since 1987.

International women's day is a day of celebration and reflection on progress made to promote and protect women's equality and human rights

May 29 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

The International Day of UN Peacekeepers is celebrated on May 29 every year.

The date, May 29, marks the anniversary of the creation of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) in 1948 to monitor the ceasefire after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, which was the first ever UN peacekeeping mission.

2018 Theme: "UN Peacekeepers: 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice "

May 31 World No Tobacco Day

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987.

In 2008, on the eve of the World No Tobacco Day, the WHO called for a worldwide ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship.

The theme of that year 2008 day was "Tobacco-free youth";

Tobacco contains the alkaloid nicotine, which is a stimulant, and harmala alkaloids.

The English word "tobacco" originates from the Spanish and Portuguese word "tabaco".

Central Tobacco Research Institute is located in Rajahmundri, Andhrapradesh.

Laregest Tobacco producing countries : 1-China, 2-Brazil, 3-India

Largest Exporter of Tobacco leaf : Brazil.

Largest Tobacco producing state in India : Andharapradesh.

The only distirct in Kerala where Tobacco is cultivated : Kazargode

2018 Theme: "Tobacco and heart disease"

1st Sunday of May World Laughter Day

It is observed on 1st sunday of May.

The first celebration was on May 10, 1998, in Mumbai, India, and was arranged by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.

1st Tuesday of May World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world

World Asthma Day was initially established in 1998 by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)

2nd Weekend of May World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.

second Sunday of May Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother

Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908

Most of the countries is celebrated in "Second Sunday in May"

In India it is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May

The United Kingdom celebrates Mothering Sunday, which falls on the fourth Sunday

June

Day Importance
June 01 Global Day of Parents

The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year.

The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship

Parents' Day is observed in South Korea (May 8) and in the United States (fourth Sunday of July).

June 01 World Milk Day

In 2001, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) selected June 1st as World Milk Day.

Each one of you can contribute to raise awareness on how important milk is for healthy nutrition.

2018 and 2019 with a special campaign carried out by the Global Dairy Platform called "Raise a Glass"

Milk is a white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals.

Early-lactation milk contains colostrum, which carries the mother's antibodies to its young and can reduce the risk of many diseases.

India is the world's largest producer of milk.

The pH of milk ranges from 6.4 to 6.8 .

Pasteurization is used to kill harmful pathogenic bacteria by heating the milk for a short time and then immediately cooling it.

Microfiltration is a process that partially replaces pasteurization and produces milk with fewer microorganisms and longer shelf life without a change in the taste of the milk.

Verghese Kurien , known as the 'Father of the White Revolution' in India.

Kurien's birthday, November 26, as National Milk Day in India.

June 04 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a United Nations observance each 4 June.

This day affirms the UN's commitment to protect the rights of children.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides us with the universal masterplan to secure a better future for children.

June 05 World Environment Day

World Environment Day is observed on 5th june in every year.

The World Environmne Day is also called " Eco day"

First world environment day held in 1974.

First world environment day held with the theme "Only One Earth"

India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day.

2018 theme: " Beat plastic polution "

The word plastic derives from the Greek word (plastikos) meaning " capable of being shaped or molded " .

June 08 World Brain Tumour Day

June 8th is celebrated as world Brain tumor day.

Every year, the 8th of June is used to spread awareness on brain tumor and its prevention.

June 08 World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.

World Oceans Day takes place every 8 June

The first World Oceans Day in 1992

Theme 2018: Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.

June 12 World Day Against Child Labour

The World Day Against Child Labour, which is held every year on June 12.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.

2018 Theme : Generation Safe & Healthy

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency, formed in 1919.

Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.

In 1969, the organisation received the Nobel Peace Prize for improving peace among classes, pursuing decent work and justice for workers, and providing technical assistance to other developing nations.

In India, the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, amended in 2016 ("CLPR Act"), a "Child" is defined as any person below the age of 14 and the CLPR Act prohibits employment of a Child in any employment including as a domestic help. Children between age of 14 and 18 are defined as "Adolescent" and the law allows Adolescent to be employed except in the listed hazardous occupation and processes

June 14 World Blood Donor Day

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day.

The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

Theme 2018: Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life

The host country for World Blood Donor Day 2018 events is Greece (Athens).

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on the day of birthday anniversary of Karl Landsteiner on 14 June 1868.

He distinguished the main blood groups in 1900.

In 1930, who won the Nobel Prize for his great discovery of the ABO blood group system.

O Rh D negative blood are often called universal donors

AB Rh D positive blood are called universal recipients.

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June 17 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is a United Nations observance each June 17 ,to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.

2018 theme - Land has true value. Invest in it

June 20 World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, international observance observed June 20 each year.

On 4 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly decided that, from 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day.

This is the commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.

June 21 International Yoga Day

International Day of Yoga, or commonly and unofficially referred to as Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on 21 June

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

The resolution of celebrating International Yoga Day is passed : UN, General Assembly.

On 11th Dec 2014 the UN General Assembly announce 21st June as the International Yoga Day.

First internationa day observed in India : 21 June 2015

NCC is the Indian youth organisation entered the Limca Book of Records for performing Yoga for the longest duration.

Two records have been set by International Yoga day celebrations at Rajpath in New Delhi. Firstly the participants were largest in numbers with 35,985 and secondly 84 nationalities attended the mega event.

The word "Yoga "comes for Sanskrit, the literal meaning of this word :Joining together

Celebration of International Yoga in India is done by Ministry of Ayush.

Rig Veda mentions about the elements of yoga.

Swami Vivekananda had introduced yoga first time to the western world in a religion conference Chicago, America.

June 21 World Hydrography Day

World Hydrography Day, 21 June, was adopted by the International Hydrographic Organization.

The International Hydrographic Bureau was established in 1921 for the purpose of technical standards, safe navigation and the protection of the marine environment.

In 1970 the name was changed to the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO).

In 2005 the IHO adopted the concept of a World Hydrography Day.

The date chosen for World Hydrography Day is the anniversary of the founding of the International Hydrographic Organization.

June 21 World Music Day

The Fête de la Musique, also known as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June.

On Music Day the citizens of a city or country are allowed and urged to play music outside in their neighborhoods or in public spaces and parks.

It first took place in 1982 in Paris as the Fête de la Musique

June 23 International Olympic Day

Olympic Day to commemorate the creation of the IOC on 23 June 1894 in Paris.

The Olympic Day Run is usually held during June 17–24 by NOCs, with 1.5 km Olympic Day Fun Run, 5 km, and 10 km running activities.

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June 23 United Nations Public Service Day

The United Nations Public Service Day is celebrated on June 23 of every year.

Is to promote and reward innovation and excellence in public services in support.

June 25 Day of the Seafarer

In 2010, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), decided to designate June 25th as the International Day of the Seafarer.

The Day of the Seafarer observed on June 25 was designated by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in 2010. For the first time it was observed in 2011. The observance of the day also acknowledges the risks and personal costs endured by seafarers while being in their jobs.

Seafarers are not only responsible for the operations of such ships, but are also responsible for the safe and smooth delivery of the cargo.

Almost everything that we use in our daily lives has been directly or indirectly affected by sea transport.

2018 Day of the Seafarer theme is "seafarers' wellbeing".

June 26 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade.

It is observed annually on 26 June, since 1989, a date chosen to commemorate Lin Zexu's dismantling of the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong, just before the First Opium War in China.

The theme for 2018 is: "Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe."

Third Sunday in June Father's Day

Father's Day celebration in India on Third Sunday in June (June 17-2018).

Father's Day celebration in India takes place in the same way as in UK or US though in a limited way.

Father’s Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children. This day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting.

Father's Day celebration in India takes place in the same way as in UK or US .

July

Day Importance
July 01 National Doctor's Day (India)

In India the National Doctors' Day is celebrated on July 1

To honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962.

The date may vary from nation to nation

July 01 International Joke Day

It is observed on July -1

The day started by US

July 02 World Sports Journalists Day

World Sports Journalists Day is celebrated on July 2.

To recognise services of sports journalists for the promotion of sports.

This day has been earmarked as the official day of celebration because of its significance as the date when the International Sports Press Association was established at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

July 02 World UFO Day

In India the World UFO Day is celebrated on July 2

World UFO Day is an awareness day for people to gather together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects.

July 2 commemorates the supposed UFO crash in the 1947 Roswell UFO Incident in United States

July 06 World Zoonosis Day

World Zoonoses Day is observed on July 6 every year

Zoonosis is derived from the Greek words zoon "animal".

Zoonosis describes the process whereby an infectious disease is transmitted between species from animals other than humans to humans or from humans to other animals .

July 11 World Population Day

World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population​ ​issues​

The World Population Day was established by the then Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1989. It was inspired by It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987. On this date world’s approximate population had reached five billion people.

2018 theme: "Family Planning is a Human Right"

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July 12 Malala Day

Every 12 July is a UN observance called “Malala Day.” The day is based upon the life and struggles of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan.

Born 12 July 1997

Is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate (2014)

She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children

Citizenship Pakistan, Canada (honorary)

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July 17 World Day for International Justice

World Day for International Justice, also referred to as Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day, is an international day celebrated throughout the world on July 17

July 17 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an intergovernmental organization and international tribunal that sits in The Hague in the Netherlands.

The ICC began functioning on 1 July 2002, the date that the Rome Statute entered into force.

July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela

18 July, Mandela's birthday

The first day of Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010

President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

He served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997

Nobel Peace Prize (1993)

Autobiography : Long Walk to Freedom

July 28 World Nature Conservation Day

Celebrated on July 28 each year, World Nature Conservation Day recognizes that a healthy environment.

We all must participate to protect, conserve, and sustainably manage our natural resources.

July 28 World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28 every year, aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis.

World Hepatitis Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The five hepatitis viruses – A, B, C, D and E. Viral hepatitis B and C are major health challenges.

July 29 Global Tiger Day

Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July.

The tiger is the world’s big cats.

August

Day Importance
August 06 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

Every August 6, "A-Bomb Day", is observed as , the city of Hiroshima holds the Peace Memorial Ceremony.

August 07 National Handloom Day (India)

The National Handloom Day is being observed every year on 7 August to honour the handloom weavers

The date August 7 was chosen to commemorate the Swadeshi Movement which was launched on this date in 1905 in the Calcutta Town hall to protest against partition of Bengal by the British Government.

A handloom is a simple machine used for weaving

August 09 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The International Day of the World's Indigenous People's is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population

23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples shall be observed on 9 August every year .

2018 Theme: Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement

August 10 International Biodiesel Day

The International Biodiesel Day (IBD) is celebrated every year on August 10

It is also known as Green Fuel.

Biofuels can be derived directly from plants, or indirectly from agricultural, commercial, domestic, and/or industrial wastes

Biodiesel refers to a vegetable oil- or animal fat-based diesel fuel

100% biodiesel is referred to as B100

It is manufactured from vegetable oils, recycled grease, algae, and animal fat

August 12 International Youth Day

International Youth Day (IYD) is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. International Youth Day is observed annually on 12 August.

The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth.

2018 theme "Safe Spaces for Youth

National Youth Day (India) is observerd on 12 January, Birthday of Swami Vivekanandan.

August 12 World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day is an international annual event on August 12, dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world's elephant

Elephant Reintroduction Foundation located in Thailand.

The first International Elephant Day was held on August 12, 2012

National Youth Day (India) is observerd on 12 January, Birthday of Swami Vivekanandan.

August 13 International Lefthanders Day

August 13 is designated International Left-Handers Day by Lefthanders International

it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences faced by left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world

Left handed U.S. presidents

  • James A. Garfield (1831-1881) 20th
  • Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) 31st
  • Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) 33rd
  • Gerald Ford (1913-2006) 38th
  • Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th
  • George H.W. Bush (1924-) 41st
  • Bill Clinton (1946- ) 42nd
  • Barack Obama (1961- ) 44th
August 15 Independence Day (India)

Independence Day is annually celebrated on 15th August, as a national holiday in India

Commemorating the nation's independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly.

On 15 August 1947, the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi .

At the 1929 Lahore session of the Indian National Congress, the Purna Swaraj declaration, or "Declaration of the Independence of India" was promulgated,[6] and 15 August was declared as Independence Day

August 19 World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes

On 19 August 2003, a terrorist attack hit the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22 people. Among those who lost their lives was Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN’s top representative in Iraq. Five years later, the General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 19 August as World Humanitarian Day

August 20 World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross's discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans

It spread harmful infections such as malaria, yellow fever, Chikungunya, West Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus, etc..

August 20 Sadbhavna Divas (India)

Sadbhavana Diwas 2018 (74th birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi) will be celebrated all over the India at Monday, on 20th of August.

August 23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23 of each year, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is intended to inscribe the tragedy of the slave trade in the memory of all peoples.

The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.

August 29 National Sports Day (India)

The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August each year.

Also known as Rashtriya Khel Divas.

This day marks the birthday of Dhyan Chand, the player was born on 29 August 1905 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

He won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years in 1928 (Amsterdam), 1932 (Los Angeles) and 1936 (Berlin).

September

Day Importance
September 02 Coconut Day

World Coconut Day is celebrated every year on 2nd September. It was established in 2009.

The day commemorate the formation day of Asian Pacific Coconut Community (APCC).

Member countries – 18

Headquarters – Jakarta, Indonesia

September 05 Teacher's Day (India)

The birth date of the second President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, 5 September 1888, has been celebrated as Teacher's Day since 1962.

Who was first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967.

In his book titled, "Political Thinkers of Modern India", he signified the importance of teachers and education in a country like Democratic India which was still in its early years of development

September 08 International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8 September.

The day was declared by UNESCO on 26 October 1966 at 14th session of UNESCO's General conference. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967.

750 million adults still cannot read and write

September 10 World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), on 10 September, is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). WHO has been co-sponsor of the day

The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented.

The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds.

September 14 Hindi Diwas

Hindi Day is celebrated every year on September 14. On September 14, 1949, the Constituent Assembly decided by a vote that Hindi would be the official language of India.

September 15 International Day of Democracy

In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy

Purpose:- Raising public awareness.

September 16 International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer

September 16 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.

Stratospheric Ozone is not harmful, but its presence on land it is harmful. Substances like Chlorofluorocarbons, halons, Carbontetrachloride are responsible for ozone layer depletion.

The principal aim of the Montreal Protocol is to protect the ozone layer by taking measures to control total global production and consumption of substances that deplete it.

September 21 International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September.

The day was first celebrated in 1982

Purpose: contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

September 21 World Alzheimer's Day

The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events (short-term memory loss)

Alzheimer Disease International (ADI), was founded in 1984 to help to fight Alzheimer's disease, first diagnosed back in 1906.

September marks World Alzheimer's Month, with World Alzheimer's Day on September 21.

September 27 World Tourism Day

Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day as international observances on September 27.

The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion

September 28 International Right to Know Day

International Right to Know Day or The International Day for the Universal Access to Information (commonly called the Access to Information Day) is an international day of recognition designated by the UNESCO General Conference to be held on September 28.

The goal of Right to Know Day is to raise global awareness of individuals’ right to access government information and to promote access to information as a fundamental right.

September 28 World Rabies Day

September 28 is World Rabies Day, a global health observance started in 2007 to raise awareness about the burden of rabies and bring together partners to enhance prevention and control efforts worldwide.

Several major health organizations, including World Health Organization (WHO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), have pledged to eliminate human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030

The anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur who, with the collaboration of his colleagues, developed the first efficacious rabies vaccine.

September 01 to 07 National Nutrition Week (India)

The National Nutrition Week will be observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September

To aware the common population about vital hints of their wellbeing and prosperity.

October

Day Importance
October 01 World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day is observed annually around the planet on October 1.

It is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978.

Purpose: "To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." It brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health, and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.

October 01 International Day of Older Persons

On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons

The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991.

The holiday is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.

October 02 International Day of Non-Violence

The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. This day is referred to in India as Gandhi Jayanti

On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence

Eminent personalities known by the name of Gandhi

Kerala Gandhi : K Kelappan

Bihar Gandhi : Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Mayyazhi Gandhi : I. K. Kumaran Master

Delhi Gandhi : C. Krishnan Nair

Modern Gandhi : Baba Amthe

Sreelankan Gandhi: A T AriyaRethna

Keniyan Gandhi: Jo Mo Keniyatha

Indonesian Gandhi: Ahamed Sukarno

Ghana Gandhi: Quami N Quma

Japan Gandhi: Khukha

American Gandhi: Martin Luther King

African Gandhi: Dr. Kennath Kaunda

South African Gandhi: Nelson Mandela

Frontire Gandhi: Khan Abdul Gafar Khan

Tansaniyan Gandhi: Dr. Julious Nrera

Kosava Gandhi: Ibrahim Rugeva

Balkkam Gandhi : Ibrahim Rugova check

Barmees Gandhi : AangSang

Ayarland Gandhi : John Hume

German Gandhi : Jurald Fisher

Check Gandhi : Wacklow Hovel

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October 02 National Anti-Drug Addiction Day

National Anti-Drug Addiction Day is observed every year on 2nd October. The aim of the day is to make India free from drug and to preserve the talent.

Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi condemned the use of drugs.

October 04 World Animal Day

World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4.

World Animal Day was originated by Heinrich Zimmermann. He organized the first World Animal Day on 24 March 1925 at the Sport Palace in Berlin, Germany.

October 08 Indian Air Force Day

Indian armed forces personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the airforces of the world. It was officially established on 8 October 1932.

British Empire which honored India's aviation service during World War II with the prefix Royal, Republic in 1950, the prefix Royal was removed.

Headquarters: New Delhi

Motto(s): Nabhaḥ Spr̥śaṁ Dīptam (Touch the Sky with Glory)

October 09 World Post Day

World Post day happens each year on October 9, the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), which started in 1874 in Switzerland.

The country has been divided into 23 postal circles

One of the highest post offices in the world is in Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh

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October 10 World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October, is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.

It was first celebrated in 1992 .

October 11 International Day of Girl Child

International Day of Girls is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of Girls.

October 12 World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day is observed on October 12

Arthritis: Inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with age.

Different types of arthritis exist, each with different causes including wear and tear, infections and underlying diseases.

October 13 International Day for Disaster Reduction

The United Nations General Assembly designated October 13 as the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster-resilient communities and nations.

October 14 World Standards Day

Each year on 14 October, the members of the IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day.

The aim of World Standards Day is to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the global economy.

October 15 Global Hand washing Day

Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is a campaign to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits.

Handwashing is an important part of keeping food safe, preventing diseases, and helping children grow strong.

October 15 International Day of Rural Women

On 15 October, the United Nations commemorates the International Day of Rural Women.

They grow much of our food, strengthen economies and build climate resilience.

The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008.

October 16 World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945

October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is an international observance celebrated every year on October 17 throughout the world.

Commemorative stone by Father Joseph Wresinski, founder of the International Movement ATD Fourth World. In 1992, four years after Wresinski's death, the United Nations officially designated October 17 as The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

October 17 World Trauma Day

Every year, 17th October is celebrated as World Trauma Day. This day highlights the increasing rate of accidents and injuries causing death and disability across the world and the need to prevent them.

Trauma means "any injury caused to the body". The injury may be caused due to many reasons like road accidents, fires, burns, falls, acts of violence and crimes against the vulnerable population including women, children and elderly.

October 20 World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on October 20th

To raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease

October 20 World Statistics Day

World Statistics Day was celebrated for the first time on 20 October 2010 worldwide

World Statistics Day is celebrated every five years

The next World Statistics Day will be celebrated on 20 October 2020

October 21 Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day

Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) Prevention Day or World Iodine Deficiency Day is observed every year on 21st October. The aim behind this day is to generate awareness of adequate use of iodine and to highlight the consequences of iodine deficiency

Iodine is an essential dietary mineral; the thyroid hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine contain iodine

Cretinism is a condition associated with iodine deficiency and goiter in infant or child

October 24 United Nations Day

United Nations Day is devoted to making known to people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization.

The UN's World Development Information Day has also been held on 24 October

October 24 World Polio Day

World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis

widespread use of the oral poliovirus, developed by Albert Sabin

Poliomyelitis, often called polio or infantile paralysis, is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus

Poliovirus is usually spread from person to person through infected fecal matter entering the mouth

October 24 World Development Information Day

In 1972, the United Nations General Assembly decided to institute a World Development Information Day coinciding with United Nations Day on October 24

World Development Information Day to draw the attention of the world to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them

October 29 World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition.

A new person suffers a stroke every six seconds

1st Monday of October World Habitat Day

The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day

The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.

World Habitat Day was established in 1985 by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 40/202, and was first celebrated in 1986.

October 09-15 National Postal Week (India)

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9th October, to commemorate the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Berne. It was declared as World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1969 and since then, it is celebrated all over the world to highlight the importance of the postal services.

India Post is celebrating National Postal Week from 9th to 15th October, 2014.

2nd Thursday of October World Sight Day

World Sight Day, observed annually on the second Thursday of October

It was originally initiated by the SightFirstCampaign of Lions Club International Foundation in 2000

Every five seconds, one person of the world goes to blind. One child becomes blind in every minute.

November

Day Importance
November 01 World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated by vegans around the world every 1 November. The benefits of veganism for humans, non-human animals and the natural environment

Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. A follower of the diet or the philosophy is known as a vegan.

November 01 Kerala Piravi

Kerala Piravi marks the birth of the state of Kerala

The state of Kerala was created on November 1, 1956

Prior to that date it was three independent provinces named Malabar, Cochin and Travancore.

A popular movement known as Aikya Kerala (meaning united Kerala), for the formation of the State of Kerala.

The name Kerala was formed from the term ‘Kera’ means coconut tree, and ‘alam’ means land. Keralam- means, the Land of Coconut trees

Kerala is a long narrow stretch of 560-km of land, with a width of just 120 kms.

The state of Karnataka, Madhyapradesh and Rajasthan was created on November 1, 1956

November 05 World Tsunami Awareness Day

In December 2015, the UN General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day. The Assembly called on all countries, international bodies and civil society to observe the day, in order to raise tsunami awareness and share innovative approaches to risk reduction.

November 06 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of Environment in War and Armed Conflict

The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is observed annually on November 6. The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict was established on November 5, 2001 by the United Nations General Assembly

November 08 World Radiography Day

World Radiography Day is celebrated on 8 November each year. The date marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.

The purpose of this day is to raise public awareness of radiographic imaging and therapy.

X-rays make up X-radiation, a form of electromagnetic radiation

Röntgen received the first Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery

Röntgen discovered their medical use when he made a picture of his wife's hand on a photographic plate formed due to X-rays. The photograph of his wife's hand was the first photograph of a human body part using X-rays

November 09 Legal Services Day (India)

Legal Services Day is used to celebrate to make all the people aware of the Functions and their activities are done by the Legal Services in the Country. It is used to celebrate on the 9th November to make the people offer many types of Facilities to many of the poor people, Women and Old and other Children’s

The aim of celebrating the day is to offer free of charge, proficient and legal services to the people belonging to weaker sections of society

National Legal Services Day (NLSD) was first started by Supreme Court of India in 1995 to provide help and support to poor and weaker sections of the society

November 10 World Immunisation Day

World Immunization Day is celebrated every year on November 10. This day is celebrated to make people aware about the importance of getting timely vaccinations against vaccine preventable diseases. Immunization is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease.

November 10 World Science Day for Peace and Development

The first World Science Day for Peace and Development was celebrated worldwide on 10 November 2002 under UNESCO auspices

World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the important role that science has in society and is celebrated each year on November 10. It also highlights the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues

November 11 National Education Day

Since 2008, November 11 is celebrated as National Education Day

November 11 is the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad who was the first education Minister of independent India. Maulana Abul Kalam was of the opinion that education was the right of one and all

November 12 World Pneumonia Day

Established in 2009, World Pneumonia Day is marked every year on November 12th

Raise awareness about pneumonia, the world’s leading infectious killer of children under the age of 5.

World Pneumonia Day helps to bring this health crisis to the public’s attention and encourages policy makers and grassroots organizers alike to combat the disease.

November 14 Children's Day

In India, Children's Day is celebrated on 14 November, on the birthday of the first Prime Minister of independent India, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) or Chachaji (Uncle)

After the death of Jawaharlal Nehru in 27 May 1964, it was unanimously decided to celebrate his birthday as Bal Diwas or Children's Day in India.

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.

Prior to 1964, India celebrated Children's Day on 20 November, which was observed as the universal Children's Day by the United Nations. But after his death in 1964, it was unanimously decided to celebrate his birthday as Bal Diwas in the country

November 14 World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes mellitus and is held on 14 November each year.

type-2 diabetes is largely preventable and treatable non-communicable disease that is rapidly increasing in numbers worldwide. Type 1 Diabetes is not preventable but can be managed with insulin injections

World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the IDF and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the rapid rise of diabetes around the world

November 16 National Press Day

The 16th of November – is symbolic of a free and responsible press in India. This was the day on which the Press Council of India started functioning to maintain professional ethics in Journalism across the country

November 16 International Day for Tolerance

UNESCO to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November. In 1995, to mark the United Nations Year for Tolerance and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, UNESCO created a prize for the promotion of tolerance and non-violence. The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence rewards significant activities in the scientific, artistic, cultural or communication fields aimed at the promotion of a spirit of tolerance and non-violence

November 17 International Students’ Day

International Students' Day is an international observance of the student community, held annually on November 17.The date commemorates the anniversary of the 1939 Nazi storming of the University of Prague.

November 17 was declared International Students Day by the International Students Council in London.

November 17 World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day is observed on 17 November each year to raise awareness of preterm birth.

The first international awareness day for preterm birth on 17 November was created by European parent organizations in 2008.

Premature birth is a very serious health problem. It is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five worldwide. Babies born too early may have more health issues than babies born on time, and may face long-term health problems that affect the brain, the lungs, hearing or vision.

WHO produces guidelines, tools and evidence-based recommendations to help prevent and care for preterm babies

November 19 World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day (WTD) is an official United Nations international observance day on 19 November

World Toilet Day was established by the World Toilet Organization in 2001

The UN General Assembly declared World Toilet Day an official UN day in 2013.

UN-Water is the official convener of World Toilet Day

Toilets save lives, because human waste spreads killer diseases. World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis

November 19 International Men’s Day

International Men's Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated every year on 19 November. Inaugurated in 199.

International Men's Day is celebrated in over 70 countries.

The date coincides with the birthday of the father of Dr Jerome Teelucksingh, a doctor from Trinidad and Tobago who relaunched International Men’s Day

November 21 World Fisheries Day

World Fisheries day is celebrated every year on November 21.

In India, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is celebrating the day.

November 21 World Hello Day

Every year, November 21 is World Hello Day.

World Hello Day was founded in 1973 by Brian McCormack

Anyone can participate in World Hello Day simply by greeting ten people.

November 21 World Television Day

the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day (through resolution 51/205 of 17 December 1996).

Television represents a symbol for communication and globalization in the contemporary world.

John Logie Baird built and and demonstrated the world’s first mechanical television

November 25 International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.

November 26 National Milk Day

Every year 26 November is being observed as National Milk Day (NMD) to mark birth anniversary Father of the White Revolution Dr.Verghese Kurien

The Government of India declared 26 November as Constitution Day on 19 November 2015 by a gazette notification. Verghese Kurien was born on 26 November 1921 in Calicut. As the founding chairman of the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), Dr. Kurien was pioneer in establishment and success of the Amul.

Awards and Honours: Ramon Magsaysay Award (1963), World Food Prize (1989), Padma Shri (1965), Padma Bhushan (1966) and Padma Vibhushan (1999).

World Milk Day was first designated by the FAO in 2001. June 1 was chosen as the date because many countries were already celebrating a milk day during that time of year.

November 26 National Law Day (India)

Constitution Day (National Law Day), also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India. On 26 November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on 26 January 1950.

The Government of India declared 26 November as Constitution Day on 19 November 2015 by a gazette notification.

November 29 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

In 1977, the UN General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

December

Day Importance
December 01 World AIDS Day

AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)

It is a deadly condition, which results from the damage done by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) to the immune system.

The condition was first identified in 1981 and the name AIDS was first introduced on July 27, 1982.

HIV can only be transmitted between people through direct contact of a mucous membrane or the blood stream with a bodily fluid.

On October 27, 1988, the UN General Assembly officially recognized that the World Health Organization declared December 1, 1988, to be World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day has also been observed on this date each year since then.

The United Nations (UN) World AIDS Day is observed to honour those who have died of AIDS for those who live with HIV or AIDS and to increase awareness of these conditions

It is held on December 1 each year. The symbol of the World AIDS Campaign consists of a sketched image of a red ribbon and the words World Aids Campaign. The symbol was presented by the Visual AIDS Artists Caucus in 1991.

December 02 World Computer Literacy Day

World Computer Literacy Day which falls each year on December 2nd

The Day aims to increase awareness of this ‘divide’ and increase access to information technology for disadvantaged communities.

It aims to "create awareness and drive digital literacy in underserved communities worldwide".It was originally founded by the NIIT The day is also directed at improving the teaching of Information Technology

December 02 International Day for Abolition of Slavery

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Conventio.

The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflic

December 02 World Pollution Prevention Day

National Pollution Prevention Day is observed on 2nd December in India. This day is observed in the memory of people who lost their lives in Bhopal gas calamity. Bhopal gas tragedy occurred in the year 1984 on the night of 2–3 December.

poisonous chemical known as Methyl Isocyanate (also called MIC) as well as some other chemicals released from the Union Carbide Chemical Plant positioned in the city

December 03 International Day of Person with Disabilities

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly.

The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities

December 04 Navy Day (India)

Navy Day in India is observed on 4 December every year

The Maratha Emperor, Chhatarpati Shivaji Bhosle of the 17th century is considered as "Father of the Indian Navy".

Navy Day in India is celebrated to commemorate the courageous attack on the Karachi harbor during the Indo-Pakistan war (on 4 December 1971)

December 05 World Soil Day

World Soil Day is celebrated annually on the 5th of December at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) headquarters in Rome.

Soil holds three times as much carbon as the atmosphere and can help us meet the challenges of a changing climate

815 million people are food insecure and 2 billion people are nutritionally insecure, but we can mitigate this through soil.

95% of our food comes from soil.

33% of our global soils are already degraded

December 05 International Volunteer Day

The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (5 December), more commonly referred to as International Volunteer Day (IVD), is an international observance mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985

International Volunteer Day is a chance for individual volunteers, communities and organizations to promote their contributions to development at the local, national and international levels with support of UN .

The UN system and civil society organizations have successfully joined volunteers around the world to celebrate the Day on 5 December

IVD celebrates volunteer efforts that strengthen local ownership and the resilience of the community in the face of natural disasters, economic stresses and political shocks

December 07 Armed Forces Flag Day (India)

On August 28, 1949, a committee set up under the defence minister decided to observe a Flag Day annually on December 7

Flag Day gains more significance as it considers that it is the responsibility of the civilian population of India to take care of the families and dependents of the armed forces personnel who fight for the country.

The idea behind observing a Flag Day was to distribute small flags to the general population and in return collect donations.

The Flag day is mainly observed to serve three basic purposes

  • Rehabilitation of battle casualties
  • Welfare of serving personnel and their families
  • Resettlement and welfare of ex-servicemen and their families.

On the Flag Day all three branches of the Indian armed forces, the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy, arrange a variety of shows, carnivals, dramas and other entertainment programmes

December 07 International Civil Aviation Day

In 1996 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that 7 December was to be the International Civil Aviation Day.

At this event, the participants concluded and signed the Convention on International Civil Aviation, also known more popularly as the ‘Chicago Convention’

December 09 International Anti-Corruption Day

9 December as International Anti-Corruption Day, to raise awareness of corruption and of the role of the Convention in combating and preventing it. The Convention entered into force in December 2005.

December 09 World Patient Safety Day

Patient safety is the absence of preventable harm to a patient during the process of health care and reduction of risk of unnecessary harm associated with health care to an acceptable minimum.

December 10 World Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December every year.

The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all

December 11 International Mountain Day

International Mountain Day, held each year on 11 December, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in mountains.

December 14 National Energy Conservation Day (India)

The National Energy Conservation Day is being celebrated every year on December 14 since 1991. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under Ministry of Power spearheads the celebrations every year.

National energy conservation day in India is celebrated to aware people about the importance of energy as well as saving or conserving the more energy by using less energy

December 16 Vijay Diwas (victory over Pakistan in 1971)

Victory Day is commemorated every 16 December in India, as it marks its military victory over Pakistan in 1971 during the war for the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan

December 18 International Migrants Day

International Migrants Day is observed on 18 December in accordance with Resolution 55/93 of the United Nations General Assembly, adopted on 4 December 2000.

This date was chosen because it was on 18 December 1990 that the UN adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

December 20 International Human Solidarity Day

The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda is centred on people & planet, underpinned by human rights and supported by a global partnership determined to lift people out of poverty, hunger and disease.

Solidarity is identified in the Millennium Declaration as one of the fundamental values of international relations

December 22 National Mathemtatician Day (India)

In 2012, the Indian government declared 22 December to be National Mathematics Day.

During the inaugural ceremony of the celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan ,22 Dec 1887.

December 23 Kisan Divas (India)

Popularly known as Kisan Diwas, the National Farmers’ Day is a national occasion observed on 23rd December every year. National Farmer’s Day is celebrated in the honor of the former Prime Minister of India Chaudhary Charan Singh.

December 24 National Consumer Rights Day

The National Consumer Day is observed every year in India on 24th December. On this day the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of assent of the President. Observance of this day provides an opportunity for individuals to highlight the importance of the consumer movement .

2nd Sunday of December International Children's Day of Broadcasting

The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB), a joint initiative of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and UNICEF.

Broadcasting channels in many states of India organized various events and media workshops for children to get hands-on experience in various aspects of producing radio and television programmes, ranging from conceptualizing, scripting and anchoring to camera work and other technical responsibilities.