13 February 2019
13th February is celebrated as World Radio Day by UNESCO all over the world. The theme of WRD 2019 is “Dialogue, Tolerance, and Peace”.
It is to mark the time where people around the world celebrate the radio and how it shapes their lives. The date of 13 February, the day United Nations Radio was established in 1946, was proposed by UNESCO. It was approved in the 67th session of UN General Assembly.
12 February 2019
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared 11th February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, in order to achieve full and equal participation and access to women and girls in science and to further achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.
The theme for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science was “Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth.
11 February 2019
February 10, 2019, was the first-ever World Pulses Day, a United Nations global event to celebrate pulses worldwide and continue the important gains made with the 2016 International Year of Pulses.
The aim is to celebrate, raise awareness and promote the consumption of pulses at events around the globe.
11 February 2019
India celebrated the National Deworming day on 10th February. The National Deworming Day (NDD) is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
The objective of National Deworming Day is to deworm all preschool and school-age children between the ages of 1-19 years through the platform of schools and Anganwadi Centers in order to improve their overall health, nutritional status, access to education and quality of life.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 241 million children between the ages of 1 and 14 years are at risk of parasitic intestinal worms in India, also known as Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH).
STH infections can lead to anemia, malnutrition, impaired mental and physical & cognitive development, and reduced school participation.
4 February 2019
The world celebrates the World Cancer Day on 4th February. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008.
The aim is to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The main goal is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer and is an opportunity to rally the international community to end the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer.
31 January 2019
The World Leprosy Eradication Day is celebrated on 30th January 2019. It is to stress the need for eradicating the disease. It also brings to light the discrimination and stigma that people suffer from society every day.
The theme for World Leprosy Day is ‘ending discrimination, stigma, and prejudice’. Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease is a highly contagious infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae.
26 January 2019
Telangana Women and Child Welfare Department and IMA jointly organized the occasion of National Girl Child Day on 24th January 2019.
Collector M. Ram Mohan Rao, in his speech, said discrimination against girls/women persists at many places, despite the changes that the society has been witnessing in recent times. He also said women were at the helm of affairs in several fields, fighting discrimination at all levels. New opportunities must be created for women in all fields.
17 December 2018
Bangladesh in its 47th anniversary of the ‘Victory Day’, 16th December, honoured 12 Indian war veterans, marking its emergence as an independent nation following the 1971 Liberation War. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the nation to work together for the prosperity of the country.
It honoured the 12 Indian armed forces personnel for sacrificing their lives during the 1971 war. In India, Vijay Diwas (Victory Day) is celebrated every year on this day to mark India’s decisive win over Pakistan and the birth of Bangladesh.
15 December 2018
The main aim of National Energy Conservation Day is to create awareness among the people about the significance of our energy resources and also to minimize the energy consumption.
In India, Energy Conservation Act was implemented by Energy Efficiency Bureau (BEE) in 2001. Energy Efficiency Bureau (BEE) is a constitutional body which works under Government of India and helps in the development of policies and strategies to reduce use of energy.
12 December 2018
The Theme for the 2018 edition of the International Mountain Day is: “#MountainsMatter”.
It is celebrated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to spread awareness about the contribution of mountains in the biodiversity as it consists of approximately a quarter of the terrestrial biological diversity.
To commemorate the day, there will be an IMD side event on “Mountain adaptation: Vulnerable peaks and people” at UNFCCC COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
11 December 2018
The theme of the 2018 Human Rights Day is: #StandUp4HumanRights.
2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights document is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.
5 December 2018
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, the regional offices and through national and local events. #StopSoilPollution is the objective of this World Soil Day on 5 December and throughout the year.
4 December 2018
The Indian Navy Day is celebrated on December 4 every year to commemorate Operation Trident, an attack on the Karachi harbor during the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971. The Indian Navy is the fifth largest in the world, employing 67,109 personnel.
The Indian Navy has three commands: Eastern Command headquartered in Vishakhapatnam, Western Command in Mumbai, and Southern Command in Kochi. The Navy operates in 66 bases under the Commands.
It operates three classes of submarines: Chakra (under which is the nuclear-powered INS Chakra), Sindhughosh, and Shishumar. Marine Commandos or MARCOS, part of a special unit of the Navy, are made to undergo an excruciating training which only 10% of the trainees successfully complete.
28 November 2018
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the 14th Formation day of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
This Year’s theme was “Early Warning for Disasters”.
NDMA released a training manual for masons on Hazard-Resistant Construction and a study report on “Gujarat Floods 2017” A case study” will be released.
The Economic impact and loss of lives after a Disaster can be minimized by Early Warning.
27 November 2018
National Milk Day that was started in 2014 on 26th November to mark the birth anniversary of the father of White Revolution, Dr Verghese Kurien was celebrated in the Meghalaya for the first time.
Kurien was the architect of Operation Flood which was launched in 1970 by India's National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
India's Operation flood was the world's biggest dairy development program which gave a major thrust to the milk production of the nation.
26 November 2018
On this day in 1949, the constitution was adopted which came into force on January 26, 1950, marking the beginning of a new era in the history of India.
On 19th November 2015, during the year-long celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar, Government of India declared November 26th as the Constitution Day.
Previously this day was celebrated as Law Day.
20 November 2018
Qaumi Ekta Week is observed across the country from 19th to 25th November to foster and reinforce the spirit of communal harmony and national integration.
On November 19, National Integration Day was observed.
On November 20, Welfare of Minorities Day is to be observed in which items of the 15 Point Programme may be emphasized.
21st November will be observed as Linguistic Harmony Day with special literacy functions and Kavi Sammelans to enable people of each region to appreciate the linguistic heritage of other parts of India.
On November 22, Weaker Sections Day will be observed.
On 23rd November, Cultural Unity Day will be observed.
Women’s Day will be observed on 24th November.
The ‘Qaumi Ekta Week’ will conclude on November 25 with observation of Conservation Day.
20 November 2018
The purpose of Africa Industrialization Day (AID), marked each year on 20 November, is to raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the continent with regard to industrialization. The theme for AID 2018 is “Promoting Regional Value Chains in Africa.
19 November 2018
The World Toilet Day is organized around the world on 19th of November.
The day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.
The theme for WTD 2018 is ‘When Nature Calls’.
16 November 2018
The International Day for Tolerance is an annual observance day declared by UNESCO in 1995 to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance.
The year 1995 was chosen by the UNESCO to mark the year for tolerance as well as the 125th birthday anniversary of the Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi in order to promote the tolerance and non violence.
14 November 2018
InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Cipla Ltd., said it is to enter into agreements for the proposed acquisition of Avenue Therapeutics Inc. The acquisition is for a total consideration of $215 million.
Avenue Therapeutics is focussed on the development and commercialization of Intravenous (IV) Tramadol. The novel intravenous drug delivery method of Tramadol addresses extremely crucial and hitherto unmet needs in pain management.
Lucy Lu, president, and CEO, Avenue, said that the partnership with InvaGen would lead to an acceleration of Phase 3 clinical development and potential commercialization of IV Tramadol in the US.
14 November 2018
The nation celebrates the 130th birth anniversary of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the leader and remembered his contribution in India’s freedom struggle.
Pt Nehru was born on November 14, 1889. He was known for his love for children and was fondly called Chacha Nehru. Before 1964, Children’s day was celebrated in India on November 20. It was observed as the Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations. But after Nehru’s death in 1964, the nation decided to celebrate his birthday as Bal Diwas (Children’s Day) to honor his memory.
Pt Nehru once said: “The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country”.
14 November 2018
The main aim is to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public.
For 2018, the World Health Organization developed a range of materials for WAAW in all UN languages to help countries reflect their unique priorities.
It would consist of a multi-day messaging campaign focusing on 5 “focus” days of tailored social media messaging around each of the Objectives.
According to this, Ministries of Health will participate in WAAW 2018 by marking all or just some of these “focus” days by speaking up on social media.
11 November 2018
West Bengal government has decided to observe 'Rosogolla Day' on November 14, to commemorate the first anniversary of the state's famous sweet getting Geographical Indication (GI) tag as 'Bengal's Rosogolla'.
The GI tag is a sign that identifies a product as originating from a particular place.
7 November 2018
'National Cancer Awareness Day' started in 2014 when it was first announced by the former Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.
February 4th is World Cancer Day, when organizations and individuals around the world unite to raise awareness about cancer and work to make it a global health priority.
5 November 2018
In December 2015, the UN General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day.
Over the past 100 years, 58 tsunamis have claimed more than 260,000 lives, which is the highest number of deaths than in any other natural hazard.
31 October 2018
On October 31, 1924, World Savings Day or World Thrift day, was established during the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks) in Milano, Italy.
In India due to the death of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984, this day is celebrated on 30th October.
17 October 2018
The theme for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2018 is "Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity".
It promotes people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries.
16 October 2018
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 (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945.
The theme for WFD 2018 is "Our Actions Are Our Future".
8 October 2018
India celebrates its 86th Air Force Day on 8th October 2018. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is to hold a grand parade-cum-investiture ceremony at the Air Force Station at Hindon in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated the valiant air warriors of IAF on its 86th anniversary.
IAF is the fourth largest air force in the world, after the United States, Russia and China. IAF has around 1,500 aircraft in its fleet that operates out of 60 air bases. It has more than 600 combat aircraft and over 500 transport carriers and choppers.
The Indian Air Force has five commands across India: the Western Air Command, with its headquarters in New Delhi, the Southwestern Air Command at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, the Eastern Air Command at Shillong in Meghalaya, the Central Air Command at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, and the Southern Air Command at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.
Indian Air Force (IAF):
Founded: 8 October 1932
Headquarters: New Delhi
Part of: Indian Armed Force
Motto: Touch the Sky with Glory
Chief of the Air Staff (CAS): Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa
Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS): Air Marshal Anil Khosla
5 October 2018
The theme for this year's WTD is “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher,”
The WTD 2018 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) recognizes education as a key fundamental right and establishes an entitlement to free compulsory education, ensuring inclusive and equitable access for all children.
28 September 2018
Started in 1980 by The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), World Tourism Day (WTD) is celebrated worldwide annually on September 27.
The theme of this year - 'Tourism and the Digital Transformation'
The official celebrations this year took place in Budapest, Hungary.
In India, the celebrations begun in Goa and are organised by Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC).
17 September 2018
On December 19, 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed September 16 to be the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date when the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed in 1987.
The theme for World Ozone Day 2018 - Keep Cool and Carry On.
Ozone layer is found particularly in the stratosphere layer of atmosphere ranging between 20 to 40 km.
15 September 2018
On this day in 1949, Hindi written in Devanagari script became the official language of India under the Article 343.
Hindi is spoken by 250 million people as the original language and it is the fourth language of the world.
There are 22 Scheduled languages of India, of which, two are officially used at Union government of India level: Hindi and English.
In 1881, Bihar accepted Hindi as its sole official language, replacing Urdu, and thus became the first state of India to adopt Hindi.
Vice president Venkaiah Naidu gave away Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar 2017-18 on Hindi Diwas 2018.
World First Aid Day is also celebrated on 14th September.
5 September 2018
The day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of educationist and former President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
President Ram Nath Kovind greeted teachers on the occasion.
5 September 2018
The National Nutrition Month (September) is being celebrated across the country to mark the fight against malnutrition.
During this month, various programmes have been organized by the Women and Child Development Ministry to spread broad awareness on the issues related to malnutrition like stunting, undernutrition, anemia and low birth weight in children.
29 August 2018
The legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand birthday is commemorated as National Sports day.
He was famously known as ‘The Wizard’ for his superb ball control.
22 August 2018
This day is observed in order to commemorate the core values of the United Nations and is an indiscriminate threat that affects people and countries across the globe.
The first International Day, the Permanent Missions of Afghanistan, Belgium, Iraq, Nigeria, and the United States, along with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED) will launch a multimedia exhibit at the Exhibition Hall, Visitors’ Lobby at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
21 August 2018
World Mosquito Day is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross's discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.
Mosquito name comes from Spanish word meaning "little fly".
Around 6 million deaths every decade occur owing to malaria.
Various Mosquito-borne diseases:
♦ Yellow Fever,
♦ West Nile Virus.
20 August 2018
Sadbhavana Diwas or Harmony Day is celebrated on August 20 each year all over India to commemorate the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister of India named Rajiv Gandhi.
Sadbhavana meaning - having good feelings for others.
On this day, Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award is presented to commemorate the contribution made by Rajiv Gandhi for promoting the communal hormony, peace and national integration.
Gopalkrishna Gandhi was declared as the winner of Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award for the year 2018. He is a retired IAS officer and was 22nd Governer of West Bengal served from 2004 to 2009.
This is the 24th edition of Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhavana Award.
20 August 2018
The campaign launched on World Humanitarian Day is "#NotATarget".
The day was designated by the UN General Assembly to commemorate the 19 August 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.
14 August 2018
On 15th of August in 1947, India got freedom from the British rule after long years of slavery.
President of India gives a speech every year in order to 'Address to the Nation' on the evening of a day before the Independence Day.
On 15th August, the Prime Minister of India hoists the Indian flag on the Red Fort, Delhi. After the flag hoisting, National Anthem song is sung and twenty-one gun shots are fired to salute and honour the Indian flag and solemn occasion.
What does the three colours of the Indian National Flag signify?
♦ Saffron refers to the strength and courage of the country;
♦ White signifies peace and truth.
♦ Green color is symbolic of the fertility of the land.
The tricolour flag was adapted as the Indian National Flag on July 22, 1947.
Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India is also the longest reigning Prime Minister of the country with 16 years and 286 days at the office.
13 August 2018
The theme for International Youth Day (IYD) 2018 is - 'Safe Spaces for Youth'. The first International Youth Day was observed on 12 August, 2000.
Two Canadian filmmakers Michael Clark and Patricia Sims, as well as Sivaporn Dardarananda, the Secretary-General of Thailand’s Elephant Reintroduction Foundation created the World Elephant Day in 2011, and it was held on August 12, 2012.
30 July 2018
On Global Tiger Day, July 29, India post released a special cover in order to promote tiger reservation at Bandipur. In all, 6,500 covers have been printed and will be made available to the public at a cost of Rs. 25 each.
International Tiger Day is held annually on 29 July. It is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit.
27 July 2018
On Kargil Vijay Diwas, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the martyrs of Kargil.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Army chief General Bipin Rawat, Naval chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa laid wreaths and paid rich tributes to the martyrs on the 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, New Delhi.
26th July marks the victory of Indian forces over Pakistan in the hills of Kargil. Kargil Vijay Diwas is named after the success of Operation Vijay in 1999. On that day every Indian acknowledges the efforts and gallantry of the Armed Forces.
11 July 2018
Every year, July 11, is celebrated as World Population Day, to raise awareness about global population-related issues. The theme for 2018 World Population Day is 'Family Planning is a Human Right'.
This day was celebrated for the first time in the year 1989.
According to the United Nations World Population Day webpage, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 International Conference on Human Rights, where family planning was, for the first time, globally affirmed to be a human right.
7 July 2018
The theme for the 2018 International Day of Co-operatives is "sustainable consumption and production of goods and services".
On December 16, 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed in resolution 47/90 "the first Saturday of July 1995 to be International Day of Cooperatives, marking the centenary of the establishment of the International Cooperative Alliance".
July 7 is also celebrated as Global Forgiveness Day, Chocolate Day.
7 July 2018
Zoonosis is derived from the Greek words zoon 'animal' and nosos 'ailment'. It describes the process whereby an infectious disease is transmitted between species, from animals to humans.
Approximately 150 zoonotic diseases are known to exist.
World Zoonoses Day is observed on July 6 every year to create awareness among the people for zoonotic diseases.
The most common zoonotic diseases:
♦ Cat Scratch Fever
5 July 2018
On July 4, 2018, the United States of America celebrated its 242nd Independence Day, the day marking its independence from Great Britain after the American Revolutionary War.
The Philippines also celebrates July 4 as its Republic Day to commemorate that day in 1946 when it ceased to be a U.S. territory and the United States officially recognized Philippine Independence.
26 June 2018
The General Assembly of United Nations has decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. It is to express its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.
The theme for 2018 is "Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe."