Telangana government has declared a special casual leave to all the women employees in the state on March 8, 2018, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.
The first national women’s day was held in New York in 1909 on February 28 and was organized by the Socialist Party of America.
Every year, March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day.
2018 Theme is: "Press for Progress"
2018 UN Theme of "International Women’s Day" is: - "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives"
Celebrated since:- 1913
This day was recognised by the United Nations in:- 1975
UNESCO celebrated International Mother Language Day on 21 February.
The 2018 theme is- "Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development".
It has been organized for nearly 20 years with the aim of preserving linguistic diversity and promoting mother tongue-based multilingual education.
The World Day of Social Justice (WDSJ) is observed globally on 20th February.
The theme for WDSJ 2018 is "Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice".
On 26 November 2007, the General Assembly declared that starting from the sixty-third session of the General Assembly, 20 February will be celebrated annually as the World Day of Social Justice.
World Radio Day is observed annually on 13 February.
The theme for WRD 2018 is "Radio and Sports". The Day is organized globally by the UNESCO.
The objectives of the Day is mainly to raise greater awareness among the public and the media of the importance of radio and to encourage decision makers to establish and provide access to information through radio.
The Election Commission of India celebrated the 8th National Voters’ Day across the country on 25th January for enhanced participation of citizens in the electoral process.
The National level function was held in New Delhi.
President Ram Nath Kovind gave away awards for best electoral practices to District Collectors, Superintendents of Police and other functionaries involved in election management.
Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Mr. Rakesh Srivastava launched the Phase -1 i.e. the beneficiary module of the Rapid Reporting System (RSS) for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) on the occasion of National Girl Child Day (24th January).
It is a web-based online monitoring for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls in New Delhi.
The URL for the portal is 'sag-rrs.nic.in.'
Presently, MWCD is implementing the Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) in selected 508 districts across the country.
The 70th Army Day is being celebrated today (15th January 2018).
The day is celebrated to pay homage and salute to the courageous and brave Indian soldiers who have been sacrificing their lives for protecting the country.
Every year on this day, the ‘Army Day’ is celebrated to commemorate the day when General (later Field Marshal) K.M Carriappa took over the command of Army from General Sir F.R.R Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief in 1949 and became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army post Independence.
The National Youth Day celebrated every year on 12 January.
This is the day when Swami Vivekananda, one of the greatest social reformers, thinkers, and philosophers of India, was born. The Indian government had declared back in 1984 that Swamiji’s birthday would be celebrated as the National Youth Day.
The main aim behind this is to make sure that the students across the country can be encouraged to learn about the life, the ideas and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda and apply them in their lives.
He inaugurated the National Youth Festival in Greater Noida through Video conferencing.
The five-day event will provide a platform to bring the youth of the country together with an opportunity to showcase their talents in various activities.
The Theme of the Festival is 'Sankalp Se Siddhi'.
Culture Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma will be the guest of honor on the occasion.
Kisan Diwas (Farmer's Day) is observed every year on 23 December to celebrate the birth anniversary of the fifth prime minister.
He was the PM of India for a very short tenure starting from 28th of July 1979 until 14th January 1980.
A Kisan leader, Late Chaudhary Charan Singh belonged to a peasant family. This was the reason he could relate himself to the issues of the farmers and therefore, he did the best to support them.
When he became the Prime Minister of India in July 1979 he made many changes to improve the lives of the farmers.
This is also an interesting fact that as the Prime Minister of India, Chaudhary Charan Singh never visited the Lok Sabha.
He also served as the Deputy Prime Minister during the reign of Morarji Desai.
He introduced Budget 1979 which was designed to accomplish the needs of the farmers in all respects. It had several policies in favour of Indian farmers.
The famed Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan’s birth anniversary on December 22 is celebrated as National Mathematics Day.
It was in 2012 that then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared December 22 as National Mathematics Day.
In 1917, Ramanujan was elected to be a member of the London Mathematical Society. In 1918 he also became a Fellow of the Royal Society, becoming the youngest person to achieve the feat. He passed away on April 6, 1920.
The International Migrants Day is organized across the world on 18th December.
The theme for IMD 2017 is 'Safe Migration in a World on the Move.'
On 4 December 2000, the General Assembly proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day.
On that day, in 1990, the Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.
The National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated annually on 14th December.
The 14th President of India Mr. Ram Nath Kovind was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
The ECD is organized on 14th December each year by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under Ministry of Power.
The Day is celebrated with an aim to demonstrate India’s achievements in energy efficiency and conservation.
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.
The Campaign is named as #standup4humanrights.
World Soil Day is observed on 5th December across the world.
The 2017 Theme for World Soil Day is 'Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground’.
The main aim to communicate messages on the importance of soil quality for food security, healthy ecosystems and human well-being.
It 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.
The Indian Navy Day is observed on 4th December every year to celebrate achievements and role of the naval force in the country.
During the India-Pakistan war of 1971, the Indian Navy played a significant role in the bombing of the Karachi harbour and sank Pakistan Naval Ship PNS Ghazi.
World AIDS Day is celebrated every year all over the world on December 1st to raise the public awareness about Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, AIDS.
The theme for World AIDS day 2017 is 'Right to health'.
It is a pandemic disease caused due to the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
The United Nations - Universal Children's Day is celebrated every year on November 20 to promote international togetherness and improve children's welfare around the world.
The theme of UCD 2017 is 'Kids Take Over'.
The special day established in the year 1954, offers an opportunity for communities around the globe to promote children's rights in order to create a better world for kids.
The Qaumi Ekta Week is being observed across the country from 19th November to foster and reinforce the spirit of communal harmony and national Integration.
As part of the week-long programmes, today's (19th November 2017) day is being observed as National Integration Day.
The last day of the Qaumi Ekta Week will be observed as Conservation Day and several meetings and functions will be organized to emphasize the growing need for awareness and action to conserve the environment.
India celebrated the National Press Day on November 16 as the Press Council of India started functioning as a responsible body overlooking the works of the press as a whole body on this day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted media on National Press Day, which is commemorated every year on November 16, and appreciated their contribution to make India a democratic country.
World Diabetes Day is observed on November 14th across the world.
The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is Women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future.
The main aim to promote the importance of affordable and equitable access for all women at risk for or living with diabetes to the essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management education and information they require to achieve optimal diabetes outcomes and strengthen their capacity to prevent type 2 diabetics.
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is observed globally on 27 October every year across the world.
The theme of this year is "Discover, remember and share".
The General Conference of UNESCO approved the commemoration of a World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in 2005 as a mechanism to raise general awareness of the need to preserve and safeguard important audiovisual material for future generations.
United Nations Day is observed globally on 24 October.
It marks the 72nd anniversary of the UN Charter’s entry into force and celebrates everything that the UN represents and has achieved since its establishment in 1945.
All the member states of the United Nations contribute finances to its operation to help further its goals.
The National Police Commemoration Day is observed every year on 21st October remembering the brave policemen who sacrificed their lives while discharging their duties. Rich tributes are paid to the martyrs on this day.
This altercation between the troops led to the death of ten policemen. Seven of the others who were also imprisoned managed to escape from the Chinese troops.
At its 41st Session in February 2010, the United Nations Statistical Commission proposed celebrating 20th October 2010 as World Statistics Day.
It was first observed in the year 2010 and 2015.
It emphasizes the critical role of high-quality official statistical information in analysis and informed policy decision-making in support of sustainable development.
This year's 2nd Ayurveda Day is celebrated on 17 October in New Delhi by the Ministry of AYUSH.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the Chief Guest and will also inaugurate the country's first All India Institute of Ayurveda, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi.
The All India Institute of Ayurveda, set up on a total area of 10.015 acres on a budget of Rs 157 crore, is the first medical institute under the AYUSH ministry to hold the coveted National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) accreditation.
Food and Agricultural Organisation of United Nations (FAO) celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar.
The Theme for World Food Day 2017 is "Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development".
The day is to celebrate the progress we have already made towards reaching #ZeroHunger.
11th October marked is marked as the International Day of the Girl Child.
The day theme is The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.
The main aim of the day is to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
President Shri Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate India Water Week 2017 on October 10, 2017 in New Delhi in the presence of Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari and Union Ministers of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal and Shri Dr. Satya Pal Singh.
About 1500 delegates from India and 13 other countries will attend the five-day international event.
The theme of India Water Week – 2017 is “Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth”.
The World Space Week is observed from 4th to 10th October.
The theme of 2017 is ‘Exploring New Worlds In Space’.
On October 4th1957 Sputnik 1 was launched.
It was the first human-made, Earth-orbiting satellite. Second, the signing of The Outer Space Treaty on October 10th 1967.
World Teachers Day is celebrated across the world on October 5th since 1994 to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.
The theme of 2017 World Teachers’ Day is “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”.
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 1997 Recommendation, an international conference will take place at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris.
It will bring together teachers, trainers, policy-makers, as well as researchers and other education stakeholders to celebrate teaching, academic freedom, and what we need to do to ensure quality higher education and a sustainable future for the teaching profession.
The World Maritime Day is celebrated across the world on 28 September across the world.
The theme for 2017 World Maritime Day is ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People’.
The main aim is to do so by focusing on helping International Maritime Organization (IMO) member states to develop and implement maritime strategies to invest in a joined-up, interagency approach.
World Rabies Day is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention.
The 2017 World Rabies Day theme is 'Rabies: Zero by 30'.
This day also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, the French chemist, and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine.
The World Tourism Day is celebrated across the world on 27th of September.
The theme for World Tourism Day 2017 is 'Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development'.
The purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.
It is defined as tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. This day was established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations (UN) resolution.
Theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”
The International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer (World Ozone Day) is observed every year on September 16 for the preservation of the Ozone Layer.
The theme of the year 2017 is ‘Caring for all life under the sun’.
The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol.
As part of the anniversary celebrations, the Ozone Secretariat will launch a communication campaign ahead of World Ozone Day to be marked on 16 September 2017.
The International Day of Democracy is observed on September 15th across the world.
The theme of the year 2017 is Democracy and Conflict prevention.
This year's theme of democracy and conflict prevention focuses on the critical need to strengthen democratic institutions to promote peace and stability.
The Indian nation celebrates Engineer's Day to mark the 156th birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, one of the greatest engineers India produced and a person behind many iconic constructions in India.
He will mark the 49th anniversary of the Engineers Day in India.
He began his career as an Assistant Engineer with Public Works Department (PWD) at Mumbai (then Bombay) in 1884 and was later requested to join the Indian Irrigation Commission. As a Public Works Department engineer, he accomplished several projects related to maintenance of public buildings, road construction and laying out city developments plans in several important towns.
Hindi Day is celebrated across the country.
In the year 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the country.
President Ram Nath Kovind will give away Rajbhasha awards for the Year 2016-17 at a function in New Delhi.
The Rajbhasha awards were instituted by the Department of Official Language of Home Ministry to recognize the excellent contribution of Ministries, Departments and Nationalized Banks in the field of Hindi.
The International Literacy Day (ILD) is being observed every year on 8 September to emphasize the importance of literacy to individuals, society.
The theme of UNESCO for the year 2017 is `Literacy in a digital world’.
This year it is 51st International Literacy Day.
The main aim is to mobilize public opinion in favour of struggle against illiteracy.
The day was established in 1966 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The Union Environment Ministry launched an environmental awareness initiative on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.
Under the initiative, an online environmental quiz competition named Prakriti Khoj will be conducted at the national level.
The main objective of the quiz is to generate interest among school children about the science related to the environment.
The initiative is to motivate children towards environment conservation-oriented lifestyles.
The National Nutrition Week (NNW) observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September.
The theme of for the year 2017 is “Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health“.
The objective of this event is to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health which has an overall impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately National development.
National Sports day is celebrated on 29th august every year to mark the birthday of Dhyan Chand.
On this occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind will give away the Sports Awards.
He will confer Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award and Dronacharya Award at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.
The theme for WHD 2017 will be #NotATarget.
This campaign follows on the UN Secretary-General’s report on the protection of civilians, which was launched earlier this year.
Laying out his ‘path to protection’, the Secretary-General calls for enhanced respect for international humanitarian and human rights law, and protection of civilians, including humanitarian and medical workers as well as civilian infrastructure.
Organ Donation Day is observed every year on 13th of August across the world.
The main aim of this day is to motivate people to donate organs after death and to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation.
Organ Donation is donating a donor’s organs like heart, liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs, and pancreas, after the donor dies, for the purpose of transplanting them into another person who is in need of an organ.
International Youth Day (IYD) is observed world wide annually on 12 August to pay attention to youth issues.
This day was designated by the United Nations (UN) in 1999 with the adoption of Resolution 54/120.
The first IYD was observed on August 12, 2000.
Theme of IYD 2017 is:- “Youth Building Peace”.
The Indian nation is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement.
The 2017 theme is “Sankalp se Siddhi- the attainment through resolve.
Prime Minister Modi termed the month of August as a month of revolution as the non-cooperation movement was launched on August 1, 1920,
Both Houses of Parliament will hold a special session on the occasion.
The National Handloom Day is being observed on 7 August every year to honor the handloom weavers in the country.
It is the third edition of the National Handloom Day after it was instituted in 2015.
Handloom sector contributes to nearly 15% of the cloth production in the country and also contributes to the country’s export earnings to 95 %.
World breastfeeding week is being celebrated from 1st to 7th August every year.
The theme for the year 2017 is “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together”.
It was first celebrated in 1992 by World Alliance for Breastfeeding World Breastfeeding WeekAction (WABA) and is now observed in over 120 countries by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners including individuals, organizations, and governments.
The United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons is observed on 30 July across the world.
This year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) selected ‘Act to Protect and Assist Trafficked Persons’ as the focus of the Day.
The theme aims at one of the most pressing issues of the largest mixed migration movements of refugees and migrants.