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Central Excise Day celebrated on 24 February 2017

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The day is celebrated annually to mark the enactment of the Central Excise and Salt Act, 1944.

World Day of Social Justice observed with theme preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work

Feb 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

As recognised by the United Nations, the World Day of Social Justice focuses on guaranteeing fair outcome through social justice, equality, employment and much more.

National Productivity Day 2017 observed in India

Feb 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Besides, the country also observed National Productivity week from 12 February to 18 February 2017 with the theme 'From Waste to Profits-through Reduce, Recycle and Reuse'.

World Radio Day observed with theme Radio is You

Feb 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The day was observed to celebrate the significance of radio as a medium of communication and entertainment across the world.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science observed

Feb 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Science and gender equality are vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

National Deworming Day 2017 observed in India

Feb 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

This year, the National Deworming Day initiative was aimed at reaching approximately 34 crore children in the age group of 1-19 years.

Safer Internet Day celebrated on 7 February 2017

Feb 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The day seeks to spread awareness about the importance of internet safety  among the stakeholders of the internet.

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 2017 observed

Feb 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The theme for the 2017 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is “Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030.”

World Cancer Day 2017 observed globally

Feb 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The theme throws light on how everyone, as a collective or as individuals, can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

World Wetlands Day 2017 observed globally

Feb 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The theme 'Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction' is aimed at raising the awareness of healthy wetlands in reducing the impacts of extreme events such as floods, droughts and cyclones on communities.

Anti-Leprosy Day observed on 30 January 2017

Jan 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

In India, leprosy is more prevalent among the poorest and most marginalized communities due to their lack of access to health care, poor sanitation and congested living spaces.

7th National Voters’ Day observed with theme Empowering Young and Future Voters

Jan 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The Commission’s objective through NVD is to increase enrolment of voters, especially of the newly eligible ones.

National Girl Child Day 2017 observed across India

Jan 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

On the occasion, the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development threw the light on the exemplary achievements by nation’s daughters during 2016.

69th Army Day celebrated on 15 January

Jan 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in the National Capital as well as in all headquarters.

Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary observed as National Youth Day

Jan 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

In 1984, it was declared by the Union Government that 12 January will be observed as National Youth Day.

12th World Hindi Day celebrated across the world

Jan 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

At present, Hindi as a language is spoken in more than 20 countries around the world and is being taught in 150 Universities across the globe.

World Braille Day observed on 4 January 2017

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The day also helps people to feel the importance to produce works in the Braille language to allow blinds to read the works.

2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Jan 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The International year aims to promote tourism’s role in sustainable economic growth, resource efficiency, employment and poverty reduction.

Good Governance Day being observed to mark Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Birthday

Dec 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

The initiatives to be launched include RRFAMS, PRISM, the announcement of E-Service Book, EO App on iPhone Operating System and more.

National Consumer Day celebrated with theme Alternate Consumer Disputes Redressal

Dec 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The National Consumer Day is an annual occasion for celebration and solidarity within the national consumer movement and is an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers.

National Mathematics Day observed on 22 December 2016

Dec 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

2016 SASTRA-Ramanujan award for mathematics was presented to Maksym Radziwill of McGill University, Canada and Kaisa Matomaki of University of Turku, Finland.

International Mountain Day 2016 observed across the world

Dec 12, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

This year celebrations are aimed at highlighting the Mountain Cultures. Mountains encompass communities with ancient cultures and traditions and are places of importance for religious worship and pilgrimage all over the world.

Human Rights Day 2016 observed across the world

Dec 10, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

For the year 2016, the Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone's rights.

International Anti-Corruption Day 2016 observed across the world

Dec 9, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The 2016 joint international campaign focuses on corruption as one of the biggest road blocks to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

45th Navy Day observed in India

Dec 6, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The day commemorates the launch of Operation Trident by the Indian Navy against Pakistan on 4 December 1971.

World Soil Day 2016 observed

Dec 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The theme for the 2016 WSD focuses on the positive contributions of pulses to soil properties, such as fixing the atmosphere nitrogen and improving its biodiversity, fertility and structure.

International Volunteer Day observed across the world

Dec 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

This year's theme recognizes the volunteers worldwide and their efforts in making peace and sustainable development a reality.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 observed across the world

Dec 3, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

In 2016, the goal of the IDPD is assessing the current status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and SDGs. The day also looks forward for laying the foundation for a future of greater inclusion for persons with disabilities.

National Pollution Control Day 2016 observed in India

Dec 3, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

This day is observed every year to give honour to thousands of human beings who lost their lives in 1984 due to the Bhopal gas tragedy.

World AIDS Day 2016 observed across the world

Dec 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

On the 2016 World AIDS Day, the UNAIDS hosted a special event on 30 November 2016 to commemorate the day and to reinforce the commitment to move forward together to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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