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International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members observed

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Collett was working for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) when he was abducted by armed gunman in 1985.

International Day for Right to Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations 2017 observed

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The day also pays tribute to those who have devoted their lives to, and lost their lives in, the struggle to promote and protect human rights for all.

International day of Remembrance of the victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade observed globally

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery was observed globally on 25 March 2017.

World Tuberculosis Day 2017 observed globally

Mar 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The day commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus.

World Meteorological Day 2017 observed globally

Mar 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

On the occasion of World Meteorological Day 2017, WMO released its new digitized International Cloud Atlas.

World Water Day observed with theme Why Wastewater?

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water, the UN’s inter-agency collaboration mechanism for all freshwater related issues, in collaboration with governments and partners.

World Down Syndrome Day observed on 21 March

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition. It affects approx 1 in 800 live births.

World Poetry Day 2017 celebrated globally

Mar 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The day seeks to recognise the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.

International Day of Forests 2017 observed globally

Mar 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

This year theme highlights the importance of wood energy in improving the lives of people, powering sustainable development and mitigating climate change.

International Day of Happiness celebrated on 20 March 2017

Mar 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

To mark the occasion, the United Nations released the World Happiness Report, which declared Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland as the top 5 happiest countries in the world.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2017 observed globally

Mar 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Day was proclaimed based on the events of 21 March 1960 when police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against the apartheid pass laws in Sharpeville, South Africa.

World Sparrow Day 2017 observed globally

Mar 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The World Sparrow Day was conceptualised by Mohammed Dilawar, an Indian conservationist who started the Nature Forever Society.

Commonwealth Day 2017 observed by Commonwealth countries

Mar 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The theme of Commonwealth Day 2017 was 'A peace-building Commonwealth'.

Google marks 140 years Test cricket with a playful doodle

Mar 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Google dedicated its doodle for 15 March to the first officially played test match between Australia and England.

World Consumer Rights Day being observed

Mar 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Consumer Rights Day is an opportunity to promote basic rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are respected and protected.

World Kidney Day 2017 observed with theme Kidney Disease and Obesity

Mar 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Since 2006, the World Kidney Day has been annually observed on the second Thursday in March.

International Women's Day 2017 observed across the world

Mar 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The idea of the theme is to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, especially goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and number 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

World Hearing Day 2017 observed globally

Mar 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

This year's theme draws attention to the economic impact of hearing loss.

World Wildlife Day 2017 observed globally

Mar 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The call of the 2017 UN World Wildlife Day is to engage and empower the youth.

Zero Discrimination Day 2017 observed

Mar 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

For the year 2017, UNAIDS calls for zero discrimination in health-care settings. The right to health is a fundamental human right that includes access to timely, affordable and quality health-care services for all.

National Science Day observed on 28 February

Feb 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

National Science Day is observed to spread a message about the importance of science in the life of living being.

Central Excise Day celebrated on 24 February 2017

Feb 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 13 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: 11 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: 6 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.

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