INS Ranjit was commissioned in the fleet of Indian Navy on September 15, 1983. The ship has since then sailed for 2190 days, covering a distance of over 7,43,000 nautical miles. In 36 years of its service, the ship has served both western and eastern seaboard and has been the flagship of both the western and eastern fleets.
The Labour Day is celebrated to commemorate the happenings of May 4, 1886, the Haymarket affair (Haymarket Massacre) in the Chicago. In India, the first celebration of the Labour Day was organised in Madras (now Chennai) by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan on May 1, 1923.
The theme of World Intellectual Property Day 2019 was “Reach for Gold: IP and Sports”. This year’s theme dives into the world of sports. Former Indian Army Chief General (Retired) Dalbir Singh Suhag was appointed as India's High Commissioner to the island nation Seychelles.
The World Malaria Day was observed across the globe on April 25, 2019. African country Malawi launched the world's first vaccine to immunise children against Malaria under the WHO-coordinated Malaria vaccine pilot programme.
The World Book and Copyright Day aims to highlight the power of books and to promote UNESCO’s vision of knowledge societies that are inclusive, pluralistic, equitable, open and participatory for all citizens.
The United States designated Iran's elite military unit, IRGC as a foreign terrorist organisation. The move is a part of the US efforts to put maximum pressure on Iran to end its support for terrorist plots and militant activity that shakes the Middle East.
The World Health Day is celebrated annually on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation. The Day is celebrated around a specific health theme every year to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organisation.
The World Autism Awareness Day was observed across the world on April 2, 2019 with an aim to raise awareness about autism throughout the world. Japan on April 1, 2019 declared ‘Reiwa’ as the name of its new imperial era that will begin on May 1, 2019 once the new Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne.
Despite significant steps taken to end the epidemic, Tuberculosis remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer as around 4500 people die every day due to TB and around 30000 people fall ill with this curable disease.
The theme of 2019 World Consumer Rights Day was ‘Trusted Smart Products’. As consumer’s uptake of more and more smart products in steadily growing day-by-day, it is important for them to understand the issues of security, and privacy associated with the smart products.
The World Sleep Day was observed across the globe on March 15, 2019 with the theme 'Healthy Sleep, Healthy Aging'. The day aims to raise awareness regarding sleep disorders and promote their prevention and management.
The World Kidney Day is observed annually on the second Thursday of March. It is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).
The Janaushadhi Diwas aims to provide further impetus and create awareness about the use of generic medicines. The day also highlights the initiatives undertaken by Government in the direction of making quality healthcare affordable for all, like Ayushman Bharat, PMBJP, etc.
The Union for International Cancer Control, which organises the World Cancer Day every year, launched a new 3-year campaign with the theme “I Am and I Will”.The campaign is an empowering call-to-action, urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action to impact the future.