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World blood donor day 2019: Safe blood for all

Jun 14, 2019
To acknowledge value of blood donors, World Health Organisation (WHO) organises World blood donor day on 14 June every year.

World Day against Child Labour 2019: ILO’s 2019 theme, ‘Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams’

Jun 12, 2019
Get details about World Day against Child Labour, ILO’s 2019 theme, ILO’s Convention against Child Labour, International Labour Organization, Child Labour in India.

World No Tobacco Day: Significance, focus area and key theme

May 31, 2019
World No Tobacco Day 2019: Key Focus, significance, key theme and harmful impact of tobacco on the health of people's lungs.

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019: Why Menstrual Hygiene is important!

May 28, 2019
The MH Day seeks to break the silence, raise awareness and change the negative social norms surrounding menstrual hygiene.

International Day for Biological Diversity observed

May 22, 2019
In past hundred years, more than 90 percent of crop varieties have vanished from farmers’ fields. Therefore, loss of varied food is directly linked to health risk factors.

World Red Cross Day; Historian Prof Kirpal Singh passes away - Current Affairs

May 8, 2019
First Red Cross Day was celebrated in 1948 when it was officially declared as World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.

INS Ranjit decommissioned; World Asthma Day 2019 observed - Current Affairs

May 7, 2019
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.

Cyclone Fani - explained; World Press Freedom Day 2019 – Current Affairs

May 3, 2019
Railways, Civil Aviation and Shipping Ministries were advised to review their preparedness well in time and ensure quick resumption of their services in the event of any disruption.

Labour Day 2019 observed globally - Current Affairs

May 1, 2019
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.

World Intellectual Property Day 2019 observed; Dalbir Singh Suhag named Indian envoy to Seychelles - Current Affairs

Apr 26, 2019
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.

World Malaria Day 2019 observed; Malawi launches world’s first malaria vaccine - Current Affairs

Apr 25, 2019
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.

International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace 2019; ICGS C-441 commissioned – Current Affairs

Apr 24, 2019
The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace was officially proclaimed to be observed ever year on 24 April by the UN General Assembly on December 12, 2018 through a resolution.

World Book and Copyright Day 2019 observed; AYUSH Ministry & CSIR sign MoU - Current Affairs

Apr 23, 2019
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.

Global earth day 2019 observed; Index of Cancer Preparedness index released – Current Affairs

Apr 22, 2019
This year’s theme is – Protect Our Species with aim to build and activate a global movement that embraces nature and its values.

Current Affairs 9 April 2019 Digest 2: US designates Iran’s IRGC as terrorist unit; World Homoeopathy Day 2019

Apr 9, 2019
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.

Current Affairs 7 April 2019 Digest 1: World Health Day 2019; International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2019

Apr 7, 2019
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.

Current Affairs 2 April 2019 Digest 1: World Autism Awareness Day 2019 observed; Japan's new imperial era 'Reiwa'

Apr 2, 2019
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.

Current Affairs 24 March 2019 Digest 1: World Tuberculosis Day 2019: How the Day was celebrated in India?

Mar 25, 2019
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.

World Consumer Rights Day 2019: Ensuring consumers’ trust in smart products

Mar 15, 2019
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.

World Sleep Day 2019: What are the different kind of sleep disorders?

Mar 15, 2019
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.

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