Important Days

इस श्रेणी में Important Days में प्रकाशित हिन्दी भाषा के करेंट अफेयर्स (समाचार सारांश) एवं समसामयिक घटनाक्रम का SSC, Railways, RAS/RPSC, BPSC, MPPSC, JPSC, HPSC, UPPSC, UKPSC एवं अन्य प्रतियोगिता परीक्षाओं के लिए महत्वपूर्ण समाचारों का संग्रह किया गया है।

World Day of Social Justice 2021

Every year, February 20 is observed as the World Day of Social Justice. The aim behind celebrating this day is to raise a voice against social injustice and to bring the various communities internationally together to eliminate illiteracy, poverty, gender and physical discrimination, religious discrimination. Key Points The theme of World Day of Social Justice 2021 is "A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy". This year's commemoration supports efforts by the international community to search for solutions to eradicate poverty, achieve sustainable development, universal social protection, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equality, and access to social well-being and justice for all. Background On 26 November 2007, the General Assembly declared thatRead More...
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World Radio Day

Every year, February 13 is observed as World Radio Day. The day is celebrated to promote radio and the engagement of people with the medium of communication. Key Points The year 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of World Radio Day. The theme of this year has three sub-themes- innovation, evolution, and connection. In India, the day is being celebrated by All India Radio in association with Seeking Modern Applications for Real Transformation (SMART). An event will be organized by these organisations on February 13 and 14 on the theme ‘New World, New Radio’. The event will have various sessions. However, some of the sessions will be pre-recorded due to COVID-19. The sessions will be on topics like the resilience of the radio, the challenges faced by radio during the globalRead More...
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February 10- World Pulses Day

Every year, February 10 is observed as World Pulses Day. The day is observed to increase access and awareness of pulses across the world. Key Points World Pulses Day 2021 event will be conducted virtually. The theme of World Pulses Day 2021 is #LovePulses. The UN General Assembly announced to dedicate February 10 to Pulses and celebrate the day as World Pulses Day. Pulses have also been recognized as a global food. On this global day, efforts are made for creating awareness about the importance of Pulses in sustainable food production. Other than this, pulses are donated to the people who are unable to easily access them. Background The UN General Assembly recognized the value of pulses in the year 2013 and adopted the year 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP).Read More...
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AYUSH Ministry’s Common Yoga Protocol (CYP)

Ministry of AYUSH has been taking various steps to promote yoga and create awareness among the people. One such step was the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP). Now, the preparations for the 2021 Yoga Day has begun with an online training programme on Common Yoga Protocol. Key Points The AYUSH Ministry has been organizing the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) - Yoga Appreciation Programme (YAP) in association with the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY). This Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) - Yoga Appreciation Programme will start from February 2021 and will continue till June 2021. The programme will commence on the 1st of every month at 7.00 am during this period. The CYP training will have four levels. The total duration of the programme is 24 days (36 hours). No participationRead More...
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World Leprosy Day 2021

World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January every year. This year, it will be observed on January 31. However, in India, World Leprosy Day is observed on January 30. What is Leprosy? Leprosy is an infectious disease that is caused by a bacillus, Mycobacterium leprae. The disease affects the peripheral nerves, skin, eyes, limbs, and mucosa of the upper respiratory tract. Its treatment and prevention are possible. If detected at early stages, damage to the skin and other parts can be prevented. Multidrug therapy (MDT) is used to cure Leprosy. Key Points January 30 is also the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and on the same day, India observes World Leprosy Day. People suffering from the disease also suffer from discrimination in society. A day dedicated to theRead More...
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India Joins the World to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)

The second annual World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day will be celebrated on January 30, 2021. India has also joined the world to combat the Neglected Tropical Diseases. What are Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)? Neglected Tropical Diseases are the tropical infections caused by viruses, protozoa, bacteria, and parasitic worms. These are the diseases that get less importance and treatment as compared to the major diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. NTDs affect over 1.7 billion people living in the poorest countries. These diseases disable and disfigure people, make them blind, etc. WHO has identified 20 NTDs, however, other organizations have other definitions too. Some of the NTDs are Buruli ulcer, Lymphatic filariasis, Rabies, Dengue and Chikungunya,Read More...
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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Every year, UNESCO pays tribute to the victims of the Holocaust on 27 January. The day is observed as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Key Points January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet troops in the year 1945. Every year, on this day, UNESCO reaffirms its commitment to counter racism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of intolerance that can result in group-targeted violence. January 27 was officially proclaimed to be observed as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in November 2005 by the United Nations General Assembly. The Holocaust had consequences for many parts of the world and affected countries in which Nazi crimes were perpetrated. Member States of UNGA haveRead More...
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Netaji’s Birthday Declared as ‘Parakram Diwas’

Every year, January 23 will be celebrated as “Parakram Diwas”. This announcement was recently made by the Union Ministry of Culture. Key Points January 23 is the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. India will be celebrating the 125th birth anniversary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on January 23, 2021. Now, in order to honor the contributions and selfless service of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, every year January 23 will be observed as Parakram Diwas. The Ministry released an official notification for this and also highlighted that the celebration of the 125th birth anniversary will be done at both national and international levels. Panel for 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose An 85-member panel has also been set up under the chairmanshipRead More...
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Dhaka: Traditional Kite Festival ‘Shakrain’ Celebrated

The traditional Kite festival or Shakrain festival was celebrated in several parts of Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 15. Key Points People celebrated the festival by engaging themselves in kite flying, fireworks, and other events like DJ Party. In Dhaka, the festival is celebrated by organizing a kite flying competition. This competition is followed by a winter cake festival called pithapuli. During the winter cake festival, people eat rice cake. The celebration of the Shakrain festival is an old tradition in various parts of Bangladesh. The festival is celebrated on the last day of the Bengali month of Paush. As per reports, people in the Laxmibazar, old Dhaka city of Shakhari Bazar, Sutrapur, and Bangshal celebrated the festival. This year, Dhaka South City CorporationRead More...
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Thiruvalluvar Day- Key Facts

Thiruvalluvar Day was observed on January 15, 2021. It is celebrated as a part of Pongal celebrations in Tamil Nadu. Key Points It is celebrated to honor of the Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar. Thiruvalluvar is best known for his work "Thirukkuṛaḷ". It is a collection of couplets on ethics, love, and economic and political matters. The 1st Thiruvalluvar Day was celebrated in the year 1935 on May 17 and 18. Many facts about Poet Thiruvalluvar are not known but he lived in the 4th century. PM Modi also remembered Thiruvalluvar on the day and has urged the youth to read Kural. Kural is a collection of 1330 couplets which were written by Thiruvalluvar around 2000 years. A temple was also dedicated to Thiruvalluvar. It was built in Mylapore, Chennai within theRead More...
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