July 16, 2024

Days to Remember


Current Context : The ministry of home affiars released a notification to declare June 25 as 'Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas' (Constitution Murder Day). Aim : to pay homage to the power of the constitution and democracy of India and commemorate the struggles caused by the imposition of the Emergency in 1975 on that day. ABOUT EMERGENCY : The Emergency in India was a 21-month period from 25 June 1975 to 21 March 1977. On the advice of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed proclaimed a state of national emergency on 25 June 1975. Emergency provisions are borrowed from the....Read More

Celebrated on 15 July. Objective : to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship. Theme : Youth Skills for Peace and Development. In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day.Read More

World Population Day

Observed anually on July 11 Theme : Investing in data collection is important to understanding problems, tailoring solutions, and driving progress. Aim : to raise awareness about global population issues and their impact on sustainable development. This day underscores the challenges posed by overpopulation, such as resource depletion, environmental impact, and social inequalities. Established by the United Nations in 1989. The first day was observed on 11 July 1990 in more than 90 countries.Read More

Celebrated every year on 10th July. Aim : to promote awareness for alternative forms of energy. The day also offers opportunities to learn more about renewable forms of energy, such as solar, wind, and geothermal.Read More

World Zoonoses Day

Observed anually on 6 July. Aim : to emphasise and bring problem awareness about the risks and impacts of zoonotic diseases on human and animal health. World Zoonosis Day marks the anniversary of the first vaccination against a zoonotic disease. On July 6, 1885, Louis Pasteur, a French scientist, successfully administered the first vaccine for zoonotic disease. ABOUT Zoonotic diseases are illnesses that can be transmitted between animals and humans. These diseases can be caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungi.Read More

World UFO Day

Celebrated on 2 July. Aim : to raise awareness about Unidentified Flying Objects and the existence of life beyond our planet. It was founded by the UFO hunter Haktan Akdogan. The first World UFO Day was celebrated in 2001 to spread awareness among people to gaze at the heavens scanning for unidentified flying objects.Read More

Celebrated on 1st July Theme : “Innovating for a sustainable future.” It is an annual celebration held in July to honour the founding of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in 1949. This day serves as a platform to acknowledge and pay tribute to the immeasurable impact that CAs make across diverse sectors of the economy.Read More

Celebrated annually on July 1. Theme : Honoring the Backbone of Communication. Aim : to acknowledge the efforts of everyone, from the clerks to the drivers who carry the letters to faraway places to the delivery partners, in the postal service.Read More

Celebrated on 1 July Theme : Healing Hands, Caring Hearts. Aim : to honour the birth and death anniversary of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, a renowned physician, freedom fighter, and former Chief Minister of West Bengal. National Doctor’s Day was officially designated in 1991.Read More

World Asteroid Day

Observed annually on June 30. Aim : to raise awareness about asteroids and the potential hazards they pose to our planet. This event is held on the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska event that took place on 30 June 1908. It is the most harmful known asteroid-related event on Earth in recent history. Resolution for celebrating June 30 as Asteroid Day was passed by United Nations.Read More

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