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  • Jul 31, 2017
  • 1 5th June Observed as World Environment Day (WED) [ Important Days ]

    Every year 5th June is observed as World Environment Day (WED) to lift up worldwide global awareness to protect environment and over planet Earth, this is the largest celebration of the year related to environment.

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  • 2 “Celebrating Yoga” Mobile App Launched [ Important Days ]

    “Celebrating Yoga” a Mobile App has been launched by Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harshvardhan on the occasion of International Yoga Day 2017, It was developed by Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology.

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  • 3 Who Was Mahalanobis? 125th Anniversary Celebrations of Professor P.C. Mahalanobis [ Important Days ]

    President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee attended the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Professor P. C. Mahalanobis in Kolkata. Indian Statistical Institute started by Prof. Mahalanobis imparts high quality education.

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  • Jul 9, 2017
  • 1 Celebrating Van Mahotsav- Starting on July 5 [ Important Days ]

    Van Mahotsav, an annual tree-planting movement in India began in 1950. The name Van Mahotsava means “the festival of trees”. It has gained significant national importance and, every year, millions of saplings are planted across India in observation of Van Mahotsav week.

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  • Jun 25, 2017
  • 1 First PM’S Yoga Award Won by Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute [ Important Days ]

    The first recipient of the is Pune based Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute has bagged first Prime Minister’s Yoga Award for their excellent contribution for development and promotion of Yoga, and the award was presented by PM Narendra Modi at International Day of Yoga cele

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  • Jun 23, 2017
  • 1 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought Observed on 17th June [ Important Days ]

    17th June is being observed as the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought annually with aim to spread awareness in public about combat desertification. 17th June is declared as the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought by the United Nations General Assembly (UN

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  • Jun 7, 2017
  • 1 31st May Being Observes as World No Tobacco Day [ Important Days ]

    Every year 31st may is being observed as World No-Tobacco Day (WNTD) across the world. The aim behind observing this day is to highlights the health risks by consumption all forms of tobacco and also to support useful policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

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  • May 25, 2017
  • 1 22 May: World Biological Diversity Day [ Important Days ]

    Every year, May 22 is observed as International Day for Biodiversity or World Biodiversity Day to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. Diversity in species, ecosystems and landscapes attracts tourism and promotes economic growth.

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  • May 21, 2017
  • 1 Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave Passes Away [ Important Days ]

    Union Environment Minister Anil Dave passed away. 60-year-old Dave complained of uneasiness at his home this morning and was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he passed away, according to official sources.

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  • May 17, 2017
  • 1 India to Organize Cultural Festival in Egypt to Mark Tagore’S 156th Birth Anniversary [ Important Days ]

    India has organized a cultural festival in Egypt to mark the 156th birth anniversary of the famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore. The Tagore festival is being organized by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC), the cultural wing of the Indian Embassy in Cairo from

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  • 2 India Celebrates National Technology Day on May 11 [ Important Days ]

    National Technology Day’ is celebrated across India on May 11, to glorify the importance of science in day-to-day life and motivate students to adopt science as a career option. National Technology Day is a very special day for Indian Technology since 1999.

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  • May 15, 2017
  • 1 Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas to Be Celebrated on May 02, 2017 [ Important Days ]

    National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) will be observing Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas on May 02,2017. National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) at 12 locations. The event would also be organized at more than 30 other locations through “Ganga Vichaar Manch”, local NGOs and volunteer

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  • Apr 20, 2017
  • 1 127th Birth Anniversary for Dr.Bhimrao Ambedkar [ Important Days ]

    It was the 127th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar who was even a Bharat Ratna was celebrated at the Parliament House complex. Floral tribute was paid by the President, Vice President and Prime Minister to the statue of Ambedkar. The celebrations were organized by Dr. Ambed

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  • Mar 19, 2017
  • 1 International Women’S Day: Women Empowerment Schemes [ Important Days ]

    The International Women’s Day will be celebrated on 8 March 2017. The earliest organized Women’s Day observance was held on February 28,1909. International Women’s Day was earlier known as the International Working Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is a global day celebratin

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  • 2 National Safety Week Observed [ Important Days ]

    National Safety Week was observed from March 4 to 10. The first National Safety Day (NSD) Campaign was launched in 1972. It seeks to prevent and lessen the loss of human life and tackle financial losses to the family by availing them of safety, health and environment-related supp

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 US Observes January 16 as Religious Freedom Day [ Important Days ]

    Since 1993, by Presidential Proclamation, January 16 is declared Religious Freedom Day in United States. Its aim is to promote and protect student’s religious expression rights by informing educators, parents, and students about their liberties.

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  • 2 National Girl Child Day [ Important Days ]

    National girl child day is celebrated every year on 24th of January. It is a day to celebrate the exceptional achievements of the girl child. On occasion of National Girl Child Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged promotion of gender equality and ensure equal opportunities for

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  • 3 National Voters’ Day [ Important Days ]

    The ECI observes National Voters Day to ensuring universal adult franchise, increasing the enrolment of voters and encouraging participation of newly eligible young voters. It was instituted in 2011, in remembrance of the inception of the Election Commission of India in 1950.

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  • 4 68th Republic Day Observed in India [ Important Days ]

    India celebrated Republic Day on January 26,2017, commemorating 68th anniversary of our constitution’s existence. Traditional march continued as it does every year showing world a glimpse of India’s cultural diversity and its armed prowess.

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  • 5 Burj Khalifa Lights Up in ‘Tricolour’ to Mark 68th Indian Republic Day [ Important Days ]

    World’s tallest building was lit up in tri-colours - saffron, white and green - to celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day. It showcase strong cultural and trade bond between India and UAE. Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was Chief Guest at Republic Day parade i

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  • 6 National Immunization Day [ Important Days ]

    First National Immunization Day observed on 29th January in India. Pranab Mukherjee launched pulse polio programme for 2017. Programme by administering polio drops to children aged below five years at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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  • 7 Anti-Leprosy Day Observed on 30 January 2017 [ Important Days ]

    A nationwide Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign will be launched on January 30. It is also marked as Anti-Leprosy Day. It is Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi. 32,000 hidden cases confirmed of leprosy across 163 districts in 20 states during door-to-door surveys held last year.

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  • 8 World Wetlands Day: Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction [ Important Days ]

    World Wetlands Day (WWD) is celebrated every year on 2 February. Marking the date in 1971 when the Convention on Wetlands, known as the Ramsar Convention. It was adopted in Iranian city of Ramsar, drawing attention to importance of wetlands.

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 World Cancer Day 2017 Observed Globally [ Important Days ]

    World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4. It is to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. Primary goal is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.

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  • 2 National Deworming Day [ Important Days ]

    National Deworming Day is celebrated all over India on 10th of February. It is a government mission held on 10th of February aimed to reduce cases of worm infection among kids all over India. It is a day dedicated to deworm all school going children of country to give them a heal

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  • 3 World Radio Day [ Important Days ]

    World Radio Day is observed every year on 13th February. It is to celebrate radio as medium for entertainment, information and mode for communication. This year theme for Radio Day is “Radio is you”. It is observed globally by UN Member States.

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  • 4 February 20: World Day of Social Justice [ Important Days ]

    World Day of Social Justice was observed globally. It is observed with an aim to recognize the need to promote efforts to tackle several issues like exclusion, unemployment and poverty. United Nations General Assembly has decided to observe 20 February annually.

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  • 5 21 February: International Mother Language Day [ Important Days ]

    International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide annually observed on 21 February. It was formally recognized by United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as International Year of Languages.

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  • 6 Central Excise Day Observed on 24 February 2017 [ Important Days ]

    Central Excise Day is commemorated every year all across India on 24th of February. It is to encourage employees of excise department to carry out central excise duty all over India. It is to prevent corruption in goods manufacturing business as well as implement other rules to c

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  • 7 World Wildlife Day 2017 Observed Globally on 3rd March [ Important Days ]

    March 3rd of each year marks as World Wildlife Day globally. Aim is to raise awareness about animals and plants that adorn planet Earth. This day celebrated and implemented by the secretariat of the CITES in collaboration with other relevant United Nations Organizations.

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