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23 Jun, 17

United Nations Public Service Day: 23 June

  • The United Nations Public Service Day is celebrated on June 23 of every year.
  • The UN Public Service Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly’s resolution to “celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community”.
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21 Jun, 17

World Music Day: 21 June 2017

  • World Music Day 2017 (not to be confused with International Music Day) is being celebrated today, June 21, marking the beginning of summer solstice, i.e., the longest day of the year.
  • Initiated by France in 1982, World Music day has been adopted by over 120 nations across the world, including India.
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International Yoga Day: 21 June 2017

  • Yoga in India is considered to be an around 5,000-year-old mental, physical and spiritual practice.
  • United Nations General Assembly declared 21st of June as International Yoga Day.
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20 Jun, 17

World Refugee Day: 20 June

  • On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.
  • This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.
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19 Jun, 17

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict: 19 June

  • On 19 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/69/293) proclaimed 19 June of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
  • It’s created in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of these crimes.
  • 2017 Theme: “Preventing Sexual Violence Crimes through Justice and Deterrence”
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18 Jun, 17

Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram Celebrates 100 Years in the presence of Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Sabarmati Ashram, which served as epicentre of the country’s freedom struggle during Mahatma Gandhi stay there, will celebrate its centenary in presence of his grandson and former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
  • Mahatma Gandhi lived in the ashram, situated on the banks of Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad along with his wife Kasturba from 1917 and 1930.
  • As per the schedule posted on the Ashram’s website, Gopalkrishna Gandhi inaugurated two galleries titled ‘My Life is My Message’ and ‘Charkha.’
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17 Jun, 17

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: 17 June 2017

  • The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.
  • This year the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought examine the important link between land degradation and migration.
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16 Jun, 17

International Day of Family Remittances: 16 June 2017

  • The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR), celebrated on 16 June, is aimed at recognizing the significant financial contribution migrant workers make to the wellbeing of their families back home and to the sustainable development of their countries of origin.
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14 Jun, 17

World Blood Donor Day: 14 June 2017

  • World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on the day of birthday anniversary of Karl Landsteiner on 14th of June in 1868.
  • This event celebration was first started in the year 2004 aiming to raise the public awareness about the need for safe blood donation (including its products) voluntarily and unpaid by the healthy person.
  • Theme 2017: Giving blood in a time of crisis.
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13 Jun, 17

World Day Against Child Labour: 12 June

  • The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.
  • Theme 2017: “In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour”
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8 Jun, 17

World Oceans Day: June 8

  • World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.
  • This site serves as the central coordinating platform for World Oceans Day, with free resources and ideas for everyone – no matter where you live – to help expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day on June 8 and year-round.
  • Overall theme for World Oceans Day 2017: Our Oceans, Our Future
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5 Jun, 17

World Environment Day: 5 June 2017

  • June 5 is World Environment Day, the largest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action.
  • Theme 2017: Connecting People to Nature.
  • The theme was chosen by this year’s host country – Canada – which will be the centre of World Environment Day activities.
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31 May, 17

World No Tobacco Day:31 May 2017

  • Theme: Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development
  • On World No Tobacco Day, WHO is highlighting how tobacco threatens the development of nations worldwide and is calling on governments to implement strong tobacco control measures.
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30 May, 17

Goa Statehood Day: 30 May

  • On May 30 we celebrate the Goa Statehood Day. On this day, in 1987, Goa ceased to be a Union Territory and became the 25th State of the Union of India.
  • Goa was liberated from the colonial rule in December 1961.
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29 May, 17

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers: 29 May

  • 29 May is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.
  • The day was established to honour the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.
  • The theme for the 2017 International Day of UN Peacekeepers is “Investing in Peace Around the World.”
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22 May, 17

International Day for Biological Diversity – 22 May

  • The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
  • In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention on 22 May 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity. 2017- Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism
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Anti-Terrorism Day in India: 21 May

  • India annually observes Anti-Terrorism Day on May 21.
  • May 21 was chosen as Anti-Terrorism Day since it’s the day when Rajiv Gandhi, the seventh Prime Minister of India, was killed.
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20 May, 17

World Metrology Day – 20 May

  • World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations.
  • The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications.
  • The theme for World Metrology Day 2017 is Measurements for transport.
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18 May, 17

World AIDS Vaccine Day 2017: May 18

  • World AIDS Vaccine Day takes place on May 18, 2017.
  • The day, also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, is observed annually. HIV vaccine advocates mark the day by promoting the continued urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS.
  • The first World AIDS Vaccine Day was observed on May 18, 1998, to commemorate the anniversary of Clinton’s speech, and the tradition continues today.
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17 May, 17

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day: 17 May 2017

  • The theme for WTISD-17, “Big Data for Big Impact,” focuses on the power of Big Data for development and aims to explore how to turn imperfect, complex, often unstructured data into actionable information in a development context.
  •  The theme for WTISD-17 is in line with ITU’s work highlighting the technological developments that have facilitated the emergence of Big Data.
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16 May, 17

National Dengue Day: 16 May

  • National Dengue Day has been observed on 16th of May, 2016 by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India.
  • The aim of this day is to control the Dengue through create awareness, initiate preventive actions and continue till transmission season is over.
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14 May, 17

International Mothers’ Day: 14 May 2017

  • Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year. This year Mother’s Day date is May 14.
  •  Anna Marie Jarvis, seen as founder of Mother’s Day, was the daughter of Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis, a social activist who organized events called Mothers’ Day Work Clubs to reduce infant mortality.
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12 May, 17

International Nurses Day: 12 May 2017

  • International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated every year all around the world on 12th of May to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Florence Nightingale and to mark the nurses contributions towards people’s health.
  • The theme of 2017 is “Nursing: A voice to lead – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”.
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11 May, 17

National Technology Day: 11 May 2017

  • Every year, `National Technology Day’ is celebrated across India on May 11; being commemorated to memorise the anniversary of Shakti, the Pokhran nuclear test held on 11 May 1998.
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10 May, 17

World Migratory Bird Day: 10 May 2017

  • World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.
  • 2017 theme “Their Future is our Future”,
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8 May, 17

World Redcross Day:8th May.

  • World Red Cross day is celebrated every year as the birthday anniversary of founder of the Red Cross.
  • Henry Dunant was the founder of the Red
  • Cross as well as the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), born in the Geneva in the year 1828.
  • He was the most famous person and became the recipient of 1st Nobel Peace Prize.
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4 May, 17

UN marks first World Tuna Day on May 2

  • The United Nations is marking the first World Tuna Day with calls to conserve one of the globe’s most popular fish to be caught and eaten.
  • Tuna plays a critical role “in sustainable development, food security, economic opportunity, and livelihoods of people around the world
  • The General Assembly established World Tuna Day in December to reinforce its importance to nations around the globe.
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UN marks first World Tuna Day on which date? 
 – May 2
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May 4: International Firefighters’ Day

  • International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is observed on May 4.
  • It was instituted after proposal emailed out across the world on January 4, 1999 due to the deaths of five firefighters in tragic circumstances in a bushfire in Australia.
  • May 4 used to be a traditional Firefighters’ Day in many European countries, because it is the day of Saint Florian, patron saint of firefighters.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is observed on which date? 
 – May 4. 
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3 May, 17

World Press Freedom Day: 3 May 2017

  • Theme: Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies.
  • Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on which date? 
– 3 May 2017
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