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  • Good Governance Day 2018: Nation remembers former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee; ‘Sadaiv Atal’ samadhi dedicated to nation

    To mark the birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, his Samadhi ‘Sadaiv Atal’ was dedicated to the nation. ‘Sadaiv Atal’ reflects Vajpayee’s personality as a poet, humanist, statesman and a great leader.

    Dec 26, 2018
  • National Consumer Day 2018 observed across India

    On this day, the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the president. The enactment of the Act is considered as a historic milestone in the consumer movement in the country. It was enacted with the objective of providing better protection of consumers’ interest.

    Dec 24, 2018
  • International Migrants Day observed with theme ‘Migration with Dignity’

    The International Migrants Day was observed on December 18, 2018 with the theme ‘Migration with Dignity’. Treating every migrant with dignity is one of the fundamental requirements today. The total number of international migrants increased from an estimated 175 million in 2000 to 244 million persons in 2015.

    Dec 19, 2018
  • Human Rights Day 2018 observed across the world

    This year, Human Rights Day marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that proclaimed the rights which everyone is essentially entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, national or social origin, property, or birth.

    Dec 10, 2018
  • World Soil Day observed globally with theme 'Be the Solution to Soil Pollution'

    The World Soil Day was observed across the world on December 5, 2018. The day is observed annually to highlight the importance of healthy soil and advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources.

    Dec 5, 2018
  • 47th Navy Day observed across India

    The Navy day is celebrated every year to commemorate the success of Operation Trident of Indian Navy on Karachi Harbour during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. Under Operation Trident, the Indian Navy sank four vessels near the largest Pakistani port of Karachi and ravaged the Karachi harbour fuel fields, killing over 500 Pakistani Navy personnel.

    Dec 4, 2018
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed globally

    The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed globally on December 3, 2018 with the theme “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. The theme focuses on empowering persons with disabilities for an inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    Dec 3, 2018
  • 69th Constitution Day observed across India

    The Constitution of India is a supreme law of India, which lays down the framework that defines the political principles, establishes the structure, procedures, powers and duties of Government institution.

    Nov 26, 2018
  • World Toilet Day observed globally

    The World Toilet Day was observed across the world on November 19, 2018. The day’s main focus is to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. The 2018 theme of the International Day is ‘toilets and nature’.

    Nov 20, 2018
  • World Tolerance Summit held in Dubai

    The World Tolerance Summit 2018 was inaugurated on November 16 in Dubai, UAE. The theme of the summit was ‘Prospering from Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration’.

    Nov 16, 2018
  • Public Service Broadcasting Day observed across India

    The Public Service Broadcasting Day was observed across India on November 12. The day is observed every year to commemorate the first and last visit of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947.

    Nov 12, 2018
  • World Science Day for Peace and Development 2018 observed globally

    The World Science Day for Peace and Development was created as follow-up to the World Conference on Science, organised jointly by UNESCO and the International Council for Science in Budapest (Hungary) in 1999.

    Nov 10, 2018
  • 3rd Ayurveda Day observed across India

    Ayurveda is perceived as one of the well documented systems of medicine. Prevention of disease and promotion of health is the main aim of Ayurveda. Lord Dhanvantari is considered as divine propagator of Ayurveda. Therefore, Dhanvantari Jayanti was preferred for celebration of Ayurveda Day by the Ministry of AYUSH to nationalise this system of medicine.

    Nov 5, 2018
  • Rashtriya Ekta Diwas 2018 observed to commemorate 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Patel

    On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated world's tallest ‘Statue of Unity’ to the nation at Kevadiya in Narmada district of Gujarat. The Prime Minister also unveiled the ‘Wall of Unity’, a wall created with the earth samples collected from various states across the country.

    Oct 31, 2018
  • United Nations Day 2018 observed across the world

    The 2018 UN Day Concert was held in the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Concert was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations.

    Oct 24, 2018