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  • World Sleep Day 2019: What are the different kind of sleep disorders?

    The World Sleep Day was observed across the globe on March 15, 2019 with the theme 'Healthy Sleep, Healthy Aging'. The day aims to raise awareness regarding sleep disorders and promote their prevention and management.

    Mar 15, 2019
  • World Kidney Day 2019: The Burden of Chronic Kidney Diseases

    The World Kidney Day is observed annually on the second Thursday of March. It is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).

    Mar 14, 2019
  • International Women's Day 2019: President Ram Nath Kovind to present Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018

    The 2019 International Women's Day was observed in India by the way of conferring the Nari Shakti Awards to various individuals and organisations that are working towards empowering women.

    Mar 8, 2019
  • India celebrated 7 March as ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’

    The Janaushadhi Diwas aims to provide further impetus and create awareness about the use of generic medicines. The day also highlights the initiatives undertaken by Government in the direction of making quality healthcare affordable for all, like Ayushman Bharat, PMBJP, etc.

    Mar 7, 2019
  • National Science Day 2019 observed; Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize conferred

    On the occasion of National Science Day 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 to the awardees.

    Feb 28, 2019
  • World Cancer Day 2019 observed across the world

    The Union for International Cancer Control, which organises the World Cancer Day every year, launched a new 3-year campaign with the theme “I Am and I Will”.The campaign is an empowering call-to-action, urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action to impact the future.

    Feb 4, 2019
  • National Voters' Day 2019 observed in India

    Considering the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the Election Commission chose ‘No Voter to be Left Behind’ as the theme for the 9th National Voters’ Day.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • WCD Ministry observes National Girl Child Day 2019; marks anniversary of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

    On the same occasion, the Ministry also observed the anniversary of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme. The WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi felicitated the Principal Secretaries and Commissioners of the 5 States for their overall support, guidance and monitoring of the Scheme.

    Jan 24, 2019
  • 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