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  • First International Day of Sign Languages observed globally

    The first International Day of Sign Languages was observed across the world on September 23, 2018 with the theme “With Sign Language, Everyone is Included!” According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are approximately 72 million deaf people worldwide and more than 80 per cent live in developing countries.

    Sep 23, 2018
  • International Day of Peace 2018 observed globally

    This year’s theme celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights. The Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on December 10, 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

    Sep 21, 2018
  • International Day of Democracy 2018 observed globally

    The International Day of Democracy 2018 coincides with this year’s 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, highlighting the values of freedom and respect for human rights as essential elements of democracy.

    Sep 15, 2018
  • National Hindi Divas 2018 observed across India

    The day marks the adaptation of Hindi language as the official language of India by the Constituent Assembly of India on September 14, 1949. As per the 2011 census, 43.63 percent of Indians speak Hindi as their mother tongue.

    Sep 14, 2018
  • International Literacy Day 2018 observed globally

    The Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) organised a panel discussion on the occasion of International Literacy Day. The panel was headed by chief guest HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and the guest of honour, Upendra Kushwaha.

    Sep 8, 2018
  • International Day of Charity 2018 observed globally

    The Day commemorates the death anniversary of Mother Teresa who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her charity work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress.

    Sep 5, 2018
  • National Sports Day 2018 celebrated in India

    Every year on this day, the President of India confers National sports and adventure awards including Arjuna and Khel Ratna to celebrate the achievements of exceptional athletes in the country. However, this year, the date has been postponed to September 25, 2018 in the wake of ongoing Asian Games 2018.

    Aug 29, 2018
  • World Humanitarian Day 2018 observed globally

    On August 19, 2003, a terrorist attack had hit the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. The bombing killed 22 people including UN Representative in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. Five years later in 2008, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 19 August as World Humanitarian Day.

    Aug 19, 2018
  • India celebrates 72nd Independence Day

    The Day witnessed the unfurling of the National flag at Red Fort in Delhi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On the eve of 72nd Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the nation and called for creative thinking in governance that enables fast-track development and ensures social harmony.

    Aug 15, 2018
  • World Bio-Fuel day 2018 observed globally

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a diverse gathering consisting of farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, government officials and legislators in New Delhi to mark the World Biofuel Day 2018.

    Aug 10, 2018
  • International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2018 observed globally

    The Day was observed with an aim to strengthen international cooperation for solving problems faced by indigenous peoples in areas such as human rights, the environment, education, health and social development.

    Aug 9, 2018
  • World Day against Trafficking in Persons observed globally

    The World Day against Trafficking in Persons was observed across the world on July 30 with the theme ‘Responding to the trafficking of children and young people’. This year’s campaign aims to highlight the fact that almost one-third of trafficking victims are children.

    Jul 31, 2018
  • World Hepatitis Day observed globally

    The World Hepatitis Day was observed globally on July 28, 2018 with the theme "Test. Treat. Hepatitis". The day aims to scale-up of hepatitis prevention, testing, treatment and care services. Hepatitis is a chronic infection that may not show symptoms for a long period, sometimes even for years or decades.

    Jul 28, 2018
  • India celebrates 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas

    On July 26, 1999, the Indian Army successfully took back control of posts stationed at strategic positions, at a treacherous high altitude and glaciated terrain across the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, after fighting for 60 days.

    Jul 26, 2018
  • Nelson Mandela International Day observed

    The Nelson Mandela International Day was observed globally on July 18. The international day marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918).

    Jul 18, 2018