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Topic – Important National & International Dates

In India, we habitually celebrate many days which are of social, international, economic, commemorative or festive importance. Some of the days are also significant for General Studies as UPSC IAS Prelims exam has at least one question about a celebration of the important days and dates. Nowadays, the exam does ask factual questions related to days when they are in news due to some other important aspect. Every international day adopts a theme for that year. The concerned authorities formulate the policies according to the theme adopted for the year. UPSC is keen to ask questions connected to international days especially associated with technology, environment, and humanity services.

This article will help you with those important dates & events that are important for UPSC 2020.

National & International Dates For IAS Exam

Aspirants should have all information of our important days and dates in India. There list of dates and their importance which will help the aspirants for understanding the days and dates of both national and international level.

1st  JanWorld Peace Day
4th  JanInternational World Braille Day
6th  JanWorld Day -War Orphans
9th  JanNRI Day
10th  JanWorld Laughter Day
11th  JanNational Human Trafficking Awareness Day
12th  JanNational Youth Day (India)
15th  JanArmy Day (India)
20th  JanWorld Religion Day
24th  JanNational Girl child day (India)
25th  JanTourism Day and National Voters Day (India)
26th  JanRepublic Day (India)
27th  JanInternational Holocaust Remembrance Day
30th  JanWorld Leprosy Eradication Day
2nd    FebWorld Wetlands Day
3rd FebWorld Cancer Awareness Day
4th  FebWorld Cancer Day
6th  FebInternational Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
12th  FebInternational Day of Women’s Health
13th  FebWorld Radio Day (UNESCO)
20th  FebWorld Day of Social Justice
21st FebInternational Mother Language Day
23th FebWorld Peace and Understanding Day
24th  FebCentral Excise Day
28th  FebNational Science Day (India)
4th  MarWorld Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation
8th  MarInternational Women’s Day International Literacy Day
14th  MarInternational Day of Action for Rivers
15th  MarWorld Consumer Rights Day World Disabled Day
16th  MarNational Vaccination Day
21st  MarInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination UN World Forestry Day
22nd    MarWorld Day for Water
23rd  MarWorld Meteorological Day
24th  MarWorld Tuberculosis Day
2nd  AprWorld Autism Awareness Day
5th  AprNational Maritime Day (India)
7th  AprWorld Health Day
14th  AprCultural Unity Day (recognized by India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, and Nepal) National Law Day (India)
17th  AprWorld Haemophilia Day
18th  AprWorld Heritage Day
21st AprCivil Services Day (India)
22nd  AprEarth Day
25th  AprWorld Malaria DayNational Administrative Professionals Day
26th  AprWorld Intellectual Property Day
1st  MayLabour Day
2nd    MayInternational Astronomy Day
3rd  MayWorld Solar Energy Day World Asthma Day
8th  MayWorld Red Cross & Red Crescent Day
9th  MayWorld Thalassemia Day
10th  MayWorld Mother Day
11th  MayNational Technology Day (India)
12th  MayWorld Migratory Bird Day
13th  MayInternational Criminal Court Day
17th  MayWorld Telecommunication Day World Information Society Day
18th  MayInternational Museum Day
19th  MayWorld Hepatitis Day
20th  MayWorld Metrology Day
21st  MayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Anti-Terrorism Day
22nd  MayInternational Day for Biological Diversity
24th  MayCommonwealth Day
29thMayInternational Day of United Nations Peacekeepers International Mount Everest Day (Chosen by Nepal)
31st  MayWorld Anti-Tobacco Day
1st  JunInternational Children’s Day
4th  JunInternational Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5th  JunWorld Environment Day
6th  JunHunger Day
8th  JunWorld Ocean Day
12th  JunWorld Day Against Child Labour
14th  JunWorld Blood Donor Day
15th  JunWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day
16th  JunInternational Integration Day
17th  JunWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
19th  JunWorld Sickle Cell Day
20th  JunWorld Refugee Day
21st  JunWorld Music Day
23th JunUnited Nations Public Service Day International Olympic Day
26th  JunInternational Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking International Anti-Drugs DayInternational Day in Support of Victims of Torture
3rd Sunday of JuneInternational Father’s Day
1st  JulDoctor’s Day
2st JulWorld UFO DayWorld Sports Journalists Day
7th  JulInternational Cooperative Day
11th  JulWorld Population Day
18th  JulMandela Day
26th  JulKargil Memorial Day
28th  JulWorld Hepatitis DayWorld Nature Conservation Day
29th  JulInternational Tiger Day
30th  JulInternational Day of Friendship
1st  AugClergy Sexual Abuse Awareness Day
6th  AugHiroshima Day Anti-Nuclear Day
8th  AugWorld Senior Citizen Day
9th  AugNagasaki DayInternational Day of the World’s Indigenous People
10th  AugDengue Prevention Day
12th  AugInternational Youth Day
15th  AugIndia’s Independence Day
19th  AugWorld Humanitarian Da
20th  AugWorld Mosquito Day
23rd AugInternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
29th  AugNational Sports Day (India) International Day against Nuclear Tests
2nd  SepWorld Coconut Day
4th  SepMinority Welfare Day World Cerebral Palsy Day
5th  SepTeachers Day (India)
8th  SepInternational Literacy Day
11th  SepWorld First Aid Day
12th  SepUnited Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
14th  SepHindi Day (India)
15th  SepInternational Day of Democracy
16th  SepWorld Ozone Day
19th  SepInternational Talk Like a Pirate Day
21st    SepInternational Day of Peace World Alzheimer’s DayBiosphere Day
22nd  SepWorld Rhino Day
26th  SepWorld Day Of The Deaf
28th  SepRight to Know Day
30th  SepBlasphemy Day
1st  OctInternational Day of Older Persons
2nd  OctInternational Day of Non-Violence
Human Rights Protection DayWorld Animal Day
3rd  OctWorld Nature Day
4th  OctWorld Animal Welfare Day
5th  OctWorld Teachers’ Day
8th  OctWorld Humanitarian Action Day
10th  OctNational Post Day (India)
13th  OctWorld Day for Natural Disaster Reduction World Calamity Control Day
15th  OctInternational Day of Rural Women
16th  OctWorld Food Day
17th  OctInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty
20th  OctInternational Day of the Air Traffic Controller
24th  OctUnited Nations DayWorld Development Information DayWorld Polio Day
27th  OctWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
30th  OctWorld Thrift Day
31st OctNational Integration Day (India)
6th  NovInternational Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
9th  NovWorld Legal Services Day
10th  NovWorld Immunization Day
12th  NovWorld Pneumonia Day
13th  NovWorld Kindness Day
14th  NovChildren’s Day (India)
16th  NovInternational Day for ToleranceWorld Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day
17th  NovInternational Students Day
19th  NovInternational Journalist’s remembrance Day International Men’s Day
20th  NovAfrica Industrialization Day Universal Children’s DayTransgender Day of Remembrance
21st  NovWorld Television Day World Fisheries Day
25th  NovInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
26th  NovNational Law Day (India)
29th  NovInternational Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
1st  DecWorld Aids Day
2nd  DecInternational Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3rd  DecWorld Conservation Day
4th  DecIndian Navy Day
5th  DecInternational Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
7th  DecIndian Armed Force Flag Day, International Civil Aviation Day
9th  DecThe International Day against Corruption
10th  DecHuman Rights DayInternational Animal Rights Day
11th  DecInternational Mountain Day
12th  DecThe International Day Of Heavy Metal
14th  DecNational Energy Conservation Day (India)
18th  DecInternational Migrants Day
20th  DecInternational Human Solidarity Day
23rd  DecFarmers Day (India)
29th  DecInternational Biodiversity Day

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