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By admin: March 7, 2022

1. 4th Jan Aushadi Diwas celebrated

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Jan Aushadi  Diwas is celebrated in India on 7 March every year . 

Every year from 1 to 7 March is celebrated as the Jan Aushadhi Week  to generate awareness about the usage of generic medicines and benefits of Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana..

The theme of the Jan Aushadhi week 2022 was “Jan Aushadhi-Jan Upyogi”. 

What is Jan Aushadhi 

Jan Aushadhi or generic drugs (medicine) is a type of medicine on which the patent has expired . The generic medicine has the same chemical composition of the original patented one and provides the same benefit.

What is Pradhan Mantri  Bhartiya Janaushadi Yojana (PMBJY)

 The scheme was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers in 2008. 

What is its aim

It aims to provide quality generic medicine to the public at affordable prices .

By admin: March 3, 2022

2. World Hearing Day

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Every  year  March 3rd is celebrated as “World Hearing Day” by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

  • The Theme for the World Hearing Day 2022  is "To hear for life, listen with care".

  • According to WHO, the day was created in 2007 in a bid to raise awareness about deafness. It was then called International Ear Day, but the name was changed to World Hearing Day in 2016.

By admin: Feb. 28, 2022

3. National Science Day

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Every year February 28 is celebrated as National Science Day in India .

  • On this day, in 1928, Indian Physicist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman made an important discovery in the field of spectroscopy, which was later named after him – the Raman Effect.
  • For his work, CV Raman was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.
  • Theme of this year's National Science Day : 'Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for Sustainable Future'. 

By admin: Feb. 21, 2022

4. International Mother Language Day (21 February)

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International Mother Language Day is observed worldwide on 21st February every year to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism.

The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day first came from Bangladesh. The general conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) decided to celebrate February 21 as International Mother Language Day in 2000. 

The theme of the International Mother Language Day 2022 is: “Using technology for multilingual learning: Challenges and opportunities”, 

United Nations Educational and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO) 

It is a specialised agency of the United Nations . It was set up on 16 November 1945.

Its Headquarters is Paris, France 

Its Director General :-  Audrey Azoulay 

By admin: Feb. 13, 2022

5. World Radio Days

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13 February is celebrated around the world as “World Radio Days”.

The United Nation General Assembly declared 13 February   as “World Radio Days” in 2012.

  • The theme of the 2022 edition of World Radio Day is  "Radio and Trust"


  • In the 1860s ,Scottish Physicist James Clerk Maxwell predicted the existence of radio waves.

  • In 1886, German Physicist Heinrich Hertz demonstrated  the existence of electromagnetic waves as predicted by Maxwell.

  • American dentist and  inventor Mahlon Loomis in 1866 successfully demonstrated wireless telegraphy .

  • Guglielmo Marconi:  An Italian inventor who proved radio communication. He sent and received the first radio signal in Italy in 1895. He is credited as the inventor of Radio in the world . He received the Nobel prize of Physics in 1909 with Karl Braun  "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".

By admin: Feb. 12, 2022

6. RBI Financial Literacy week 2022

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will celebrate Financial Literacy Week between February 14-18, 2022.

  • The theme  for financial literacy 2022 is  “Go Digital, Go Secure” 

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been conducting Financial Literacy Week (FLW) every year since 2016 to propagate financial education messages on various themes among members of the public across the country.

By admin: Feb. 11, 2022

7. International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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11 February is celebrated in the world as “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”

Theme of “International Day of Women and Girls in Science” 2022: 'Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Water Unites Us'.

The United Nations declared 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in 2015.

By admin: Feb. 10, 2022

8. February is also known as World Pulse Days

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In 2019, the United Nation  General Assembly passed a resolution and proclaimed 10 February as “ World Pulse Days “.

Theme of the World Pulse Day 2022: "Pulses to empower youth in achieving sustainable agrifood systems” 

Fun Facts 

India is the largest producer, consumer and importer of pulses in the world .

The top three pulse producing states in India in 2020-21 are as follows :

  1.  Madhya Pradesh  .It shares in total pulse production in India  was 20.60%
  2.  Rajasthan  .It shares in total pulse production in India was 16.75%
  3. 3. Maharashtra .It shares in total pulse production in India was 16.71%


By admin: Feb. 4, 2022

9. World Cancer Day

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World Cancer Day is observed globally every year on 4th February in order to create awareness, inspire change and reduce the global impact of cancer.

  • The theme for World Cancer Day 2022 is "Close the Care Gap".
  • This day was declared as World Cancer Day by the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC) as a "global uniting initiative."

By admin: Feb. 2, 2022

10. Two new Indian Wetland sites designated Wetlands of International Importance

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On the occasion of World wetlands day, celebrated every year on 2 February, two more Indian wetland sites have been designated as the Wetlands of International Importance or Ramsar Sites on 2 February 2022.

The new sites are Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat and Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary in U.P.

Now the total number of Ramsar sites in India is 49 with a surface area of 1,093,636 hectares.

Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuar:

  •  Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Jamnagar district of Gujarat. It is a bird sanctuary which hosts hundreds of migratory birds.

Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • The Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest natural floodplain wetland in the district of Sant Kabir Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. Migratory birds from Tibet, China, Europe, and Siberia visit the place between November to January.

What is Wetlands 

  • Wetland has been defined as any land area that is saturated or flooded with water, either seasonally or permanently. 
  • Inland wetlands include aquifers, lakes, rivers, streams, marshes, peatlands, ponds, flood plains and swamps.
  • Coastal wetlands include all coastlines, mangroves, saltmarshes, estuaries, lagoons, seagrass meadows and coral reef

Ramsar Site:

To protect the wetlands and its fragile ecosystem an international conference was organised in the city of Ramsar, Iran in 1971.  The conference was called the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance.  

The convention provides a framework for the conservation of wetlands.

It maintains a database of important wetlands of its member countries which are to be protected and conserved and these wetlands are  also called Wetlands of International Importance or Ramsar sites.

  • State having maximum site under Ramsar: Uttar Pradesh , total 10 
  • Largest Ramsar site in India: Sunderban of West Bengal 
  • Smallest Ramsar site in India: Renuka in Himachal Pradesh 
  • First Site to be included in Ramsar Site: Chilika Lake (Odisha) and Keoladeo National Park (Rajasthan) in 1981.