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By admin: Nov. 27, 2022

1. National Cadet Corps celebrates 74th foundation day

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The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is celebrating the 74th anniversary of its Raising Day on 27 November 2022. The NCC raising day is also being celebrated all over the country with cadets participating in marches, blood donation camps and social development programmes. It is the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world. 

NCC Raising Day

NCC Day is observed on the fourth Sunday of November. The NCC was raised on 15th July 1948 in New Delhi, which was the fourth Sunday of the November month in 1948.For this reason the NCC raising Day is observed every year on the fourth Sunday of the November Month.

Formation of the NCC

After Independence the NCC in India was formed under the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948 and was raised on 15 July 1948.

The NCC is a voluntary military cadet corps under the Union Ministry of Defence and is open to school and college students.

It was set up to create a human resource of organized, trained and motivate youth to provide leadership in all walks of life and always available for the service of the nation

The motto of NCC is: “UNITY AND DISCIPLINE”.

Colonel (later retired as Chief of Army Staff)Gopal Gurunath Bewoorwas the first Director of the NCC. He took over as Director of NCC on 31 Mar 1948.

Headquarters: New Delhi 

Director General: Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh

By admin: Nov. 26, 2022

2. National Milk Day

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National Milk Day

National Milk Day is celebrated every year on 26 November to raise awareness about the importance of milk and its benefits.

Important facts

  • This day is the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, who is called the father of White Revolution.

  • 2022 is the 101st birth anniversary of the “Milkman of India”, Dr. Verghese Kurien. 

  • India is the largest producer of milk. Milk is such a food item that not only humans but animals also take it as food.

  • India contributes 23 per cent of global milk production. 

  • Milk production in India increased from 17 MT in 1950-51 to 209.96 MT in 2020-21. 

  • World Milk Day is also celebrated every year on June 1, which was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  • The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying is observing this year's “National Milk Day” as a part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” on 26th November 2022 in the silicon city of India, Bengaluru.

Background of the day

  • The day was initiated by the Indian Dairy Association (IDA) in 2014.

  • In the year 1970, the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) started a rural development program called Operation Flood.

  • This program was considered one of the largest and aimed to develop a milk grid throughout the country. 

  • This made India the largest producer of milk and milk products. Later it came to be known as the White Revolution.

  • White Revolution or Operation Flood focused on the objective of increasing the production of milk and augmenting the income of rural households.

Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying - Parshottam Rupala


By admin: Nov. 26, 2022

3. Constitution Day

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Constitution Day or National Law Day

Constitution Day or National Law Day is celebrated in India every year on 26 November as it marks the day when the Indian Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.

Important facts

  • On 19 November 2015, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment notified the decision of the Government of India to celebrate 26 November as 'Constitution Day'.

  • The day was declared in the year which marked the 125th birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, the chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution. 

  • In early 1948, Dr. Ambedkar completed the draft of the Indian Constitution and presented it to the Constituent Assembly.

  • This draft was adopted on November 26, 1949.

  • The Indian Constitution came into force on January 26, 1950, which is celebrated as Republic Day.

  • It took 2 years 11 months and 18 days to make the constitution.

  • Originally the Constitution of India was written in English and Hindi.

Names of constitution making committees and their heads

  • Drafting Committee: B.R. Ambedkar

  • Union Power Committee: Jawaharlal Nehru

  • Central Constitution Committee: Jawaharlal Nehru

  • Provincial Constitution Committee: Vallabhbhai Patel

  • Advisory Committee on Fundamental Rights, Minorities and Tribal and Excluded Areas: Vallabhbhai Patel

  • Rules of Procedure Committee : Rajendra Prasad

  • Rajya Samiti (Committee to negotiate with the states): Jawaharlal Nehru

  • Steering Committee: Rajendra Prasad


By admin: Nov. 25, 2022

4. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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Elimination of Violence against Women

Every year, November 25 is seen as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. 

Important facts

  • The main purpose of organizing this day is to prevent violence against women and to make women aware of their basic human rights and gender equality.

  • This day is organised by women's rights activists every year since 1981 on 25 November to fight against gender-based violence.

  • The theme for this year is ‘UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls.

  • The principle of gender equality in India is enshrined in the Indian Constitution, with women having the fundamental right not to be discriminated against on grounds of sex (Article 15) and equal protection before the law (Article 14).

Background of the day

  • On February 7, 2000, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution designating November 25 as the 'International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women'.

  • The day is organised in honour of the 'Mirabai sisters' (three political activists of the Dominican Republic) who were brutally executed in the year 1960 on the orders of the country's ruler 'Rafael Trujillo'.


By admin: Nov. 24, 2022

5. Silver Jubilee FoundationDay of Prasar Bharati

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Silver Jubilee FoundationDay

Prasar Bharati celebrated the silver jubilee of its establishment on 23 November, 2022. 

Important facts

  • It came into existence on this day in 1997 as a statutory autonomous body established by an Act of Parliament.

  • This includes Doordarshan and All India Radio.

  • Prasar Bharati CEO Gaurav Dwivedi said, Prasar Bharati has stood firmly with the people during the challenges faced by the country and the world.

About Prasar Bharati

  • It is the largest statutory autonomous public broadcasting agency in India which was established in 1997.

  • It was established under an Act of Parliament and consists of Doordarshan Television Network and All India Radio.

  • In September 1990, the Parliament passed the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act. 

  • This act made provision for the establishment of a Broadcasting Corporation of India named Prasar Bharati.

  • Head quarters - New Delhi

  • CEO - Gaurav Dwivedi 


By admin: Nov. 20, 2022

6. World Children Day

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World Children Day

Every year 20 November is observed as the world children day to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and to improve children's welfare.

However in India  National Children's Day  is observed on 14 November to mark the birthday of the first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

 Background to the day 

World Children’s Day was first observed in 1954 as Universal Children's Day. This day has a special significance as on 20th November 1959 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child

Also on this day in 1989 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Theme 

The theme of the World Children’s Day 2022: Inclusion, For Every Child

Child Rights Week 

Child rights week is celebrated across India from November 14-20, starting from National Children’s Day to World Children’s Day.

To mark the occasion UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) has started a campaign ‘goblue’

Under this campaign many  iconic buildings, including the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament building, State Legislative Assembly buildings and iconic historical monuments across India have been  illuminated in blue light on 19 and 20 November for World Children’s Day to convey solidarity on the issue of child rights.

UNICEF said that Dhar village in Madhya Pradesh, and thousands of  village streets in Sarguja, Bastar region and in the central region will go blue in solidarity with child rights.

Regional Ambassador for UNICEF South Asia Sachin Tendulkar, and UNICEF Celebrity Advocate Bollywood actor Ayushman Khurrana also participated at a symbolic futsal match with children.

UNICEF is a United Nations agency which was set up on 11 December 1946 as United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. It was renamed as the United Nations Children's Fund in 1953. 

It provides development and humanitarian assistance to children and mothers.

Headquarters: New York, United Sates of America. 


By admin: Nov. 19, 2022

7. National Integration Day

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National Integration Day

National Integration Day is observed every year on 19 November to mark the birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi, the first woman Prime Minister of India.

Important facts

  • The purpose of celebrating this day is to inspire people to maintain unity, peace, love and brotherhood.

  • National Integration Day is also known as "Qaumi Ekta Diwas". This day is celebrated all over India to promote mutual harmony.

  • The day espouses the message of upholding unity and integrity among the citizens of India, regardless of caste, colour, language, religion and social status.

  • National Integration Day 2022 marks the 105th birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi.

  • National integration refers to a situation in which people bind themselves as a whole by discarding all distinctions.

About Indira Gandhi

  • Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was born on 19 November 1917 in Allahabad to Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.

  • In 1942, she married Feroze Gandhi, who was a freedom fighter, politician and journalist.

  • In 1955, she became a Congress Working Committee (CWC) member and was elected as the President of CWC in 1959.

  • As Information Minister, Indira Gandhi joined Lal Bahadur Shastri's cabinet.

  • In 1966, she became the first woman Prime Minister of India after the sudden death of Lal Bahadur Shastri in Tashkent, Russia.

  • She was a great politician and played an important role in strengthening the Indian democratic structure and tradition.

  • Indira Gandhi was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1971.


By admin: Nov. 19, 2022

8. World Toilet Day

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Every year on 19 November 'World Toilet Day' is celebrated.

Important facts

  • According to the World Health Organization report, currently around 360 crore people around the world are deprived of toilets.

  • According to the 2011 census in India, 67 percent of households in villages and 13 percent of households in cities practise open defecation.

  • According to the Research Institute of Compassionate Economics, despite 40 percent of the country's households having toilets, one member from each household regularly goes to open defecation.

  • To change this thinking of the people and keep cleanliness in mind, 'World Toilet Day' is celebrated every year on 19th November.

  • The Government of India also celebrates this day as a part of its Swachh Bharat Mission with an aim to promote awareness about cleanliness.

  • The Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) is organising ‘Swachhta Run’ across rural India, to mark the World Toilet Day. 

Theme of 2022

  • The 2022 theme is ‘Making the Invisible Visible’. 

  • The theme explores how inadequate sanitation systems spread human waste into rivers, lakes and soil and polluting underground water resources. 

  • The theme focuses on groundwater sanitation.

Background of the day

  • It was an initiative started by Singaporean Jack Sim, who founded an NGO called the World Toilet Organization in the year 2001.

  • The United Nations also recognized the right to water and sanitation as a fundamental human right in 2010.

  • On 24 July 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in its 67th session passed a resolution designating 19 November as World Toilet Day.

  • The UNGA resolution titled 'Sanitation for All' encouraged increasing access to public health and sanitation, especially for people from the poorer sections of society.


By admin: Nov. 19, 2022

9. International Men's Day

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International Men's Day

International Men's Day is observed on 19 November to remember all the men in the society and their contribution in all aspects of life.

Important facts

  • The day aims to remember positive male role models and honour their contributions in all aspects of life.

  • This year's International Men's Day theme is "Helping Men and Boys." 

  • The theme aims to work towards improving the health and well-being of men globally.

  • The day encourages men to teach boys the values, character and responsibilities of being a man in life.

  • On this day, express your heartfelt gratitude to the men in your life and wish them 'happiness, success and prosperity'.

Background of the day

  • International Men's Day was first celebrated in 1999 by Dr. Jerome Teelaksingh, Professor of History at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, to commemorate the birth anniversary of his father.

  • He encouraged everyone to use the day to raise issues related to men and boys.

  • However, International Men's Day was inaugurated in 1992 by Thomas Oster.

  • The day was revived in 1999 by Dr Jerome Teelaksingh, lecturer in history at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Dr. Tilak Singh proposed the observance of International Men's Day on 19 November to mark his father's birthday.

  • International Men's Day was formally celebrated for the first time on 19 November 2007.


By admin: Nov. 18, 2022

10. 5th Naturopathy Day celebrated across the nation

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5th Naturopathy Day celebrated across the nation

Every year Naturopathy Day is observed on 18th November to popularize and make people aware about the benefits of Naturopathy.

Naturopathic medicine is a system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It embraces many therapies, including herbs, massage, acupuncture, exercise, and nutritional counselling. 

The term Naturopathy was used by John Scheel of Germany in 1895 but it was and was popularized by Benedict Lust. Benedict Lust is known as the father of modern-day Naturopathy.

Background to the Day 

It was on this day that Mahatma Gandhi founded the All India Nature Cure Foundation trust on November 18, 1945. Gandhi ji is considered the founding figure of Naturopathy in India, as it was largely through his efforts that this practice became popular in India.

The first Naturopathy day was observed in India on 18 November 2018,

Naturopathy Day 2022

The main event was organized at the National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune. On the occasion a special cover envelope was released to commemorate the 5th Naturopathy Day. 

Gandhi memento was given to the cycle rallies participants, which originated from New Delhi, Wardha and Hyderabad and converging at Pune. Certificates were given to the Startup Yoga Challenge winners. Students from more than 25 colleges participated in the event with faculties. The program concluded with Mallkhambh presentation. 

Theme of the Naturopathy Day 2022

The theme of the Naturopathy day 2022 was: Naturopathy: An Integrative Medicine.