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By admin: May 4, 2023

1. Coal Miners Day: 4th May

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Coal Miners Day: 4th May

Coal Miners Day is celebrated every year on 4th May to acknowledge and appreciate the hard work and remarkable contribution of coal miners in the extraction of coal.

An Overview of the News

  • Many awareness programs are organised on this day to promote the health and safety requirements of the workers.

  • These initiatives attempt to educate workers about the various laws and regulations of the Government of India to enhance their working conditions and wages.

  • It aims to empower workers with knowledge about their rights so that they can work in a safe and healthy work environment.

  • Coal is an important fossil fuel widely used for various purposes, such as electricity generation and industrial production, especially in the manufacture of steel and cement.

  • Coal mining is a labour intensive industry that provides employment to millions of people around the world.

History of Coal Miners Day

  • The first coal mine was opened in Scotland in 1575, while India's first coal mine was established much later in 1774 by John Summer and Suetonius Grant Heatley of the East India Company. The mine was located in the Raniganj coalfield on the banks of the Damodar River.

  • After India's independence, demand for coal increased, prompting the new government to draw up a 5-year development plan to meet the growing need for energy.

  • Coal Miners Day was established in India to recognize and honour the contribution and sacrifice made by coal miners.

  • May 4 is an important day as the first underground coal mine in India was inaugurated in 1907 at Raniganj, West Bengal.

By admin: May 3, 2023

2. World Press Freedom Day: 3 May

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World Press Freedom Day: 3 May

World Press Freedom Day is observed annually on 3 May to increase understanding about the importance of a free press.

An Overview of the News

  • This year's theme is "Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of Expression as a Driver for All Other Human Rights", which highlights the important role of freedom of expression in the protection and promotion of other human rights.

  • The United Nations General Assembly declared an International Day for Press Freedom 30 years ago, and UNESCO organised a special anniversary celebration at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

  • World Press Freedom Day is a reminder of the important role of free and independent media in promoting democracy, human rights and sustainable development.

History of World Press Freedom Day:

  • World Press Freedom Day was proposed by UNESCO's General Conference in 1991 to celebrate and promote press freedom.

  • In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially declared May 3 as World Press Freedom Day.

  • The day is observed annually to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and to remind governments of their responsibility to uphold the right to freedom of expression.

  • World Press Freedom Day also provides an opportunity to honour journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

  • The day advocates for the safety and independence of journalists who work to disseminate information to the public.

List of Important Days in May

  • May Day / International Labor Day - 1 May

  • Maharashtra Day - 1st May

  • Gujarat Day - 1 May

  • World Tuna Day - 2 May

  • Press Freedom Day - 3 May

By admin: May 1, 2023

3. Labour Day: May 1

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Labour Day: May 1 Labor Day is celebrated every year on 1 May. The day is recognized as a global holiday that commemorates the hard work and achievements of the labour movement.

An Overview of the News

  • It is known as International Workers' Day. It is observed as a public holiday in more than 80 countries around the world.

  • Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September in many countries, including the United States. However, in most parts of the world it is celebrated on May 1st.

  • The purpose of Labor Day is to acknowledge the contribution of working individuals to society and to recognize the importance of work. It commemorates the steps taken by the labour movement to fight for workers' rights and improve working conditions.

History of Labor Day 2023:

  • Labor Day, also known as International Workers' Day or May Day, is celebrated every year on 1 May.

  • The origins of Labor Day can be traced to the labour movement of the late 19th century.

  • The First International Congress of Socialist Parties, held in Paris in 1889, proclaimed 1 May as the "Workers' Day of International Unity and Solidarity".

  • The purpose of the day was to draw attention to the labour movement and promote the idea of an eight-hour working day, a key demand of labour advocates around the world.

  • However, the first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on the first Monday of September in 1882 and the day was used to promote the interests of trade unions and workers.

  • May Day in the United States is associated with negative events following the Haymarket Riot in Chicago in 1886, a protest against police violence and the wrongful conviction of labour activists.

  • May Day's association with communism also contributed to opposition to the holiday in some countries, including the United States.

  • Despite this, May Day remains an important Labor Day for workers and labour advocates around the world, and is celebrated with rallies, marches, and other events.

By admin: April 29, 2023

4. World Veterinary Day 2023

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'World Veterinary Day'was organized on 29 April 2023. This day is celebrated every year on the last Saturday of April as a mark of respect to the veterinary profession.

An Overview of the News: 

  • It was organized on April 29, 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Purushottam Rupala, Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan and Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying L. Muruganwere also present on the occasion.

Theme of the day:

  • This year the theme of the day is'Promoting diversity, equality and inclusion in the veterinary field'.

  • On this occasion, to recognize and celebrate the important roles of veterinarians in economic development, the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying along with the Veterinary Council of India celebrated the World Celebration of Veterinary Day - 2023.

  • Stakeholders from the veterinary profession of the country have been invited on the occasion. The major activities of the program include conferences, panel discussions on mainstreaming veterinary education and services in the country and the role of veterinarians on One Health.

World Veterinary Day - History

  • The day was established by the World Veterinary Federation on April 29, 2000. Since then, the last Saturday of April is celebrated each year as World Veterinary Day with a new theme.

By admin: April 28, 2023

5. World Day for Safety and Health at Work - 28 April

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023 is observed globally on 28 April.

An Overviews of the News 

  • The day aims to raise awareness about the importance of protecting workers against occupational hazards, diseases and accidents.

  • The International Labor Organization (ILO) selects the theme for the day each year, and the theme for 2023 is "A safe and healthy working environment as a fundamental principle and right at work."

  • The main goal of the event is to find viable ways to implement this essential human right in workplaces around the world.

  • The World Day for Safety and Health at Work emphasises the importance of ensuring a safe and healthy working environment and provides an opportunity for individuals and organisations to advocate for measures that promote this right.

  • The International Labor Organization (ILO) established the World Day for Safety and Health at Work in 2003.

  • It is celebrated annually to raise awareness about the importance of safety and health in the workplace.

  • The World Day for Safety and Health at Work aims to highlight the need for measures that can promote a safer, healthier and more productive work environment.

International Labour Organization:

  • Established - 1919
  • Director General - Gilbert Hongbo
  • Headquarters - Geneva, Switzerland

By admin: April 27, 2023

6. International Girls in ICT Day: 27 April

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International Girls in ICT Day is observed on the fourth Thursday of April every year to encourage girls and young women to pursue careers in ICT.

An Overview of the News

  • The day promotes gender equality and diversity in the tech industry by raising awareness of the gender gap and inspiring women to pursue ICT careers.

  • This year's theme is "Digital Skills for Life", which highlights the importance of digital skills in daily life.

  • Despite the important role of ICT, only a small percentage of women globally choose to study ICT-related fields.

  • The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) proclaimed International Girls in ICT Day on 8 April 2011, and has since been celebrated globally with thousands of events and hundreds of thousands of participants.

  • The event is supported by governments, businesses, educational institutions, United Nations agencies and non-governmental organisations, providing opportunities for girls to learn about ICT, meet role models and mentors, and explore career paths.

About International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

  • It is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for issues related to information and communications technology (ICT).

  • It was established in 1865 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • The main objectives of the ITU are to promote the development and use of telecommunications and information networks, facilitate international cooperation in the use of radio frequencies, and improve access to ICT for people around the world.

  • The ITU is divided into three regions: the Radio Communications Region (ITU-R), the Telecommunications Standardization Region (ITU-T), and the Development Region (ITU-D). Each region has its own specific mandate and responsibilities.

By admin: April 26, 2023

7. World Intellectual Property Day: 26 April

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World Intellectual Property Day is observed every year on 26 April to raise awareness about the role of patents, copyrights, trademarks and designs in our daily lives.

An Overview of the News

  • The theme for World Intellectual Property Day 2023 is "Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity". Women represent a significant pool of untapped talent, and empowering them to own intellectual property can drive innovation and creativity.

  • The 2023 theme aims to highlight the importance of overcoming the challenges faced by women in the field of intellectual property and unlocking their full potential.

  • Intellectual property refers to intangible assets that are generated by the mind, including literary and artistic works, designs, inventions, symbols, names and images used in commerce.

  • Individuals and companies can own these non-physical assets, and intellectual property rights give them control over their creations.

History of World Intellectual Property Day

  • WIPO is a specialised agency of the United Nations that promotes a fair global intellectual property system.

  • The WIPO Convention was established in 1970 to bridge the gap between intellectual property and its impact on people's lives.

  • World Intellectual Property Day is observed every year on 26 April to raise awareness about intellectual property rights and encourage innovation.

  • WIPO aims to encourage and protect creativity and innovation.

  • World Intellectual Property Day is observed globally to acknowledge the role of intellectual property in fostering innovation and creativity.

  • The long-term goal of WIPO is to create a sustainable intellectual property system that benefits all stakeholders.

By admin: April 25, 2023

8. International Delegates Day: 25 April

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International Delegates Day: 25 April

International Delegates Day is observed annually on 25 April to honour and recognize the important role played by delegates in the United Nations (UN).

An Overview of the News

  • The delegates are representatives of their respective governments and work towards solving global challenges through multilateral cooperation within the framework of the United Nations.

  • The United Nations would not be able to function effectively without the contributions and efforts of these representatives.

  • These representatives play an important role in resolving global issues and ensure that their governments' voices are heard internationally.

  • The celebration of International Delegates Day is a recognition of the dedication and commitment of these delegates to promote peace, security and prosperity around the world.

History of International Delegates Day

  • It marks the anniversary of the first day of the San Francisco Conference in 1945.

  • The purpose of the conference was to establish an organisation that would restore world peace and impose rules on the post-war world order.

  • The founding member states of the United Nations were representatives of the 50 countries that attended the conference, with Poland later signing the charter, bringing the number of founding member states to 51.

  • In 2019, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared 25 April as the International Day of Delegates, commemorating the achievement of the San Francisco Conference.

By admin: April 25, 2023

9. World Malaria Day: 25 April

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World Malaria Day: 25 April

World Malaria Day is observed on 25 April each year to recognize global efforts to control malaria.

An Overview of the News

  • The theme for World Malaria Day 2023 is "Time to deliver zero malaria: Invest, innovate, implement".

  • Malaria is a disease caused by parasites transmitted by the bite of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.

  • India has seen a decline of over 85.1% in malaria cases and 83.36% in deaths from 2015 to 2022.

  • The government's health initiatives such as Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centers and Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission are contributing to India's fight against malaria.

  • Union Health Minister - Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya

World Malaria Day 2022 theme - "Harness innovation to reduce malaria disease burden and save lives"

By admin: April 24, 2023

10. Khongjom Day: 23 April

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Khongjom Day is an annual event celebrated on 23 April to commemorate the soldiers who fought in the Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891.

An Overview of the News

  • The event was held at Kheba Ching in Khongjom, Thoubal district of Manipur.

  • Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and GovernorMs. Anusuiya Uikey paid tribute to the martyrs in the programme.

  • The observance of Khongjom Day commemorates the sacrifices made by the people of Manipur in the fight for freedom and independence.

  • The Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891 took place at Khongjom and marked the beginning of colonial rule in the region.

About Manipur

Formation (as a state) - 1972

Capital and largest city - Imphal

District - 16

Governor - Anusuiya Uikey

Chief Minister -N. Biren Singh (BJP)

Legislative Assembly -Manipur Legislative Assembly (60 seats)

Rajya Sabha -1 seat

Lok Sabha - 2 seats