Category Archives: Important Dates and Events




Remembrance of date and events is way of human civilization for creating constructive bonding between the societies. This section gives essential national and international days and their historic background which is verified from various sources. This collection will help you for all competitive examinations like Civil service exams, TNPSC, SET, UGC/CSIR-NET, IBPS, CBI, IB and so on. Further this section will help us to improve our GK and historic affairs.



International Joke Day

International Joke Day celebrated every year of July 1. While a lot of strife is going on in the world, everything is different on this day. The aim of the International Joke Day is to bring people to laugh by telling them jokes. A joke is understood as something spoken, written, or done, including aspects

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive

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International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a United Nations observance each 4 June. It was established on 19 August 1982. Originally focused on victims of the 1982 Lebanon War, its purpose expanded to “acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture  is held annually on 26 June to speak out against the crime of torture and to honor and support victims and survivors throughout the world. This is a day on which we pay our respects to those who have endured the unimaginable. This is

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International Day against Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade.   The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed annually on 26 June, since 1988, a date chosen to commemorate Lin Zexu’s dismantling of the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong, just before the First Opium War in China.  The observance was instituted by General Assembly Resolution 42/112 of 7

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Day of the Seafarer / International Maritime Organization

The purpose of the Seafarer  day is to give thanks to seafarers for their contribution to the world economy and the civil society; and for the risks and personal costs they bear while on their jobs. In 2010, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), decided to designate June 25th as the International Day of the Seafarer

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United Nations Public Service Day

The UN General Assembly, in its resolution, designated 23 June as Public Service Day. Its celebrated around the world. The UN Public Service Day aims to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlight the contribution of public service in the development process; recognize the work of public servants, and encourage

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International Olympic Day

Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris.  The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. Olympic Day is much more than just a sports event, it is a

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World Music Day

The Fête de la Musique, also known as Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration taking place on 21 June. It’s origins lie in France when, in 1976, American musician Joel Cohen, proposed an all-night music celebration to mark the beginning of the summer solstice and since then, it has become a worldwide phenomenon

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World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, international observance observed June 20th each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. On 4 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 55/76 decided that, from 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day. In this resolution, the General Assembly noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention

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