List of Important Days in July


General Awareness section is one of the important section in any competitive exam. The static part of General Knowledge weighs more than 50% of the General Awareness section, therefore, one has to focus on its various sub-topics and Important Days is one such sub-topic. Have a look at the detailed list of Important Days in June. The list has been prepared keeping in mind the type of question that can be asked from this sub-topic.

 

1. July 1: National Doctor’s Day 

  • The day is celebrated every year on 1 July to commemorate the contribution of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, former CM of West Bengal, to the health care industry in India.
  • Dr. Roy was born on 1 July 1882 and died on 1 July 1962.
  • Dr. Roy was honoured with Bharat Ratna in 1961.
  • The day also honour the contributions of the doctors to individual lives and communities.
  • The role of doctors during the current global pandemic is praiseworthy.
  • The first National Doctor's day was celebrated in July 1991.

 

2. July 1: Chartered Accountants Day

  • Chartered Accountants Day is observed every year on 1 July.
  • On this day in 1949, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) was formed by an Act of Parliament.
  • The theme of Chartered Accountant Day 2020 is- “Transforming the Future, Enabled Excellence, Augmenting Trust.”
  • This year the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India also organized Virtual National CA Summit 2020 from 29 June to 1 July 2020.
  • Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI):
    • It is the national accounting body of India.
    • It is the second largest professional accounting and finance body in the world in terms of members.

 

3. July 2: World UFO Day

  • World UFO Day is observed every year on 2 July to raise awareness regarding unknown flying objects. While some people celebrate it on 24 June.
  • On June 24, aviator Kenneth Arnold reported for the first time a widely visible unknown flying object in the United States. While on 2 July 1947, Roswell allegedly saw a UFO.
  • UFO (Unidentified Flying Objects):
    • The term is widely used for supernatural spacecraft.
    • An unknown flying object is any aerial event that cannot be immediately identified or explained.
    • Most UFOs are identified on investigation as traditional objects or phenomena.

 

4. July 6: World Zoonoses Day 

  • World Zoonoses Day is observed every year on 6 July to commemorate the successful administration of the first vaccine against a zoonotic disease.
  • The day aims to raise awareness regarding the spread of zoonotic diseases.
  • Louis Pasteur successfully administered the first vaccine against Rabies virus on 6 July 1885.
  • Zoonoses are the infectious diseases that spread from animals to humans through direct contact with infected animals. These can be caused by bacteria, virus or parasites.
  • The most common zoonoses diseases are Plague, Rabies, Tuberculosis, Scabies, Roundworms, etc. 

 

5. July 11: World Population Day 

  • Since 1989, World Population Day has been celebrated every year on 11 July to mark the day in 1987 when the world's population reached 5 billion. 
  • The day aims to create awareness regarding the urgent need to address the population issues.
  • The current global population is around 7.8 billion, which is likely to reach 9.7 billion by 2050.  
  • Some 47 million women in 114 low- and middle-income countries are estimated to be unable to use modern contraceptives if the average lockdown, or COVID-19-related disruption, continues for 6 months with major disruptions to services.
  • Theme: "Putting the brakes on COVID-19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls"
  • "Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence" -A P J Abdul Kalam

 

6. July 15: World Youth Skills Day.

  • World Youth Skills Day is observed every year on 15 July.
  • The day aims to raise awareness among youth about the development of technical, vocational education training and other skills relevant to both local and global economies.
  • This year's theme is – “Skills for a Resilient Youth”
  • In November 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a digital conference on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day. The conclave is organized by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
  • This year marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Skill India Mission.

 

7. July 17: World Day for International Justice 

  • Every year on 17 July, World Day for International Justice is observed to mark the adoption of the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 1998.
  • The Day is also called International Justice Day or International Criminal Justice Day.
  • The day provides the platform to unite all those who support justice, promote victims' rights, prevent crimes against humanity, etc.
  • International Criminal Court (ICC):
    • It is an intergovernmental organization that can prosecute individuals for international crimes like war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, etc.
    • Its headquarters are located in The Hague, Netherlands.
    • It started functioning in 2002 when the Rome Statute came into force.
    • Current President: Chile Eboe-Osuji
    • Members: 123

 

8. July 18: International Mandela Day

  • Every year on 18 July, on Mandela's birthday, an annual International Day is celebrated in his honor, called Mandela Day or International Mandela Day.
  • The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009.
  • Nelson Mandela:
    • Mandela, South Africa's first black president, Nobel laureate and anti-apartheid, was a great man.
    • Nelson Mandela was born on 18 July 1918 in South Africa.
    • He had dedicated his life fighting for human rights.

 

9. July 19: Birth Anniversary of freedom fighter Mangal Pandey

  • On 19 July 2020, Union Home Minister Amit Shah remembered and paid tribute to freedom fighter Mangal Pandey on his birth anniversary.
  • Mangal Pandey was born on 19 July 1827 in Nagwa, Uttar Pradesh, into a Brahmin family.
  • He joined the Bengal Army in 1849. In March 1857, Pandey was a private soldier in the 5th Company of the 34th Bengal Native Infantry.
  • He was instrumental in the events preceding the outbreak of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, also known as the First War of Independence.
  • He was hanged on 8 April 1857.
  • In 1984, the Government of India issued a postage stamp to remember him.

 

10. 22 July: Pi Approximation Day

  • Pi Approximation Day is celebrated every year on 22 July.
  • This day is celebrated on 22 July because the approximation value of pi (22/7) is equal to 22/7 date.
  • Pi:
    • This is a mathematical constant. It is represented by a Greek letter π.
    • In 1706, pi was introduced by William Jones.
    • It is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
    • Its value is 22/7 or 3.14. A pi is an irrational number and cannot be expressed as a ratio of whole numbers.
    • Its value is determined by 10–12 trillion digits after the decimal value.
    • The value of pi is a never-ending and never-repeating number.
  • Pi Day is observed every year on 14 March (3.14).

 

11. July 23: Birth Anniversary of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandrashekhar Azad

  • Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has paid tribute to Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandrashekhar Azad on their birth anniversary on 23 July.
  • Bal Gangadhar Tilak:
    • Bal Gangadhar Tilak, one of the trio of Lal Bal Pal, was born on 23 July 1856 in Chikhali village of Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.
    • Tilak was an Indian nationalist and an independence activist.
    • He was the first leader of the Indian independence movement. British officer Valentine Chirol called him the father of Indian unrest.
    • He founded two newspapers named Kesari and Maratha. Also in 1916, the Home Rule League was established in Maharashtra by him.
    • He died on 1 August 1920, the day the non-cooperation movement started in Mumbai.

(Source: Wikipedia)

  • Chandra Shekhar Azad:
    • He was an Indian revolutionary who reorganized the Hindustan Republican Association in 1928.
    • Chandrasekhar Azad was born on 23 July 1906 in Bhabra in Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh.
    • He died on February 27, 1931, in Chandrasekhar Azad Park, Prayagraj, after being shot.

(Source: Wikipedia)

 

12. July 23: National Broadcasting Day

  • National Broadcasting Day is celebrated in India every year on 23 July.
  • On this day in 1927, a private Indian Broadcasting Company started the first radio broadcast in the country from a Bombay station.
  • The greatest democracy  India has its peculiarity of speaking power and freedom of expression.
  • Radio is a strong example of freedom of expression as a broadcast medium.
  • Currently, radio is an effective and reliable medium of knowledge, information and entertainment.
  • Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian inventor, invented the radio in the 1890s.

 

13. July 26: Kargil Vijay Diwas (Fourth Sunday of July)

  • The nation has paid tribute to the brave heroes on 26th July on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas.
  • This year there was only a wreath laying ceremony at the Drass War Memorial in Kargil.
  • Kargil Vijay Diwas:
    • The day is celebrated in 1999 to commemorate the success of Indian Armed Forces in Operation Vijay.
    • On this day, the Indian Army freed the Kargil sector from Pakistani intruders.
    • Lieutenant General YK Joshi, a senior army officer in the northern region, winner of the Vir Chakra award, was a commanding officer in Operation Vijay in 1999.
    • YK Joshi himself made several attacks, forcing the enemy to leave Indian Territory.

 

14. July 28: World Hepatitis Day 

  • The day is observed every year on 28 July to increase awareness regarding viral hepatitis.
  • The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered the hepatitis B virus (HBV). He also developed a diagnostic test and vaccine for the virus.
  • Hepatitis is a viral disease that is an inflammation of the liver that causes a range of health problems.
  • There are five main strains of hepatitis virus – A, B, C, D and E. The most common causes of deaths are Hepatitis B and C.
  • 9,00,000 deaths per year are caused by hepatitis B virus infection, and 325 million people are living with viral hepatitis B and C.
  • WHO aims at eliminating viral hepatitis as a public threat by 2030.
  • 2020 Theme: “Hepatitis-free future”

 

15. July 28: World Nature Conservation Day

  • The day is celebrated globally on 28 July to enhance awareness regarding the best practices to protect natural resources.
  • The day recognizes the need for a healthy environment for a productive and stable society.
  • “Conservation is not merely a question of morality, but a question of our own survival” - Dalai Lama

 

16. July 29: International Tiger Day 

 

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