List of Important Days of November

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 November.


1. Karnataka Statehood Day: 1 November

  • On 1 November 1956, Kannada speaking regions were merged to form the state of Karnataka.
  • The princely state of Mysore was merged with Kannada speaking regions of Bombay and Madras presidencies.
  • The newly formed state was named Mysore but was later renamed Karnataka in 1973.
  • On the occasion of Rajyotsav, Rajyotsav awards are presented to prominent personalities for their contribution in 25 fields like music, dance, literature, education, science, social service, etc.
  • Karnataka:
    • It is the largest state in South India.
    • Capital: Bengaluru
    • It shares its border with Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
    • Chief Minister of Karnataka: B S Yediyurappa
    • Governor of Karnataka: Vajubhai Vala
    • Karnataka’s Rajya Sabha seats: 12 seats
    • Karnataka’s Lok Sabha seats: 28 seats
    • Yakshagana, a classical dance drama, is one of the major theatre forms of Karnataka.
    • Jog Falls, the second-highest waterfall in India, is located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka.

2. 65th Foundation Day of Madhya Pradesh: 1 November

  • On 1 November 1956, Madhya Pradesh was formed by merging Central Provinces of CP and Berar, Madhya Bharat, Vindhya Pradesh and Bhopal.
  • The first Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh was Pt. Ravishankar Shukla and the first Governor of Madhya Pradesh was Dr. Pattabhi Sitaramaiya.
  • First Speaker of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly: Pandit Keylal Dubey
  • Madhya Pradesh:
    • It is the second-largest state in India in terms of area.
    • Capital of Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal
    • Largest city of Madhya Pradesh: Indore
    • It shares its border with Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.
    • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    • Governor of Madhya Pradesh: Anandiben Patel
    • Madhya Pradesh’s Lok Sabha seats: 29 seats
    • Madhya Pradesh’s Rajya Sabha seats: 11 seats

3. Haryana Statehood Day: 1 November

  • Haryana was formed on 1 November 1966 as a separate state with seven districts from the parts of East Punjab.
  • It was formed on the recommendations of the Sardar Hukam Singh Parliamentary Committee.
  • This year 54th Haryana day has been celebrated across the state.
  • Haryana:
    • It is located in the northern region of India.
    • It is bounded by Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.
    • It has 22 districts and its Capital is Chandigarh.
    • Current Chief Minister of Haryana: Manohar Lal Khattar
    • Current Governor of Haryana: Satyadev Narayan Arya
    • Lok Sabha seats of Haryana: 10 seats
    • Raja Sabha seats of Haryana: 5 seats
    • Surajkund Crafts Mela is held every year to promote the art and culture in the state.

4. Andhra Pradesh Formation Day: 1 November

  • Andhra Pradesh was created on 1 November 1956 from the States of Hyderabad and Madras.
  • It was the first state to be formed on the linguistic basis on the recommendation of States Reorganisation Commission.
  • Sri Potti Sriramulu had played a vital role by sacrificing his life for the formation of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Many cultural programmes have been organised across the state to celebrate the occasion.
  • In 2014, the northwestern portion of Andhra Pradesh was carved out to form the state of Telangana. It was proposed that Hyderabad will be the joint capital for both states for 10 years.
  • Andhra Pradesh:
    • It is an Indian state located in the south-eastern coastal region.
    • It shares its border with states like Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Telangana.
    • It is also known as the Rice Bowl of India.
    • Capital of Andhra Pradesh: Amravati
    • Governor of Andhra Pradesh: Bishwabhushan Harichandan
    • Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh: Y S Jaganmohan Reddy
    • Lok Sabha seats of Andhra Pradesh: 25 seats
    • Rajya Sabha seats of Andhra Pradesh: 11 seats
    • The Indian classical dance Kuchipudi originated in a village named Kuchipudi in Andhra Pradesh.

5. Chhattisgarh Foundation Day: 1 November

  • The state was formed on 1 November 2000 by dividing ten Chhattisgarhi and six Gondi-speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh.
  • This year 21st Foundation day has been celebrated across the state.
  • Chhattisgarh:
    • The state is ranked 9th in terms of area in the country. It has 27 districts.
    • Capital of Chhattisgarh: Raipur
    • Governor of Chhattisgarh: Anusuiya Uike
    • Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel.
    • Lok Sabha Seats of Chhattisgarh – 11 seats
    • Rajya Sabha Seats of Chhattisgarh – 5 seats
    • Folk dances of Chhattisgarh: Saila Dance, Karma, Sua Nacha, Panthi Dance, Raut Nacha, etc.
    • It has a major reserve of coal, iron ore, limestone, bauxite, and dolomite.

6. World Tsunami Awareness Day: 5 November

  • 5th November was chosen as World Tsunami Awareness Day by the UN General Assembly in December 2015 in honor of a true Japanese story of “Inamura-no-hi”, in which a farmer sets fire to all his harvest to warn villagers of a possible Tsunami during an 1854 earthquake.
  • World Tsunami Awareness Day 2020 will publicize Target (e) of the “Sendai Seven Campaign,” which encourages countries and communities to have national and local disaster risk reduction strategies in place to save more lives against disasters by the end of 2020.
  • The aim is to spread public awareness across the world about the dangers of Tsunami and on the importance of early warning systems. It also aims to improve traditional knowledge about Tsunamis.
  • Tsunamis are giant waves caused by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions under the sea.

7. International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict: 6 November

  • Every year on 6 November, International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is observed.
  • United Nations Environment Assembly has adopted a resolution on 27 May 2016 to recognize the importance of healthy ecosystems and sustainably manage natural resources to limit the risk of armed conflict.

8. World Radiology Day: 8 November

  • The International Day of Radiology is celebrated every year on 8 November to bring awareness about the value of radiology research, diagnosis and treatment that contribute to patient care.
  • It is celebrated to mark the anniversary of the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen on 8 November 1895.
  • The day was first observed in 2012. 
  • This year, the day is dedicated to all imaging professionals and their essential role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Motto of the International Day of Radiology 2020 is ‘Radiologists and radiographers supporting patients during COVID-19’.
  • Radiology is used in X-rays, MRI scanning equipment, ultrasound devices and play a significant role in the primary care of patients.

9. Uttarakhand Formation day: 9 November

  • Uttarakhand celebrated its 21st foundation day. It was formed as the 27th State on November 9, 2000.
  • It was formed as a separate state with the northwestern parts of Uttar Pradesh.
  • In 2007, it was renamed from Uttaranchal to Uttarakhand.
  • It is also known as ‘Land of the Gods’.
  • Uttarakhand:
    • It is located in the northern part of India.
    • It shares its border with Tibet, Nepal, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
    • The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand is Trivendra Singh Rawat and Governor is Baby Rani Maurya.
    • It has 5 Lok Sabha seats and 3 Rajya Sabha seats.
    • It is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, i.e., Valley of Flowers and Nanda Devi National Park.
    • It is famous for religious places such as Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath, etc.
    • Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand.

10. World Science Day for Peace and Development: 10 November

  • World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated annually on 10 November.
  • The first World Science Day for Peace and Development was celebrated worldwide on 10 November 2002 under UNESCO auspices.
  •  The day stresses the importance of science in society, the need for engaging wider public in debates about emerging scientific issues and importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.
  • World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science.
  • Theme 2020: “Science for and with Society in dealing with the global pandemic”

11. National Education Day (Rashtriya Shiksha Diwas): 11 November

  • National Education Day (Rashtriya Shiksha Diwas) programme has been organized by IIT Bombay and virtually inaugurated by Union Minister of Education on 10 November.
  • National Education Day is annually celebrated in India on 11 November in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
  • The day is being celebrated as the National Education Day every year since 2008.
  • Mr. Azad was the first education minister of independent India. He served from 15 August 1947 to 2 February 1958.
  • He founded the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR).
  • Current Union Minister of Education is Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.

12. Public Service Broadcasting Day: 12 November

  • Public Service Broadcasting Day 2020 is being celebrated on 12 November.
  • Public Service Broadcasting Day is celebrated every year to remember Mahatma Gandhi’s first and only visit to All India Radio (AIR) studio at Delhi.
  • In 1947, Mahatma Gandhi visited AIR studio at Delhi and addressed people, who were displaced and temporarily settled at Kurukshetra in Haryana after partition.
  • On Public Service Broadcasting Day, special programme is organized in premises of AIR, New Delhi.
  • 12 November was announced as Public Service Broadcasting Day (Jan Prasaran Diwas) in 2000.
  • Suhas Borker gave the idea of Public Service Broadcasting Day (Jan Prasaran Diwas). He is the Convenor of Jan Prasar. 

13. World Pneumonia Day 2020: 12 November

  • It is celebrated every year on 12 November to raise awareness about this deadly infectious disease from 2009.
  • The Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia established World Pneumonia Day in 2009.
  • According to the WHO reports, it is the world’s leading infectious killer of children under the age of 5.
  • “Let’s increase access to medical oxygen” is the theme of World Pneumonia Day 2020.
  • Pneumonia:
    • It is a contagious infection that inflames the air sacs present in the lungs with fluid or pus, which leads to cough, fever, chills, and difficulty in breathing.
    • It can be caused by organisms like bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
    • It can be prevented by the proper vaccination against this disease.
    • Cough, High fever, Fast heartbeat, rusty phlegm coughed from lungs, shortness of breath are symptoms of the Pneumonia.

14. Ayurveda Day: 13 November

  • On the occasion of 5th Ayurveda Day, Prime Minister inaugurated the National Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) at Jamnagar and the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) at Jaipur.
  • In recent years many steps were taken for the modernization of AYUSH education. The establishment of these institutions will help in utilizing the untapped potential of AYUSH systems of healthcare.
  • These institutions will play a key role in improving the standards of Ayurveda education and framing various courses as per national and international demand.
  • Ayurveda Day:
    • It is celebrated every year on 13th November from 2016 on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti. It was started by the Union Ministry of AYUSH.
    • This year’s Ayurveda Day will focus on the potential role of Ayurveda in the management of COVID-19.
    • Its main aim is to create awareness about the use of Ayurveda and increase the role of Ayurveda in the National Health Policy and National Health programmes.

15. Jharkhand Foundation Day: 15 November

  • Jharkhand was formed on 15 November 2000 as the 28th state of India by Bihar Reorganisation Act.
  • The state foundation day coincides with the birth anniversary of tribal leader Birsa Munda.
  • At the time of formation, the Jharkhand state had 18 districts. Later, six more districts were added
  • Jharkhand:
    • It is a state in eastern India that shares its border with Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal.
    • It is 15th largest state of India by area.
    • It is also known as the land of the forest.
    • The most famous dance of Jharkhand is Chhau.
    • It has 14 Lok Sabha seats, 6 Rajya Sabha seats and 81 Legislative assembly seats.
    • Its capital is Ranchi.
    • Governor: Draupadi Murmu, Chief Minister: Hemant Soren
    • Munda, Santhal, Oraon, Kharia, Gond are tribes of Jharkhand.

16. National Press Day: 16 November

  • National Press Day is celebrated every year on 16 November to honour the establishment of the Press Council of India.
  • It is observed as a day to recognize the importance of the free and responsible press in a democratic society.
  • Press Council of India was formed on 4 July 1966 on the recommendations of the First Press Commission for protecting freedom of the press and maintaining the standards of press in India.
  • Press Council of India is a statutory and quasi-judicial body that works as a watchdog to oversee the print media’s conduct. It functions under the Press Council Act 1978.
  • Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad is the current chairman of the Press Council of India.

17. International Day for Tolerance celebrated: 16 November

  • International Day for Tolerance is observed every year on 16 November to raise awareness about the dangers of intolerance and the importance of tolerance.
  • In 1995, UNESCO adopted the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance.
  • In 1996, UN General Assembly passed a resolution to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November.
  • It educates the society that peoples are naturally diverse and only tolerance can help in the survival of mixed communities.
  • The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence was started in 1995 to celebrate the United Nations Year for Tolerance and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • It is awarded every two years on the International Day for Tolerance.

18. World Toilet Day: 19 November

  • World Toilet Day is a United Nations observance day celebrated every year on 19 November.
  • It is celebrated worldwide to raise awareness about the global sanitation crisis and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6.
  • World Toilet Day 2020 will focus on sustainable sanitation and climate change.
  • Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS) and Ministry of Jal Shakti is celebrating ‘World Toilet Day’ 2020 under ‘Swachh Bharat Mission – Grameen’ in India.
  • It is celebrating to raise awareness about the benefits of Safe Sanitation and to felicitate districts/states for their contribution towards Swachhata.
  • On the occasion, ‘Swachhata Puraskar’ will be given to the Districts/States for their work towards Swachhata.
  • World Toilet Day was started on 19 November 2001 on the foundation of the World Toilet Organization.
  • SDG 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030

19. International Men’s Day: 19 November

  • International Men’s Day (IMD) is celebrated annually on 19 November and “Better health for men and boys” is the theme for International Men’s Day 2020.
  • It was started in 1992 by Thomas Oaster. It is celebrated in more than 70 countries across the world and also celebrated in India.
  • Uma Challa, an Indian woman, is remembered for her pioneering work on IMD celebration in 2007.
  • She also founded the Bangalore-based non-profit organization ‘Save the Indian Family Foundation’.
  • The theme for International Men’s Day 2019 was Making a Difference for Men and Boys.
  • IMD aims to promote positive role models, celebrate men’s positive contributions to society, highlight discrimination against males, promote gender equality, focus on health and wellbeing of men and create a better, safer world.

20. World Children’s Day: 20 November

  • It is observed every year on 20 November to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.
  • It was first started on 20 November 1954 as Universal Children’s Day. On this date, the UN General Assembly had adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.
  • The UN General assembly had adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 November 1989.
  • From 1990, it is also celebrated as the anniversary of Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • ‘Investing in our future means investing in our children’ is the theme of World Children’s Day 2020.
  • In India, Children’s day is celebrated on 14 November on the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru.

21. World Philosophy Day observed on 19 and 20 November.

  • It was introduced in 2002 by UNESCO.
  • In 2005, UNESCO General Conference announced that World Philosophy Day will be observed every third Thursday in November.
  • In 2020, it has been celebrated on November 19 and November 20.
  • This year’s World Philosophy day has focused on the importance of philosophical thinking in helping us cope with the multiple challenges the world faces.
  • The theme of World Philosophy Day 2020 is the importance of philosophy in times of crisis.
  • Philosophy is the study of the nature of existence, knowledge, truth, and ethics.

22. World Television Day: 21 November

  • World Television Day is celebrated every year on 21 November since 1996.
  • It is celebrated to highlight the value of television in globalization and communication.
  • The first World Television Forum took place on November 21 in 1996 and to mark its anniversary; the United Nations General Assembly had adopted World Television Day on this date.
  • Philo Taylor Farnsworth invented the first electronic television in 1927.
  • In 1954, the first Colour TV was introduced in the market.
  • In India, the first TV channel was introduced in 1959 by Doordarshan.

23. World Fisheries Day: 21 November

  • This day is observed worldwide every year on 21 November by the fisherfolk communities from 1997.
  • It is celebrated to bring awareness about sustainable fishing among the peoples and to highlight the importance of healthy ocean ecosystems.
  • Blue Revolution is related to an increase in fish production and productivity from aquaculture.
  • SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Fisheries Sector in India:
  • India ranks 4th in global exports of fish products.
  • This sector provide employment to about 28 million in India.
  • Government of India has also launched the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) on 10 September 2020 for the Fisheries Sector.

24. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: 25 November

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is annually celebrated on November 25 to raise awareness about violence against women.
  • Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect! is the theme for International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women 2020.
  • 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence will be launched on International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women 2020 also.
  • 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence will continue from November 25 to December 10 (International Human rights Day).
  • UN General Assembly designated November 25 as International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women in 2000.
  • November 25 was selected as International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women to honor Mirabai Sisters. They were political activists from the Dominican Republic and killed in 1960.

25. Constitution Day (India): November 26

  • Constitution Day is celebrated every year on November 26 to mark the anniversary of the formal adoption of the Constitution of India on this day in 1950.
  • The Constitution of India came into effect on January 26 1950.
  • It is celebrated to bring awareness about the Constitution of India and to pay tribute to India's first Law Minister Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
  • It is also known as Samvidhan Divas or National Law Day.
  • Constitution of India:
    • It is the longest written Constitution of the world.
    • It was completed in 2 years, 11 months and 17 days.
    • At present, it has 22 parts, 448 articles, 12 schedules and a Preamble.
    • Originally it was written by Prem Behari Narain Raizada.
    • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was the chairman of the drafting committee of the Constitution. He is also recognised as "Father of the Constitution of India".
    • The other members of the Drafting Committee are Alladi Krishnaswami Ayyar, N. Gopalaswami, K.M Munshi, Mohammad Saadulla, B.L. Mitter and D.P. Khaitan. 

26. National Milk Day: November 26

  • It is observed every year on November 26 in India.
  • This day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, who is known as the father of India’s White Revolution.
  • It was started by the Indian Dairy Association (IDA) in 2014.
  • Importance of Milk: It is a rich source of calcium and nutrients. It is important for increasing the immunity of the body. It prevents osteoporosis and bone fractures.
  • Milk production:
    • India is the highest milk producing country in the world. It is followed by the United States.
    • Uttar Pradesh is the highest milk-producing state in India.
    • Operation Flood is related to the White Revolution of India. It was launched in 1973 by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
  • Dr. Verghese Kurien:
    • He is also known as the ‘Milkman of India’.
    • He had made a valuable contribution to the White Revolution in India.
    • White Revolution is related to increase India’s dairy production.
    • He was honoured with many awards, including Ramon Magsaysay Award, World Food Prize, Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan, and Padma Bhushan.

27. Guru Nanak Jayanti: 30 November

  • Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated every year to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.
  • This year country is celebrating the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. Guru Nanak Jayanti is also known as Gurpurab.
  • He gave the mantra of ‘Ek Onkar’ to his followers, which means to treat all human beings equally without any discrimination. He has also given the message of ‘Naam Japo, Kirat Karo and Vand Chhako’.
  • Guru Nanak:
    • He was born on Puranmashi of Kartik in 1469.
    • He is the first Sikh guru and founder of Sikhism.
    • His birth anniversary is celebrated as Guru Nanak Jayanti.
    • He had started writing the Guru Granth Sahib.
    • Guru Granth Sahib is the holy book of Sikhism.

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