Important Days

World Wildlife Day – UPSC Prelims

World Wildlife Day: World Wildlife Day has been celebrated every year on the 3rd of March since 2013. The date chosen coincides with the day of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which was signed in 1973. Theme of 2022: Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration. This theme is chosen as a way to …

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Janjatiya Gaurav Divas – UPSC Prelims

Janjatiya Gaurav Divas: Janjatiya Gaurav Divas is dedicated to remember the contributions of tribal freedom fighters for the country. This day will now be celebrated every year. It would recognize the efforts of the tribals for the preservation of cultural heritage and would help the coming generations know about the sacrifices made by the tribals for the …

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Rashtriya Ekta Diwas – UPSC Prelims

National Unity Day: National Unity Day is celebrated every year on 31st October to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The day was celebrated for the first time in 2014. In 2018, the Government unveiled the ‘Statue of Unity’ in Gujarat in honour of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is the tallest statue in the world. In 2020, the Statue …

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day – UPSC Prelims

United Nations marked 27th January every year as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in January 1945. It provides an opportunity to recount the atrocities of the Holocaust that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jews.