Current Affairs April 2019 Important Days
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Important Days – Latest Current Affairs – April 2019
- World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on 2nd April every year
- World Autism Awareness Day 2019 Autism can be defined as a complex neurobehavioural condition which causes problems with language and communication skills. It also causes a person to have repetitive and rigid behaviour.
- April 2nd is observed as World Autism Awareness Day. The day is meant to raise awareness about autism, a developmental disorder which impairs your ability to communicate and interact.
- The United Nations’ International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is observed on April 4th each year.
- This day aims to raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication.
- Awareness programs and activities to mark the day take place in many countries around the world on April 4th every year. Activities for these awareness-raising events include photo exhibits, press conferences, film screenings, educational displays and community chats
- India celebrates National Maritime Day on April 5th which is dedicated to country’s glorious maritime history.
- It was on this day in 1919 when SS Loyalty, the first ship of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd, set sail for the United Kingdom from Mumbai (then British Bombay).
- This marks a crucial step for India shipping history as the sea routes then were controlled by the British.
- The General Assembly of the United Nations decided to proclaim on 6th April as “International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.”
- This date commemorates the inauguration, in 1896, of the first Olympic games of the modern era, in Athens.
- On the occasion of International Romani Day, April 8th.
- The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) recalls that, to date, Roma remain the most deprived ethnic group of Europe.
- Across Europe, the fundamental rights of Roma are still being violated on a regular basis. Repetitious cases of racist violence and hate speech targeting Roma are reported frequently.
- Roma are also subject to discrimination in accessing employment, education, health care, and public and social services.
- World Homeopathy Day is observed every year on 10th April to pay tribute to the founder and father of Homeopathy system of medicine Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann.
- The main aim of this day is to spread knowledge about Homeopathic medicine in public health. In fact from 10th April to 16th April World Homeopathy Week is celebrated anually which is organised by the World Homeopathy Awareness Organisation.
- Basically, this day is celebrated to both for homeopaths and also for those who have been healed with homeopathy.
- The National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD) is celebrated every year on 11th April to create awareness on proper healthcare and maternity facilities to pregnant and lactating women.
- It also seeks to create awareness about the institutional delivery, reducing anemia among women and better pre and post natal health care are necessary for mothers. The theme of 2018 NSMD was ‘Respectful Maternity Care’.
- It took place on 13th April, 1919 at Amritsar and is also known as Amritsar massacre.
- On this day, British troops under the Command of Gen Dyer fired on a large crowd of unarmed Indians in Amritsar in Punjab of India. Several hundred peoples were killed and many hundreds were wounded.
- B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day is also known as Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti which is observed on 14th April to commemorate the memory of B.R Ambedkar.
- This day celebrates the birthday of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, an Indian politician and social rights activist.
- World Art Day comes on 15th April of every year. World Art Day is celebrated to promote awareness about creative activity worldwide.
- Art is a broad range of human activities in creating the visual, auditory or performing the artifacts, expressing their creative or technical skill, which intended to be appreciated for their beauty and emotional power.
- Art comes in various forms, but the main categories (first founded in ancient Greece) were Painting, Architecture, Music, Sculpting, Dance, and Literature. In 1911 Cinema, was added as a seventh art by Ricciotto Canudo.
- World Haemophilia Day is observed on 17th April every year to increase awareness about haemophilia disease and other inherited bleeding disorders.
- In 1989, World Haemophilia Day was started by the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) in honour of WFH founder Frank Schnavel’s birthday.
- This day is observed every year on 18th April to preserve the human heritage and recognise the efforts of all the relevant organisations in the field.
- This day was announced by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982 and was approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983.
- World Liver Day is celebrated on 19th April every year.
- This day is observed to build awareness and understanding how important the liver is for our body and how liver ailments can be treated.
- World Liver Day 2018 is a day aimed at spreading awareness about liver, the role it plays in our body and liver-related diseases.
- Every year, April 19th is celebrated as World Liver Day across the world. Known as one of the most complicated organs of the body, liver is the second largest organ which performs an essential function in the body’s digestive system.
- Volunteer Recognition Day is observed on 20th April every year. Volunteer Recognition Day is celebrated to honour and respect all volunteers around the world who are helping others without expecting anything in return.
- These volunteers dedicated themselves and large parts of their lives for helping the needy. These people make a huge or small difference in the lives of many people across the world.
- Volunteers assist in saving lives and are rendering moral and financial support to improve the lives of millions of people.
2. Chinese Language Day
- Chinese Language Day is observed on 20th April of every year. It was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
- The UN and its affiliate organisations use this day to encourage multiculturalism and cultural diversity by displaying the history and literary culture of all six of its official language.
- The Six official languages of UN are English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. Each language has a day dedicated to it.
- Every year on 21st April Civil Service Day is celebrated to rededicate and to recommit themselves to the cause of the people.
- On this day Civil servants from various parts of the country come together, share their experiences and also learn other’s experiences of working in the public sector.
- Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit.
- The Earth and its ecosystems are our home. In order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and environmental needs of present and future generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.
- International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance.
- This Day also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.
- English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23rd April, the date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare.
- The Day is the result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Public Information, establishing language days for each of the Organization’s six official languages.
- The purpose of the UN’s language days is to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization.
2. World Book and Copyright Day
- Every year on 23rd April World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated to promote the enjoyment of books and reading.
- It is necessary to recognise the magical powers of books because they generate a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures.
- National Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated every year on 24th April in India. On this day Constitution came into force with effect from 24 April, 1993.
- In 2010 the first National Panchayati Raj Day was celebrated. A new part in the Constitution Part IX was added by passing 73rd Amendment Act from Article 243 to 243 (O) titled “The Panchayats” and a new Eleventh Schedule consisting of 29 subjects with in the functions of Panchayats were also added.
- World Malaria Day is celebrated every year on 25th April to raise awareness about the disease malaria, how to control it and how to eradicate it completely.
- In 2008, first Malaria Day was celebrated which was developed from Africa Malaria Day which was an event observed since 2001 by the African governments.
- In the 60th session of the Wold Health Assembly in 2007, it was proposed that Africa Malaria Day can be changed to World Malaria Day.
- This day is celebrated every year on 26th April and was established by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in 2000 to raise awareness how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life.
- And also it plays an important role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.
- This day is observed on 28th April every year by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) since 2003.
- This day marks how to improve occupational safety, health and looks for continuing these efforts through several changes like technology, demographics, climate change etc.
2. World Veterinary Day – 28th April
- World Veterinary Day is observed on 28th April globally to raise awareness in the public about the important roles veterinarians plays.
- This day is created by the World organisation for Animal Health and the World Veterinary Association.
- International Dance Day is celebrated on the 29th April of every year. The International Dance Day is otherwise called as World Dance Day or Dance Day.
- The primary purpose of Dance Day is to attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance. Emphasis should be given to addressing a new public, people who do not follow dance events during the year.
- April 29 was selected to commemorate the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, a French dancer and ballet master and a great reformer of dance who born in 1727.
- Ayushman Bharat Diwas is celebrated on 30th April across the country. It is a programme of the Government of India to provide the underprivileged and economically backward people access to government as well as private healthcare facilities.
- So, these are the National and International important Days in April 2019 month which may also help in the preparation for several exams and also enhance your knowledge.