Important Days and Events Current Affairs - 2020

Latest Events & Observances Current Affairs 2019-20 related to important days, weeks and months. In this category, we put important days celebrated and observed in India and states.

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January 28: Lala Lajpat Rai Birth Anniversary Celebrated

On January 28, 2020, the India celebrated the legend Lala Lajpat Rai’s 155th birth anniversary. He is one of the most celebrated freedom fighters in the country. His patriotism earned him titles such as “Punjab Kesari” and “Lion of Punjab”.

Lala Lajpat Rai

He was born on 28 January, 1865 in Punjab. His father was a Government School teacher.

Lal Bal Pal

He was one of the triumvirates of the Lal Bal Pal. It includes Lala Lajpat Rai of Punjab, Bal Gangadhar Tilak of Maharashtra and Bipin Chandra Pal of Bengal. The three leaders changed the political discoursed of the Indian Movement. They mobilized Indians across the countries and strengthened Swadeshi Movement. They also were active participants in involving Indians against Bengal Partition.

Movements

He was an active participant of Hindu Reform Movements, Indian Independence Movements, Indian Nationalist Movements. Young men Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad were greatly influenced by Rai. He was also a major participant of the protests against Simon commission.

Institutions

He founded several institutions and organizations such as Hisar Bar Council, Hisar Arya Samaj, Hisar Congress, National DAV Managing Committee.

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January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The United Nations Department of Global Communications marked the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of Victims of Holocaust on January 27. This year, 2020 marks 75th anniversary of the day.

The Day was officially announced in November 2005 at the United Nations General Assembly

Highlights

The International Day marks the ending of world war II. It also marks the establishment of United Nations formed in response to the crimes of Holocaust and Second World War. This year, the theme of the day is as follows

Theme: 75 Years after Auschwitz-Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice

The day also marks the anniversary of Liberation of Auschwitz. Auschwitz was a complex that operated more than 40 exterminations camps and concentration camps during World War II.

The Holocaust

The holocaust was the genocide of the European Jews between 1941 and 1945. Two-thirds of European population were Jews. Around two-thirds of the European population were Jewish and Nazis under the leadership of Hitler murdered around 6 million.

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