Important Days and Events

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.

June 5: World Environment Day

Every year the World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5. This year the day is being celebrated under the theme

Theme: Celebrate Biodiversity

Highlights

This year, in 2020, the day is to be hosted in Colombia in partnership with Germany. The day was hosted by India in 2018. It was then India emphasized on prevention of Plastic pollution. In 2019, the day was hosted by China under the theme “Air Pollution”.

Background

The day was first designed by the United Nations in 1972 during the United Nations Conference on Human Environment. However, it was first celebrated in 1974.

Significance of the theme

Biodiversity is important for the survival of all the living organisms. The theme is significant as human beings are part of the ecosystem and cannot live in isolation.

The interdependence of humans and webs of life can very well be learnt from the recent locust attacks, COVID-19 pandemic and bush fires.

June 4: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

Every year, International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is celebrated on June 4. The day was established in 1982 and is marked by the United Nations.

Highlights

The day is being marked to acknowledge the pain suffered by the children throughout the world. The day speaks about the agony of the young innocent souls becoming victims of mental, physical and emotional abuse. The day also affirms United Nations commitment towards protecting rights of children.

The day was established by the United Nations in the background of the victims that suffered in Lebanon war.

Lebanon War

The Lebanon war was fought in 2006. The war was between Israel and Hezbollah. It was a 34-day military conflict. The war came to an end after the United Nations brokered ceasefire in August 2006.

The war broke out after the 2006 Hezbollah cross border raid. It was a cross border raid carried out by the Lebanon based Hezbollah militants on the Israel troops.