Events & Observances Current Affairs - 2019

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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October 15: International Day of Rural Women

The International Day of Rural Women is commemorated every year by the United Nations. It was first passed under a resolution in 2007. The role of rural women is important to fulfil the vision of SDG – Sustainable Development Goals. The 3 main goals namely ending poverty and hunger, empower women and girls, achieve food security can be achieved only by improving the role of rural women in every aspect of global development

Theme: Rural Women and girls building climate resilience

Significance

Rural women play a major role in food security, agriculture, land and resource management, nutrition and domestic care work. One in three rural women are employed in agriculture. They are at the front battle lines when natural resource and agriculture are threatened. This is mainly because, around 80% of households without piped water all over the world till today rely on women to collect water.

On the International Day of Rural Women, the UN Women Community along with other organizations are drawing attention towards implementation of following commitments

  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – Gender Action Plan
  • Call for actions to support capacities of rural women towards climate change through agricultural production and food security.

Sangam Youth Festival organised by Indian Army

More than 1,500 students from 32 different colleges and universities participated in the ‘Sangam Youth Festival’ held at Bhadarwah, Jammu and Kashmir. The festival is being organised from 11 October to 15 October 2019.

About Sangam Youth Festival

The event was inaugurated by the Northern Army commander Lt General Ranbir Singh.

The 5 day festival was organised by Indian Army in collaboration with Jammu University with the aim of spreading message of peace, prosperity, communal harmony and national integration.

This event comes in continuation with Indian army and administration’s effort to engage youngsters in productive activities. It is being organised in a manner so that the youngster students explore and learn from each other and are inducted into mainstream at the same time maintaining country’s rich cultural heritage.

During the event a total number of 35 events, including outdoor and indoor activities are planned in such a way that students can showcase their talent, skills, and performances in sports, cultural and fine arts.