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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1 July: National Doctors’ Day

The National Doctors’ Day is observed on 1 July every year across to raise the awareness about the doctor’s role in daily life.

Significance of the day: The observance of the day seeks to honour legendary physician, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy whose birth and death anniversary coincides on the same day.

About Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy

  • Born on 1 July 1882 in Patna, Bihar and died on 1 July 1962 in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • He was a highly respected physician and a renowned freedom fighter.
  • He was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal and remained in his post for 14 years from 1948 until his death in 1962.
  • He is often considered the great architect of West Bengal. He had founded five cities of West Bengal Durgapur, Bidhannagar, Ashokenagar, Kalyani and Habra.
  • He was also a member of the Brahmo Samaj. He was an alumnus of the Medical College Calcutta of the University of Calcutta.
  • Awards and Honours: Bharat Ratna (1961). The Union Government has instituted Dr BC Roy National Award in his memory.

29 June: National Statistics Day

The National Statistics Day is being observed every year on 29 June to create public awareness among people about the importance of statistics in daily life and in the process of planning and development. 2016 is the tenth edition of National Statistics Day.

Significance of the Day: It is celebrated annually on the occasion of Birth anniversary of India’s eminent statistician Late Prof Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis. It also commemorates the contributions made by PC Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics and economic planning.

2016 Theme: Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare”. The Union Ministry of Statistics Programme Implementation had organised main function for the celebration day at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

About PC Mahalanobis

  • Born on 29 June 1893 in Kolkata. Died on 28 June 1972 in Kolkata.
  • He was the first Indian statistician to receive world recognition. In 1933, he had founded the first Indian statistical journal Sankhya.
  • He founded the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), and contributed to the design of large-scale sample surveys.
  • He had made pioneering studies in anthropometry in India. He is also best remembered for the statistical measure Mahalanobis distance.
  • He was also a member of the Planning Commission (PC) from 1955 to 1967. The Second Five-Year Plan had relied on Mahalanobis’s mathematical description of Indian economy.
  • This plan had encouraged the development of heavy industry in India and later became known as the Mahalanobis model or Basic Industry strategy of economic growth.