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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February 11: World Unani Day: Birth Anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan celebrated

Every year, on February 11, the birth Anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan is celebrated as World Unani Day. He was an Indian Unani Physician and a social reformer. The main aim of the World Unani Day os to spread awareness about Unani medical system, its preventive and curative philosophies.

The AYUSH Ministry organized a function to commemorate the day and it was attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

History

The Unani Medicinal system originated in Greece. Later the Arabs saved much of the Greek Unani Literature and rendered it into Arabic.

Hakim Ajmal Khan

He was born on 11 February, 1868. He was one of the founders of Jamia Millia Islamia. He also founded Ayurvedic and Unani college called the Tibbia College in Delhi. He was a descendant of one of the line of physicians who came to India during reign of Mughal Emperor Babar. These physicians were called the Rais of Delhi.

Grandfather of Hakim Ajmal Khan was Hakim Sharif Khan and he was a physician to Mughal Emperor Shah Alam.

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February 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is being observed by the United Nations on February 11 every year since 2015. The Organization passed a resolution to observe the day in order to recognize the role played by girls and women in science and technology.

Highlights

The day is being celebrated in collaboration with organizations all over the world that work towards promoting women and girls in the field of science.

The events associated with the day is mainly implemented by UNESCO. The global priority of UNESCO is Gender Equality. It supports in providing education and equal opportunities to young girls.

This year the day is celebrated under the theme

Theme: Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth

Significance

It is important to observe the day because there are only 30% of women researchers all over the world. Also, their contribution in the field of STEM is also less as compared to men.

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