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.
Every year, March 23rd is celebrated as Shaheed Diwas or Martyr’s Day. The Day is observed to commemorate the courage and heroism of three great young leaders Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru.
The Day is also celebrated as Martyr’s Day in the country. Several Schools and Colleges pay tribute and express their gratitude on this day.
Bhagat Singh was born in 1907. He popularised the phase “Inquilab Zindabad”. This means Long Live Revolution.
Other Martyr’s Day Observed in India
On January 30, India observes Martyrs Day to mark the assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. On May 19, Language Martyr’s Day is marked in the memory of 15 Bengalis who sacrificed their lives in Bengali Language Movement
On October 21, Police Martyr Day is marked. It is also called Police Martyr’s Day. On October 21, the CRPF at the Indo-Tibetan Border were ambushed by the Chinese forces.
On November 17, Odisha Government marks Martyr’s Day to commemorate the death anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai.
On November 19, Maharashtra observes Martyr’s Day to celebrate the birth anniversary of Rani Lakshmi Bhai.
Tags: 1962 India China War • Bhagat Singh • Indo Tibetan Border Police • Lala Lajpat Rai • Martyrs Day
Every year on March 23, World Meteorological Day is celebrated. It was established in 1950. The Day is being observed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and also by the United Nations.
March 23 has been chosen as the World Meteorological Organization was established on that day in 1950.
Every year the WMO fixes the theme of the day. This year, the theme is aligned with the World Water Day that is being celebrated on March 22. The theme of 2020 World Meteorological Day is
Theme: Climate and Water
The theme focuses on drought, floods, frozen water and many more. The Slogan of this year World Meteorological Day is “Count Every Drop, Every Drop Counts”. Several Conference and Exhibitions are conducted on this day.
Significance of the theme
According to the United Nations, today around 844 million people lack basic drinking water. Every day 800 children are dying due to diarrhoea that is caused mainly due to poor water sanitation.
Tags: Diarrhoea • drinking water safety • Sanitation • United Nations • Water Scarcity