SPECIAL DAYS - 2018 JULY

July 1

Indian Government celebrated the 1st Anniversary of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as GST day on 1st July.
GST was launched on the 1st July 2017 at a grand ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament.
Union Minister for Railways, Coal, and Finance & Corporate Affairs Piyush Goyal presided over as the Chief Guest of the event. Minister of State for Finance, Shiv Pratap Shukla was the Guest of Honour.
The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014 was introduced in the Parliament on 19th December 2014. It was enacted as Constitution (101st Amendment) Act, 2016.

International Joke Day was celebrated all over the world on 1st July.
International Joke Day is celebrated every year on 1st July.
International Joke Day has officially started in the United States. The first joke is often attributed to the Greeks.

National Doctors’ Day was celebrated throughout India on 1st July.
In 1991, the Indian government declared July 1st as National Doctors day. This day marks the birth and death anniversary of the most famous physician of India Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (Dr. B.C. Roy).
Dr. B.C. Roy was born on 1st July 1882. He had received the Bharat Ratna Award in 1961. He was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal. He had played a major role in the formation of Indian Medical Association in 1928 and also in the formation of Medical Council of India (MCI).

July 2

World Sports Journalists Day was celebrated all over the world on 2nd July 2018.
World Sports Journalists Day is celebrated on July 2nd every year to honour the services of sports journalists towards the promotion of sports. This Day was established by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) in 1994 to mark the 70th anniversary of its foundation.
The International Sports and Press Association (AIPS) was formed in 1924 during the Paris Summer Olympics.

World UFO (Unidentified Flying Objects) day was observed all over the world on 2nd July 2018.
World UFO day is celebrated on 2nd July every year. The first World UFO Day was celebrated in 2001. This day is dedicated to the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO).
This day is celebrated to create awareness about the existence of UFO’s. This day is also observed for encouraging governments to officially declare their knowledge about UFO sightings.

July 3

The 50th Foundation of Water and Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS) Day celebration on 3rd July 2018.
In 1969, WAPCOS was incorporated as a Public Sector Enterprise by the Indian Government. It is a techno-commercial organization. It functions under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Water Resources and Energy Ministers from Burundi, Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Afghanistan and other countries will also take part in the event.
It is one of the best performing Mini Ratna-I CPSE (Central Public Sector Enterprise) of India. WAPCOS has performed Survey & Investigation/ Pre-Feasibility/ DPRs for over 550 Projects in Irrigation, Water Resources and Agricultural etc.
It does consultancy assignments in countries of Asia, Africa, Middle East, and the Pacific Islands. It operates in over 45 countries.

July 6

World Zoonoses Day was observed on 6th July all over the world.
World Zoonosis Day is observed on 6th July every year. It commemorates 6th July 1885, the day on which Louis Pasteur successfully administered the first vaccine against, a zoonotic disease, to Joseph Meister after he was attacked by a rabid dog.
World Zoonoses Day aims to create awareness on the zoonotic diseases. Zoonotic diseases can be spread from animals to humans.
Zoonoses are viral diseases like rabies and influenza, bacterial diseases like Lyme disease and brucellosis, or parasitic diseases like tapeworms.

July 7

World Chocolate Day was celebrated on 7th July all over the world.
World Chocolate Day is celebrated every year on 7th July. This day is to be commercially celebrated since 2009.
Chocolate was introduced in Europe in 1550. Until then it was known only to the natives of Mexico and parts of central and South America.
World Chocolate Day is celebrated by consuming chocolate and performing other fun activities.

International Co-operative Day or International Day of Co-operatives was observed on 7th July throughout the world.
The International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on the first Saturday of July annually. This day celebrated since July 1923.
The theme for International Day of Cooperatives 2018 is: “sustainable consumption and production of goods and services”. The Slogan is: Sustainable societies through cooperation.
It was celebrated as the UN International Day of Co-operatives for the first time in 1995. The aim of this day is to create awareness on cooperatives and promote international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality, and world peace.

July 11

World Population day is observed on July 11th every year.
World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989.
Theme of the World Population day for 2018 is Family planning is a human right. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, the approximate date on which the world's population reached five billion people.

July 12

Malala Day observed across the World on 12 July
12 July 2013 was observed as Malala Day across the World and by United Nations. The day is being observed by the United Nations to highlight the fight of education of the Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai.
Seminars, conferences and other ceremonies were held across Pakistan wherein scholars, educationists and analysts participated to pay tribute to Malala, who fought for girl's education in Swat valley against the Taliban. 12 July, the day of Malala’s Birth was declared as Malala Day by UN General Secretary Ban-Ki-Moon on her 16th Birthday.
About Malala: Malala is the girl from Pakistan, who was shot in head and neck by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on 9 October 2012 for advocating girls for their right to education and speaking against Taliban.

July 15

World Youth Skills Day was celebrated all over the world on 15th July.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 15th July as World Youth Skills Day to create awareness on the importance of investing in youth skills development.
Youngsters are nearly three times more likely to be unemployed than adults. Women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to do part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts.
Thus education and training are considered important determinants of success in the employment sector.

July 18

Nelson Mandela International Day was observed on 18th July all over the world.
Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 marks the 100th birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela, who was born on 18th July 1918.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has dedicated Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 to Action Against Poverty. In 2009, UN General Assembly declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day.
The UN General Assembly also adopted the revised United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, and approved that they should be known as the ''Nelson Mandela Rules''.
Nelson Mandela is the late President of South Africa. He had spent 27 years in prison in his struggle against racism, poverty and social injustice.

July 26

India observes 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas on 26th July.
The 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated on 26th July throughout India to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1999 Kargil War.
Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations started on 24th July 2018 at the Drass War Memorial in Kargil town in Jammu and Kashmir.
Day 1: tributes were paid to martyrs by laying wreath at the memorial.
Day 2: veterans of the war and serving heroes shared their experiences during Kargil war at an event.
Day 3: main function of the wreath-laying ceremony was held.

July 28

World Hepatitis Day 2018 was observed on 28th July all over the world.
28 July is observed as World Hepatitis Day every year. This day was chosen as it is the birthday of scientist Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus (HBV).
He also developed a diagnostic test and vaccine for the virus. World Hepatitis Day, aims to enhance the national and international efforts on prevention and treatment of hepatitis.
WHO (World Health Organisation) has declared theme for World Hepatitis Day 2018 as: ''Test. Treat. Hepatitis''.

July 29

8th International Tiger day or Global Tiger day celebrated on July 29, 2018.
It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit where leaders of 13 tiger range countries resolved to double its number in the wild by 2022.
India conducts a census to assess tiger population every four years. The cycles of the estimation have already been completed in 2006, 2010 and 2014.
In 2006, there were 1,411 tigers, which increased to 1,706 in 2010 and 2,226 in 2014. Only 3,890 tigers are left in the world, out of which 2,226 are in India.

July 30

World Day against Trafficking in Persons was observed on 30th July all over the world.
In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly declared July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. This day is observed to create awareness about the condition of victims of human trafficking and for promotion and protection of their rights.
Theme of World Day against Trafficking in Persons for 2018 is ‘Responding to the trafficking of children and young people’ has been declared as theme for World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2018 by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

International Day of Friendship was celebrated all over the world on 30th July.
In 2011, the UN General Assembly proclaimed the International Day of Friendship. This day is celebrated on 30th July of every year.
This day is based on the idea that friendship between people, countries, cultures and individuals can bring peace and bridge communities.
This day also recognizes the importance of friendship as a noble and valuable sentiment in the lives of human beings.

July 31

World Ranger Day was celebrated on 31st July all over the world.
The World Ranger Day was initiated by International Ranger Federation (IRF). It is jointly promoted by The Thin Green Foundation, the charity arm of IRF.
Ranger Day was first celebrated in 2007 on the anniversary of IRF’s foundation day.
This day is celebrated to honour Rangers killed or injured during duty. It also honours the work of Rangers in safeguarding earth’s natural treasures and cultural heritage.


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