SPECIAL DAYS - 2018 NOVEMBER

November 1

Andhra Pradesh (AP) Formation Day Celebrated On November 1st
On 1st November 1956, Andhra State and the Telangana region of Hyderabad State were merged to form the united Telugu-speaking State of Andhra Pradesh. Non-Telugu-speaking parts of Hyderabad State were merged with Maharashtra State and Karnataka State.
Andhra Pradesh celebrates its formation day on the same day though Telangana got separated.

Madhya Pradesh is celebrated its 63rd Foundation Day
Madhya Pradesh was founded on 1st November, 1956, and now is the second largest Indian state in size with an area of 3 Lakh 8 thousand sq. km.
Madhya Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel congratulated the people of the state on the foundation day.
This year, the theme for the celebrations is the heritage of Madhya Pradesh and all performances will revolve around folk and classical performances.

National Authors’ Daycelebrated on November 1st
Every year on November 1st, we celebrate National Authors’ Day. This is a day to celebrate the authors we love and the hard work and dedication that goes into the books we enjoy.
This came about 20 years after Nellie Verne Burt McPherson began pushing for the day to Celebrate authors.
They passed a resolution declaring November 1st as a day to honor American writers.  The United States Department of Commerce recognized this day in 1928.

World Vegan Day, an annual event celebrated.
The event was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then Chair of The Vegan Society in the United Kingdom, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the organization and the coining of the terms "vegan" and "veganism".
The benefits of veganism for humans, animals and the natural environment are celebrated through activities such as setting up stalls, hosting potlucks, and planting memorial trees.

All Saint’s Day (All Hallows Day).
In theBritish Isles, it is known that churches were already celebrating All Saints on1stNovember at the beginning of the 8th century to coincide with or replace the Celticfestival Of Samhain.
James Frazer suggests that 1st November was chosen because it was the date of the Celtic festival of the dead (Samhain).
It is a National holiday in many Historically Christian countries.1stNovember date was a Germanic rather than a Celtic idea.

November 2

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
The United Nations General Assembly Proclaimed 2nd November as the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against .
The Resolution urged Member States to implement definite measures Countering the Present Culture of Impunity.
The date was Chosen in Commemoration of the Assassination of two Frenchjournalists in Mali on 2ndNovember 2013.

November 5

World Tsunami Day

In the Year 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations Nominated 5th November as the World Tsunami Awareness Day.
The First World Tsunami Awareness Day was Celebrated on 5th November, 2016 in Order to Commemorate the Occasion by Organizing events with Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Champions at AMCDRR (Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction).
A Conference was also Organized (3-5 Nov), 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi by the Indian Government in Collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

National Ayurveda Day

Establishing the Ministry of AYUSH in 2014, the Government Aided the Creation of an Advanced Eco-System, Policy Formulation, and Propagation of the Traditional Medicinal Systems.
The Ministry of AYUSH was Instrumental in signing the agreement with WHO(World Health Organisation) in 2016 to Promote Research, and bring Recognition to Ayurveda.
AYUSH Organized the First-ever International Conference and Exhibition in Dubai in 2017 to Globalize Ayurvedic Research, Education, and Practice, to unravel the Horizons of Integrated Medicine.

November 6

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict observed on November 6th.

On 5th November 2001, the UN General Assembly Declared 6thNovember of Each Year as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict.
On 27th May 2016, the United Nations Environment Assembly Adopted Resolution UNEP/ EA.2/ Res.15.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has Found that over the last 60 Years, at least 40 Percent of all Internal Conflicts have been linked to the Exploitation of Natural Resources.

November 7

National Stress Awareness Day Observed On 7th November

We all know what it’s like to Feel Stressed - being under Pressure is a Normal Part of life. But becoming overwhelmed by Stress can lead to Mental Health Problems or Make Existing Problems Worse.
National Stress Awareness Day is a Great Opportunity to take a Moment to think about our Wellbeing and find Advice or Support on Managing Stress.

National Cancer Awareness Day Observed On 7th November
Vardhan praised Kerala government's proposed Suhurtham scheme, which makes cancer treatment free in district and medical college hospitals..
During the 12th Plan period, the government is in the process of establishing two new national cancer centres, the Health Minister said.
The existing Chittaranjan National Cancer Centre, Kolkata, is going to have a Rs 400-crore new campus in Rajarhat while another new centre is coming up in Jajjhar, Rajasthan under the administrative control of AIIMS, New Delhi.

November 8

World Usability Day
8th November 2018 was observed as World Usability Day. This day was established in the year 2005 by the Usability Professionals Association, (now the User Experience Professionals Association).
Aim of World Usability Day to promote the values of usability, usability engineering, user-centered design, universal usability, and every user's responsibility
to ask for things that work better. Theme of World Usability Day 2018 is Design For Good Or Evil.

World Radiography Day
World Radiography Day celebrated on 8th November each year.
The date marks the anniversary of the discovery of x- radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.

November 9

National Legal Services Day
National Legal Services Day (NLSD) is observed every year in India on 9th November to spread awareness for ensuring reasonable fair and justice procedure for all citizens.
The aim of celebrating this day is to offer free of charge, procient and legal services to the people belonging to weaker sections of society. It also seeks to make sure availability of free services to weaker section people as well as making them conscious about their rights.
On this day, Lok Adalats are organized across the country to make safe the legal system operations and encourages righteousness of people on the equality basis. Besides, variety of legal literacy camps and functions are also organized to increase awareness of free legal aid towards every weak citizen of the country.

November 10

World Science Day for Peace and Development
Celebrated every 10th November, World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.
The theme for 2018 is “Science, a Human Right”.

November 11

National Education Day Celebrated on 11th November

This day is observed to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Moulana AbulKalam Azad the 1st education minister of independent INDIA. Who served from 15th August 1947 to 2nd February 1958
Bihar Governmenthas approved a proposal to Pay Rs 2500 to every Girl Graduation in 2018 and onwards

International Veterans Day Observed on 11th November Every year

Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11th. Veterans Day Evolved from Armistice Day, which was Proclaimed in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs official site on November 11th, 1947 Raymond Weeks, a World War II veteran, organized a National VeteransDay parade in Birmingham, Alabama to recognize veterans of all wars.

November 13

Public Service Broadcasting Day observed across India on 12th November
Public Service Broadcasting Day is celebrated annually to commemorate the only visit of Mahatma Gandhi to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947.
The Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi addressed the displaced people, who had temporarily settled at Kurukshetra in Haryana following partition.
On 12th November 2018, a function was organized at the premises of All India Radio in New Delhi.
About All India Radio (AIR):
Director General – F Sheheryar
Headquarters – New Delhi

November 14

World Diabetes Day observed on 14th November
It was first observed in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) an umbrella organization of over 230 national diabetes associations in 170 countries and territories and the World Health Organization (WHO).
World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006.
The theme 2018: 'Family and Diabetes'.

National Children’s Day is Celebrated on 14th November
Children's Day is celebrated each year on November 14thin India as a tribute to the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Jawaharlal Nehru, fondly called 'Chacha Nehru' was born this day, which is November 14th, in 1889.
India Celebrated Children's Day on November 20ththat was observed as the universal Children's Day by the United Nations. But after Jawaharlal Nehru's death in 1964, it was unanimously decided to celebrate his birthday as 'BAL Diwas' in India.
This year’s theme for Children’s Day was ‘What inspiresyou’.

November 15

International Social Enterprise Day Celebrated on 15th November
Social Enterprise Day is the 15th on November and is part of GlobalEntrepreneurship week.
It is a day to raise awareness of social enterprises who have businesses trading for a social or environmental mission.

World Philosophy Day observed on 15th November
UNESCO introduced World Philosophy Day in 2002 to honor philosophical reflections throughout the world by opening spaces and encouraging people to share their philosophical heritage.
The 17th International Conference on New Philosophical Practices, organized in cooperation with the UNESCO Chair on Philosophical Practices with Children (University of Nantes).

November 16

International Day for Endurance or Tolerance observed on 16th November
In 1996 the UN General Assembly invited member states to observe the International Day for Tolerance on November 16th , with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public
This action came in the wake of the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the assembly in 1993.

World Philosophy Day Celebrated on 16th November
In 2005, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) established World Philosophy Day.
World Philosophy Day highlights the value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for individuals and the society.
About UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization):
Director General – Audrey Azoulay
Headquarters – Paris, France

National Press Day was celebrated in India On 16th November
National Press Day commemorates the day on which Press Council of India (PCI) started functioning.
PCI was constituted on 4 July 1966 and started functioning on November 16th, 1966. This day is a symbolism of a free and responsible press in India.
Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley inaugurated the National Press Day celebrations organized by PCI in New Delhi.

November 17

National Journalism Day Celebrated on November 17th
During 1920s, the writer Walter Lippmann and an American Philosopher John Dewey, exchanged their views over the role of journalism in a democratic society.
Journalism ethics comprises principles of ethics and good practices which are applicable to the various challenges faced by the journalists.
This is known as professional code of ethics or the canons of journalism.
Journalism ethics include the principle of limitation of harm, which prevents the harm done to someone’s reputation, including the names of minor children, crime victims, and other civilians.

National Epilepsy Day Celebrated on November 17th
National Epilepsy Day is celebrated by the Epilepsy Foundation, India. National Epilepsy Day is celebrated across India on November 17th, in order to make people aware about the disease Epilepsy.
National Epilepsy Foundation is a charitable and non-profitable organization. The organization was established by Dr. Nirmal Surya in the year 2009.
The theme for this year meeting was ‘Inculcate the latent knowledge in Epilepsy and Neuronal Synchrony’. It aimed at the discussion of new findings and recent developments in the field of Epilepsy.

November 18

AYUSH Ministry observed the first Naturopathy Day on November 18th
Union Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) Ministry celebrated first Naturopathy Day with aim of promoting drug-less system of medicine to prevent diseases by altering diet and lifestyle
Till now, there was day to celebrate all streams of traditional medicine to prevent diseases by altering diet and lifestyle. There was day to celebrate all streams of traditional medicine except Naturopathy.

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on 18th November.
This day was started by Road Peace organization in 1993. In 2005, United Nations endorsed this day as a global observance.
This day remembers people who had killed and injured on the roads across the world, together with their families, friends and others who are affected. This day also thanks the emergency services.
Theme for The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2018 is ‘Roads have stories’.
About Road Peace:
Set up – 1993
Objective – national charity for road crash victims in the United Kingdom
Founder and President – Brigitte Chaudhry
Location – London, England

World Adult Day is celebrated on 18th November
An adult is considered to be living at home or living with parents on the basis of the adult’s relationship to the head of the household.
An adult is living with parents if at least one parent resides in the household.

November 19

World Toilet Day is observed on 19th November
The World Toilet Day is organized around the world on 19th of November. The day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. The theme for WTD 2018 is 'When Nature Calls'.
 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of sanitation and water for all by 2030.

International Men’s Day celebrated on November 19th
International Men's Day is celebrated globally on November 19 to raise awareness about men's mental health.
Each year, the world celebrates International Men's Day to highlight the state of men's mental health and address male suicide.
Since 1999, International Men's Day was curated and revived to build a men's movement globally that promotes an ideology encouraging peace and resolving of disputes.
The theme for International Men's Day 2018 is 'Positive Male Role Models'.

National Integration Day Celebrated on 19th November in India
This Day celebrated as the Birth Anniversary of India’s First women prime minister Indira Gandhi.
She handled the war in 1971 against the Pakistan and won it.
She played a major role in strengthen the Indian democratic structure and tradition.

November 20

Africa Industrialization Day Celebrated on 20th November
The purpose of Africa Industrialization Day (AID), marked each year on 20th November, is to raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the continent with regard to industrialization.
  The theme for AID 2018 is Promoting Regional Value Chains in Africa a pathway for accelerating Africa’s structural transformation, industrialization and pharmaceutical production. 

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on 20th November
United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide and improving children's welfare.
Universal Children's Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children.

November 21

World Television Day is Observed on 21st November
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21st November as World Television Day in 1996.
World Television Day is not so much a celebration of the tool, but rather the philosophy which it represents. Television represents a symbol for communication and Globalization in the contemporary world.

World Fisheries day is Celebrated on 21st November
21st November, fishing communities around the globe are marking World Fisheries Day.
Despite the growth of aquaculture, small-scale capture fisheries will continue to supply most of the fish consumed in much of the developing world in the coming decades.
To help achieve this, World Fish through the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems has committed over USD 57 million to small-scale fisheries research over six years.

November 24

549th Guru Nanak Jayanti and Kartik Purnima was celebrated across the country
November 24th marks the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak, who laid the foundation of Sikhism.
Kartik is the eighth lunar month as per the Hindu calendar and is considered the holiest month among all lunar months.

World Evolution Day is observed on November 24th on every year
Evolution Day is a celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the initial publication of on the origin of species by Charles Darwin on 24 November 1859.
Such celebrations have been held for over a century, but the specific term Evolution Day for the anniversary appears to be a neologism which was coined prior to 1997.
The New York Academy of Sciences held a celebration at the American Museum of Natural History, and the Royal Society of New Zealand held an event with a very large attendance.

November 25

National NCC day is celebrated
National Cadets Corps (NCC) day is celebrated every year on the fourth Sunday in the month of November. The NCC in India was formed by the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948 on 15th July 1948.
The first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru presided over the function of raising the first NCC Unit at Delhi on the last Sunday of Nov 1948.
The motto for the NCC is Unity and Discipline.

Indian Embassy in Nepal observed ITEC and 130th Maulana Azad Day
The Embassy of India in Nepal celebrated Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day and 130th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, dubbed as Maulana Azad Day, in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The Event was inaugurated by Minister for Education, Science and Technology of Nepal Giriraj Mani Pokharel.
It would help in promoting human resources development in Nepal by training senior officers and officials from various Ministries and Departments of the Government of Nepal in India’s most premier institutions.
ITEC Programme is fully funded flagship programme for technical cooperation by the Government of India to share India’s developmental experience with 161 friendly developing countries, including Nepal.
Launched: 1964.

International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against The Women is observed on November 25th
Aim of this day to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world and subject to rape and domestic violence and other forms of violence.
Theme of this year 2018 is orange the world.

November 26

National Milk Day is celebrated on 26th November
National Milk Day is celebrated on November 26 to mark the birth anniversary of India's most successful dairy entrepreneur Dr. Varghese Kurien, the founder of dairy firm Amul.
The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets the Amul brand of milk and dairy products, printed 150 million milk pouches with the National Milk Day logo featuring Dr. Kurien’s picture with the National Milk Day logo on it.

National Law Day or Indian Constitutional day is celebrated on 26th November
The National Law Day (NLD) is celebrated in India on 26th of November every year to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India.
The day is also known as Samvidhan Divas or Constitution Day. On this day in 1949, the constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India which came into force on 26th January 1950, marking the beginning of a new era in the history of India.
On 19th November 2015, the Government of India (GoI) in a gazette notification declared November 26th as the Constitution Day.
The year of 2015 was the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, who had chaired the drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly and played a pivotal role in the drafting of the constitution.

November 27

Indian Organ Donation Day is observed on 27th November
‘9th Indian Organ Donation Day’ was organized by the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) in Delhi.
The best performing State of Tamil Nadu was also felicitated. The State of Maharashtra received an award for being the best State for promoting awareness of organ donations.

MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju Inaugurates 14th Formation Day of NDMA on 27th November
 The Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has inaugurated the 14th Formation Day of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on 27th November 2018 in New Delhi.
The theme of this year’s Formation Day is ‘Early Warning for Disasters’.
NDMA also released a training manual for masons on Hazard-Resistant Construction. A study report on ‘Gujarat floods 2017: A Case Study’ will also be released.

November 29

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People was observed on 29th November 
In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29th November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
1st December 2005, the Assembly requested the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and the Division for Palestinian Rights.


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