Important Days in a Year: 100+ Days Important for Competitive Exams

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In competitive exams in India, like UPSC, SSC, and state PSCs, general knowledge is very important. One key area in this section is ‘Important Days and Dates’. These dates are essential not just for remembering historical events or spreading awareness about social, environmental, and health issues, but they also help to build a sense of cultural and global unity. Knowing these dates can show a candidate’s knowledge of both national and international matters, displaying a comprehensive educational background. Additionally, the questions on these dates are usually straightforward, often presented in a simple question format, which can be a chance to gain easy marks with good preparation.

Important Days in a Year: 100+ Days

Date Important Day
January 1 Global Family Day, New Year’s Day
January 4 World Braille Day
January 10 World Hindi Day
January 12 National Youth Day (Birthday of Swami Vivekananda)
January 15 Indian Army Day
January 24 National Girl Child Day
January 26 Republic Day of India
January 27 International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
January 30 Martyrs’ Day (Death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi), World Leprosy Eradication Day
February 2 World Wetlands Day
February 4 World Cancer Day
February 6 International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
February 11 International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 13 World Radio Day
February 20 World Day of Social Justice
February 21 International Mother Language Day
February 24 Central Excise Day
February 28 National Science Day
March 1 Zero Discrimination Day
March 3 World Wildlife Day, World Hearing Day
March 8 International Women’s Day
March 15 World Consumer Rights Day
March 20 International Day of Happiness, World Sparrow Day
March 21 World Forestry Day, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, World Down Syndrome Day, World Poetry Day
March 22 World Water Day
March 23 World Meteorological Day
March 24 World Tuberculosis (TB) Day
April 2 World Autism Awareness Day
April 5 National Maritime Day
April 7 World Health Day
April 10 World Homeopathy Day
April 17 World Hemophilia Day
April 18 World Heritage Day
April 22 Earth Day
April 23 World Book Day
April 24 National Panchayati Raj Day
April 25 World Malaria Day
April 26 World Intellectual Property Day
April 28 World Day for Safety and Health at Work
May 1 International Labour Day, Maharashtra Day
May 3 World Press Freedom Day
May 4 Coal Miners’ Day
May 8 World Red Cross Day
May 11 National Technology Day
May 15 International Day of Families
May 17 World Telecommunication Day
May 18 World AIDS Vaccine Day
May 21 National Anti-Terrorism Day
May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity
May 31 World No Tobacco Day
June 1 Global Day of Parents
June 4 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 5 World Environment Day
June 8 World Ocean Day
June 12 World Day Against Child Labour
June 14 World Blood Donor Day
June 20 World Refugee Day
June 21 International Yoga Day
June 23 United Nations Public Service Day
June 26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
July 1 National Doctors’ Day
July 11 World Population Day
July 26 Kargil Vijay Diwas
July 28 World Hepatitis Day
August 6 Hiroshima Day
August 9 Nagasaki Day, International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
August 12 International Youth Day
August 15 Independence Day of India
August 19 World Photography Day
August 20 Sadbhavana Diwas
August 29 National Sports Day (Birthday of Dhyan Chand)
September 2 Coconut Day
September 5 Teachers’ Day (Birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan)
September 8 International Literacy Day
September 14 Hindi Diwas
September 15 Engineers’ Day in India (Birthday of M. Visvesvaraya)
September 16 World Ozone Day
September 21 International Day of Peace
September 27 World Tourism Day
October 1 International Day for Older Persons
October 2 Gandhi Jayanti
October 4 World Animal Welfare Day
October 5 World Teachers’ Day
October 8 Indian Air Force Day
October 9 World Post Day
October 10 World Mental Health Day
October 11 International Girl Child Day
October 13 International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
October 15 World Students Day; World White Cane Day (guiding the blind)
October 16 World Food Day
October 24 United Nations Day; World Development Information Day
October 31 National Unity Day
November 5 World Tsunami Awareness Day
November 7 Infant Protection Day; National Cancer Awareness Day
November 14 Children’s Day (Birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru); World Diabetes Day
November 19 World Toilet Day; National Integration Day
November 20 Africa Industrialization Day
November 21 World Television Day
December 1 World AIDS Day
December 2 National Pollution Control Day
December 3 World Day of the Handicapped
December 4 Indian Navy Day
December 7 Indian Armed Forces Flag Day
December 10 Human Rights Day
December 11 International Mountain Day
December 14 National Energy Conservation Day
December 16 Vijay Diwas
December 18 Minorities Rights Day in India
December 22 National Mathematics Day
December 23 Kisan Diwas (Farmer’s Day)

Learning all the important days and dates is very useful for anyone preparing for competitive exams. It helps improve scores in the general awareness section and also increases understanding of different cultures and global issues. Spending time to memorize and understand why these days are celebrated can give you a strategic edge in exams. This thorough preparation can be a dependable way to earn points in various parts of an exam, especially in preliminary rounds that test this type of knowledge.

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