GLOBAL TIGER DAY

Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers andContinue reading “GLOBAL TIGER DAY”

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY

Theme for 2021: “Hepatitis can’t wait” World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28 every year, aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Hepatitis affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute andContinue reading “WORLD HEPATITIS DAY”

LEARNING BIRDS # 17

The great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is a medium-sized woodpecker with pied black and white plumage and a red patch on the lower belly. Males and young birds also have red markings on the neck or head. This species is found across the Palearctic including parts of North Africa. Across most of its range itContinue reading “LEARNING BIRDS # 17”

WORLD NATURE CONSERVATION DAY

The World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated on 28 July annually across the world. There are several initiatives that India has undertaken to conserve nature like Swachh Bharath Abhiyaan, Project Tiger, etc. The day recognises that a healthy environment is a foundation for a stable and productive society. The main reason for celebrating this dayContinue reading “WORLD NATURE CONSERVATION DAY”

KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS

Kargil Vijay Diwas (Kargil Victory Day) is commemorated every 26 July in India, to observe India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War, ousted the Pakistani Forces from their occupied positions on the mountain tops of Northern Kargil District in Ladakh in 1999. Initially, the Pakistani army denied their involvement in the war, claiming thatContinue reading “KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS”

LEARNING BIRDS # 16

Kookaburras are terrestrial tree kingfishers of the genus Dacelo native to Australia and New Guinea, which grow to between 28 and 42 cm (11 and 17 in) in length and weigh around 300 g (11 oz). The name is a loanword from Wiradjuri guuguubarra, onomatopoeic of its call. The loud, distinctive call of the laughingContinue reading “LEARNING BIRDS # 16”

EID AL-ADHA

Eid al-Adha ( ’Festival of the Sacrifice’) is the latter of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam (the other being Eid al-Fitr or ‘Festival of the Breaking of the Fast’). It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (in Judaism, Isaac) as an act of obedience to God’s command. Before AbrahamContinue reading “EID AL-ADHA”

MANDELA DAY

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. However, other groups began celebrating Mandela DayContinue reading “MANDELA DAY”