General Awareness For Competitive Examinations - A Complete List Of Important Days In India

Jun 25, 2018

General awareness has always played a vital role in most banking, business, and other competitive examinations.

Here, in this post, we are stressing particularly on a compilation of important dates and days in India, since questions based on this section are often asked in many exams including the likes of IBPS PO, RBI, SBI PO, and others.

January:

  • January 6: World War Orphan Day
  • January 9: NRI Day
  • January 10: World Laughter Day
  • January 12: National Youth Day (Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda)
  • January 15: Army day
  • January 25: National Voters day
  • January 26: Republic Day of India; India Tourism Day; International Customs Day
  • January 30: Martyrs’ Day(Mahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day); World Leprosy Eradication Day

Source- Wiki

February:

  • February 14: Valentine’s Day
  • February 24: Central Excise Day
  • February 28: National Science Day

March:

  • March 3: National Defense Day
  • March 4: National Security Day
  • March 8: International Women’s Day; International Literacy Day
  • March 15: World Disabled Day; World Consumer Rights Day
  • March 16: National Vaccination Day;
  • March 18: Ordnance Factories Day (India)
  • March 21: World Forestry Day
  • March 22: World Day for Water
  • March 23: World Meteorological Day
  • March 24: World TB Day

April:

  • April 5: International Day for Mine Awareness; National Maritime Day
  • April 7: World Health Day
  • April 13: Jallianwala Bagh massacre
  • April 14: Ambedkar Jayanti
  • April 17: World Haemophilia Day
  • April 18: World Heritage Day
  • April 21: National Civil Services Day; Secretaries’ Day
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 23: World Book and Copyright Day
  • April 24: Panchayat Raj Day

May:

  • May 1: Workers’ Day (International Labor Day)
  • May 3: Press Freedom Day; World Asthma Day
  • May 2nd Sunday: Mother’s Day
  • May 4: Coal Miners’ Day
  • May 8: World Red Cross Day
  • May 9: World Thalassaemia Day
  • May 11: National Technology Day
  • May 12: World Hypertension Day; International Nurses Day
  • May 15: International Day of the Family
  • May 17: World Telecommunication Day
  • May 21: Anti-Terrorism Day(Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated)
  • May 22: International Bio-Diversity Day
  • May 24: Commonwealth Day
  • May 25: World Thyroid Day
  • May 29: International Day of UN Peacekeepers
  • May 31: Anti-tobacco Day

June:

  • June 1: World Milk day
  • June 4: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
  • June 5: World Environment Day
  • June 8: World Oceans Day
  • June 12: Child Labour Prohibition Day
  • June 3rd Sunday: Father’s Day
  • June 14: World Blood Donor Day
  • June 21: International day of yoga
  • June 26: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
  • June 29: National Statistics Day

July:

  • July 1: Doctor’s Day
  • July 11: World Population Day
  • July 17: World Day of International Justice
  • July 18: Mandela Day
  • July 26: Kargil Vijay Diwas (India)
  • July 28: World Hepatitis Day

 August:

  • August 1st Sunday: International Friendship Day
  • August 6: Hiroshima Day
  • August 8: World Senior Citizen’s Day
  • August 9: Quit India Day; Nagasaki Day
  • August 15: Indian Independence Day
  • August 18: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
  • August 19: Photography Day
  • August 29: National Sports Day

Source- Wiki

 September:

  • September 2: Coconut Day
  • September 5: Teachers’ Day; Sanskrit Day
  • September 8: World Literacy Day (UNESCO)
  • September 15: Engineers’ Day
  • September 16: World Ozone Day
  • September 21: Alzheimer’s Day; Day for Peace & Non-violence (UN)
  • September 22: Rose Day (Welfare of cancer patients)
  • September 25: Social Justice Day
  • September 26: Day of the Deaf
  • September 27: World Tourism Day

October:

  • October 1: International Day for the Elderly
  • October 2: Gandhi Jayanthi (International Non-Violence Day)
  • October 3: World Nature Day; World Habitat Day
  • October 4: World Animal Welfare Day
  • October 4: World Food Security Day
  • October 8: Indian Air Force Day
  • October 9: World Post Office Day
  • October 10: National Post Day
  • October 2nd Thursday: World Sight Day
  • October 13: UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
  • October 14: World Standards Day
  • October 15: World White Cane Day (guiding the blind)
  • October 16: World Food Day
  • October 24: United Nations Day; World Development Information Day
  • October 30: World Thrift Day

November:

  • November 5: World tsunami day
  • November 9: Legal Services Day
  • November 11: National Education Day(Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad)
  • November 14: Children’s Day; Diabetes Day(Birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru)
  • November 17: National Epilepsy Day
  • November 19: National Integration Day (Martyrdom of Smt. Indira Gandhi)
  • November 20: Africa Industrialization Day
  • November 21: World Fisheries Day
  • November 26: National Constitution Day(Constitution was adopted on this day 1949)
  • November 29: International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

December:

  • December 1: World AIDS 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; International Children’s Day of Broadcasting
  • December 11: UNICEF Day
  • December 18: Minorities Rights Day (India)
  • December 22: National Mathematics Day
  • December 23: Kisan Divas (Farmer’s Day) (India)
  • December 25: Christmas

 

All the best for your exams!

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