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List of Important Days with Themes August 2020



DATEDAYTHEME
01 August 2020World Lungs Cancer Day-
01 August 2020World Wide Web Day-
1 to 7 AugustWorld Breastfeeding Week“Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”
03 August 2020World Sanskrit Day
06 August 2020HIROSHIMA DAY-
07 August 2020National Handloom Day-
08 August 2020International Cat Day-
09 August 2020Quit India day-
09 August 2020International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples or World Tribal DayCOVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience
09 August 2020Nagasaki day-
10 August  2020World Biofuel DayBiofuels towards Atmanirbhar Bharat
10 August  2020World Lion day-
12 August  2020World Elephant Day-
12 August  2020International Youth DayYouth Engagement for Global Action
13 August 2020World organ Donation Day-
19 August 2020World Photography Day -
19 August 2020World Humanitarian Day-
20 August 2020Sadbhavana Diwas or Harmony Day-
20 August 2020Indian Akshay Urja Day or Renewable Energy Day -
20 August 2020
World Mosquito Day-
21 August 2020World Senior Citizen’s Day -
21 August 2020 International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism

 
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22 August 2020International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief 2020-
23 August 2020International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition 2020-
August 24 – 28, 2020World Water Week 2020: 

 
Water and Climate change: Accelerating Action’
29 August 2020National Sports Day -
29 August 2020International Day Against Nuclear Tests-
29 August 2020
Telugu Language Day-
30 August 2020International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 2020-



HIROSHIMA DAY

2020 marks the 75th anniversary

It marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan by the United States (US) in 1945

During World War II, an American B-29 bomber had dropped the first atomic bomb nicknamed ‘Little Boy’ on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945

On August 9, 1945, a second atomic bomb “Fat Man” was dropped on the city of Nagasaki.

 JAPAN IN NEWS 

PASSEX Naval Exercise at Malacca strait with India to promote understanding in Indian ocean

Japan is partner country for mission Purvodaya to develop odisha a steel hub

Mumbai metro line -III Has secured a loan worth 2480 cr from Japan international cooperation Agency

From the space centre of Japan the United Arab Emirates launched its first-ever interplanetary Hope Probe mission to Mars

Japan Space agency :- JAXA

Millitary Exercise Japan & India
⚜️ MALABAR :- India + Japan + USA
⚜️ Dharma Guardian
⚜️Shinyuu Maitri

National Handloom Day

 Observed every year on August 7 to recognise the contribution and hard work of handloom weavers

August 7 was first declared as National Handloom Day in 2015.

August 7 was chosen as National Handloom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi Movement which was launched on this day in 1905 in the Calcutta Town hall to protest against the partition of Bengal by the British Government.

Flipkart has signed an MoU with the Karnataka govt of which state to Promote local art, craft and handlooms

 Karnataka govt has launched the scheme Weavers Sammaan Yojana, to provide annual financial aid of Rs 2000 to handloom weavers

 Flipkart has signed an MoU with the Gujarat State Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd (GSHHDC) for the promotion of local handicrafts

The National Handloom Expo 2020 will be held in -Bhubaneswar

sant kabirAwards
releated to handloom

◼️Union Minister of Textiles and Women & Child Development
Smt Smriti Irani

The 78th anniversary of the August Kranti Din or Quit India Movement, which is considered as one of the important milestones in the history of freedom struggle of our country, is being observed on 8 August 2020. On 8 Aug 1942, Mahatma Gandhi gave a clarion call to end the British rule and launched the Quit India Movement at the session of the All-India Congress Committee in Mumbai.

After the failure of Cripps Mission, Gandhiji gave the call to “Do or Die” in his Quit India speech delivered at the Gowalia Tank Maidan in Mumbai. The grateful country is paying homage to the freedom fighters and remembering the supreme sacrifices of the martyrs during the freedom struggle.

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09 AUGUST

 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (World Tribal Day)

 Theme 2020 : "COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience"

TRIBAL RELATED NEWS

 Odisha become the 1st state in India to receive ISO certification for tribal hostels

 66th SKOCH Summit Awards: Ministry of Tribal Affairs receives SKOCH Gold Award

 Minister of Tribal Affairs launches ‘GOAL’ Programme for digital skilling of tribal youths

 Tribal Minister : Arjun Munda
 Consitituency : Khunti, Jharkhand

8th August

 International Cat Day

 Scientific Name : Felis Domestica

 A day to celebrate one of man’s most common and ancient pets. They have even been worshiped as gods (we see you, Egypt.)

 ‘Hero to Animals Award’ by PETA India
 Naveen Patnaik

❣️ 1st War Memorial For Animals - MEERUT

 Idioms & Phrases related to Cat

️To bell the cat
To face the risk

♻️Rain cats and dogs
⚡️Rain heavily

 Gujarat based dairy starts innovative project to produce CNG from animal dung.

❇️ 10th August

♻️ World Biofuel Day

 Theme : Biofuels Towards Atmanirbhar Bharat

 Black Revolution :
Petroleum Production

 Significance :
The big day is geared toward decreasing dependency on biofuel and adopting different sources of vitality and efficient administration of fuels.

 The Day is being observed by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas since 2015.

 India and US sign MoU to develop strategic petroleum reserve

 Petroleum Minister, & Tamil Nadu CM Inaugurates CBG Plants in Tamil Nadu

 British Petroleum to set up Global Business Service Centre in Pune

 In which type of rocks are coal and petroleum found - Sedimentary

 Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) - Dehradun, Uttarakhand

 Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
Cabinet Minister :Dharmendra Pradhan ( RS : MP : Madhya Pradesh )
Secretary : Tarun Kapoor

12 AUGUST 

 World Elephant Day  

 The first World Elephant Day was celebrated in 2012.

 MOST IMPORTANT FACTS RELATED TO ELEPHANT

 Project Elephant : 1992

 Elephas Maximus : Elephant Scientific Name

 India's first Elephant Hospital Opens In Mathura

 India's 1st Elephant Rehabilitation Centre to Open in Kottor Kerala

 India's 1st water clinic for elephants has opened in Mathura

 Madhya Pradesh has got its first elephant colony in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

 Karnataka has the highest number of elephants (6,049)

 Botswana has world’s largest elephant population

 Elephant : State animal of Jharkhand, Kerala and Karnataka

 Environment Minister launched National Portal on Human Elephant conflict called “SURAKHSYA”

 Singphan Elephant Reserve Nagaland 30th elephant reserve

 Bholu (Elephant) is the official mascot of Indian Railways

12 AUGUST 

 International Youth Day

 Theme 2020 : “Youth Engagement for Global Action”

 This day was observed for first time on 12 August, 2000

 12 January : National Youth Day
 Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekanand

YOUTH IN NEWS 2020

 National Youth Festival 2020
 Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

 Minister of IT launched a National Program for the youth, “Responsible AI for Youth”

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