Important Days & Theme in April 2019

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Important Days & Theme in April 2019

In this we have given, April Month Important days and their 2019 Theme and other important events held on that day. This is very important for all Competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, RRB, and all PSC Examinations.

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Day

Important Details

April 05

National Maritime Day

Hundred years ago, on this day in 1919, navigation history was created when SS Loyalty, the first ship of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd travelled to the United Kingdom. The day was first celebrated on April 5, 1964.The National Maritime Day Award is called Varuna Award

2019 Theme: Indian Ocean-An Ocean of opportunity

April 06

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace day

6th April was declared the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2013, and has been celebrated each year ever since 2014.

April 07 World Health Day World Health Day is used to celebrate on the 7th April in the year 1950 for making the people aware of the Health activities to fulfil their tasks accurately without any Health problem.
2019 Theme: Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere Slogan: “Health for All”.
April 12 International Day for Street Children The International Day for Street Children: Louder Together was launched on 12th April 2011, to give a louder voice to the millions of street children all around the world so their rights cannot be ignored. In 2017, the United Nations have specifically acknowledged these children’s rights in a document called the General Comment (No.21) on Children in Street Situations
April 12 International Day of Human Space Flight The General Assembly on 7 April 2011 passed a resolution and declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight. 12 April 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen. This historic event opened the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity.
April 17 World Hemophilia Day World Hemophilia Day is an international awareness day for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. It is held annually on April 17, date of the birthday of Frank Schnabel, founder of the World Federation of Hemophilia.
2019 Theme: “Reaching Out: The First Step to Care”.
April 18 World Heritage Day The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982 announced, 18 April as the World Heritage Day. This was approved by General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983.
2019 Theme: Rural Landscapes
April 20 Chinese Language Day The date for the Chinese day was selected from Guyu (“Rain of Millet”), which is the 6th of 24 solar terms in the traditional East Asian calendars, to pay tribute to Cangjie. Chinese was established as an official language of the United Nations in 1946.
April 21 National Civil Services Day The Civil Service Day is celebrated on 21 April every year. The present civil services of India are mainly based on the pattern of the former Indian Civil Service of British India. Warren Hastings laid the foundation of civil service and Charles Cornwallis reformed, modernised, and rationalised it. Hence, Charles Cornwallis is known as ‘the father of civil service in India’.
April 22 World Earth Day Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. United States Senator Gaylord Nelson came up with the idea for Earth Day after seeing the devastation caused by the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, which killed more than 3500 birds off the coast of California
2019 Theme: ‘Protect Our Species’.
April 23 World Book and Copyright Day World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books – a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures.  World Book Capital for 2019: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
April 23 English Language Day English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare. The Day is the result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Public Information, establishing language days for each of the Organization’s six official languages.
April 25 World Malaria Day World Malaria Day was established in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly, WHO’s decision-making body. Prior to the establishment of WMD, Africa Malaria Day was held on April 25.
2019 Theme: ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’
April 26

World Intellectual Property Day

World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April. The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life”. 26 April was chosen as the date for World Intellectual Property Day because it coincides with the date on which the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization entered into force in 1970.
2019 Theme: Reach for Gold: IP and Sports
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