Current Affairs April 2019 - Important Days

1 - International Dance Day celebrated on 29th April

International Dance Day

International Dance Day is observed globally on 29th of April.

In 1982, the Dance Committee of ITI founded International Dance Day to be celebrated the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet.

2 - World Intellectual Property Day celebrated on April 26

World Intellectual Property Day

World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD) is celebrated every year on 26 April around the world to promote the importance of intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) in encouraging innovation and creativity.

The theme of WIPD-2019 is “Reach Gold-Intellectual Property (IP) And Sports “.

3 - World Immunization Week 2019 Observed In April

World Immunization Week

The last week of April every year is observed as World Immunisation Week (WIW) in order to promote the use of vaccines for the protection of people of all age-groups against disease.

The WIW 2019 observed from 24-30th April, carrying the theme “Protected Together: Vaccines Work”. It was observed for the very first time in 2012.

4 - World Malaria Day observed on 25 April

World Malaria Day

Every year on 25 April, people around the globe observe World Malaria Day (WMD) to raise awareness and funds for the treatment and prevention of the disease.

This year, the theme for the day is “Zero malaria starts with me” and it is being hosted by the World Health Organisation (WHO).


5 - National Panchayati Raj Day celebrated on 24 April

National Panchayati Raj Day

National Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated every year on 24th April by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Then Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh declared the first National Panchayati Raj Day on 24th April 2010. This day marks the passing of Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993.

The Constitution of India recognizes Panchayats as 'Institutions of self-government'. It permits states to take steps to organize village panchayats and provide them with necessary powers and authority to help them to function as units of self-government.

6 - World Book Day celebrated on 23 April

World Book Day

World Book Day is celebrated every year on 23 April. It is also known as World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book. It is organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing, and copyright.

It was first celebrated on 23 April 1995. For the year 2019, Sharjah, UAE has been declared as the World Book Capital. It will be preceded by Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the year 2020.

7 - World Creativity And Innovation Day observed on 21st April

Creativity and Innovation Day

The World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID) is celebrated every year on 21st April to encourage people to use creativity in problem-solving for all issues related to achieving the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

8 - Earth Day observed on April 22

Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 Worldwide. It was first celebrated in 1970. The theme for Earth Day 2019 is to 'Protect Our Species.'

This theme is created to focus on the destruction caused to plants and wildlife populations mainly due to human activity.


9 - International Day for Monuments and Sites: 18th April

Monuments and Sites Day

In 1982, ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites.

The theme for International Day for Monuments and Sites 2019 is 'Rural Landscapes'.



10 - World Allergy Week 2019 observed from 7-13 April

World Allergy Week

The World Allergy Organization has organized the World Allergy Week 2019 globally from 7-13 April 2019.

The theme for World Allergy Week 2019 is "The Global Problem of Food Allergy".

11 - International Day of Human Space Flight celebrated on 12 April

Human Space Flight Day

The General Assembly declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flightto celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for mankind.

12 April 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen.

12 - World Homeopathy Day observed on 10 April

World Homeopathy Day

The World Homeopathy Day 2019 will be observed across the world on April 10 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of Homeopathy, Dr Christian Fredrich Samuel Hahnemann.

On the occasion of the World Homeopathy Day 2019, the Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH), an autonomous research organisation under the Union Ministry of AYUSH organised a two-day convention (on 9th and 10th April) at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi.

13 - World Health Day celebrated on 7 April

World Health Day

April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day.

The theme of World Health Day 2019 is 'Universal health coverage (UHC): Everyone, Everywhere', according to WHO.

14 - National Maritime Day observed on 5 April

National Maritime Day

In India, the National Maritime Day is celebrated every year on April 5. The day was first celebrated on April 5, 1964.

The theme of the 56th edition of the National Maritime Day is “Indian Ocean-An Ocean of opportunity”.

15 - World Autism Awareness Day celebrated on 2 April

World Autism Awareness Day

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.

The theme for this year is 'Assistive Technologies, Active Participation'.

16 - International Mine Awareness Day: 4 April

International Mine Awareness Day

International Mine Awareness Day (IMAD) is organized across the world on 4th of April to foster the establishment and development of national mine-action capacities in countries.

The Theme for IMAD 2019 is "United Nations Promotes SDGs – Safe Ground – Safe Home".


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