Current Affairs March 2019 - Important Days


1 - World Zero Discrimination observed on 1st March


World Zero Discrimination day is celebrated annually on March 1 to emphasize living life with dignity irrespective of ethnicity, age, gender, skin color, height, weight, etc.

The day aims to promote equality and stresses that all humans are equal before the law irrespective of their ethnicity and race.

The symbol of Zero Discrimination Day is butterfly. The event has been in practice since its inception in March 2014 by Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS).

2 - World Wildlife Day celebrated on 3rd March

World Wildlife Day

The World Wildlife day is observed on March 3rd every year. The day aligns with Sustainable Development Goal 12 which talks about Life without water, and focuses on marine species and to highlight the problems, critical issues of marine wildlife to our everyday life.

The day came into practice from 20 December 2013 when the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to dedicate a day specially for the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day. Since then it is tradition to observe this on March 3 every year.

3 - International Women’s Day celebrated globally on March 8th

Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a celebration that always stood as the cornerstone of women’s fight for rights. Since its inception on February 28, 1909 in New York, Women’s day always stood as an inspiration for many women across the globe to do more.

Every year the celebration of International Women’ Day on March 8th. This year, the theme of Women’s day is “Balance for Better - Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. The theme mainly focuses on ways in which gender equality can be achieved, empowerment of women can be strengthened and better protection for women can be enabled. The theme also encompasses discussion on social protection systems for women, safe and enhanced access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.

4 - World Sparrow Day

Central Industrial Security Force

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is organization set up under an act of Parliament of India. It came into existence in 1960 and works for sea ways, air ways and other critical installations of India.

The organization also works with reserved state police departments in cases of need and certain battalions are specifically reserved for this purpose.

Every year the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Raising Day is observed on 10 March.

5 - No Smoking Day observed on Second Wednesday of March

No Smoking

No Smoking Day is observed every year on the Second Wednesday of March. This year the day coincided with 13th of March.

The day is aimed at creating awareness among the people globally about the health hazards that are associated with the use of tobacco in any form.

Several campaigns and programs are held across the globe on this day to encourage the people to quit smoking and the usage of tobacco.

6 - Pi Day observed on March 14th

Pi Day

Pi is a unique number in Mathematics that has an approximate value of 3.14 or 22/7. It stands for the ratio of the circumference of the circle to its diameter.

Pi also has a place in Mathematics as to be the number whose digits after the decimal place extend infinitely.

Every year Pi Day is observed on 14th March. The day also celebrates the birthday of Albert Einstein, a world renowned mathematician and scientist.

7 - International Day of Action for Rivers observed on March 14th


The International Day of Action for Rivers is an occasion marked to maintain solidarity in protection of rivers across the globe.

Citizens of various nations talk about the problems the rivers in their country are facing and work on solutions to keep their rivers flowing.

This year, the theme of this day was the role of women in protecting and managing rivers.

8 - World Consumer Rights Day observed on March 15th


Every year March 15 is marked and celebrated as World Consumer Rights Day. The event came into existence since President John F Kennedy, on March 15 1962, addressed some issues of consumer in the US Congress formally.

Since 1983, the date has been officially being celebrated as the day of World Consumer Rights. The day is dedicated for creating awareness among the consumers about their rights and needs.

9 - National Vaccination Day observed in India on March 16th

National Vaccination Day

National Immunization day or National Vaccination day is observed in India every March 16th. The day marks the anniversary of the administration of first dose of Oral Polio Vaccine in 1995.

The World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes vaccines as the best way to prevent and eradicate dreadful and infectious diseases such as polio, small pox and measles.

10 - World Happiness Day celebrated globally on March 20th

World Happiness Day

International day of happiness was celebrated globally on March 20th. The day took its shape from the idea of Jayme Illien, a renowned philanthropist, activist, statesman and Special advisor to United Nations.

The event is coordinated by a non-profit movement, Action for Happiness. The movement is supported by 160 nations of the world, besides from various international organizations.

11 - World Sparrow Day celebrated on March 20th

World Sparrow Day

Every year, World Sparrow Day is celebrated on March 20th. With a theme, I LOVE Sparrows, each annual celebration of sparrow day focuses on the conservation of this little birds who have been living with us on this Earth since the past 10,000 years.

Events and campaigns are organized across the globe to create awareness among people to create awareness about how they can contribute in saving sparrows, what efforts they can put in from their side to increase the species and how they can provide food and shelter to these little birds.

12 - World Forestry Day observed on March 21th

World Forestry Day

Since its inception in 2012 through the proclamation of the United Nations General Assembly, March 21st every year is being globally celebrated as World Forestry Day or International Day of Forests.

Every year the event is associated with a theme that would focus on addressing the sustainability of forests. The theme of 2019 International Day of Forests was ‘Forests and Education.’

Events such as tree planting campaigns and gatherings that discuss how to conserve and protect trees are organized every year as a celebration of this event.

13 - World Down Syndrome Day observed globally on March 21th

World Down Syndrome Day

The UN General Assembly declared on 2011, that every year 21 March is to be celebrated as World Down Syndrome Day. Since then annually, March 21 is being celebrated accordingly.

On this day, organizations of the United Nations, governmental and voluntary organizations organize campaigns to increase awareness among the common public about Down Syndrome.

Down syndrome is an inherent chromosomal arrangement in humans that effect learning capabilities, styles and physical characteristics of affected humans.

14 - World Water Day observed globally on March 22nd

World Water Day

March 22 is celebrated as World Water Day globally. The event is on the guidelines of UN to meet its Sustainable Development Goal 6 - water for all by 2030.

The day is dedicated to address the reasons for water crisis that is leaving many billions on this earth still not having the privilege of having access to safe drinking water.

15 - World Tuberculosis Day observed on March 24th

World Tuberculosis Day

With a theme “It’s Time!”, the World Tuberculosis Day is observed on March 24.

The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.

The day aims to raise public awareness of tuberculosis and the efforts made to prevent and treat this disease. It is one of the eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).

16 - World Theatre Day celebrated on 27th March

World Theatre Day

The World Theatre Day is celebrated annually on 27th March.

This day is a celebration for those who can see the value and importance of the art form “theatre”, and acts as a wake-up-call for governments, politicians, institutions and individuals which have not yet recognized its potential for economic growth.