Current Affairs Nov 2018 - Important Days


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1 - November 1 - 33rd Army Aviation Day celebrated

Army Aviation Day

Army Aviation Corps have celebrated its 33rd Raising Day on November 1, 2018. It is an occasion when a Wreath Laying Ceremony was held at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, New Delhi.

This ceremonial wreath has been laid by Lieutenant General (Kanwal Kumar), Colonel Commandant and Director General of Army Aviation, along with a host of serving officers, soldiers and veterans in attendance.

2 - November 2 - The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Ending Impunity

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists is a UN-recognized day observed every year on November 2. On November 2, organizations and individuals worldwide are encouraged to talk about the unresolved cases in their countries, and write to government and intra-governmental officials to demand action and justice (to resolve the unresolved cases).

The day draws attention to the low global conviction rate for violent crimes against the journalists and media workers, which is estimated at only one in every ten cases. In fact, these individuals play a critical role by informing, awakening, and influencing the public about important social issues, and other development of the country and world; in such a case, impunity for attacks against them has a particularly damaging impact, limiting public awareness and constructive debate.

3 - November 5 - Ayurveda Day Celebrated

Ayurveda Day

Though Ministry of AYUSH observes Ayurveda Day every year on Dhanawantari Jayanti (i.e. Dhanteras) but this year, Ayurveda Day is observed on November 5, 2018. On this occasion, the Ministry organized a “National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda” in association with NITI Aayog on November 4th & 5th at Dr. Ambedkar International centre, Janapth, New Delhi.

The purpose was to encourage entrepreneurs and Ayurveda stakeholders towards businesses opportunities in the sector. About 800 participants from all across the country have participated in the main function of 3rd Ayurveda day.

4 - November 6 - International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Preventing Environment

The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is annually observed on November 6. The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict was established on November 5, 2001 during Kofi Atta Annan's tenure as Secretary-General, the United Nations General Assembly.

5 - November 20 - Universal Children’s Day

Universal Children’s Day

On November 20th, Universal Children’s Day is celebrated to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.

November 20th is a special date because on this date in 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In addition to this, since 1990, Universal Children's Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children's rights.

6 - November 20 - Africa Industrialization Day

Africa Industrialization Day

On November 20, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly celebrated the “Africa Industrialization Day” with the theme, “Promoting Regional Value Chains in Africa: A pathway for accelerating Africa’s structural transformation, industrialization and pharmaceutical production”.

Furthermore, the organization highlighted the opportunity to identify innovative, solution-driven actions and policies to advance pharmaceutical production in the continent. It also planned to emphasize on promoting Regional Value Chains in Africa.

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