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DAYS AND EVENTS - October 2019

Oct 2019

Oct 31, 2019

National Dental Hygiene Month

  •  October is National Dental Hygiene Month. October is National Dental Hygiene Month. Fresh breath, strong teeth and healthy gums are all part of oral health. That's why it's important to brush every day, and also to get regular checkups and cleanings at the dentist's office.

Diwali Milan Organized For PMO Staff At Lok Kalyan Marg

  •  Diwali Milan was organized for the officers and staff of Prime Minister's Office at Lok Kalyan Marg on October 30, 2019.
  • Appreciating the good work done by the entire PMO staff, Mr Modi said that the transformative work done by the government has been possible due to the hard work and continuous effort of the staff.
  • He enthused the staff to take stock of what has happened in the previous year and strive to achieve greater heights in the coming year.
  • Prime Minister said that PMO acts as a role model for the entire government.

World Stroke Day

  •  World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 every year to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors. 
  • On this day, organizations around the world have facilitated events emphasizing education, testing, and initiatives to improve the damaging effects of stroke worldwide. The annual event was started in 2006 by the World Stroke Organization (WSO) and the WSO declared stroke a public health emergency in 2010. 
  • The WSO now has an ongoing campaign that serves as a year-round interface for advocacy, policy, and outreach to support strides and continue progress made on World Stroke Day.
  • The focus this year (2019) is on prevention - more specifically, "Don't be the one" where "one" refers to the one out of four people who will have a stroke at some point in their lives.

National Unity Day Being Observed Across The Country

  •  National Unity Day - Rashtriya Ekta Diwas - is being observed across the country today, on the occasion of the 144th birth anniversary of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Since 2014, October 31st is observed as the National Unity Day and people from all walks of life participate in the 'Run For Unity'.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tribute to Sardar Patel at the  'Statue of Unity' at Kevadiya in Gujarat.

Blindness Awareness Month

  •  October is Blindness Awareness Month which educates the public about both the diseases that cause blindness and the enormous capacity of those who suffer vision loss or total blindness themselves.

V K Singh Addresses 5th International Conference On Road Tech

  •  Union Minister of State for Road Transport V.K. Singh said that infrastructure will propel the growth of economy and to achieve this growth country needs sustainable and environment friendly roads and highways.
  • Addressing the 5th International Conference on Road Tech (sustainable roads and highways) in New Delhi, he said in the last five years great amount of works have been done in the field of infrastructure and in future much more will be done. 


  •  Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of Hallows' Even or Hallows' Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in several countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.
  • It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.
  • It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain; that such festivals may have had pagan roots; and that Samhain itself was Christianized as Halloween by the early Church.
  • Some believe, however, that Halloween began solely as a Christian holiday, separate from ancient festivals like Samhain.

National Book Month

  •  National Book Month is held each October. The month-long celebration focuses on the importance of reading, writing and literature. National Book Month is also a time to honor the country's best books and authors.

Sheikh Sultan Inaugurates Sharjah International Book Fair 2019

  •  The 38th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2019 was inaugurated by Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.  Nearly 1800 exhibitors from 77 countries are participating in the Fair.
  • The fair will showcase 987 activities presenting scientific, knowledge and literary themes.
  • Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority, said that this year's book fair will be carrying the theme of the Sharjah World Book Capital (SWBC), 'Open Books Open Minds', to promote books and reading across age groups and communities.

Oct 30, 2019

World Savings Day

  •  The World Savings Day was established on October 30, 1924, during the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks) in Milan, Italy.
  • The Italian Professor Filippo Ravizza declared this day the "International Saving Day" on the last day of the congress.
  • In the resolutions of the Thrift Congress it was decided that 'World Thrift Day' should be a day devoted to the promotion of savings all over the World.
  • In their efforts to promote thrift, the savings banks also worked with the support of the schools, the clergy, as well as cultural, sports, professional, and women's associations.

Oct 29, 2019

October 29 is World Psoriasis Day

  •  Oct. 29, is World Psoriasis Day.
  • This is the day that connects the 125 million people living with psoriatic disease in a global force for increased awareness and improved access to treatment.


  •  Not only is oatmeal one of America's favorite breakfast foods, but we also celebrate it annually on October 29.
  • It's a perfect day to enjoy one of America's favorite breakfast foods. 

World Chocolate Day

  •  World Chocolate Days, is referred to, in some instances, as International Chocolate Day is an annual observance that occurs globally on 7th of July.
  • References to World Chocolate Day being observed on 9th of July have been recorded as early as 2009.
  • Celebration of the day includes the consumption of chocolate. Some references indicate that this day celebrates the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550.
  • Many other chocolate day celebrations exist, such as National Chocolate Day in the United States on 28 October.
  • Confusingly, the U.S. National Confectioners Association lists 13 September as International Chocolate Day.

Internet Day

  •  Internet Day is an event celebrated in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, Spain, Colombia, Uruguay, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela, and other parts of the world on October 29, promoted by the Association of Internet Users.
  • It was celebrated for the first time on October 29, 2005. Shortly afterwards, at the Summit of the Information Society celebrated in Tunisia in November 2005, it was decided to propose to the UN the designation of October 29 as the World-wide Day of the Information Society, which resulted in Internet Day being celebrated on that day.

National Immigrants Day - October 28, 2019

  •  Every year, October 28 is dedicated to the observance of National Immigrants Day. The occasion serves as an important time to acknowledge how the U.S. has benefited-  thanks to the hard work of immigrants.
  • It's important to recognize the vast array of their diverse backgrounds — and to come together as one, eclectic country.

Oct 28, 2019

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage-27 October

  •  Audiovisual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes, are our common heritage and contain the primary records of the history of the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • Unfortunately, that heritage is now endangered, because sound recordings and moving images can be deliberately destroyed or irretrievably lost as a result of neglect, decay and technological obsolescence.
  • Through initiatives such as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and the Memory of the World Programme, the work of preservation professionals is encouraged, in order to manage the range of technical, political, social, financial and other factors that threaten the safeguarding of our audiovisual heritage.
  • The General Conference of UNESCO approved the commemoration of a World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in 2005 as a mechanism to raise general awareness of the need to preserve and safeguard important audiovisual material for future generations, and for urgent measures to be taken to conserve this heritage and ensure it remains accessible to the public now, and to future generations.
  • 2019 Theme: Engage the Past Through Sound and Images

International Animation Day

  •  October 28, the International Animation Day was an international observance proclaimed in 2002 by the ASIFA as the main global event to celebrate the art of animation.
  • This day commemorates the first public performance of Charles-Émile Reynaud's Théâtre Optique at the Grevin Museum in Paris, 1892.
  • The 2019 IAD poster was generously created by Giannis Koutsouris.

First-Ever Ladakh Literature Festival to Begin on Oct 29

  •  The first-ever Ladakh Literature Festival (LLF) is scheduled from 29th to 31st October  2019. The Ladakh Literature Festival, a festival of literature, culture and art, will begin in the State of Jammu & Kashmir state and culminate in the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh, on 31st October, 2019.
  • The initiative of the festival has been taken up by Divisional Commissioner Ladakh, Saugat Biswas, the Ladakh Literature Festival 2019.
  • It is being jointly organized by J&K Tourism, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh, Ladakh Media & Art Organisation (LAMO) and All Ladakh Tours Operators' Association (ALTOA).

Oct 27, 2019

National Mentoring Day

  •  National Mentoring Day was launched to recognise and celebrate the benefits of mentoring and takes place on October 27th each year.
  • The day was created by Chelsey Baker, an award-winning business mentor to help encourage and celebrate mentoring in all its forms.

National Black Cat Day

  •  Black cats get a bad rap, especially during Halloween season, when they're associated with witches and other scary things that go bump in the night.
  • It sounds like spooky fun, but their reputation as an omen of bad luck has real consequences.
  • Experts say black cats are less likely to be adopted and some people even harm them.
  • National Black Cat Day aims to eliminate the stigma by celebrating black cats for the cute, loveable, furry friends they are.October 27th celebrates the beauty of these sleek creatures. The day also seeks to raise awareness about the low adoption rates for black cats.

Arrangements in Full Swing to Celebrate National Unity Day on October 31

  • Arrangements are in full swing to celebrate the National Unity Day on 31st October 2019. Lakhs of people from more than 700 districts will take part in the events to be organized to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kevadia in Gujarat to pay homage to the great leader at the Statue of Unity.
  • Home Minister Amit Shah will flag off the commemorative Run For Unity from New Delhi's Major Dhyanchand National Stadium at 7.10 AM on 31st of October (2019).
  • The Delhi Metro services will start running from 4 AM from all terminal stations across the national capital on October 31st to facilitate 'Run for Unity' event participants.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 'Mann kibaat' address in October 2018 urged the youths of the country to take part in the 'Run for Unity' in largest possible numbers. 

Third International Day of Diplomats Celebrated in Madagascar's Capital Antananarivo

  • Third International Day of Diplomats was celebrated in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo with the participation of the Ambassadors of the United States, European Union, African Union, India, South Korea, Algeria, Turkey, the Charge de Affaires of Russia, Egypt and diplomats of the Vatican, Switzerland among other countries.
  • The celebration of International Day of Diplomats was started in Brasilia in 2017 by Indian diplomat Abhay K. and since then it has gone from strength to strength.
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