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DAYS AND EVENTS - August 2020

Aug 2020

Jul 25, 2021

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Addresses the World Universities Summit 2021

  • The Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated and addressed the World Universities Summit as Chief Guest. The Union Education and Skill Development Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan also addressed the summit. The Summit was organized by O.P. Jindal Global University, located at Sonipat, Haryana.
  • The theme of the summit was "Universities of the Future: Building Institutional Resilience, Social Responsibility and Community Impact". The World Universities Summit 2021 provided a platform to bring together over 150 thought leaders to deliberate on the ways in which higher education institutions can strengthen their vision and commitment towards institutional resilience, social responsibility and community impact.

Jul 24, 2021

India participates in Environment Ministers' Meet at G20 Summit

  • India participated in the environment ministers' meeting at the 16th G20 Summit.
  • Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav virtually took part in the two-day meeting, along with Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Choubey and senior officials.
  • The 16th G20 Summit under Italian Presidency revolve around its primary theme of "People, Planet' and Prosperity".

Jul 23, 2021

National Broadcasting Day

  • National Broadcasting Day is observed on 23rd July all over India. On this day in 1927, the first-ever radio broadcast in the country went on the air from the Bombay Station under the Indian Broadcasting Company.
  • Radio broadcasting began in India under British rule in 1922 with programs by the Bombay Presidency Radio Club. Later in 1927, the Indian Broadcasting Company (IBC) was made a private entity and granted permission to operate two radio stations.
  • IBC went into liquidation on 1 March 1930, following which the government took over the broadcasting facilities and started the Indian State Broadcasting Service (ISBS) on 1 April 1930 on an experimental basis for two years. Then in June 1936, it went on to become All India Radio.
  • When the country attained Independence from the British Raj, there were six radio stations - Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Tiruchirapalli, and Lucknow. However, FM broadcasting began almost 30 years later on 23rd July 1977 in Chennai.

Jul 22, 2021

Pi Approximation Day

  • Pi Approximation Day is observed every year on July 22 all around the world. The fraction 22/7 is an approximate value of Pi, and there behind lays a specific reason why this day is observed on July 22. This day is celebrated on July 22 every year because the value of Pi is denoted by the fraction 22/7. Here, in the fraction 22/7 which denoted Pi, the numerator 22 symbolizes the date (22nd day of the month) and numerator 7 indicates the month (July).
  • Pi Approximation Day and Pi Day are closely linked to each other, and Pi day is observed on March 14 every year all over the world. As we know the value of Pi is 3.14, the Pi day was founded by Physicist Larry Shaw in 1988 at the Exploratorium. San Francisco science museum revealed that the date for Pi Day was decided 14 March that is the number of the Pi (3.14). The U.S. House of Representatives also supported Pi Day in 2009. However, the Pi Approximation day is marked on July 22 every year.

Jul 21, 2021

Macao International Art Biennale 2021 Kicks Off

  • The second edition of the Macao International Art Biennale kicked off at the Macao Museum Art located in the heart of the city. The four-month mega international cultural and artistic event 'Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2021' is themed around "Advance and Retreat of Globalization", reflecting on the advances and retreats of globalisation through the arts.
  • Art Macao will present 30 art exhibitions at 25 locations between July and October, bringing an immersive cultural atmosphere to the entire city as a gallery and an art garden. This edition is curated by Professor Qiu Zhijie, who is among the most influential contemporary artists in China and Dean of the School of Experimental Art of the Central Academy of Fine Arts.
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