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DAYS AND EVENTS - October 2022

Oct 2022

Feb 02, 2023

World Wetlands Day

  • World Wetlands Day is celebrated annually on February 2 with the aim to create awareness of the vital role wetlands play for people and the planet. The proposal for the convention on wetlands was first made on February 2, 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar.
  • The awareness of World Wetlands Day started off in 1997. However, it was on August 30, 2021, that the United Nations General Assembly approved resolution 75/317 for World Wetlands Day to be celebrated on February 2.
  • The theme for World Wetlands Day 2023 was 'It's Time for Wetlands Restoration,' which focuses on the urgent need to prioritise wetland restoration.

Feb 01, 2023

UK Named Country Partner for BioAsia 2023

  • For the 20th edition of the largest event in the biotechnological industry of Asia, global business firm BioAsia picked the United Kingdom (UK) as its country partner. Eager to expand its relations with the Indian life-sciences industry, UK is home to over 6,330 businesses that employ over 2,68,000 people in the industry that generated £88.9 billion (`8.8 lakh crore) revenue in 2020.
  • With the theme of - 'Advancing for ONE: Shaping the next generation of humanized healthcare', BioAsia 2023 is all set to be held from February 24 to 26 in Hyderabad. Over the course of three days, prominent industry leaders, distinguished scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs will come together to discuss 'humanized' healthcare.

Indian Coast Guard Day

  • Every year, India celebrates the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Day on February 1. The ICG Day is observed to honour and pay tribute to the Indian Coast Guard Force who play a critical role in protecting the Indian Coasts and enforcing regulations in the maritime zones of India.
  • This year (2023), India observed its 47th Raising Day on February 1, 2023. Indian Coast Guard is the 4th largest Coast Guard in the world with approximately 158 ships and 70 aircraft in its inventory.
  • The interim Indian Coast Guard was originally established on February 1, 1977, to prevent the sea-borne smuggling of goods that hampered India's domestic economy.
  • On August 18, 1978, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Day was officially established by the Parliament to be celebrated on February 1.

Jan 28, 2023

Data Privacy Day

  • Data Protection Day, or Data Privacy Day, is celebrated on January 28. The aim is to create more awareness about the right to data protection and the various ways in which people can keep their data more safe. The world is slowly but steadily moving towards digitisation, but this also means our data is becoming more vulnerable. This year (2023), leading organisations are expected to invest heavily in updating more robust cybersecurity policies and procedures, enabling security automation, and monitoring attack surfaces.
  • The theme Data Privacy Day 2023 was 'Think Privacy First'.

Jan 27, 2023

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  • The United Nations designated January 27 as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in honour of six million Jews killed in the Holocaust and millions of other Nazism victims under the Hitler regime between 1933 and 1945.
  • The Holocaust, also called as the Shoah, was Hitler's "Final Solution" for eliminating Jews within Germany's grasp. By the end of the heinous act, around two-thirds of Europe's Jewish population had been killed, according to Holocaust encyclopedia.
  • The UN General Assembly in its 42nd plenary session adopted the 60/7 resolution and declared January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day on November 1, 2005.
  • January 27 was chosen as the date as it was this day when the Auschwitz concentration camp, the biggest concentration camp in Germany was liberated by the Soviet Army in 1945.
  • The theme for International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023 was "Home and Belonging".

Jan 26, 2023

International Customs Day

  • The International Customs Day (ICD) is observed on January 26 every year. The day is celebrated to recognise the role of customs officials and agencies and focus on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs. This year (2023), the theme chosen by WCO for ICD is 'Scaling up Customs Digital Transformation by Embracing a Data Culture and Building a Data Ecosystem'.
  • The day was instituted by the World Customs Organization (WCO) to commemorate the day in 1953 when the inaugural session of the Customs Cooperation Council (CCC) was held in Brussels, Belgium. In 1994 the CCC was renamed World Customs Organization (WCO).
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