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DAYS AND EVENTS - October 2022

Oct 2022

Mar 14, 2023

International Day of Action for Rivers

  • The International Day of Action for Rivers is observed every year on March 14 to raise awareness of how crucial rivers are to our daily lives. The day also seeks to spread awareness about unequal access to clean water and the growing pollution of freshwater habitats like rivers as a result of blatant human activity.
  • This year (2023), the 25th anniversary of the day was observed.
  • The day was previously recognised as the International Day against Dams, for Rivers, Water, and Life.
  • The inaugural International Day of Action for Rivers was observed in March 1997. Representatives from more than 20 nations approved the International Day of Action Against Dams and for Rivers, Water, and Life at the inaugural International Conference of Dams Affected Peoples in Curitiba, Brazil. Also, it was agreed to observe the day on March 14 in recognition of Brazil's Day of Action Against Large Dams.
  • The International Day of Action for Rivers 2023 was observed under the theme 'Rights of Rivers'.

Pi Day

  • Pi Day is celebrated globally on March 14 every year to recognise the mathematical constant, Pi. The approximate value of Pi is 3.14. The date, when written in the format of month/day (3/14), matches the first three digits of the mathematical constant.
  • It was founded in 1988 by Larry Shaw.
  • In 2009, the United States House of Representatives designated March 14 as Pi Day. Later, UNESCO marked Pi Day as the 'International Day of Mathematics' during its general conference in 2019.
  • The value of Pi was first calculated by a mathematician named Archimedes of Syracuse. It was later accepted by the scientific community when Leonhard Euler used the symbol of Pi in 1737.
  • Later Physicist Shaw linked up the digits of Pi with March 14 to organise a special day for the staff of Exploratorium in San Francisco.

Mar 12, 2023

Mauritius Day

  • Mauritius Day is an annual event that celebrates the island nation's culture, history, and traditions. The day is observed on March 12 every year and is an occasion for Mauritians worldwide to come together and celebrate their identity.
  • The history of Mauritius Day dates back to the island's colonial past. Mauritius was a French and then British colony for several centuries before gaining independence in 1968. The day marks the anniversary of the country's independence, a significant milestone in the nation's history.
  • Mauritius is officially known as the Republic of Mauritius and comprises four different islands — Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agalega, and St. Brandon. The main island is Mauritius, and Port Louis, the capital city, is located on the main island. The capital city is also the most populous city in this island country.

Mar 10, 2023

International Day of Women Judges

  • The International Day of Women Judges, which is celebrated every year on March 10, honours all female judges who have taken the lead in the fight against social injustice.
  • This International Day of Women Judges was observed with the campaign "Women in Justice, Women for Justice" to encourage the full and equal participation of women at all levels of the judicial system, to celebrate the accomplishments thus far, and to increase awareness of the challenges that still lie ahead.
  • The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted to observe an international day for female judges as a way to recognise the contributions made by female judges around the world to justice, equality, and fairness in society. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) hosted an international conference from February 24–27, 2020, in Doha, Qatar, which is to blame for this development.
  • The Institute for African Women in Law (IAWL) emphasised the necessity for judiciaries to promote and establish a culture of respect and the enforcement of women's rights throughout the conference. It was also noted how women in the legal field, particularly female judges, experience sexual harassment and bullying.
  • The UNGA enacted resolution 75/274 on April 28, 2021, designating March 10 as International Day of Women Judges. On March 10, 2022, the International Day of Women Judges was celebrated for the first time.

CISF Raising Day

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sent his best wishes to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on its 54th 'Raising Day'.
  • March 10 is annually observed as the Raising Day, when the CISF, one of six paramilitary forces in the country, was set up in 1969, under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. CISF is tasked with providing security to vital government and industrial buildings. The force was brought under the armed forces via a different act in the year 1989. It was established under the CISF Act with an earlier strength of 3,129.
  • The CISF is renowned for its remarkable skills in managing difficult situations, such as hostage crises, terrorist assaults, hijackings, and bomb threats. Modern security tools, specialised vehicles, and cutting-edge weapons are all available to the force. Also, the CISF includes a canine team that is specifically trained to find explosives and other illegal materials.

Mar 08, 2023

International Women's Day

  • Every year, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 with much fervour across the world to shed light on critical women's issues and emphasise their rights.
  • Every year, the day is marked with a special theme, capturing the role of women in every sphere of life. In 2023, International Women's Day was observed with the theme – 'Embrace Equity'.

Mar 07, 2023

Jan Aushadhi Diwas

  • India celebrates the Jan Aushadhi Diwas on March 7 every year since 2019. The day is the culmination of a week-long event that begins on March 1. The day is marked in order to promote awareness about generic medicines and how they can be helpful for millions across the country.
  • The Jan Aushadi Diwas was launched on March 7, 2019, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP). The campaign and day were launched with an aim of expanding access to generic medicines and also promoting their use among the many millions of families who often could not afford expensive branded drugs.
  • The theme for Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2023 was based on the theme "Jan Aushadhi – Sasti bhi Acchi bhi".
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