October, the tenth month of the Gregorian calendar, holds some important national and international events. The month has derived its name from OCTO, which in Latin means “eight.” The month of October has been selected as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this year to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer.
Knowing about important dates in October will help you in your upcoming bank, SSC, Central and State Government jobs. Such type of information is generally covered under the General Awareness section in various competitive exams. Let’s have a look!
October Important Days
The important dates for October are given below.
|October 1||International Day of Older Persons||To celebrate raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly|
|International Coffee Day||To promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage.|
|October 2||Gandhi Jayanti / International Day of Non-Violence||Gandhi Jayanti is an event celebrated in India to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.|
|October 4||World Animal Day||International day of action for animal rights and welfare, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals|
|World Habitat Day||To reflect on the state of our towns and cities and on the basic right of adequate shelter to all. Theme 2021: Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world|
|October 5||World Teachers’ Day (International Teachers Day)||To mark the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their primary preparation and additional education, recruitment, profession, pedagogy. Theme 2021: Teachers at the heart of education recovery|
|October 7||World Cotton Day||To recognize the countless benefits that cotton brings to communities worldwide. Theme 2021: Cotton for Good|
|October 8||World Egg Day||To celebrate the power of the egg.|
|Indian Air Force Day||To celebrate the valour of the Indian Air Force. This year India will celebrate the 89th anniversary of Indian Air Force Day.|
|October 9||World Migratory Bird Day||To raise awareness about the conservation and ecological importance of such birds in the global ecosystem. Theme 2021: Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a bird!|
|World Post Day||To celebrate the global communications revolution through the ability to write letters to others all over the world. Theme 2021: Innovate to recover|
|October 10||World Mental Health Day||The day is for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Theme 2021: Mental health in an unequal world|
|World Day Against the Death Penalty||To advocate for the abolition of the death penalty and raise awareness of the conditions and the circumstances which affect prisoners with death sentences. Theme 2021: Women and the Death Penalty: an Invisible Reality|
|October 11||International Day of the Girl Child||To support opportunities for girls and increase awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. Theme 2021: Digital generation|
|October 12||World Arthritis Day||The day is designed to raise global awareness about all facets of the disease. Theme 2021: Don’t delay, connect today: Time to work.|
|October 13||International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction||To promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction to reduce the impact of calamities on human beings and other life forms on our planet earth. Theme 2021: Disaster risk governance|
|October 14||World Standards Day||To raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers about the importance of standardization to the global economy.|
|International E-Waste Day||Focuses on the crucial part each of us play, as consumers and citizens, in making circularity a reality for e-products.|
|October 15||International Day of Rural Women||Theme 2021: Rural Women Cultivating Good For All|
|Global Hand washing Day||To motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their hand washing habits. Theme 2021: Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together|
|October 16||World Food Day||The day is celebrated to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945. Theme 2021: Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow|
|October 17||International Day for the Eradication of Poverty||The day is an international observance celebrated each year throughout the world.|
|October 20||World Osteoporosis Day||To raise global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.|
|October 21||National Police Commemoration Day||To remember and honour the brave policemen who have laid down their lives in the line of duty.|
|October 22||International Stuttering Awareness Day or International Stammering Awareness Day||To raise public awareness of the issues faced by millions of people – one percent of the world’s population – who stutter, or stammer. Theme 2021: Journey of Words – Resilience and Bouncing Back|
|October 23||International Snow Leopard Day||To protect and conserve snow leopards and other wildlife of the Himalayas. Snow leopards are an endangered species|
|October 24||World Polio Day||The day is observed in order to call on countries to stay vigilant in their fight against the disease. Theme 2021: Delivering on a Promise|
|United Nations Day||To make people of the world aware of the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gain their support for its work. Theme 2021: Building Back Together for Peace and Prosperity|
|International Day of Diplomats||The day marks the contributions made by diplomats in shaping the world since ancient times and in making our planet a better place.|
|October 27||World Day for Audiovisual Heritage||To raise awareness of the significance and preservation risks of recorded sound and audiovisual documents. Theme 2021: Your Window to the World|
|October 28||International Animation Day||To celebrate the art of animation|
|October 29||International Internet Day||The day marks the sending of the first electronic message which was transferred from one computer to another in 1969.|
|World Psoriasis Day||The day shines a light on challenges faced by those suffering from psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis is a disease that results from an overactive immune system and is evidenced by rashes on the skin|
|October 31||National Unity Day||The day was introduced by the Government of India in 2014. The day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.|
General Awareness is an essential section in almost all bank exams. It checks how much you are aware of the happenings around the world. Be aware and score high so that you overcome all hurdles that come your way while achieving your dream job.
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