23 July, 2017

Important Days to Remember - July

1 July - SBI Day

On July 1, 1955, the Imperial Bank of India was reconstituted by an Act of Parliament to create State Bank of India to perform the functions of a commercial bank. This marked the start of a new era in banking in the country, said a press release from SBI.

1 - 10 July - Van Mahotsav

Van Mahotsav was launched in the year 1950 by Shri Kanhaiyalal. M. Munshi, the then Union Minister for Agriculture and Food to create an enthusiasm in the popular mind for the preservation of forest and planting of trees. Van Mahotsav, a week long festival of tree planting is organised every year in the month of July all across India and lakhs of trees are planted.

4 July -  American Independence Day

July 4, 1776, was the day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

6 July -  World Zoonoses Day

World Zoonoses Day is observed on July 6 every year to emphasize and bring the problem awareness amongst people about zoonotic diseases and teach them to take the right action.

11 July -  World Population Day

The United Nations General Assembly observes World Population Day to enhance awareness of population issues, including their relations to the environment and development. 

12 July - International Malala Day

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced 10th November 2012 as Malala Day, a month after Malala was shot at by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education in Pakistan to support her and her fight for education. 12 July 2013 is Malala Yousafzai's 16th birthday. Malala Yousafzai delivered a speech on global education – her first public speech since being targeted by the Taliban for her commitment to education.

15 July - World Youth Skill Day

The United Nations observes July 15 as a World Youth Skills Day in order to understand what works to support these young professionals in the industry through training and skills development.

18 July - International Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity — as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa. Every year on 18 July — the day Nelson Mandela was born — the UN asks individuals around the world to mark Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July) by making a difference in their communities. 

17 July - International Justice Day

The International Criminal Justice Day is commemorated on 17 July; this is the day that marks the entry into force of the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC), which took place ten years ago in 2002.

26 July -  Kargil Memorial Day/ Kargil Vijay Diwas

Kargil Vijay Diwas is a memorial day in India that commemorates the end of the 1999 Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan.

28 July - World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July and brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. One of just four disease-specific global awareness days officially endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

29 July - World Tiger Day

Global Tiger Day is celebrated every year on July 29th as a way to raise awareness about this magnificent but endangered big cat. The day was founded in 2010, when the 13 tiger range countries came together to create Tx2 – the global goal to double the number of wild tigers by the year 2022. 

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