July is the seventh month in a year, according to the Gregorian calendar. This calendar is internationally accepted and also known as Western or Christian calendar. Gregorian calendar is a solar based calendar of 365 days common year and which is divided into twelve months of irregular lengths. That is each months may have 30 or 31 days, February is an exception. Julian calendar was the predecessor of Gregorian calendar. July is a month of 31 days, it was named by the Roman Senate in honor of Roman general and statesman Julius Caesar. Because it’s being the month of his birth. This article provides the entire list of Important Days in July 2020 – National and International Days.
Important Days in July 2020 with Themes
The following list of important National and International days in July will make you aware of general things, which will be very helpful for PSC, UPSC and other competitive exams. Here is the complete list of Important Days of July:
|List of Important Days (July 2020)|
|July 1||National Doctor’s day|
|July 6||World Zoonoses Day|
|July 11||World Population Day|
|July 12||World Malala day|
|July 17||World Day for International Justice|
|July 18||International Nelson Mandela Day|
|July 28||World Hepatitis Day|
|July 28||World Nature conservation day|
National Doctor’s Day
Every year National Doctor’s Day 2020 will be celebrated on July 1st in India to honor the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years. Dr. Roy was honored with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961. The celebration of the Doctors’ Day is an attempt to emphasize on the value of doctors in our lives and to offer them our respects by commemorating one of their greatest representatives. This day is dedicated to thank Physicians for their services to the whole living kind. National Doctor’s Day is an occasion for the people to convey their respect and gratitude towards doctors. This day is devoted to all medical professionals who work and serve patients continuously to save lives.
National Doctor’s Day Theme 2020
Each year a theme for Doctor’s day will be announced by Indian Medical Association. Last year the theme was ‘Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishments.’ The theme of National Doctor’s Day 2020 is not announced yet. The theme is decided keeping in mind the larger scale issue related to the medical field and the professionals and doctors.
World Zoonoses day
World Zoonoses Day is held every year on July 6. This day commemorates 6th July 1885, when Louis Pasteur successfully found the first vaccine against Rabies virus, which is a zoonotic disease. Raising awareness for the risk of zoonotic diseases is the established theme of the day.
Zoonosis is derived from the Greek words zoon which means ‘animal’ and nosos means ‘ailment’. It describes the process whereby an infectious disease is transmitted between species from animals other than humans to humans or from humans to other animals. Zoonoses are infectious diseases like virus, bacteria and parasites, etc. which can be spread from animals to humans, and inverse too. This disease can be spread from direct contact with animals or indirectly, vector-borne or food-borne (any medium). For instance, World Health Organization (WHO) states that Covid’19 is a zoonotic disease. Because the virus is transmitted from animal to human. Establishing awareness among people is an important purpose of celebrating this day.
World Population Day
World Population Day is observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. The inspiration for establishing such a day was the public interest in Five Billion Day on 11th July 1987. The main aim of World Population Day is to increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights. Establishing this day was suggested by Dr. K.C.Zachariah in which population reaches Five Billion when he worked as Senior Demographer at World Bank.
World Malala Day
Malala Day is commemorated on July 12 each year to honor women and children’s rights around the world. July 12th is the birthday of Malala Yousafzai. She is a young Pakistani woman who was shot in the head on 09th October 2012, by a Taliban terrorist. After the incident she recovered and publically advocated for the education of girls. Malala spoke for women’s education and empowerment with courage and determination. The United Nations (UN) proclaimed each July 12 as Malala Day to celebrate her courageous story and rousing speech to the UN Youth Assembly on her sixteenth birthday. Malala was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2014, becoming the youngest Nobel Laureate at the age of 17.
World Day for International Justice
World Day for International Justice is also known as International Criminal Justice Day or International Justice Day. It is followed globally on 17th July, the main aim of this specific day is to recognize the strengthening system of international justice. World Day for International Justice unifies all those who wish to support justice, promote rights of the victims, also help in preventing crime that threaten peace, security and well-being of the world.
At the Review Conference of the Rome Statute held in Kampala (Uganda) on 1ST July 2010, the Assembly of State Parties decided to celebrate 17 July as the Day of International Criminal Justice. Every year, people around the world use this day to host events to promote international criminal justice awareness campaigns, especially support for the International Criminal Court.
Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual international day in honor of Nelson Mandela former President of South Africa, celebrating each year on 18th July which Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009 with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact. In 2020 the Nelson Mandela Foundation is focusing its Mandela Day efforts on education and food and nutrition
The Mandela Day campaign message is:
“Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years. We’re asking you to start with 67 minutes’’.
World Hepatitis Day
World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is formulated on 28th July with the aim of bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. In 2020 the theme is ‘Find the Missing Millions’. WHD is a great opportunity for us to raise awareness of the importance of knowing your hepatitis status and to spread the word about treatment.
Theme of WHD 2020
Worldwide, 290 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Without finding the un-diagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people from across the world to take action and raise awareness to find the “missing millions”.
World Nature Conservation Day
World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated on 28th July annually around the world to improve awareness on protecting the natural resources and to make people understand about the importance of the conservation of nature. The main aim of celebrating World Nature Conservation Day is to come together and support nature, don’t exploit it.
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