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Each day has its own importance and holds a great deal of importance in our lives. Each month has a festival, a historically significant day, or a day of national importance. The important days are often asked in all the competitive exams like UPSC Civil Services, SSC, NDA, CDS, PSC, or even Banking Exams that require proper preparation in the General Knowledge section and two or three questions among the GK Sections are often asked. June is the sixth month of an annual year which consists of 30 days overall and is named after Roman goddess Juno. Understanding the importance, quick way to remember these dates are given below with a mnemonic.
Important days of June
|3rd June||World Bicycle Day|
|4th June||International Day of Innocent
Children Victims of Aggression
|5th June||World Environment Day|
|7th June||World Food Safety Day|
|12th June||World Day Against Child Labour|
|14th June||World Blood Donor Day|
|17th June||World Day to Combat
Desertification and Drought
|18th June||Autistic Pride Day|
|26th June||International Day against
Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking
|30th June||World Asteroid Day|
Importance of each day
1st June: World Milk Day
The first day of the month June 1, 2021, marks two special events falling on the same date i.e ‘World Milk Day’ and ‘Global Parents Day’. ‘World Milk Day’ is observed with respect to the contribution of milk and other dairy products in the society in relevance to economic growth and development as the dairy sector helps in the sustainable development of the nation.
1st June: Global Parents Day
Global Parents Day is celebrated on 1st June every year. ‘Global Day of Parents’ is celebrated in order to recognize and honour parents across the globe for their selfless love and lifelong support towards their children.
2 June: International Sex Workers Day
‘The International Sex Workers Day is celebrated post-June 2, 1975 after 100 sex workers came together and raised concerns regarding their dishonourable working conditions and work ethics. This further became a topic of national concern and since then this day is observed to preserve the rights of sex workers on a global scale.
2nd June: Telangana Formation Day
The ‘Telangana Formation Day’ is celebrated on 2nd June to commemorate the day when the then 29th State in India was added to the country in 2014.
3rd June: World Bicycle Day
The General Assembly of UN announced June 3rd to be celebrated as International World Bicycle Day. It is celebrated to recognize the versatility and environment-friendly nature of bicycles as a means of transport.
4th June: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
‘The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression’ is observed every year on June 4. It is a day to raise awareness about children who have faced harassment whether it is physical, mental and emotional abuse in their lives, and eradicate such a practice from society.
5th June: World Environment Day
Out of all important days in June, this day is the one of the most importance to nature. World Environment Day is also known as Eco Day or Environment Day. This day is celebrated throughout the world to create awareness regarding the protection of the environment around us. The theme for World Environment Day 2020 was, ‘Time for Nature’.
7th June: World Food Safety Day
World Food Safety Day was started in 2019. The World Food Safety Day (WFSD) is celebrated to draw the attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. WHO, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pleased to facilitate Member States’ efforts to celebrate World Food Safety Day.
8th June: World Brain Tumour Day
‘The World Brain Tumour Day’ is observed on June 8 each year in order to draw people’s attention globally towards the disease of Brain Tumor. This day was first observed by the German Brain Tumour Association. It is a non-profit organisation which raises public awareness and educates people about the brain tumour.
8th June: World Oceans Day
Each year on 8th June World Oceans Day is celebrated to draw the attention of the people towards the oceans and aquatic life. It is a day to spread awareness towards the conservation of oceans and preventing it from water pollution.
12th June: World Day Against Child Labour
On 12th June, World Day Against Child Labour is observed to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. It was launched in the year 2002. The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization-sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour.
14th June: World Blood Donor Day
Every year on 14th June, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated. The event was established in 2004 to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products. This day also thanks and acknowledges the blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.
15th June: Global Wind Day
Global Wind Day is an event that is celebrated on 15th June worldwide. It is a day for discovering wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and growth.
15th June: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is commemorated in America and around the world. Through WEAAD, we raise awareness about the millions of older adults who experience elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.
17th June: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCDD) is celebrated on 17th June every year. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the presence of desertification and drought, highlighting methods of preventing desertification and recovering from drought
18th June: Autistic Pride Day
Autistic Pride Day, originally an Aspies for Freedom initiative is a pride celebration for autistic people held on June 18 each year. Autistic Pride Day recognizes the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society.
The aim of this day is to raise awareness amongst those who are not on the autistic spectrum disorder so they do not see autistic people as requiring treatment, but as unique individuals.
19th June: World Sickle Cell Awareness Day
Sickle Cell Disease affects the haemoglobin level in our body in a massive way, which leads to low oxygen in our body. In order to create awareness about this disease, ‘World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is celebrated each year on June 19.
19th June: World Sauntering Day
The ‘World Sauntering Day’ is also celebrated on June 19th across the globe to remind people that life is beyond worries, and one should enjoy it to the fullest.
20th June 2021: World Fathers’ Day
World Fathers’ Day is celebrated every year on the third Sunday in June. Father’s Day is a day of honouring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society.
20th June: World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day is celebrated each year on 20th June. It is commemorated to honor all refugees, raise awareness, and solicit support.
On 4 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 55/76 decided that from 2000 onwards, June 20th would be celebrated as World Refugee Day
21st June: World Music Day
‘World Music Day’ is celebrated on June 21. It is also known as Make Music Day. The Fête de la Musique, also known in English as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June. On Music Day the citizens of a city or country are allowed and urged to play music outside in their neighbourhoods or in public spaces and parks.
21st June: World Hydrography Day
The World Hydrography Day is celebrated on 21 June every year. This day was adopted by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) as an annual celebration to publicise the work of hydrographers and the importance of hydrography. It also increases awareness about the protection of safe navigation and marine life protection.
21st June: International Day of Yoga
The International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on 21 June 2015. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in India.
“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being.
23rd June: International Olympic Day
‘International Olympic Day’ is observed on June 23 to draw people’s focus on the significance of sports in regular life. The aim of International Olympic Day is to promote mass participation in sports. Based on the three pillars “move”, “learn” and “discover”, National Olympic Committees are deploying sports, cultural and educational activities that address everybody – regardless of age, gender, social background, or sporting ability.
23rd June: United Nations Public Service Day
The United Nations Public Service Day is celebrated on June 23 of every year.
UN Public Service Day celebrates the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlights the contribution of public service in the development process; recognizes the work of public servants, and encourages young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
23rd June: International Widows’ Day
On June 23 each year International Widows’ Day is observed in order to spread awareness about human rights for widows who unfortunately suffer a lot of backlash post the demise of their respective spouses.
26th June: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. It is observed annually on 26 June, since 1989. Drug abuse is one of the most serious health problems. Besides causing serious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis, it has several side effects that include economic loss, antisocial behaviour such as stealing, violence, crime, and other activities.
30th June: World Asteroid Day
‘The Asteroid Day’ is celebrated on June 30 every year. It is held on the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska event that took place on June 30, 1908, the most harmful known asteroid-related event on Earth in recent history. The United Nations has proclaimed it be observed globally on June 30 every year in its resolution.
Tricks to learn important days in June
1 parent purchased 1 litre of milk and gave it to 2 sex workers who came to visit Telengana on 2nd. All 3 went in bicycle to meet 4 innocent Children to plant 5 plants. Then, 7 people went to eat safe food which is good for 8 parts of the brain. Then, they went to 8 different places of oceans. There they found 12 children working and 14 people donating blood and 15 people abusing elders where speed of wind is 15km/s. 17th place which they visited was drought hit area. 19 people using sickle were working there along with 20 fathers. In a plain land, 21 people were performing yoga keeping music and 23 people practicing for Olympics. 23 widows along with 26 women fighting against their drug addict husband saw 30 asteroids.
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