List of Important Days & Dates

By Naveen Singh|Updated : March 24th, 2022

General Awareness is the most important and interesting section for Defence Exams. In GK, 5-7 questions are asked from the static awareness.

Today we will discuss one of the major topics of static awareness which is asked in the exam i.e Important Dates & Days. 


List of Important Days 




4 January

World Braille day

9 January

NRI day / Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

10 January

World Hindi Day

12 January

National youth day

15 January

Army Day

24 January

National girl child day

25 January

National Voters Day

26 January

International Customs Day

26 January

69th Republic Day

27 January

International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

28 January

World Leprosy Day


2 February

World Wetlands Day 

4 February

World Cancer Day

6 February

International day of Zero Tolerance to female genital mutilation

11 February

International day Women and girls in Science

12 February

National Productivity Day

13 February

World Radio Day

20 February

World Day of Social Justice

21 February

International Mother language day

22 February

World Thinking day

28 February

National Science Day


1 March

World Civil Defence Day

3 March

World Wildlife Day

3 March

World Hearing Day

8 March

International Women’s Day

8 March

World Kidney Day

12 March

Commonwealth Day

15 March

World Consumer Rights Day

16 March

World Sleep Day        

20 March

International Day of Happiness

20 March

World Sparrow day

21 March

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March

International Day of Forests

21 March

World Down Syndrome Day

21 March

World Poetry Day

22 March

World Water Day

23 March

World Meteorological Day

24 March

World Tuberculosis Day

25 March

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

27 March

World Theatre Day 2018


2 April

World Autism Awareness Day

4 April

National Day for Mine Awareness and assistance in Mine action

5 April

National Maritime Day

7 April

World Health Day

10 April

World Homeopathy Day

11 April

National Safe Motherhood Day

11 April

National Pet Day

17 April

World Hemophilia Day

18 April

World Heritage Day

19 April

World Liver Day

21 April

Civil Services Day

22 April

World Earth Day

23 April

World Book and Copyright Day

24 April

National Panchayati Raj Day

25 April

World Malaria Day

26 April

World Intellectual Property Day

28 April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

28 April

World Veterinary Day

30 April

Ayushman Bharat Diwas


1 May

International Labour Day

1 May

World Asthma Day

3 May

World Press Freedom Day

8 May

World Red Cross Day

11 May

National Technology Day

12 May

International Nurses Day

15 May

International Day of Families

17 May

world hypertension day

17 May

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia         

17 May

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

18 May

International Museum Day

22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity

29 May

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

31 May

Anti-Tobacco Day


3 June

World Bicycle Day

5 June

World Environment Day

8 June

World Oceans Day

12 June

World Day Against Child Labour

13 June

International Albinism Awareness Day

14 June

World Blood Donors

15 June

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

17 June

World Day to Combat Desertification

20 June

World Refugee Day

21 June

International Day of Yoga

23 June

United Nations Public Service Day

25 June

Day of the Seafarer

26 June

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

29 June

National Statistics Day


1 July

National Doctors’ Day

7 July

International Day of Cooperatives

11 July

World Population Day

17 July

World Day for International Justice

28 July

World Hepatitis Day

30 July

World Day against Trafficking in Persons


9 August

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

12 August

International Youth Day

19 August

World Humanitarian Day

21 August

World senior citizen day


2 September

World Coconut Day

8 September

World Literacy Day

15 September

International Day of Democracy

16 September

International Day for Preservation

21 September

International Day of Peace

21 September

World Alzheimer’s Day

23 September

International Day of Sign Languages

27 September

World Maritime Day

27 September

World TOURISM day

28 September

World Rabies Day

29 September

World Heart Day

30 September

International Translation Day


1 October

International Day of Older Persons

5 October

World Teacher's Day

9 October

World Post Day

10 October

World Mental Health Day

11 October

International Day of the Girl Child

13 October

International Day for Disaster Reduction

14 October

International Standards Day

15 October

International Day of Rural Women

16 October

World Food Day

17 October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

20 October

World Osteoporosis Day

24 October

United Nations Day

24 October

World Polio Day

27 October

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

31 October

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day)


5 November

World tsunami day

7 November

National Cancer Awareness Day

9 November

Legal Services Day

14 November

Children’s Day; Diabetes Day

17 November

National Epilepsy Day

20 November

Africa Industrialization Day

21 November

World Television Day

29 November

International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People


1 December

World AIDS Day

2 December

National Pollution Control

3 December

World Day of the Handicapped

4 December

Indian Navy Day

7 December

Indian Armed Forces Flag Day

10 December

Human Rights Day; IntI. Children’s Day of Broadcasting

11 December

International Mountain Day

14 December

World Energy Conservation Day

16 December

Vijay Diwas

18 DecemberMinorities Rights Day (India)
22 DecemberNational Mathematics Day
23 DecemberKisan Divas (Farmer’s Day) (India)
24 DecemberNational Consumers Day
25 DecemberChristmas Day

Below is a PDF in both English & Hindi:

List of Important Days (English PDF)

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