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Important Days in August 2016

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We collected the important days in August 2016 and provided in a table Format. We hope, it will help you in Competitive exams!!!

Important Days

August 1 to 7 2016

Remember Day World Breast Feeeding week
Purpose To support women to combine breastfeeding and work
Organization WABA, WHO and UNICEF
Theme on raising awareness of the links between breastfeeding and the Sustainable Development Goals

August 6 2016

Remember Day

Hiroshima Day & Anti Nuclear Day

Purpose To marks the day when world’s first atom bomb dropped over the city of Hiroshima.
Organization Japan

August 7 2016

Remember Day Handloom Day
Purpose To commemorate the celebration of aesthetics and indigenous talent.
Organization India

August 8 2016

Remember Day Quit India Movement
Purpose 74th anniversary of Quit India Movement, which was launched by the father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
Organization India

August 9 2016

Remember Day International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
Purpose To promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.
Organization UN
Theme Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Education
Remember Day Nagasaki Day
Purpose To remember the day when Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki
Organization Japan

August 10 2016

Remember Day World Bio-Fuel Day
Purpose To create awareness about non fossil-fuels (Green Fuels).
Organization NGOs

August 11 2016

Remember Day National Daughter’s Day
Purpose To celebrate women’s contribution to family
Organization India

August 12 2016

Remember Day International Youth Day
Purpose To promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to the globe
Organization UN
Theme The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production
Remember Day World Elephant Day
Purpose To create awareness of the urgent plight of African and Asian elephants.
Organization Elephant Reintroduction Foundation

August 13 2016

Remember Day Organ Donation Day
Purpose To motivate normal human beings to donate the organs
Organization India

August 14 2016

Remember Day Pakistan’s Independence Day
Organization Pakistan

August 15 2016

Remember Day India’s Independence Day
Organization India

August 19 2016

Remember Day World Photography Day
Purpose To celebrate the 177-year-old journey of photography since 2010
Remember Day World Humanitarian Day
Purpose To recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes and honors the workers who made promotion of the humanitarian cause.
Organization UN
Theme One Humanity

August 20 2016

Remember Day Sadbahavana Divas or Harmony Day
Purpose To commemorate the 72nd birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister of India named Rajiv Gandhi.
Organization India
Remember Day World Mosquito Day
Purpose A commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’s discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans

August 23 2016

Remember Day International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
Purpose To memorialize the transatlantic slave trade.
Organization UNESCO

August 29 2016

Remember Day International Day against Nuclear Tests
Purpose To commemorate the decision by Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev to shut the Semipalatinsk Test Site down on August 29, 1991.
Organization UN
Remember Day National Sports Day
Purpose To marks the birthday of the hockey player Dhyan Chand
Organization India

August 30 2016

Remember Day International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Purpose To draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives
Organization UN
Remember Day Small Industry Day
Purpose To present requirements to industry representatives for weapons or vehicles.
Organization India