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Important Days in May 2016

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

Important Days

May 1 2016
Remember DayInternational Workers’ Day
PurposeTo pay tribute to workers’ sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights all over the world.
ThemeCelebrating the international labour movement.
May 3 2016
Remember DayWorld Press Freedom Day
PurposeTo mark the international community that freedom of the press and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights.
OrganizationUN, UNESCO
ThemeAccess to Information and Fundamental Freedoms – This Is Your Right.
Remember DayWorld Asthma Day (First Tuesday in May)
PurposeTo improve asthma awareness and care around the world
Theme‘Reduce The Burden Of Asthma’
May 5 2016
Remember DayInternational Midwives Day
PurposeTo commemorate and increase the awareness about the contribution of the midwives towards the patients all over the world.
Theme“ Women and Newborns- The Heart of Midwifery”
May 8 2016
Remember DayMother’s Day
PurposeTo show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide.
Remember DayWorld Red Cross day
PurposeAnniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant (born 8 May 1828), the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Theme“Together for Humanity”.
May 10 2016
Remember DayWorld Migratory Bird Day
PurposeTo highlight the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats
Theme Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory
May 11 2016
Remember DayNational Technology Day
PurposeThe anniversary of first of the five tests of Operation Shakti (Pokhran-II) nuclear test which was held on 11 May 1998 in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
ThemeTechnology enablers of Startup India
May 12 2016
Remember DayInternational Nurses Day
PurposeThe anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth
ThemeNurses: A Force for Change- Improving Health Systems’ Resilience
May 15 2016
Remember DayInternational Day of Families
PurposeAn opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families
Theme Families, healthy lives and sustainable future.
May 16 2016
Remember Day National Dengue Day
Purpose To mark the toll the deadly disease has been taking in terms of lives and to reaffirm nationwide efforts to tackle the scourge by using both education and medical intervention.
Organization GOI
May 17 2016
Remember DayWorld Telecommunication and Information Society Day
PurposeTo mark the anniversary of the signature of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865
ThemeInformation and Communication Technology(ICT) entrepreneurship for social impact
Remember DayThe International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
PurposeTo raise awareness of Laws affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender violations and generate interest in the rights
Remember DayWorld Hypertension Day
PurposeTo increase the awareness of hypertension
ThemeKnow your Numbers for the year
May 18 2016
Remember DayWorld AIDS Vaccine Day
PurposeTo promoting the continued urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS.
Remember DayInternational Museum Day
PurposeTo provides the opportunity for museum professionals to meet the public and alert them as to the challenges that museums face.
OrganizationICOM, UN
ThemeMuseums and Cultural Landscapes
May 20 2016
Remember DayWorld Metrology Day
PurposeTo promote the importance of measurement.
OrganizationBIPM and OIML
ThemeMeasurements in a Dynamic World.
May 21 2016
Remember DayInternational Buddha Poornima Diwas 2016/UN Day of Vesak
PurposeTo commemorate the Buddha Birthday on the auspicious full moon day of the Monday.
Remember DayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
PurposeTo provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity
May 21 2016
Remember DayAnti-Terrorism Day
Purpose25th Death Anniversary of former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi
May 22 2016
Remember DayInternational Day for Biological Diversity
PurposeFor the promotion of biodiversity issues.
ThemeMainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods.
May 23 2016
Remember DayInternational day to end obstetric fistula
PurposeTo promotes action towards treating and preventing obstetric fistula, a condition that affects many girls and women in developing countries.
OrganizationUN, UNFPA
ThemeEnd fistula within a generation.
Remember DayWorld Turtle Day
PurposeTo bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive
May 25 2016
Remember DayInternational Missing Children’s Day
PurposeTo encourage everyone to think about children who remain missing and to spread a message of hope.
OrganizationICMEC and NCMEC
May 29 2016
Remember Day International Day of UN Peacekeepers
Purpose To pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication, and courage and to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace
Organization UN
Theme “Honouring Our Heroes”
May 31 2016
Remember Day World No Tobacco Day
Purpose To draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects.
Organization WHO
Theme Get ready for plain packaging