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Important Days in October 2016

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

Important Days

Oct 1 2016

Remember Day International Day of Older Persons
Purpose To drawing attention to and challenging negative stereotypes and misconceptions about older persons and ageing.
Organization  UN
Theme Take A Stand Against Ageism
Remember Day World Vegetarian Day
Purpose To brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health, and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle
Organization International Vegetarian Union

Oct 2 2016

Remember Day International Day of Non-Violence
Purpose To mark the 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
Organization UN, GOI

Oct 3 2016

Remember Day World Habitat Day (First Monday of October)
Purpose To reflect on the state of our cities and towns and the basic human right to adequate shelter.
Organization UN
Theme Housing at the Centre

Oct 4 2016

Remember Day World Animal Day
Purpose To raising the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.

Oct 4 to 10 2016

Remember Day World Space Week
Purpose To recognition of two important dates in space history the launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, on October 4, 1957; and the signing of the Outer Space Treaty on October 10, 1967.
Organization World Space Week Association (WSWA)
Theme Remote sensing – Enabling Our Future

Oct 5 2016

Remember Day World Teachers Day
Purpose To commemorates teacher organizations worldwide.
Organization UN, UNSECO
Theme Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status

Oct 7 2016

Remember Day World Smile Day(First Friday of October)
Purpose To bring a smile of the faces of people around the world

Oct 8 2016

Remember Day 84th Air Force Day
Purpose To increase the awareness about the importance of Indian air force

Oct 9 2016

Remember Day World Post day
Purpose To commemorating the date for the establishment of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland.
Organization UN, UPU
Theme Innovation, Integration and Inclusion

Oct 10 2016

Remember Day World Day Against the Death Penalty
Purpose To raising awareness around the application of the death penalty for terrorism-related offences, to reduce its use.
Organization UN
Theme Terrorism
Remember Day World Mental Health Day
Purpose To bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples’ life worldwide
Organization World Federation for Mental Health, WHO
Theme Dignity in Mental Health – Psychological & Mental Health First Aid for All.

Oct 11 2016

Remember Day International Day of the Girl Child
Purpose To supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender
Organization UN
Theme Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress : A Global Girl Data Movement

Oct 13 2016

Remember Day World Sight Day
Purpose To focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment
Organization Sight First Campaign of Lions Club International Foundation & WHO
Theme Stronger Together
Remember Day International Day for Disaster Reduction
Purpose To promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.
Organization UNISDR
Theme Live To Tell : Raising Awareness, Reducing Mortality

Oct 14 2016

Remember Day International standards day
Purpose To increase awareness of the role that standards play in the global economy.
Organization IEC, ISO and ITU
Theme Standards Build Trust

Oct 15 2016

Remember Day International Day of Rural Women
Purpose To recognizes rural women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide.
Organization UN
Theme Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too
Remember Day World Student’s Day
Purpose To mark the importance of India’s former President and great scientist APJ Abdul Kalam
Organization UN

Oct 15-21 2016

Remember Day Safe Motherhood’ Week
Purpose To bring down the ‘Mother Mortality Rate’ ‘MMR’ and ‘Infant Mortality Rate’ or ‘IMR’.
Organization Uttar Pradesh

Oct 16 2016

Remember Day World Food Day
Purpose To heighten public awareness about the interconnection of agriculture, food security and world hunger
Organization UN, Food and Agriculture Organization
Theme Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.

Oct 17 2016

Remember Day International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Purpose To promotes people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries.
Organization UN
Theme Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation : Ending poverty in all its forms.

Oct 20 2016

Remember Day World Statistics Day
Purpose To recognize the achievements the global statistics systems at both national and international levels
Organization United Nations Statistical Commission
Theme Better Data, Better Lives
Remember Day World Osteoporosis Day
Purpose To raise global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.
Organization IOF
Theme Love Your Bones – Protect your Future

Oct 21 2016

Remember Day Police Commemoration Day
Purpose To honors the memory of Indian police personnel killed by Chinese soldiers in 1959.
Organization GOI

Oct 24 2016

Remember Day United Nations Day
Purpose To highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Organization UN
Theme Freedom First
Remember Day World Development Information Day
Purpose To draw attention of worldwide public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.
Organization UN
Remember Day World Polio Day
Purpose To commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, the developer of a vaccine against polio.
Organization WHO
Remember Day 55th raising day of Indo Tibetan Border Police
Organization ITBP

Oct 27 2016

Remember Day World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Purpose To raise of awareness of the significance of and preservation risks recorded sound and audiovisual documents
Organization UNESCO
Theme It’s Your Story – Don’t Lose It

Oct 28 2016

Remember Day National Ayurveda Day
Purpose To marks birth date of Lord Dhanvantari, which occurs before two days before Diwali on Dhanteras
Organization GOI
Theme Ayurveda for Prevention and Control of Diabetes.

Oct 29 2016

Remember Day International Internet Day
Purpose To remember the event of the sending of the first message, first electronic message which was transferred from one computer to another in 1969
Remember Day World Stroke Day
Purpose To raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors
Organization WSO
Theme  Face the Facts : Stroke is Treatable with the tagline of Livescan improve with better awareness, access, and action.

Oct 31 2016

Remember Day Rashtriya Ekta Diwas(National Unity Day)
Purpose To commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Organization GOI
Theme Integration of India
Remember Day World Savings Day or World Thrift Day
Purpose To promote the savings all over the World.
Organization International Savings Bank Congress
Theme Grabbing Hold of Your Financial Future
Remember Day World Cities Day
Purpose To promote international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries
Organization UN
Theme Inclusive Cities, Shared Development

Oct 31 to Nov 5 2016

Remember Day Vigilance Awareness week
Purpose To promote probity in public life and to achieve a corruption free society
Organization Central Vigilance Commission, GOI
Theme Public participation in promoting integrity and eradicating Corruption