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

Oct 2 2016

Remember DayInternational Day of Non-Violence
Purpose To mark the 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
OrganizationUN, GOI

Oct 3 2016

Remember DayWorld 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.
ThemeHousing at the Centre

Oct 4 2016

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

Oct 4 to 10 2016

Remember DayWorld 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.
OrganizationWorld Space Week Association (WSWA)
ThemeRemote sensing – Enabling Our Future

Oct 5 2016

Remember DayWorld Teachers Day
Purpose To commemorates teacher organizations worldwide.
OrganizationUN, UNSECO
ThemeValuing Teachers, Improving their Status

Oct 7 2016

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

Oct 8 2016

Remember Day84th Air Force Day
Purpose To increase the awareness about the importance of Indian air force

Oct 9 2016

Remember DayWorld Post day
Purpose To commemorating the date for the establishment of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland.
OrganizationUN, UPU
ThemeInnovation, Integration and Inclusion

Oct 10 2016

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

Oct 11 2016

Remember DayInternational 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
ThemeGirls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress : A Global Girl Data Movement

Oct 13 2016

Remember DayWorld Sight Day
Purpose To focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment
OrganizationSight First Campaign of Lions Club International Foundation & WHO
ThemeStronger Together
Remember DayInternational Day for Disaster Reduction
Purpose To promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.
ThemeLive To Tell : Raising Awareness, Reducing Mortality

Oct 14 2016

Remember DayInternational standards day
Purpose To increase awareness of the role that standards play in the global economy.
OrganizationIEC, ISO and ITU
ThemeStandards Build Trust

Oct 15 2016

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

Oct 15-21 2016

Remember DaySafe Motherhood’ Week
Purpose To bring down the ‘Mother Mortality Rate’ ‘MMR’ and ‘Infant Mortality Rate’ or ‘IMR’.
OrganizationUttar Pradesh

Oct 16 2016

Remember DayWorld Food Day
Purpose To heighten public awareness about the interconnection of agriculture, food security and world hunger
OrganizationUN, Food and Agriculture Organization
ThemeClimate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.

Oct 17 2016

Remember DayInternational 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.
ThemeMoving from humiliation and exclusion to participation : Ending poverty in all its forms.

Oct 20 2016

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

Oct 21 2016

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

Oct 24 2016

Remember DayUnited Nations Day
Purpose To highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
ThemeFreedom First
Remember DayWorld Development Information Day
Purpose To draw attention of worldwide public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.
Remember DayWorld Polio Day
Purpose To commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, the developer of a vaccine against polio.
Remember Day55th raising day of Indo Tibetan Border Police

Oct 27 2016

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

Oct 28 2016

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

Oct 29 2016

Remember DayInternational 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 DayWorld Stroke Day
Purpose To raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors
Theme Face the Facts : Stroke is Treatable with the tagline of Livescan improve with better awareness, access, and action.

Oct 31 2016

Remember DayRashtriya Ekta Diwas(National Unity Day)
Purpose To commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
ThemeIntegration of India
Remember DayWorld Savings Day or World Thrift Day
Purpose To promote the savings all over the World.
OrganizationInternational Savings Bank Congress
ThemeGrabbing Hold of Your Financial Future
Remember DayWorld Cities Day
Purpose To promote international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries
ThemeInclusive Cities, Shared Development

Oct 31 to Nov 5 2016

Remember DayVigilance Awareness week
Purpose To promote probity in public life and to achieve a corruption free society
OrganizationCentral Vigilance Commission, GOI
ThemePublic participation in promoting integrity and eradicating Corruption