Important Days in October 2020: National & International

Important Days in October 2020: National & International 

“Important days of the months” is the topic which becomes the part of each and every competitive exam. One or two questions is definitely asked from Important Days in every exam whether it is Bank, SSC or Railway. In this article we are providing you with a List of Important Days in October 2020. This “Important Days in October 2020” article will be helpful for all the SSC, Railways and Bank candidates.

Dates
Day
Importance
1 October International Day of the Older Persons International Day of Older Persons is celebrated to acknowledge and appreciate contributions made by older people in society. The United Nations General Assembly has selected on October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons on 14 December 1990.
1 October International Coffee Day October 1 also celebrates one of the most popular beverages in the world – coffee is celebrated by stating the day as International Coffee Day. This year in 2020, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) is calling on coffee lovers around the world to pledge their support for a fair, living income for coffee farmers.
1 October World Vegetarian Day October 1 is celebrated as the World Vegetarian Day. It is celebrated to highlight the advantages of being vegetarian and to show the meatless life can also be a very delicious life.
2 October Gandhi Jayanti October 2 is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti and is a national holiday. It is the day when Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, fondly known as Mahatma Gandhi was born. People celebrate the day by offering prayers, performing commemorative ceremonies, and giving tributes to the Father of the Nation.
3 October German Unity Day (First Saturday of October) Another one of the most important days in October is German Unity Day. In the year 1990, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Democratic Republic of Germany united to create one single federal in Germany. In the memory of this day, October 3 is celebrated as German Unity Day.
4 October World Animal Welfare Day October 4 is celebrated as World Animal Welfare Day. For the celebration of this day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilizing it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.
5 October World Teacher’s Day October 5 is celebrated in order to show appreciation towards teachers. The day is observed globally but is not a public holiday is not declared. In 1994, World Teacher’s Day was celebrated for the first time.
8 October Indian Air Force Day October 8 is celebrated as the Indian Air Force day. On this day in the year 1932, the force had participated in many wars and missions. Hence the day is celebrated as the anniversary. Every year IAF plans the day in advance. In 2020, according to the Indian Air Force Modernization Plan of 2020 Challenges for Regional Air Forces will be defining its vision in the wake of the ‘Arun Singh Task Force on Management of Defence’.
9 October World Post Day or World Post Office Day World Post Day is celebrated each year on October 9 as the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. In 1969, the UPU Congress held in Tokyo declared the day as World Post Day. Since then, countries across the world would include in the annual celebrations.
10 October World Mental Health Day (Second Saturday of October) October 10 is the second Saturday of 2020 and will be celebrated as the World Mental Health Day. The objective of this day is to spread awareness about mental health issues and taking efforts in supporting those. It also emphasizes on what more needs to be done to make sure that talking mental health does not remain a taboo in society.
11 October International Day of the Girl Child October 11 has been marked as the International Day of the Girl Child. The day highlight and address the women empowerment and the needs and challenges that girl face including the fulfilment of their rights.
13 October World Calamity Control Day (UN) or UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction The International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is globally observed on October 13. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is marked to raise the profile of disaster risk reduction.
14 October World Standards Day One of the special days in October is 14, the members of IEC, ISO and ITU of the International Standards Association celebrate World Standards Day. They pay the tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide. These experts here have to develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards.
15 October Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day The day was established in 2002 in the United States and Canada on October 15 in order to honour, celebrate, and remember babies who have passed away due to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, and other causes of infant loss.
15 October Global Handwashing Day October 15 is Global Handwashing Day. The day is dedicated to increasing awareness about hygiene. The day is to make people understand the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
15 October World White Cane Day The National Federation of the Blind celebrates White Cane Awareness Day every year on October 15. According to the NFB President Mark A. Riccobono, White Cane Awareness Day is a way of emphasizing the critical role that the white cane plays in living the lives we want and informing the public about its true significance.
15 October World Students’ Day World Students’ Day is a celebration of diversity, multiculturalism and cooperation among students across the world. Students display and celebrate their acts of social responsibility and have gatherings on campus.
16 October World Food Day World Food Day is annually celebrated on October 16 commemorate the founding of the United Nations’ (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). A World Food Day official symbol consists of three abstract human figures distributing, harvesting and sharing food.
17 October International Poverty Eradication Day October 17 is marked as the International Poverty Eradication Day. According to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, one of the keys to ending child poverty is addressing poverty in the household, from which it often stems.
23 October Mole Day National Mole Day recognizes a special number in chemistry. We’ll eliminate any visions of a burrowing creature celebration immediately. Chemists and chemistry students mark the occasion each year on October 23.
24 October United Nations Day October 24 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. The United Nations officially came into being after the signatory documents which includes the five permanent members of the Security Council.
24 October World Development Information Day The General Assembly in 1972 established World Development Information Day to draw the attention of the world to development problems. Hence October 24 is marked as World Development Information Day.
30 October World Thrift Day World Thrift Day is celebrated on October 31 every year.  It was a day “devoted to the promotion of savings all over the world”.
31 October Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or the National Unity Day that is celebrated on October 31 in India. The day is the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. During the time of India’s independence, Patel played a key role in convincing several princely states to align with the Indian Union.

 

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