Important Dates and Days of January

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Today here we are going to share a List of Important National and International days and dates for SSC and Other Competitive Exams. Usually, 2-3 questions from this list can be seen in every competitive exam making it a very important topic for those students who are honestly preparing for the competitive exams.



World Braille Day
World Braille Day is annually celebrated on January 4, the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille. The day recognizes the contributions of Louis Braille in helping blind and visually impaired people to read and write.
International Typing Day
World Typing Day is an annual event that falls on 8 January in Malaysia. It is organized to promote speed, accuracy and efficiency in written communication among the public.
Non-Resident Indian Day
NRI Day is a celebratory day observed annually on 9 January by the Republic of India to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9 January 1915.
National Youth Day
National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of India declared the day as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.
Army Day
It is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Lieutenant General K. M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949. Army Day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the country and the people living in it.
National girl child
It is celebrated every year on 24th of January as a national observance day for the girl child. This celebration was started to offer more supports and new opportunities to the girls in the country. It is celebrated to increase the awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by the girl child in the society.
National Voters' Day
Government of India has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as 'National Voters' Day' the significance of this day is to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process.
Republic Day
Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950
International Customs Day
Annually held on January 26, International Customs Day (ICD) recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It focuses on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
It is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish people, 200,000 Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.
Data Privacy and Protection Day
It is an international holiday that occurs every 28 January. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices.
Martyr’s day
30 January is the date observed at the national level. The date was chosen as it marks the assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1948, by Nathuram Godse.
World Leprosy Day
World Leprosy Day is observed internationally on January 30 or its nearest Sunday to increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen's disease.

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