Wednesday, December 24, 2014

December - International and National Days

1 - World Aids Day
3 - World  Day Handicapped
4 - Navy Day India
5 - International Voluntary
7 - Armed Forces Flag Day India
10 - Human Rights Day, International Childrens Day of Broadcasting
11 Bukina Faso National Day
12 Kenya Independenec Day - Turkemenistan Day of Neutrality
14 - National Energy Conservation Day India
16 Bahrain Nat Day - Kazakhstan Independence Day
17 Bhutan National Day
18 Niger, Qatar, Minorities Rights Day (India)
22 - India - National Mathematics Day,
23 - Japan Royal Birthday, Kisan Divas (India)
24 - India - National Consumer Day,
25 - India - Good Governance Day,
31 -  Cuba Day of Liberation,  Haiti national Day, Samoa, Sudan

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

7 December - India Armed Forces Flag Day

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On Armed Forces Flag Day, flags of armed forces are bought by people to recognize the contribution of armed forces personnel to the society and in turn contribute to armed forces funds.

Donate to Army Central Welfare Fund

100% Income Tax Exemption under Section 80G

Army Central Welfare Fund

Monetary contributions to the Army may be made through Demand Draft in favour of “Army Central Welfare Fund” payable at New Delhi and forwarded to the under mentioned address :-

Director, Accounts Section
Ceremonials and Welfare Directorate
Adjutant Generals Branch
Room No 281-‘B’ (Accts Sec)
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
South Block, New Delhi – 110011

Alternatively, the amount can also be sent directly in the account of Army Central Welfare Fund under intimation to the above office as per the details of Bank Account given below :-

Name of Fund: Army Central Welfare Fund
Account No: 020500101007721
Type of Account: Saving
Bank: Corporation Bank
Branch: Chandni Chowk, Delhi - 110006
IFSC Code: CORP0000205

The contribution towards Army Central Welfare Fund is 100% exempted from income Tax vide clause (III HC) of Section 80-G of Income Tax Act 1961.

Donate to Airforce Wives Welfare Association

Donations Exempted under Income Tax Act 80 (G)

Information for Donors
Air Force Wives Welfare Association was formed on 28th Oct 1970 as a registered body to provide assistance to the families of deceased /disabled /retired /serving personnel of the Indian Air Force.
Registered Office
  Air Force Wives Welfare Association (Central)
Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan),
Rafi Marg,
New Delhi-110 011
Admin Office
  Air Force Wives Welfare Association (Central)
Santushti Shopping Complex,
New Wellington Camp,
Opp-Ashok-Samrat Hotel,
Race Course,
Aims and Objectives
The objects of the Association are as follows:
  To promote the welfare of the families of Officers, Airmen and NCs (E) of the IAF, whether deceased, retired or serving.
  To take steps to secure the welfare of all patients in Air Force Hospitals and of IAF patients in other hospitals, i.e. Army and Civil.
  To affiliate, amalgamate with and support any other society, association or trust having similar aims and objects.
  To carry out charitable, social, philanthropic, culture, educational and other activities for the benefits of the members and their families.
  To establish and manage alone or in cooperation with other Association/Organization; Hostels, Schools and such other Ventures/ establishments; primarily for the benefit for the members and their dependents.
  To create trusts and or other similar institutions to award scholarships, stipends and financial assistance for promotion of welfare activities.
  To raise fund by subscriptions, donations, collection, fetes etc. for any object consistent with the objects of the Association whether unconditional or subject to conditions of the trust.
  To invest Funds of the Association not immediately required for its purpose.
  To purchase, take on lease, hire or otherwise acquire and hold immovable or movable property for the Association and sell or otherwise dispose of the same.
  To erect, maintain, repair or improve any building for the purpose of the Association.
  To maintain, educational institutions, Vocational Training Institutes etc. for those entitled to benefit from the funds of the Association.
  To do all such other things as are incidental with or conducive to the above objects.
  To utilize income of the Association towards promotion of aims and objectives of Association.
The Association welcome any kind of donation in the form of cash or kind for the welfare of Air Force families & their dependents. The donation to this organization is exempted under Income Tax Act 80 (G). The cheque/draft should be drawn in favour of "Air Force Wives Welfare Association (Central)".

Indian Air Force Offical Website


Messages on the occasion of Flag Day from President, Prime Minister

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4 December Navy Day - India

Thursday, December 4, 2014

4 December - Navy Day India

4 December is celebrated as the Navy Day in India, to commemorate the start of Operation Trident during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The one-night attack the Indian Navy sank three vessels near the largest Pakistani port of Karachi. Operation Trident resulted in first use of anti ship missiles in the region.

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The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, the former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Union Minister for Defence, Shri Manohar Parrikar, the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley, the Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and other dignitaries during the 'At Home' reception, organised by the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R.K. Dhowan on the occasion of Navy Day, in New Delhi on December 04, 2014.
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Photos of Navy Day Display in Mumbai

Monday, November 24, 2014

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Afghanistan - Online Article Directory

Joined UNO: 19.11.1946

What is the size of Afghanistan?

The area of Afghanistan is 647,500 sq. km. (249,935 sq. mi.), which is slightly smaller than Texas.

What is the population?

The population is 29,863,000 (2005 est.). Since 1980, and especially during the Taliban regime, many Afghans took refuge abroad, mainly in Pakistan and Iran. Since 2001, Afghans are returning in record numbers every year.

What is the capital of Afghanistan?

Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan with a population of about 2,000,000.

Among the population, what are the major religious, ethnic, and linguistic groups?

Afghanistan has been for centuries a land of diverse peoples. Communities with separate religions, languages, and ethnic backgrounds have lived side-by-side. With a multitude of distinct ethnic groups, Afghanistan still remains a country of dynamic diversity.

The main ethnic groups are Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek, Turkmen, Aimaq, Baluch, Nuristani and Kizilbash.

Pashto and Dari are Afghanistan’s official languages. Afghanistan’s Constitution stipulates that all other languages are “official” in the areas in which they are spoken by a majority of the population. Dari is spoken by more than one-third of the population and Pashto is spoken throughout Kabul and eastern and southern Afghanistan. Many Afghans are mulch-lingual. Tajik and Turkic languages are spoken widely in the north. Smaller groups throughout the country also speak more than 70 other languages and numerous dialects.

Afghanistan is an Islamic country. An estimated 80% of the population is Sunni, following the Hanafi School of jurisprudence. The remainder of the population is predominantly Shi'a. In recent history, Afghanistan has been host to Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Sikh religious groups.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

World Television Day - 21 November

World Television Day - 21 November

About the Day

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day (through resolution 51/205 of 17 December 1996). This was done in recognition of the increasing impact television has on decision-making by alerting world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues, including economic and social issues.


Statements on the occasion of World Television Day
by Secretary General UN



What is you favorite Television Show This Year?

Popular English TV Shows

1. A Young Doctor's Notebook(Ovation)
2. Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
3. The Good Wife (CBS)
4. Gotham (Fox)
5. Sleepy Hollow (Fox)

Popular Hindi TV Shows

1 Diya Aur Baati Hum Star Plus
2 Saath Nibhana Saathiya Star Plus
3 Yeh Hai Mohabetein Star Plus
4 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Star Plus
5 Sasural Simar Ka Colors TV
6 Jodha Akbar Zee TV
7 Udaan Star Plus
8 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Sab TV
9 Kumkum Bhagya Zee TV
10 Ek Haseena Thi Star Plus

Viewers are being asked to share their favourite TV moments in celebration of World Television
Day – the United Nations led initiative backed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the
Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) and egta, the Brussels based association of
television and radio sales houses.

Broadcasters across Europe, Asia, Canada, USA and Australia have been invited to screen a 30
second video commissioned by the organizations in recognition of the crucial role TV plays to inform, educate and entertain. Numerous broadcasters have already confirmed that they will air the clip on  21st November across their networks or online portals.

The clip features entertainment, news, culture, sport and drama highlights and urges viewers to
nominate their best TV moment using the social media hash tags #WeloveTV and #WorldTVDay.
Contributions made to websites, Facebook and twitter will be collated by local broadcasters with the
potential to create a new clip called ‘You love TV.’

EBU president Jean-Paul Philippot says public service media television helps strengthen democracy
by ensuring that everyone – including those without political or economic influence – can access

“The EBU has 63 Active TV Members in 55 countries, operating 937 TV channels broadcasting in 69 languages with a potential audience of 1.02 billion people,” Mr Philippot said. “It gives a voice to those who would otherwise go unheard and by serving all sections of society; it promotes tolerance and understanding and facilitates debate around issues of national concern.”

egta President Franz Prenner says the initiative celebrates television’s everlasting audience appeal.
“Television viewing across most European countries is stable or increasing,” said Mr Prenner.
“Throughout the European Union, the average viewer tunes in for 236 minutes a day. The odd
fluctuation cannot mask the big picture that people love to consume quality content on multiple
screens, including OTT. TV is only beginning to embrace its golden age!”

Chairman of the ACT Board of Directors Magnus Brooke describes television as a ‘European success story’.“Television is the medium used

“Television is the medium used most by Europeans. 87 per cent watch TV content daily either on a
TV set or online," says Mr Brooke. “This enduring popularity is made possible thanks to commercial
channels’ investment in programme content. Our viewers demand the best news, sport, entertainment
and drama. Good quality doesn’t come cheap and 40 per cent of commercial TV revenue is
reinvested in TV content. This investment is rewarded in consumers’ trust. Although information today  is everywhere, television remains the most trusted platform for news in Europe and beyond.”
Regional Information Centre Deputy Director Caroline Petit says

“TV’s power lies in its ability to foster democracy, to encourage freedom of speech, to contribute to
innovation, to mobilise and to support cultural diversity,” Ms Petit said. “By alerting world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security, TV has the potential to help sharpen the understanding of  some major global topics.”

See for more details and quotations of famous persons on TV.

Television - History and More - Playlist



Changes in News Reporting

Monday, November 17, 2014

November - National Days of Countries and International Days

1 Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda
3 Dominicia, Panama
4 Tonga
8 - World Urbanism Day (World Town Planning Day)
9 Cambodia, Legal Services Day (India)
11 Angola
14 - Children's Day - India, World Diabetes Day,
16 - International Day for Tolerance
17 - World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, International Students Day, India National Epilepsy Day
18 Latvia, Oman, Sappers Day
19 Monaco, World Toilet Day, International Mens Day, Citizens Day
20 - Universal Chidren's Day
21 - World Television Day, World Hello Day
22 Lebanon
28 Albania, Mauritania
29 International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
30  Barbados

Saturday, November 8, 2014

International Project Management Day (IPM day) - First Thursday of November

Worldwide recognition of the many project managers and project teams in every industry including non profit organizations and health care who contribute their time, energy, creativity, innovation, and countless hours to deliver products, services, facilities, and provide emergency and disaster recovery services in every city and community around the world.

The international project management day is intended to encourage project based organizations worldwide or organizations who utilize project management methodologies to schedule some type of recognition event within their organizations or coordinated locally with others to truly demonstrate appreciation for the achievements of project managers and their teams.

It was first celebrated in 2004.

IPM Day is always the first Thursday in November.

The continuing theme for International Project Management Day is “The Power of the Profession”

2014: Nov. 6th

For 2014 The theme is “Connecting the world through Project Management” -  Project managers are behind most of the things we enjoy in life and project management is often considered to be a universal language. Project managers around the world are encouraged to connect with other project managers and share ideas, lesson learned, and create a more interactive community. Project managers share “Connectic-Energy” and their ability to lead , manage and innovate are the key to the future.

At NITIE, India, a full day event was organized. Prof M. Korgaonker, Former Head, SJMSOM, IIT Bombay was present on the occassion.

2015: Nov. 5th

For 2015 the Theme will be Sustainability – Managing projects that will protect our environment and educate people about the importance of managing earths resources.

2016: Nov. 3rd

2017: Nov. 2nd

2018: Nov. 1st

2019: Nov. 7th

2020: Nov. 5th

2021: Nov. 4th

2022: Nov. 3rd

2023: Nov. 2nd

2024: Nov. 7th

Sunday, September 14, 2014

14 September - Hindi Day - Hindi Diwas in India

Watch Hit Hindi Films of Your Choice on Hindi Day - Hit and Super Hit Hindi Film YouTube Videos Collection

Hindi was declared official language unanimously by the Constitutional Assembly on 14th September, 1949. Since then, every year, 14th September is celebrated as Hindi Day in all Central Government Offices situated in India and abroad.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Programmers' Day - 13 September - 12 in case of Leap Year



Programming has been defined as the science of developing software on an electronic platform to achieve a desired goal.

For 2014, 13 September is the Programers' Day

Achievements of Programmers and Software Developers for the last one year (2013-2014)

Innovation Awards by Siemens Software AG in 2013

Categories - Awardees and Other Finalists

Innovation:  US Bank, Maccabi Healthcare Services
Partner Innovation: Amdocs,  Infosys
Digital Transformation: Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) in South Africa, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Companies
Process Excellence:  DB Netz AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, (runs Germany’s modern railway system),. Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
IT/Business Alignment: Distributed Online Request System (DORS) Discovery Communications, Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG
Customer Service: Nielsen
Productivity: Retailer Relationship Solution Electrolux,  William Hill
ROI: Phillips System to Calculate ROI of IT, Suncor

Programming Languages and Software Development News

For 2012, 12th September is the Programmers' Day

256th day of the year was being celebrated as Programmers' Day.

In normal years it will be 13th September. In Leap year it will be 12th September.

For 2011, it is 13 September.

Best wishes to all programmers. All Googlers and All Knol project members. Thank you.


Many Remember and Celebrate Programmer's Day
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7 January is International Programmers' Day

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

29 August - International Day against Nuclear Tests

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About the Day

Since nuclear weapons testing began in the mid-twentieth century, with the first test on 16 July 1945, nearly 2,000 have taken place. There has been little consideration of the devastating effects of testing on human life, let alone the understanding of nuclear fallout from atmospheric tests.

On 2 December 2009, the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 29 August the International Day against Nuclear Tests by unanimously adopting resolution 64/35. The resolution calls for increasing awareness and education “about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.” The resolution was initiated by the Republic of Kazakhstan, together with a large number of sponsors and cosponsors with a view to commemorate the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site on 29 August 1991.The Day is meant to galvanize the United Nations, Member States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, youth networks and the media to inform, educate and advocate the necessity of banning nuclear weapon tests as a valuable step towards achieving a safer world.

2010 marked the inaugural commemoration of the International Day against Nuclear Tests. Each year, since then, the day has been observed by coordinating various activities throughout the world, such as symposia, conferences, exhibits, competitions, publications, instruction in academic institutions, media broadcasts and others

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August - National Days of Countries

25 - Uruguay Independence Day
27 - Moldova National Day
30 - Kazakhstan Constitution Day
31 - Kyrgyzstan Independence Day,   Malaysia National Day, Trinidad & Tobago Independence Day

September - National Days of Countries

1 -  Libya, Slovekia, Uzbekistan
2 - Vietnam
3 - San Marino
6 - Swaziland
7 - Brazil
8 - Andoraa, FYROMacek
9 - Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Tajikistan
15- Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicarugua
16 - Mexico, Papua New Guinea, St. Christopher & Nevis
18 - Chile
19 - St. Christopher & Nevis
21 - Armenia, Belize, Malta
22 - Mali
23 - Saudi Arabia
24 - Guinea Bissau
30 -  Botswana Day

30 August - International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

About the Day

On 21 December 2010, by its resolution 65/209 the UN General Assembly expressed its deep concern, in particular, by the increase in enforced or involuntary disappearances in various regions of the world, including arrest, detention and abduction, when these are part of or amount to enforced disappearances, and by the growing number of reports concerning harassment, ill-treatment and intimidation of witnesses of disappearances or relatives of persons who have disappeared.

By the same resolution the Assembly welcomed the adoption of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, and decided to declare 30 August the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, to be observed beginning in 2011.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friendship Day - Telugu - First Sunday of August

మిత్రులందరికి స్నేహితుల దినోత్సవ శుభాకాంక్షలు!

మిత్రులందరికీ ఫ్రెండ్ షిప్ డే శుభాకాంక్షలు.
మిత్రులందరికీ శుభొదయం ...


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Friendship Day - Hindi - दोस्ती दिन First Sunday August

दोस्ती दिन , दोस्ती का  दिन

दोस्ती का दिन

आज अगस्त माह का पहला रविवार है याने फ्रेन्डशिप डे…या मित्रता दिवस… या दोस्ती का दिन

एक  कविता अपने सभी दोस्तों के लिए..उनका अनमोल साथ मांगने के लिए .

दोस्त…तुम साथ दोगे ना ?

Dosti - Hindi wikipedia page


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Friday, July 18, 2014

Nelson Mandela International Day - 18 July

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Each individual has the ability to do good for the world.

Make a difference to the world because you lived.

What is Nelson Mandela Day?




Nelson Mandela Day Toolkit - UNO Site

Google highlighted the day with a Doodle and some quotes of Nelson Mandela

15 Nelson Mandela Quotes - USAToday

Thursday, June 19, 2014

July -International/World Days and National Days of Countries

1 Canada, Burundi, Somalia
3 Belarus
4 United States Independence Day
5 Cape verde, Venezuela
6 Comoros, Malawi
10 Bahamas
11 Mongolia
12 Kiribati
13 Montenegro
14 France Bastille Day
15 Brunei Royal Birthday
17 Iraq
20 Colombia
21 Belgium
23 Egypt
26 Liberia Independence day ,   Maldives
28 Peru
30  Morocco Accession Day, Vanuatu Independence Day
31 Benin, Switzerland

USA - Independence Day - 4th July

USA - Independence Day - 4th July

USA - Independence Day - 4th July

God Bless America


Fourth of July is Independence Day of USA.

Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
It's a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, and a reason to fly the American flag.
Facts and History - US Governement Website


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Friday, June 6, 2014

USA - National Donut Day - First Friday, June

National Doughnut Day is a 76-year-old tradition that was first launched by the Salvation Army to commemorate World War I volunteers and is now held on the first Friday in June. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

World Music Day - June 21 - Programmes

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World Music Day 2014 - Programmes

33th edition - When music comes across the energy of the inhabitants:
this year Fête de la Musique celebrates urban music
The original excitement, creative and festive, which mixes cultures and walks through the streets of the world, sometimes, like hip-hop, was a conterculture.

Today, joining the large traditional marching bands, bandas or batucadas, sometimes tinted with sounds due to the explosion of electronic music, urban music is undeniably a major cultural and artistic phenomenon accessible to everyone.







World Music Day 2012 - Programmes






on Thursday, June 21, 2012 4:00 pm to Friday, June 22, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Location: Blueberry Hill, Verna, Goa


Hari Hara Kala Bhavan

Alliance Française of Hyderabad in association with
Hyderabad Western Music Foundation &
Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad

World Music Day 2011 - Programmes

Palo Alto
10 June 2011, Free Music Concert
In Five cities

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Programmes in India 2011

A special evening of unique performances organised by the Nagaland based Rattle And Hum Music Society at Chowdiah Hall in Bangalore.

North East Zone Cultural Zone (NEZCC) organized a programme. The organizers said that they are trying  to give a platform to home grown musicians. The concert was unveiled with performance by veteran sitarist from Assam Hem Hazarika and his son Subhankar.  NE Express from Delhi, Snow White from Shillong, and Abiogenisis, and Alice In Wonderland from Nagaland are the other bands that performed on the occasion.

Programmes in India 2010


Celebration of World Music Day Concert at G D Birla Sabhagar

Venue : G.D. Birla Sabhagar, 29, Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Ballygunge Phanri, South , Kolkata
Event Schedule : 21-06-2010

Kolkata has more programmes.

At, Alliance Francaise Auditorium and Max Mueller Bhavan french films related to Music were screened on 19th June.


La Fête de la Musique Concert
Alliance Française de Pune at Max Mueller Bhavan
14/3-B, Boat Club Road, Pune 411001, India
Tel +91 20 26161042,      +91 20 26164945

Monday, June 2, 2014

World Thyroid Day - 25 May

World Thyroid Day was established in 2008 as part of a campaign led by the European Thyroid Association ( and the American Thyroid Association ( to emphasize the prevalence of thyroid diseases, to focus on the urgent need for education and prevention programs and to increase awareness of new treatment modalities.

Asia-Oceania Thyroid Association (

2013 ETA Guideline for Managing Subclinical Hypothyroidism


The American Thyroid Association, in cooperation with its sister associations the world over, supports World Thyroid Day, May 25, 2010, marking it as a day to promote awareness and understanding of thyroid health and the advances made in treating thyroid diseases.

World Environment Day - 5th June

World Environment Day - 5th June

World Environment Day - 5th June

Celebration of World Environment Day on 5 June 2014 Theme for the Year 2014

"Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level"



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About World Environment Day 

World Environment Day (WED) was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

Commemorated yearly on 5 June, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. The day's agenda is to:

Give a human face to environmental issues;
Empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development;
Promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues;
Advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.


World Environment Day - 5 June 2014

"Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level"

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Green Economy Does it include YOU

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World Environment Day - 5 June 2011

Theme for the Year 2011 - Forests: Nature At Your Service


Environment Day 2011 - Theme Video


Forests cover one third of the earth’s land mass, performing vital functions and services around the world which make our planet alive with possibilities.   They play a key role in our battle against climate change, releasing oxygen into the atmosphere while storing carbon dioxide.

Forests feed our rivers and are essential to supplying the water for nearly 50% of our largest cities.  They create and maintain soil fertility; they help to regulate the often devastating impact of storms, floods and fires.

Forests also provide shelter, jobs, security and cultural relevance for forest-dependent populations.  They are the green lungs of the earth, vital to the survival of people everywhere -- all seven billion of us.

Forests embody so much of what is good and strong in our lives. Yet despite all of these priceless ecological, economic, social and health benefits, we are destroying the very forests we need to live and breathe.

Global deforestation continues at an alarming rate -- every year, 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed.  That’s equal to the size of Portugal.  Economists around the world have proven that by not integrating the values of forests into their budgets, countries and businesses are paying a high price.  One that ultimately impoverishes us all as harm to our forest life-support system continues each and every single day.

Conserving forests and expanding them need to be recognized as a business opportunity.  When we add it up, an investment of US$30 billion fighting deforestation and degradation could provide a return of US$2.5 trillion in new products and services.

The services forests provide are essentially to every aspect of our quality of life. And the answer to sustainable forest management, moving towards a green economy, lies in our hands.


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2011 UNEP Champions of the Earth Awards


Host Country of 2011



Minister for Environment, India - Address


NDTV India's Greenathon 24 hours program on NDTV Profit

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World Environment Day - 5 June 2011 A to Z

Adopt as many eco-friendly lifestyle choices as you can and make them habits.
Bring a cloth bag to do all you’re shopping.
Choose public transport.
Conserve energy. Turn off the lights to brighten our environment.


Google Knol and Knol Authors - Conscious of Environment Issues

Knol Author Foundation Writing Contest
Environment is a topic in the contest. All requested to submit articles/knols to the contest.

New Knols on Environment

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World Environment Day - 5 June 2010

The theme of WED 2010 is “Many Species. One Planet. One Future.” It echoes the urgent call to conserve the diversity of life on our planet.  A world without biodiversity is a very bleak prospect. Millions of people and millions of species all share the same planet, and only together can we enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.
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Advertisement by Companies in Various Papers of India on 5 June 2010

1. Garnier: A Bottle That Takes Cares of the Environment  Take Care Garnier
2. The city of Lavasa is celebrating World Environment Day . Like it does every day. 
3. Doing our bit for the planet. 23 Kilometres per litre at time. Indigo e-CS
4. It will be green   - Nerolac Paints


The Economic Times organized a roundtable discussion on - "A Sustainable Tomorrow: An Imperative for High Performance Nation" in association with Accenture in Mumbai and published the summary of the discussion in the Economic Times dated 4.6.2010.

Mr. Ramakrishan Mukundan, MD, Tata Chemicals, Arjun Balakrishnan, Directory, Operations & Planning, Panasonic India, Dr. Prodipto Ghosh of TERI (Member of PM's Council on Climate Change) and Rajesh Sennik, Head Strategy Solutions, Accenture participated in the discussion.

The proceedings will aired on TV on 5th June 2010 at 6:30 pm and on 6th June at 5 pm on ET NOW .

I heard the proceedings on the TV yesterday. I have to post the important points made in the discussion.

The Chief Sustainability Officer reporting to CEO has to evolve. Every CXO reporting to the CEO points out the fact that the issue is on the CEO agenda and CEO has set up an organization for managing the issue. Managing the issue involves setting the objectives and goals in that area, and planning programs and activities, and all the activities required to achieve the plans.


Maharashtra State Government announced and awarded Vasundhara Awards on June 5, 2010

First Prize: Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation
Second Prize: Thane Municipal Corporation
Third Prize: Nashik Municipal Corporation


World Environment Day - 5 June 2009

The theme for WED 2009 is 'Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change'. It reflects the urgency for nations to agree on a new deal at the crucial climate convention meeting in Copenhagen some 180 days later in the year, and the links with overcoming poverty and improved management of forests.

This year’s host is Mexico.  .

Mexico is also a leading partner in UNEP's Billion Tree Campaign. The country, with the support of its President and people, has spearheaded the pledging and planting of some 25 per cent of the trees under the campaign. Accounting for around 1.5 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, the country is demonstrating its commitment to climate change on several fronts.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon states that the WED celebration will “further underline Mexico's determination to manage natural resources and deal with the most demanding challenge of the 21st century – climate change.”

Environmental Performance Index (EPI) for various countries 

(Report Released in 2010)
Environmental Performance Index (EPI) for various countries  is  produced by a team of environmental experts at Yale University and Columbia University. The exercise was started in 2006. 2010 study is is the third edition of the EPI, which has been revisited biannually.

2010 report was released  at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2010 on 28th January. The EPI ranks 163 countries on their performance across 25 metrics aggregated into ten categories. The categories include environmental health, air quality, water resource management, biodiversity and habitat, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and climate change.

Iceland’s is ranked at number one due to its top-notch performance in environmental public health, controlling greenhouse gas emissions, and reforestation. Other top performers include Switzerland, Costa Rica, Sweden, and Norway – all of which have made substantial investments in environmental infrastructure, pollution control, and policies designed to move toward long-term sustainability.
Occupying the bottom five positions are Togo, Angola, Mauritania, the Central African Republic, and Sierra Leone – impoverished countries that lack basic environmental amenities and policy capacity.
The United States places 61st in the 2010 EPI, with strong results on some issues, such as provision of safe drinking water and forest sustainability, and weak performance on other issues including greenhouse gas emissions and several aspects of local air pollution. This ranking puts the United States significantly behind other industrialized nations like the United Kingdom (14th), Germany (17th), and Japan (20th). Over 20 members of the European Union outrank the United States. The 2010 EPI is based  on data from before 2009.
Of the new rapidly  industrialized nations, China and India rank 121st and 123rd respectively. However, Brazil and Russia rank 62nd and 69th, suggesting that the level of development is just one of many factors affecting placement in the rankings. India and China can do better in environmental policy and programs.
The 2010 EPI report provides a detailed analysis for each country, showing its performance on each of the 25 basic indicators, the ten core policy categories, and the two over-arching objectives of environmental public health and ecosystem vitality. The report also provide comparison among similar countries. In the comparisons,  each nation is benchmarked against others that are similarly situated with groupings based on geographic regions, level of development, trading blocs, and demographic characteristics. These peer group rankings make it easy to highlight leaders and laggards on an issue-by-issue basis and to identify “best practices.”

Analysis of the policy drivers underlying the 2010 rankings suggests that income is a major determinant of environmental success. At every level of development, however, some countries achieve results that exceed what would be anticipated, demonstrating that policy choices also affect performance. For example, Chile, where substantial investments in environmental protection have been made, ranks 16th, while its neighbor, Argentina, which has done much less to improve its pollution control and natural resource management, lags in 70th place. Regulatory rigor, the rule of law and good governance, and the absence of corruption also show strong correlations with high EPI scores.
 “The 2010 EPI shows the potential for a much more analytically rigorous approach to environmental decisionmaking, but substantial investments in indicators that are systematically tracked and transparently displayed will be needed.” The Environmental Performance Index builds on the best data available with indicators drawn from international organizations, such as the World Bank, the UN Development Programme, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, as well as research groups such as the World Resources Institute and the University of British Columbia. But many of these data sets are based on reporting by national governments that is not subject to any external review or verification. There are serious data gaps, that limit the ability to measure performance on a number of important issues. Incomplete data resulted in the exclusion of dozens of countries from the 2010 EPI. “High-quality data combined with appropriate statistical analysis can certainly help policymakers identify problems and trends, hone preferred policy approaches, and more effectively leverage public investments in environmental protection,” said Jay Emerson, professor of statistics at Yale and one of the leaders of the 2010 EPI effort.
The full report can be downloaded from The ranking of the countries is also available on the main page.
Main Report (8.6 MB)
Ranking charts (275.8 KB)
Country profiles (33.3 MB)

Messages by World Leaders - WED 2009


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World Environment Day 2009

The economic and financial turmoil sweeping the globe is a true wake-up call, sounding an alarm about the need to improve upon old patterns of growth and make a transition to a new era of greener, cleaner development.  The theme of this year’s World Environment Day ‑‑ “Your planet needs you” ‑‑ is meant to inspire all of us to do our part.

The Earth faces the grave threat of climate change.  While all countries will suffer, the poor will bear the brunt of the impact.  But we also have an opportunity to change course.  Crucial climate change talks will take place in Copenhagen in December.  Together, we must press Governments to “Seal the Deal” for a new climate agreement.

The world also needs a “Green New Deal” focused on investing in renewable sources of energy, eco-friendly infrastructure and energy efficiency.  This will not only create jobs and spur recovery but also help tackle global warming.  If we invest even part of the substantial new economic stimulus packages in the green economy, we can turn today’s crisis into tomorrow’s sustainable growth. Moreover, countries that make the transition to a low-carbon society will reap more than significant environmental benefits; they will be well placed to share their new technology with others.

But our planet needs more than just action by Governments and corporations; it needs each of us.  Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose we can make a tremendous difference.

On this World Environment Day, I encourage all people to take concrete steps towards making the planet greener and cleaner.  Switch off the lights.  Take public transportation.  Recycle.  Plant a tree.  Clean up your local park.  Hold corporations responsible for their environmental practices.  And urge your Government representatives to seal the deal in Copenhagen.


Messages by Academicians
Our dependence on carbon-based energy has caused a significant build-up of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. We know that climate change is happening, and we know that the GHGs we emit are the cause. The environmental, economic and political implications of global warming are profound.  The economic and financial slowdown faced by the globe today, is sounding an alarm about the need to make a transition to a new era of greener and cleaner development.  The world needs to focus on investing in renewable sources of energy; eco-friendly infrastructure and energy efficiency that will help tackle global warming. 
Our planet needs more than just action by Governments and corporations; it needs each of us.  Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose we can make a tremendous difference. The theme of this year’s World Environment Day ‑‑ “Your planet needs you. UNite to combat climate change”-- is meant to inspire all of us to do our part. Whether you are an individual, an organization, a business or a government, there are many steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint.  It is message we all must take to heart. While governments can provide a framework for sustainable development that preserves the ecological capital of the world, each and every one of us can contribute to the preservation of our environment.
World Environment Day is an occasion for us to realize that we are all permanently connected to the World Wide Web of Life. Let us strive to understand it and to respect it. Our future depends on it.
Neelima S Naik
Professor and Group Coordinator
ISE Group, NITIE, Mumbai

Celebration Programmes



On the 5th of June 2009 Scouts will join in the annual celebrations of World Environment Day, participating in environmental education activities, tree planting projects and community celebrations throughout the world.
Scouts are an official partner with the United Nations Environment Programme to celebrate this day, with Luc Panissod, Secretary General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, calling on our members to share their activities with the UNEP World Environment Day website.
"World Scouting calls all young people, Scouts and non-Scouts, to engage with UNEP on the occasion of World Environment Day. Raising awareness on climate change and working towards achieving better living conditions has increased Scouting's commitment to addressing environmental issues. Youth empowerment is an integral part of World Scouting policy to invite young people to become agents of change," Mr Panissod said.

Kiama group's launch of Kiama Future Care  marks World Environment Day
A non-political, not-for-profit environment group is being launched in Kiama today to mark World Environment Day.
The Mayor of Kiama, Sandra McCarthy, will officially launch Kiama Future Care at the Sebel Harbourside.


Canada is celebrating Canadian Environment Week during May 31 - June 6, 2009.

Some of the measures it is advocating to citizens:

  • Change at least one light bulb to a compact fluorescent. Those qualified to ENERGY STAR® use about a quarter as much electricity as a conventional light bulb to produce the same amount of light. Compact fluorescents cost a bit more than incandescents, but they last up to ten times longer. 

  • Turn off your computer when you're not using it. A home computer, monitor, and printer can use up to 200 watts of electricity. At both work and home, set your monitor to go into "sleep" mode if it is idle for more than 5 minutes, and your computer to do the same after 15.

  • Carry a cloth bag or keep one in your car.   Avoid traditional plastic bags in favour of reusable totes.  Most plastic bags wind up in landfill sites, where they can take up to a thousand years to biodegrade.  A cloth tote is durable, easy to carry and much more eco-friendly!


A green fashion of children was held on 2nd on the occasion of upcoming WED

To coincide with World Environment Day Zhou Shengxian, minister of environmental protection, announced he is leading his 200-odd staff into all-out warfare, including a publicity plan to promote green modernization



Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India is organizing various functions on the occasion of World Environment Day 2009.

Shri Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Environment and Forests (Independent charge ) will preside over the function. Dr Ashok Khosla, Chairman, Development Alternatives and President, IUCN and Club of Rome will deliever key-note address. 

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has organized a function where the President of India will give awards for conservation and preservation of Environment ,Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskars, Young environmentalist of the year award- 2009 on this occasion. This environmental hero has been selected by National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) from the class 8th to 12th who often go unrecognized after competitions. The Prize recognize individual for sustain and significant affords to protect and Hanes environment 

The Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraksar (IGPP) will be also given to individual and to organizations. This award is given in recognition to those who had made major impact of environment this year, IGPP award will be given for the year 2006 and 2007.The ministry has awarded 35 IGPP awards since 1987. 

New discoveries of flora and fauna recorded during the year 2008 will be released tomorrow.The scientists of Botanical Survey of India and other institutions discovered 3 genera, 108 Species 48 sub species, 12 verities, and 1 forma and new to science and 24 spices and 3 verities as new records for Indian flora.. Scientists at Zoological Survey of India discovered 37 new species and 9 new records from India, Nepal and Shri Lanka. These books are Plant Discoveries- 2008 and Animal Discoveries -2008. 

To encourage original writing in Hindi on environmental subject, the ministry gives 4 annual awards since 1987. The first, the second, and the third winners are given Rs. 31000 and 25000 and Rs 20000 respectively. One consolation award is also given with Rs 15000. The awardees also get citation. 

NMNH will also celebrate 31st foundation day along with World Environment Day. NMNH organizes programmes to sensitization of young minds towards environmental issues and concern through out the year. . NMNH also organizes a month long programmes during summer vacation for children and regular workshop and school teachers. A Poster giving message to protect environment will be distributed. 

Today also the papers had some news on Environment.

The Economic Times had a new item regarding the report of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on GlobalTrends in Sustainable Energy Investment, 2009. According to the report, global investment in clean energy witnessed a four fold increase in 2008 compared to 2004. $155 billion was invested in 2008 and developing countries share was $36.6 billion.
The Times of India in their supplement Times Property carried an article on retrofitting old buildings to improve their energy consumption. They gave the example of retrofitting of Empire State Building in New York.
Empire State Building was recently retrofitted. The modification is expected to reduce energy consumption up to 38 percent.


Russian nature lovers and environmentalists mark the World Environment Day.
Russia’s Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology, Yuri Trutnev, confirmed that some progress has been made over the past years in the field of environmental protection: the government approved amendments to the environmental legislation and tightened measures against ecological violations.
According to  The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the major threats the Russian environment is facing nowadays: global climate change, low ecological consciousness and poor environmental management.


Green Street Challenge

Residents of York, UK will be given the opportunity make their Street the Greenest in the city in a new campaign launched on World Environment Day – Friday 5 June 2009.

The York Green Street Challenge is a joint project between the City of York Council, York Environment Partnership and Stockholm Environment Institute's (SEI) office at the at the University of York.

For more information, contact SEI York researcher and Green Street challenge coordinator, Dr Gary Haq,


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P V Ariel - 06 Jun 2010
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P V Ariel - 06 Jun 2010
Dear Brother Ariel

Thank you for the comment, understanding and support.

I have no problems and issues to mention any author's knols. Especially when those knols are meant for pointing out many knols.

The point is that I cannot keep working on these knols. As we said in Knol Author News as well as Trending Knols we are looking for authors to come forward and include their knol links in relevant places. I am burdened already with the work on knol and I am still continuing it somehow as withdrawing at this stage is not right. Once I see that many new active authors have appeared and knol platform is declared to be out of danger, I shall take full rest for two to three months. I am complaining of fatigue but keeping my output still at the same pace.

Narayana Rao - 06 Jun 2010

Linking to knols...

Dear NRao,

I miss an Indian Knol in here? Maybe my eyes are getting bad and I didn't see it?

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Gust MEES - 06 Jun 2010
Dear Gust,
I appreciate your concern and I very well noted it too,
I could very well imagine and sense the reason behind Mr. Rao purposely avoided that knol's mention here. To tell you the truth Mr.Rao, Mr. Gust, I have no worries, even without mentioning here, that knol got its due mention and appreciation it deserved for, Many well known authors of knol made note of it and encouraged me a lot in creating such a knol I ones again express my heartfelt thanks to each one of them who supported me in creating such a knol, A special thanks to dear Gust for its design and look.

Rao Saaheb,
Let me repeat I have no worries on your attitude towards this knol I can very well understand the dilemma you are going thru behind. No prob, Take care. Keep helping the newbies here.
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P V Ariel - 06 Jun 2010
Dear NRao,

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Gust MEES - 05 Jun 2010
Dear NRao,

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BTW: I still miss the link in Your knol???

Some explications for people (our readers) who don't know the abbreviations:

BTW means "By The Way"... and is a "reminder" ;-)

AS Knol Author's we write for our readers (not for ourself), so why fore those explications...

Best regards,
Gust MEES - 05 Jun 2010

Thank you for the quick response.

You have to search
Narayana Rao - 05 Jun 2010
Thank you for pointing it out.

Knol Community needs many more active knollers like you.

I am trying to encourage new knol authors to interact with other authors through comments right from the moment they write their first knol. I am stressing the role of social media in promoting a knol in the early days of its posting. Search engines can take it up only after some days have passed.
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