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Important Days in August:
6 August: Hiroshima Day & Anti Nuclear Day
- To marks the day when world’s first atom bomb dropped over the city of Hiroshima.
7 August: National Handloom Day
- Last year: 1st Handloom day was celebrated, by Modi.
- Why 7 August: Date 7 August was chosen as it was on this day in 1905 that the Swadeshi Movement was formally launched, at a mass-meeting in the Town hall of Calcutta.
8 August: Quit India Movement Day
- 74th anniversary of Quit India Movement, which was launched by the father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
9 August: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
- To promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.
11 August National Daughter’s Day
- To celebrate women’s contribution to family
12 August: International Youth Day
- To promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to the globe
13 August: Organ Donation Day
- To motivate normal human beings to donate the organs
19 August: World Humanitarian Day
- To pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to mobilize people to advocate for a more humane world.
20 August: World Mosquito Day
- Why August 20: It marks the historic discovery by British doctor Sir Ronald Ross in 1897 that female Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.
29 August: International Day Against Nuclear Tests
- The International Day against Nuclear Tests was instituted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by unanimously adopting resolution 64/35 on 2 December 2009.
- The resolution was initiated by the Kazakhstan with support of large number of sponsors and cosponsors with a view to commemorate the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site on 29 August 1991.
29th August: National Sports Day
- Why 29 August: On this day, the legendary hockey player was born on 29 August 1905 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.