Important Dates and Events in December for IAS

The Importance of GK and Current affairs in UPSC IAS examination is immense. It plays a crucial role in all the three phases of UPSC preparation-Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Here we are giving the important days of December and related information which is relevant to UPSC IAS Prelims Examination.

World AIDS Day

The World AIDS Day is observed on 1st December. The day was established by the World Health Organisation. The theme of World AIDS Day 2016 was ‘Hands up for HIV Prevention’. The day was first observed in 1988.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed on 3rd December. The day was designated by the United Nations. The theme of International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 was ‘Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want’. The day was first observed in 1992.

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day is observed on 5th December. The day is designated by the United Nations General Assembly. The theme of International Volunteer Day 2016 was ‘Global Applause – Give Volunteers a Hand’. The day was first observed in 1986.

World Soil Day

World Soil Day is observed on 5th December. The day was first observed by the International Union of Soil Sciences in 2002. Thereafter it was universally acknowledged by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013. The theme of World Soil Day 2016 was ‘Soil and Pulses, a Symbiosis for Life’.

International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on 9th December.  The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly. The theme of International Anti-Corruption Day 2016 was ‘United against corruption for development, peace, and security’. The day was first observed in 2003.

United Nations Human Rights Day

United Nations Human Rights Day is observed on 10th December. The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly. The theme of United Nations Human Rights Day 2016 was ‘Stand up for someone’s rights today!’

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