Important Dates and Events in May for IAS

The Latest current affairs and GK is an essential part of UPSC IAS Exam. To deal with the General Studies Paper I for UPSC Prelims Exam, aspirants should be thorough with latest Current affairs and GK. This makes a significant portion of Prelims examination. Newspaper like The Hindu, Indian Express and magazines like Kurukshetra, Yojana and other current affairs magazines are the chief sources for latest current affairs and GK for UPSC IAS Exam.

World Asthma Day

2nd May 2017

The World Asthma Day is observed on 2nd of May every year. The day was designated by Global Initiative for Asthma. The theme for World Asthma Day 2017 was ‘Asthma: Better Air, Better Breathing’.


World Press Freedom Day

3rd May 2017

World Press Freedom Day is observed on 3rd of May. The World Press Freedom Day was designated by UN General Assembly and first observed in 1994. It was first observed in 1994. The theme for World Press Freedom Day was ‘Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies’.


World Red Cross and Crescent Day

8th May 2017

World Red Cross and Crescent Day designated by International Committee of the Red Cross. 8th May is the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, who is the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross. He is the first recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. The day was first observed in 1948. The theme World Red Cross and Crescent Day 2017 was ‘Everywhere for Everyone’.


International Day of Vesak

10th May 2017

The Full Moon day of May every year is observed as International Day of Vesak. The day is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world. The day was designated by United Nations General Assembly. The day was first observed in 2000.


World Migratory Bird Day

10th May 2017

The World Migratory Bird Day is observed on 10th May. The day is designated by African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA). The day was first observed in 2006. The theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2017 was ‘Their future is our future’. The International Migratory Bird Day started in 1993, is observed in US, Central America, Mexico, and Canada.


International Day of Families

15th May 2017

International Day of Families is observed on 15th May 2017. The day is designated by World Federation of Haemophilia. The theme of International Day of Families was ‘Families, education, and well-being’. The day was first observed in 1990.


World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

17th May 2017

The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is observed on 17th May. The day was designated by United Nations General Assembly. The theme of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2017 is ‘Big Data for Big Impact’. The day was first observed in 2007.


International Day for Biological Diversity

22nd May 2017

International Day for Biological Diversity is observed on 22nd May. The day was designated by UN General Assembly. The theme of International Day for Biological Diversity 2017 is ‘Biodiversity & Sustainable Tourism’. The day was first observed in 2001.


World No Tobacco Day

31st May 2017

World No Tobacco Day is observed on 31st May 2017. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco – a threat to development.” The day was designated by World Health Organisation (WHO). The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 was ‘A peace-building Commonwealth’.


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