Important Dates & Festivities - Current Affairs for May, 2015

Important Dates & Festivities Current Affairs for May, 2015

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▼ West Bengal celebrates 116thbirth anniversary of poet Kazi Nazrul Islam   [05-17-15]

Ms. Mamata Banerjee will present Nazrul awards to eminent personalities of different fields. The day is also being observed at Churulia in Burdwan District, the birth place of the poet.

▼ 109thBirth anniversary of Sukhdev observed on 15thMay 2015   [05-14-15]

Shaheed Sukhdev was the close associate of Bhagat Singh and Rajguru. The trio laid down their lives for the freedom of the country. Punjab government has organised a state level function in the memory of Sukhdev at Ludhiana.

▼ AIADMK supremo Jayalalitha becomes CM for fifth time   [05-14-15]

The National Technology Day is held every year on May 11 to celebrate India's achievements in science and technology and also commemorates the successful carrying out of nuclear tests at Pokhran.

▼ National Florence Nightingale awards conferred on 35 nursing professionals   [05-14-15]

The Health Ministry had instituted the awards in 1973 as a mark of recognition for the meritorious services of nurses.

▼ International Nurses Day observed on May 12th   [05-14-15]

The IND theme for 2015 is Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective. Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing, was born on 12th May, 1820 and hence this day is celebrated as International Nurses Day all over the world.

▼ World Asthma Day observed on 5thMay   [05-13-15]

The theme for this year is You can control your Asthma. According to the World Health Organisation, WHO there are 235 million people currently suffering from asthma around the world. India has an estimated 15-20 million asthmatics and 15 percent of them die every year.

▼ Maharashtra Day observed on 1stMay   [05-13-15]

Maharashtra Day, commonly known as Maharashtra Diwas. Maharashtra is commemorating the formation of the state of Maharashtra from the division of the Bombay State on 1 May 1960.

▼ International Workers Day observed on 1stMay   [05-13-15]

International Workers' Day, also known as Labour Day in some places, is a celebration of laborers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labor movement, anarchists, socialists, and communists and occurs every year on May Day.