Current Affairs - Important Days/Weeks

25 January: National Voters’ Day

On 25th January 2022, India celebrated 12th National Voters’ Day to encourage the country’s voters to participate in the electoral process.

  • Since 2011, National Voters’ Day has been celebrated on January 25 every year, all across the country to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission of India, i.e. 25th January 1950.

25 January: National Tourism Day

National Tourism Day is celebrated on January 25 every year across the country.

  • This day is observed by the government to encourage tourism and explain the essential role of tourism in the growth of the country.

23 January: Parakram Diwas

On 23 January 2022, India celebrated 2nd edition of Parakram Diwas.

  • Last year the Union Government declared to celebrate 23 January – the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as ‘Parakram Diwas’.

24 January: National Girl Child Day

National Girl Child Day is celebrated in the country on January 24 every year.


  • It aims towards promoting awareness about the rights of the girl child and to increase awareness on the importance of girl education, and their health and nutrition and also to promote the girls position in the society to make their living better among the society.

19 January: Kokborok Day

On 19 January 2022 Tripura observed 44th Kokborok Day, also known as the Tripuri Language Day.

  • The day commemorates the initial recognition of Kokborok as the official language in 1979.

19 January: NDRF Raising Day

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) celebrates its Raising Day every year on January 19, since it came into existence on January 19, 2006. This year it was the 17th observation.

  • NDRF is a specialized force under the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), constituted under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

16 January: National Startup Day

To boost India's growing startup ecosystem, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared January 16 as National Startup Day.

15 January: Indian Army Day

  • Army Day in India is celebrated on 15 January every year in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Francis Roy Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949.
  • Army Day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the country and its citizens.

12 January: National Youth Day

  • January 12, the birth anniversary of India's greatest philosopher and spiritual leader, Swami Vivekananda is observed as National Youth Day.
  • This year, to mark his birth anniversary, the 25th National Youth Festival is being organized in Puducherry.
  • The National Youth Festival aims to shape minds of India's youth and transform them into a united force for nation-building

9 January: Pravasi Bhartiya Divas

  • The Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated to mark the contribution of the Indians residing abroad in the development of the land of their origin.
  • January 9 was chosen to celebrate PBD as Mahatma Gandhi had returned to India from South Africa, on this day in 1915.

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