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29 September: World Heart Day

  • World Heart Day is observed on 29 September to increase public awareness of cardiovascular diseases, their prevention and their global impact.
  • The theme of World Heart Day 2021 is “Use Heart to Connect”.
  • CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world's leading cause of death claiming 18.6 million lives each year.

29 September: International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

  • International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste is observed to promote and implement global efforts to resolve the issue of food wastage.
  • The theme for 2021 is “Stop Food Loss and waste, for the people, for the panet”.
  • The main objective of this day is to take steps towards responsible consumption and production as well as zero hunger, along with working towards addressing the problem of climate change through sustainable food habits.

28 September: World Rabies Day

The World Rabies Day is observed annually on 28th September to raise awareness about the impact of rabies on humans and animals.

  • The day marks the death anniversary of the French chemist and microbiologist, Louis Pasteur, who developed the first rabies vaccine.
  • Rabies is a fatal but preventable viral disease. It can spread to people and pets if they are bitten or scratched by a rabid animal.

Sojat Mehndi from Rajasthan gets GI Tag

Sojat Mehndi from Rajasthan has received the geographical indication (GI) tag.

  • Sojat Mehndi originates from mehndi leaves grown in Sojat. It is fully naturally cultivated by rainwater for getting high lawsone content in mehndi leaves.

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (SSB) for Science and Technology 2021

  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize for Science & Technology was announced by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on 26th September 2021.
  • Every year, CSIR presents this award to scientists below 45 years of age for their contributions in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, medicine, engineering and earth, atmosphere, ocean and planetary sciences.
  • The 2021 SSB winner list did not feature any woman scientist.

Adriatic Sea

  • Recently, Croatian scientists have issued a public appeal for the protection of the Adriatic Sea, stressing that this is a precondition for the sustainable development of the society.
  • The scientists claim that the changes are irreversible, from the increase in the temperature of the Adriatic Sea, the increase in levels and salinity to the appearance of storm waves.
  • The scientists claim that various non-domicile, thermophilic species of fish, algae, bacteria and gelatinous organisms are increasingly appearing in the Adriatic.

27th September: World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day is observed every year on September 27 to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Statutes of the Organization in 1970, paving the way for the establishment of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

  • The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is a United Nations’ agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
  • In 2021 the theme of WTD is “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”.

26th September: World Rivers Day 2021

The World Rivers Day is celebrated every year on the “Fourth Sunday of September”.

  • The theme for World Rivers Day 2021 is “Waterways in our communities”.
  • The day was recognised by the United Nations in 2005 upon the proposal initiated by internationally renowned river advocate, Mark Angelo.

25 September: Antyodaya Divas

  • Antyodaya Diwas is observed to mark the birth anniversary of Indian politician and thinker Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
  • The day has been officially celebrated since 2015.

Kailash Satyarthi appointed as SDG Advocate

  • Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate.
  • Along with Satyarthi, STEM activist Valentina Munoz Rabanal, Microsoft President Brad Smith and K-pop superstars BLACKPINK were also appointed as new SDG Advocates.

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