India celebrated its 77th Independence Day on 15 August 2023 alike each year across India to honor the bravery and spirit of the freedom fighters who fought to secure the country's independence. Midnapore is notable for its contribution in the history of Indian freedom movement since it has produced many martyrs.
There is hardly any family that exists in present society that has not lost at least one member in cancer. Yet we are barely aware of the alarming fact that Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 12 million deaths in 2022, or nearly one in five deaths. Neither are we informed about the real facts of Cancer. Hence World Cancer Day is held every 4 February which is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) with the noble aim of raising worldwide awareness, reducing stigma, improving education, encouraging it’s prevention, detection and treatment and furthermore catalysing personal, collective and government action.
World Engineers’ Day is celebrated on 4th March by UNESCO but in India, Engineers’ Day is celebrated on 15th September every year to show our gratitude to Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, an Indian Civil Engineer on his birth anniversary. This day is also celebrated in , Sri Lanka and Tanzania in his memory.
India has commissioned its first indigenously-built aircraft carrier, Vikrant, at a ceremony in the southern state of Kerala. The BBC's Jugal Purohit took a tour of the vessel ahead of its induction into the Indian navy.