During the first week of October we celebrate Older Persons Week and on October 1 it is the International Day of Older Persons. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year as a special day for older persons worldwide. On December 14, 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated October 1 the International Day of Older Persons. The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991.
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The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007.
Parents play a vital role in the lives of children. From the day we are born, parents are our protectors, teachers, mentors, well-wishers, providers and role models. Every year, the 21st of August is observed as Senior Citizens Day across the world, including India. The day is an opportunity to acknowledge the significant contribution, sacrifices, and dedication of elder persons, and to ensure that we are doing our best to give something back to older men and women.
A century old photos of Calcutta from British Raj found in a shoe box.
A size-nine Peter Lord shoe box full of 178 photographs capturing life in India at least a century ago had been discovered in the archives of Scotland’s national collections in 2012. The plate-glass negatives were found inside a shoe box by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) in Edinburgh. The negatives, believed to be dating back to 1912, were found in a fragile condition and were wrapped in copies of the Statesman newspaper dating from 1914, the RCAHMS said in a statement.
List of laureates of Indian citizen, birth and origin, connections.
The Nobel Prizes are prizes awarded annually to individuals and organizations who make outstanding contributions in the fields of chemistry, physics, physiology or medicine, literature, peace, and economics (established in 1968). From 1913 to 2014, only eight Indians (citizen, birth and origin) have won the Nobel Prize.
Renowned child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi wins Nobel Peace Prize.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” The winners this year were selected from a list of 278 nominees, the highest number of candidates ever.
MOM spacecraft successfully enters Martian Orbit on September 24, 2014.
Celebrate patriotism by changing your display pictures to Independence Day themes.
Spirit of patriotism is always in our hearts as we love our country. But those on the social media, especially youngsters, are suddenly feeling patriotic as the 68th Independence Day of the nation approaches. In keeping with the annual tradition, they are changing their display pictures to Tricolor or Independence Day themes to celebrate the national day.
There is no violation of the flag code to have the tricolor as profile photo on the social media.
Over the last couple of days, debate rages on social media about how display of Indian national flag as one’s profile photo violates the code of the flag. However, the legal fraternity and the experts of Constitution claim that you need not worry about having the Indian national flag as your profile photo on social media to show your pride and patriotism on the occasion.