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August 1 2017
Remember Day
: Non-cooperation movement Day
Purpose :The non-cooperation movement was a decisive step in the independence movement
Organization: GOI

August 1-7 2017
Remember Day
: World breastfeeding week
Purpose :To promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life
Theme : “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together”.
Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO)

August 6 2017
Remember Day
: Hiroshima Day
Purpose :The US dropped an atomic bomb called “Little Boy” on Hiroshima on this day
Theme: “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together”. Organization: Japan Government

August 7 2017
Remember Day
: National Handloom Day
Purpose :To encourage people to use hand-made loom in the country and ‘Swadeshi Movement’ was launched in 1905 on this day.
Organization :Indian Government

August 9 2017
Remember Day
: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
Purpose :To strengthen international cooperation for solving problems faced by indigenous peoples
Organization : UN Remember Day :75th anniversary of Quit India Movement
Theme : “Sankalp se Siddhi- the attainment through resolve Purpose : Quit India Movement was an important milestone in the Indian freedom struggle.

August 10-23 2017
Remember Day
:National Deworming Day
Purpose :To tackle worm Infections, targeting more than 11 crore children 
Organization:Health Ministry

August 10 2017
Remember Day
:World Biofuel Day
Purpose :To create awareness about non fossil-fuels such as biodiesel, ethanol, biogas, etc.

August 12 2017
Remember Day
: International Youth Day
Purpose :Aimed at celebrating young people’s contributions in preventing conflicts and to bring about transformations along with incorporation, social justice and sustainable peace.
Theme :‘Youth Building Peace’.
Organization : UNGA Remember Day : World Elephant Day Purpose :For the better care and management of captive and wild  elephants. Environment Minister launches ‘GajYatra’ to mark World Elephant Day.Actor and wildlife enthusiast, Ms.DiaMirza, participated in the walk and run event organisedon the occasion along with the children.

August 13 2017
Remember Day
: International Left-Handers Day
Purpose :To promote awareness of the inconveniences faced by left-handers in apredominantly right-handed world

Remember Day :World Organ donation day
Purpose :The aim of this day is to motivate people to donate organs after death

August 14 2017
Remember Day :Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day Pakistan hoisted a 400-feet high national flag, the largest in its history at the Attari-Wagah border to mark its 70th Independence Day.

Remember Day :Social Security Day
Purpose :To create awareness about the importance of social security system.

August 15 2017
Remember Day
:71st Independence Day of India

August 16 2017
Remember Day
: World Humanitarian Day
Purpose :To pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service
Theme: #Not A Target
Organization :UNGA

August 19 2017
Remember Day
: World Photography day
Purpose :It aims to inspire photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose and to share their world with the world

August 20 2017
Remember Day
: Sadbhavana Diwas
Purpose :The birthday of Shri Rajiv Gandhi

August 23 2017
Remember Day
: The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade
Purpose :The Day marks the anniversary of the 1791 revolt of enslaved men and women in the western part of the island of Santo Domingo, which is now known as Haiti
Organization :UNESCO

August 29 2017
Remember Day
: National Sports Day
Purpose :In order to honour Major Dhyan Chand this day is celebrated as National Sports Day.
Organization :GOI

Remember Day:International Day against Nuclear Tests
Purpose :Fosters ideas of a future free of nuclear weapons and testing.
Organization :UNGA

August 30 2017
Remember Day
: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Purpose :To raise awareness that enforced disappearance is a crime and should not be used as a tool to deal with situations of conflict.
Organization :UN and Amnesty International

Remember Day:small industry day
Purpose :To promote small industries
Organization : MSME

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