Important Days

Important Days 

World Soil Day

    • It is celebrated every year on 5th December and aims at highlighting the importance of soil.
    • The day raises awareness about the need of managing soil resources in an eco-friendly manner.
    • It encourages people to make efforts for the improvement of soil health.
  • The theme for 2022 is “Soils, where food begins”.


  • The day was first recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) as an initiative in 2002.
  • In December 2013, the UN General Assembly responded and announced 5 December 2014 as the first official World Soil Day.


  • The Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme was launched in 2015 to assess the current status of soil health, and when used over time, to determine changes in soil health.
  • Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana was launched on July 1, 2015 to prevent soil erosion, regeneration of natural vegetation, rainwater harvesting and recharging of the groundwater table.
  • National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) launched in 2014-15 has schemes promoting traditional indigenous practices such as organic farming and natural farming.


Defence, National Security and Terrorism

B-21 Raider nuclear stealth bomber

    • Northrop Grumman Corporation (US) has recently unveiled its new B-21 “Raider” jet, the first of a new class of long-range stealth nuclear bombers for the United States Air Force.
  • The B-21 Raider will utilize cutting-edge stealth technologies for nuclear missions and long-range bombardment. The B-21 Raider aircraft will be subsonic. The average speed is 563 miles per hour.


Cultural Panorama

Silchar-Sylhet Festival 2022

  • The first ever festival celebrating cultural ties between the neighbouring regions of India and Bangladesh, Silchar-Sylhet festival 2022, was held in Barak Valley, Silchar, Assam from 2 to December 4.
  • The festival celebrated the linguistic and cultural ties between the Barak Valley region of Assam, India and the Sylhet segment of Bangladesh.
  • The event was organised by the India Foundation under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture in association with the Bangladesh Foundation for Regional Studies.
  • The Silchar-Sylhet festival coincides with the 75th year of India’s Independence and the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan.


  • India and Bangladesh share 4096.7 km. of border, which is the longest land boundary that India shares with any of its neighbours.
  • India helped Bangladesh in its independence from Pakistan in 1971.
  • Rabindranath Tagore, created the National Anthems of both India and Bangladesh.
  • India and Bangladesh share 54 common rivers. The Ganga Waters Treaty signed in 1996

About Bangladesh

  • Capital – Dhaka
  • Currency – Taka
  • President – Abdul Hamid
  • Prime Minister – Sheikh Hasina
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