Tag: World No Tobacco Day – May 31


Important Days World No Tobacco Day - May 31  It aims at raising awareness about the health risks associated with tobacco consumption.  The World Health Organization in 1987 adopted the resolution for the creation of a global observance day.  The first World No Tobacco Day was observed on May 31, 1988.  Theme for 2023 is "We need food, not tobacco." Note After china, India is the country to produce cigar and cigarette largely. Awards And Honours 57th Jnanpith Award Renowned Konkani novelist and short story writer Damodar Mauzo won the 57th Jnanpith Award.  The Jnanpith Award is the oldest and the highest Indian literary award presented annually.  It was given by the Bharatiya Jnanpith a literary and research organization, based in New Delhi.  Damodar Mauzo was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1983.  The first Konkani writer to win this literary award was Ravindra Kelekar in 2006.  Assamese poet Nilmani Phookan won the 56th Jnanpith Award. Phookan is the third Assamese writer to have received the Jnanpith