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World Thyroid Day

May 25 - World Thyroid Day. Thyroid disease is a medical condition that affects the function of the thyroid gland (the endocrine organ found at the front of the neck that produces thyroid hormones).

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World Schizophrenia Day

May 24 is observed as the World Schizophrenia Day. Schizophrenia is a mental health disorder. It is observed in people who are in their adolescence or adulthood. People affected by this disorder face hallucinations, cognitive difficulties and is a lifelong struggle.

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International Day To End Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric Fistula can occur during childbirth. It is a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without treatment. May 23 is celebrated as the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula to create awareness on the issue.

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International Day For Biological Diversity 2018

May 22 is celebrated as the International Day for Biological Diversity. The day was proclaimed by the United Nations. It is to increase awareness and understanding of biodiversity issues. The theme for 2018 is - 'Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity.

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Raja Ram Mohan Roy

May 22 is the birth date of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, founder of Brahma Samaj. Today is his 246th birth anniversary.

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia And Biphobia

May 17 is observed as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia to raise awareness on the rights issues of LGBT community. May 17 was chosen as on this day the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declassified homosexuality as a disease in 1990.

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World Family Day

May 15 is celebrated as the World Family Day or International Day of Families. The day was adopted by the United Nations in 1993 to honour the importance of family.

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Mother’s Day

Every year, second Sunday in the month of May is celebrated as Mother’s Day. This is to honour the role of mother in a family.

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International Nurses Day

The day is celebrated to mark the contributions of nurses. May 12 is chosen as it is the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale founder of modern nursing.

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May 11

On this day in 1998, India undertook a series of nuclear tests at Pokhran, Rajasthan.


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