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What is International Children’s Day?

International Children's Day

June 1st is celebrated as International Children’s Day in numerous countries worldwide, though it is not a common phenomenon in many nations. Moreover, International Children’s Day is often confused with Universal Children’s Day that falls on November 20th. This day is believed to originate first in Turkey and then in Geneva, Switzerland. Furthermore, this occasion is marked on different dates …

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Why is children’s day celebrated in India?

Why is children's day celebrated in India?

In India, Children’s day is celebrated on the 14th November every year. As a tribute Children’s Day is celebrated on the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru‘s birthday. Lovingly called “Chacha Nehru” which means Uncle Nehru by the kids, Jawaharlal Nehru gave emphasis to the significance of giving love and affection to children, who are the bright future of …

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Why do we celebrate Children’s Day in India?

Why do we celebrate Children's Day in India?

Children’s day, in hindi known as “Bal Diwas”, in India falls on November 14th every year and for good reason. Children’s day in India is celebrated on Pandit Nehru‘s birthday as a day of fun and frolic, a celebration of childhood, children and Nehruji’s love for them. As a tribute to this great man and his love for the children, …

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What is Universal Children’s Day?

What is Universal Children's Day?

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on 20th November every year in most of the countries. The day is commemorated to promote international togetherness and awareness among children all across the world. On December 14th 1954, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that a day should be adopted to encourage fraternity and understanding between children. All the nations were suggested to …

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What is the history of Children’s Day?

What is the history of Children's Day?

Children’s Day is celebrated on different dates in different countries across the world. While International Children’s Day is observed on June 1st, Universal Children’s Day is marked on 20th November. These dates too vary from nation to nation. The first International Children’s Day was observed by Turkey in 1920 and then by Switzerland in 1925. Universal Children’s Day has a …

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What is World Heart Federation (WHF)?

What is World Heart Federation (WHF)?

World Heart Federation (WHF), a nongovernmental organization, is based in the Geneva, Switzerland. An International Society of Cardiology was founded in 1946 and International Cardiology Federation in 1970. Both organizations were merged to form the International Society and Federation of Cardiology (ISFC) in 1978. Later the name of International Society and Federation of Cardiology was changed to the World Heart …

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Can an elephant drink through its trunk?

Ernie Elephant and the Little Mouse

This is the equivalent of asking, ‘Can you drink through your nose?’ and of course the answer is no. The elephant‘s trunk is an extension of its nose and upper lip. It does not just hang limply but can be operated to carry out a vast range of tasks. The most important of these is food gathering. The sensitive finger …

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Where do elephants die? Kids Social Science Q&A

Ernie Elephant and the Little Mouse

Groups of elephants have been found buried together both in Africa and Asia. The nearness of the animals to each other may be no more than a coincidence. The areas may be no more than sites, since elevated and dried, where elephants have been drowned in bogs are while crossing rivers. However, many people will argue that old elephants, when …

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Which is the elephant’s closest relative?

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You might think that the elephant‘s nearest relative would be another big lumbering animal of the African or Indian bush, but in fact its ‘nearest and dearest’ is a tiny creature called a rocky hyrax. Rock hyraxes live in rocky or wooded regions in parts of Asia and Africa. They couldn’t look less like an elephant, either, for they are …

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Why do African elephants have bigger ears than Indian elephants?

World Elephant Day: Elephant is the most exploited animal

African elephants have larger ears than Indian, or Asiatic, elephants because they live in hotter conditions and are bigger and more aggressive and active. The huge ears of the African elephant, sometimes three and a half feet wide, enable it to hear more acutely. When the animal charges its fans out its ears, augmenting its terrible appearance and striking fear …

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