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Important Days Current Affairs November 2nd Week 2019
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Important Days Current Affairs November 2nd Week 2019

World Pneumonia Day is observed on 12 November:

World Pneumonia Day is observed on 12th November. The day aims to fight against pneumonia. It also creates awareness about pneumonia disease, its symptoms, causes, and treatment.


The theme for 2019 World Pneumonia Day is Healthy lungs for all. The day aims to raise awareness, promote prevention and treatment, and produce action to combat the disease. The day promotes interventions to prevent, treat, and protect against pneumonia. It also highlights the proven approaches and solutions in need of additional resources and attention.


Pneumonia is the world`s leading infectious killer of children under the age of 5. It is caused by a bacteria known as Streptococcus pneumonia. Other bacterial causal organisms are Mycoplasma pneumonia, Haemophilus influenza, etc. The infection inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. It may fill with fluid or pus and cause cough with phlegm or pus, chills, fever, and difficulty breathing. Apart from bacteria, viruses, and fungi can also cause pneumonia. 

Symptoms: Fatigue, Fever, sweating, Weakness, Diarrhoea, Headache, Nausea, or vomiting are the symptoms of pneumonia.

Prevention: It can be prevented by encouraging breastfeeding, properly washing hands with soap multiple times a day, provide immediate medical attention to diseased children by means of antibiotics, and oxygen therapy.

World Pneumonia Day:

World Pneumonia Day was established by the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia in 2009. In 2009, pneumonia killed approx 1.2 million children each year. In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children`s Fund is a United Nations agency (UNICEF) released the Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea. The plan sets a target of less than three child pneumonia deaths per 1000 live births in every country by 2025.

The Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia is a network of government, non-government, international, community-based organizations, research and academic institutions, foundations, and individuals.

UK observed the 101st Armistice Day on 11 November:

The UK observed the 101st Armistice Day since World War One. The day is to commemorate those who died in conflict. It is held on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.


The Royal British Legion called on the nation to put busy lives on pause, set aside differences, and remember those who risked their lives. Politicians marked the day by offering pledges to improve the lives of UK service personnel and their families. A remembrance service was held at the National War Memorial Cenotaph in Cardiff`s Cathays Park. The tradition of a two-minute silence to remember the dead began exactly a year after the end of World War One.




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