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Deep Dive Dubai, the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving, has opened in Dubai, UAE. The pool measures 60 metres (197 feet) deep and holds 14 million litres of water, equivalent to six Olympic-sized swimming pools. The world’s deepest swimming pool for underwater diving has opened in Dubai, where people can descend 60 metres (197 […]

This special day is a unique event reminding people around the world that land degradation can be prevented if there will be cooperation at all levels and strong involvement of the community. World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is marked every year on 17 June. The day focuses on turning degraded land into healthy […]

The first woman to travel in space was Soviet cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova. On 16 June 1963, Tereshkova was launched on a solo mission aboard the spacecraft Vostok 6. She spent more than 70 hours orbiting the Earth, two years after Yuri Gagarin’s first human-crewed flight in space. Tereshkova was born on 6 March 1937 in […]

World Blood Donor Day takes place on 14 June each year. The Day was created to: raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion; highlight the critical contribution voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systems; support national blood transfusion services, blood donor organizations and other non-governmental organizations […]

  Albinism is a rare and genetically inherited health condition present at birth, which results in a lack of pigmentation (melanin) in the hair, skin and eyes, causing vulnerability to the sun and bright light but is also non-contagious. There is no cure for the absence of melanin that is central to albinism and almost […]

What is the Coral Triangle Day? The Coral Triangle Day (held every June 9) is a massive celebration of the Coral Triangle, the world’s epicentre of marine biodiversity, which encompasses the seas of 6 countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor Leste. This celebration is not […]

In the south-eastern Iranian province of Kerman near Shahr-Babak city, there is a village dating back to the Stone Age. Meymand is a village of troglodytes – cave dwellers. Meymand is 35 kilometres northeast of Shahr-e Babak, a city in Kerman province, on the road that connects Tehran to the port of Bandar Abbas in […]

World No Tobacco Day was created by the WHO Member States in 1987 and is commemorated each year on 31 May. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure. This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business […]

You’re probably already clenching your knees together after reading the title, but yes, the chainsaw was originally invented to assist in childbirth. Before the common use of the caesarian section, all babies had to be passed through the birth canal. Which certainly makes sense. But, as we know, babies can become obstructed in the there […]

Every year, May 17 is dedicated to World Hypertension Day (WHD). The purpose of the WHD: To motivate the common public to regular checkups of their blood pressure at least once a year. To encourage the people having hypertension on a global basis to go to their health practitioner for regular checkups and proper treatment. […]