On This Day 9 December

Important Days

International Anti-Corruption Day अंतर्राष्ट्रीय भ्रष्टाचार निरोधक दिवस

The day focuses on the ill effects of corruption, which is one of the most notorious socio-political phenomena that affects all countries. The Day is observed to create awareness about it.

International Anti-corruption Day history starts from 31 October 2003, when the General Assembly adopted the UN convention against corruption.

Important Events

1940 – World War II: Operation Compass: British and Indian troops under the command of Major-General Richard O’Connor attack Italian forces near Sidi Barrani in Egypt.

1971 – Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Air Force executes an airdrop of Indian Army units, bypassing Pakistani defences.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1870 – Ida S. Scudder, Indian physician and missionary (d. 1960)

1919 – V. Dakshinamoorthy, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

1946 – Sonia Gandhi, Italian-Indian politician

Death/ Death Anniversary