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World Unani Day

Current context: The World Unani Day is being observed on 11th Feb 2020.
World Unani Day 
  • The day is celebrated every year to mark the birth anniversary of great Unani scholar and social reformer Hakim Ajmal Khan.
  • Hakim Ajmal Khan was an eminent Indian Unani physician who was a versatile genius, a social reformer, a noted freedom fighter and a Unani medical educationist.
  • He was the founder of scientific research in Unani System of Medicine and was one of the founders of the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi.
  • The main objective of World Unani Day is to spread awareness about health care delivery through Unani system of medicine through its preventive and curative philosophy.
  • A function is being organised by the AYUSH Ministry in New Delhi on the day and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be its Chief Guest.
  • The Unani system of medicine was originated in Greece and its foundation was laid by Hippocrates.
  • The Unani system of medicine was introduced in India by the Arabs and Persians in around the eleventh century.
  • India has the largest number of Unani educational, research and health care institutions in the world.


Q.1 The world Unani Day is celebrated every year on?
a. 1st February
b. 11th February
c. 21st February
d. 22nd February
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