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World Post Day: October 9

World Post Day is observed every year on October 9 to spread awareness about the postal services and their role in the everyday lives of people and businesses.
World Post Day: October 9
  • The day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern.
  • The 2018 theme is: "Imagine you are a letter travelling through time. What message do you wish to convey to your readers?"
  • World Post Day was instituted at the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969.
  • In India, this day is celebrated by Department of Posts. 
  • For more than 150 years, India Post has been the backbone of the country's communication network.
  • It is the largest postal network in the world providing mail parcel, banking, money transfer, insurance and retail services.

About the Universal Postal Union (UPU):

  • UPU is a specialized agency of United Nations that coordinates the postal policies among member nations, in addition to worldwide postal system.
  • It was established in 1874 and is the second oldest international organization worldwide after International Telecommunication Union (ITU) which was established in 1865.
  • It is headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. 
  • It has 192 member countries.
  • UPU is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players among member countries.
  • It helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services.
  • It sets rules for international mail exchanges and makes recommendations for growth in mail, financial and parcel services volumes and also to improve the quality of service for customers.

Question:

Q. What is observed every year on October 9?
a. World Fax Day
b. World Post Day
c. World Flag Day
d. World Peace Day
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