Nagasaki Day 2022


Every year, August 9 is observed as the black day of Japan or Nagasaki Day. It marks the day when the US military dropped an atomic bomb named Fat Man on the city of Nagasaki. It was the second city that was bombed in Japan after Hiroshima.

The nuclear attack led to the mass killing of around 74,000 people. The Japanese emperor surrendered six days after the bombing of Nagasaki city. The bombing which took place led to the surrender of Japan in World War II. The attack was the first and last seen in the two cities that wiped out generations of mankind from that place. The loss of lives was a cause of concern for people across the world.

The Japanese war council was not convinced to surrender after the Hiroshima attack, which further led to the bombing of Nagasaki city. In the year 1945, during World War II, around 39 per cent of the population was wiped out by the bombing of the city.

The day highlights the damage to property and the lives of people. Many lives, including nurses and doctors, also came to an end. There was no medical aide provided during that incident, which resulted in the spreading of diseases like leukaemia, thyroid, breast and lung cancer on a large scale.

━ related

Live Updates on RBI Monetary Policy: Key Decisions and Implications

Stay informed with live updates on the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) monetary policy. This article provides real-time information on the central bank's policy decisions, including interest rates, liquidity measures, and other economic indicators, along with their potential impact on the Indian economy and financial markets.

Celebrating World Oceans Day 2023: Preserving Our Blue Planet

World Oceans Day 2023 is a global celebration that emphasizes the significance of our oceans and the urgent need to protect and preserve them. This year's theme highlights the crucial role of oceans in sustaining life on Earth and calls for collective action to address the environmental challenges they face.

Ukraine’s Nova Kakhovka Dam Disaster: Key Points on the Strategically Important Reservoir

The Nova Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine has recently experienced a disaster, highlighting the significance of this strategically important reservoir. Here are key points to understand the implications of the incident and its potential impact on Ukraine's water management, energy production, and regional stability.

World Bank Cuts India’s GDP Growth Forecast for FY24 to 6.3% While Raising Global Outlook

The World Bank has revised India's GDP growth forecast for the fiscal year 2023-2024, projecting a rate of 6.3%. This downward revision reflects the challenges faced by the Indian economy, while the global outlook has been revised upwards. The World Bank's assessment highlights the need for policy measures to address the factors impacting India's economic growth.

Tata Group Signs $1.6 Billion EV Battery Plant Deal in Gujarat

The Tata Group, a prominent conglomerate in India, has inked a significant deal worth $1.6 billion to establish an electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plant in Gujarat. This strategic move reflects Tata's commitment to the development of sustainable mobility solutions and positions the company at the forefront of India's electric vehicle revolution.