International Day of the World’s Indigenous People was observed on 9 August 2015 with the theme “Post 2015 Agenda: Ensuring indigenous peoples’ health and well-being”.
United Nations (UN) released the report titled ‘World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision’ at the UN Headquarters in New York. According to the report, India will surpass China to become the most populous nation in the world by 2022. In the forecast issued by UN in 2013 India was expected to surpass China’s population by 2028.
Maharashtra Government on 23 June 2015 declared the Blue Mormon (Papilio polymnestor) as the State butterfly. Blue Mormom is the second largest butterfly found in India after the southern birdwing. With this, Maharashtra became India’s first state to have a State butterfly.