April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on the first day of April as a day when people play practical jokes, pranks and hoaxes. These days, even media houses and the press play hoaxes on this day. Generally some hoax stories are carried out in the press or social media and contradicted the next day.
A Russian-drafted resolution that proposed striking down benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff could not gain favour in the UN General Assembly committee after 80 nations opposed it and 43 countries supported it.
Some BJP-ruled states are pushing ahead with the plan to make Surya Namaskar, Yoga and Bhagwad Gita recital compulsory in schools which is being opposed by minority religious groups and public protests against such decisions have been held for the withdrawal of such imposition on school children.
The Jain youth organisation "Raksha" is going to hold a rally in Jaipur to promote vegetarianism on April 2 as part of weeklong Mahavir Jayanti festival that will commence from March 30. According to Manan Tholia Jain (20) of Raksha, the purpose of the rally titled "Circle of Compassion" is to highlight the benefits of veganism and eating before sunset to the public at large.