International Anti-Corruption Day 2022: History, Theme

International
Anti-Corruption Day 

International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated on December 9 with an aim to raise awareness against corruption and the measures that can be implemented to fight it

UNGA adopted United Nations Convention against Corruption on October 31, 2003

International Anti-
Corruption Day: History,
Significance

International Anti-
Corruption Day
Theme 2022

The theme for International Anti-Corruption Day 2022 is ‘Uniting the world against corruption’. The event seeks to highlight the crucial link between anti-corruption and peace, security and development

Anti-Corruption
Crusaders In India

India saw one of its biggest anti-corruption fights in 2011 when social activist Anna Hazare conducted a series of peaceful demonstrations against corruption across the country demanding the Jan Lokpal bill

It was named in the list of “Top 10 news stories 2011” by TIME magazine

Anna Hazare's Anti-Corruption Movement

India’s Anti-Corruption Crusaders

Activist-turned politician Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi, Medha Patkar, Anjali Bharadwaj are also among those who have been termed as anti-graft crusaders in India

Anti-Corruption Activists

Some of the renowned international anti-corruption crusaders include Ardian Dvorani, Diana Salazar, Sophia Pretrick and Francis Ben Kaifala

Corruption Cases
In India

Some of the biggest corruption cases in India are
- Scam 1992 involving Harshad Mehta 
- Coal block allocation scam
- PNB fraud case involving Nirav Modi 

- Vijay Mallya bank fraud case
- IPL scam involving Lalit Modi
- Commonwealth Games scam
- Fooder scam

Corruption Cases
In India

India’s Anti-Corruption
Body 

The Indian government has formed Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), which acts as a watchdog to prevent any corrupt practices in the country

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