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Que (1): When is International Human Solidarity Day observed?
- Goal: Recognise value of solidarity,
- Main focus is to aware people about initiatives to reduce poverty,
- Promoted by: World Solidarity Fund and UNDP,
- Established on: 22-Dec-2005.
Que (2): The United Nations declared 2001 as which International Year?
A. International Year of Pulses
B. International Year of Volunteers
C. International Year of Soils
D. International Year of Youth
Answer: International Year of Volunteers
- By: United Nations General Assembly,
- Aim: Recognition and promotion of volunteering,
- Focus: Highlight achievements of volunteers.
Que (3): When did man first land on moon?
- Person: Neil Armstrong,
- Spaceflight: Apollo 11 launched from Kennedy Space Centre, Florida.
Que (4): When was the monopoly of East India Company in trade brought under the control of the British Crown?
A. 1777 A.D.
B. 1775 A.D.
C. 1800 A.D
D. 1813 A.D.
- Act: By the Charter Act of 1813 also known as the East India Company Act 1813.
Que (5): The United Nations declared 2013 as the International Year of which cooperation?
A. Friend co-operation
B. Nuclear Cooperation
C. Food co-operation
D. Water Co-operation
Answer: Water Cooperation
- For: Recognising the importance of peaceful and sustainable development.
Que (6): When is International Day of Peace, recognised by the UN is observed?
A. Sept – 20
B. Sept – 21
C. Sept – 22
D. Sept – 23
Answer: Sept – 21
- Every year it is celebrated worldwide,
- This day is devoted to: Strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples,
- Declared by: general Assembly.
Que (7): In which year was ‘Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana’ launched?
- Launched by: Government of India,
- For: Creating rural electricity infrastructure,
- Aim: Providing electricity to rural households.
Que (8): When is International Day for Tolerance, recognised– the UN is observed?
A. Nov – 12
B. Nov – 14
C. Nov – 16
D. Nov – 18
- Declared in: 1995,
- Declared by: UNESCO,
- Aim: Generate public awareness regarding the dangers of intolerance.
Que (9): When was Inter-Governmental Authority on Development came into existence?
A. 21st March, 1994
B. 21st March, 1998
C. 21st March, 1996
D. 21st March, 1995
Answer: 21st March, 1996
- It succeeded: Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) which was founded in 1986.
- Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) was founded by: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya,
- IGADD focus: Development and environmental control.
Que (10): When was Lake Chad Basin Commission founded?
A. 22nd May, 1966
B. 22nd May, 1963
C. 22nd May, 1964
D. 22nd May, 1968
Answer: 22nd May, 1964
- Established by: Four countries that border this Lake Chad i.e. Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad,
- Joined in 1996 by: Republic of Central Africa.
Que (11): Which decade is celebrated as decade of Action for road safety?
- Officially proclaimed by: United Nations General Assembly (UNGA),
- Proclaimed in the year: 2010,
- Aim: Reduce the level of road traffic deaths around the world.
Que (12): Which decade is celebrated as United Nations decade on biodiversity?
- Declared by: United Nations General Assembly (UNGA),
- For: Promoting implementation of a plan on biodiversity,
- Vision: Living in harmony with nature.
Que (13): International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, is observed on which date?
- Started by: United Nations,
- Purpose: To raise awareness regarding bad treatment related to slavery.
Que (14): The United Nations declared 2014 as which International Year?
A. Peace and trust
B. Creative economy
C. Plant health
- Importance: To emphasise the importance of crystallography in human life, where crystallography is the science of determining arrangement of atoms in crystalline solids.
Que (15): In which year Delhi became the capital of India?
- Foundation was laid on 12-Dec-1911 by King George V during New Delhi durbar a royal ceremony.
Que (16): The United Nations declared 2012 as the International Year of which thing?
- Importance: To highlight the contribution done by cooperatives for the socio-economic development by reducing poverty, generating employment etc.
Que (17): When is World Day for Water, recognised by the UN observed?
- Held annually,
- Aware people about the importance of freshwater,
- Laying emphasis on sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Que (18): The United Nations declared 4th week of September which week?
A. Friendship week
B. Nuclear peace week
C. Honour week
D. Peace week
Answer: Peace Week
- To emphasise that every person has a role to play in building peace and resolving conflicts.
Que (19): The United Nations declared 2008 as which International Year?
C. Global warming
D. Planet earth
Answer: Planet Earth
- Focus: To increase awareness about importance of Earth Sciences for advancement of sustainable development.
Que (20): When is Doctor’s Day, Bidhan Chandra Roy Birth Day is observed?
A. July – 1
B. July – 2
C. July – 3
D. July – 4
Answer: July – 1
- Celebrated on: 1st July ever year,
- In honour of: Physician and 2nd CM of West Bengal Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.
Que (21): When is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, recognised by the UN observed?
A. October – 22
B. October 23
C. October 20
D. October 15
Answer: October – 27
- By: UNESCO along with other organisations, governments and communities.
Que (22): When did India join the United Nations?
- India was a founding member which joined it 2 years before it’s independence and using this platform India started raising concerns over colonialism, racial discrimination etc.
Que (23): Which decade is celebrated as First International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People?
- Proclaimed by: United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 21-Dec-1993.
Que (24): Which decade is celebrated as First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty?
Explanation: First United Nations Decade for the eradication of poverty (1997-2006) In its resolution resolution 50/107, the General Assembly proclaimed the First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006).
Que (25): International voluntary blood donation day is observed on which date?
Explanation: World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year by people around the world on Nov 9.
Que (26): The United Nations declared 2009 as which International Year?
Que (27): Which creature is featured on the logo for International Year of Biodiversity 2010?
D. A greater flamingo
Answer: A greater flamingo
Explanation: The greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)
- A greater flamingo is the most widespread and largest species of the flamingo family.
- Found in: Africa and Indian subcontinent.
Que (28): Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born in which year?
- 14-Nov-1889 in modern day Prayagraj (Allahabad).
Que (29): In which year was the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) founded?
- Is the space agency of Government of India,
- Headquartered in: Bengaluru,
- Vision: Harnessing space technology for development of nation, planetary exploration, space science research etc.
Que (30): The United Nations declared 1994 as which International Year?
D. International Year of the Family
Answer: International Year of the Family
- By: United Nations General Assembly (UNGA),
- Theme: Family: resources and responsibilities in a changing world.
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