Important Days National/International GK – II

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Que (31): How is Swami Vivekananda’s birthday observed in India?
A. Children’s day
B. Spiritual Day
C. Educational day
D. As National Youth Day
Answer: As National Youth Day (Yuva Diwas)

  • It is celebrated in the honour of Swami Vivekanand because he was not only an influential figure but a firm believer of power of youth as well.
  • Declared by: Government of India on 12-Jan-1985 and is annual event i.e. celebrated every year.

Que (32): Which day is observed as the World Environment Day?
A. 6th June
B. 5th June
C. 10th June
D. 9th June
Answer: 5th June

  • World Environment Day is held each year on June 5.
  • Purpose: To encourage awareness and action for the protection of the environment.
  • First held in: 1973.

Que (33): World day to combat desertification and drought is observed on which date?
A. July – 18
B. July – 17
C. July – 16
D. July – 15
Answer: July-17
Explanation: The United Nations’ World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is

  • Observed annually on June 17,
  • Purpose: To raise awareness about desertification and drought,
  • Highlighting methods for preventing desertification and recovering from drought.
  • Proclaimed by UNGA on 30-Jan-1995.

Que (34): Which day is the International Human Rights Day?
A. December 10th
B. December 11th
C. December 12th
D. December 13th
Answer: December 10th

  • Importance: To honour the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
  • It was the first global enunciation of human rights.

Que (35): When did UN General Assembly establish UN Industrial Development Organization?
A. 1958
B. 1956
C. 1992
D. 1978
Answer: 1966

  • Is established as a UN programme in 1966,
  • Headquartered in: Vienna, Austria,
  • Became a specialised agency of the United Nations in: 1985.

Que (36): In which year ‘Human Rights Resolution’ was adopted by the U.N. ?
A. 1945
B. 1947
C. 1942
D. 1940
Answer: 1945

  • Adopted in Paris on 10 December 1948,
  • Result of: Experience of Second World War.

Que (37): When is International Literacy Day recognised by the UN observed?
A. September 9
B. September 10
C. September 7
D. September 8
Answer: September 8

  • First held in: 1967,
  • Declared by: UNESCO on 26-Oct-1966,
  • Importance:
    • Highlight improvements in world literacy rates as a result of effort of governments, civil society etc.
    • Reflect on the world’s remaining literacy challenges.

Que (38): When is World Humanitarian Action Day is observed?
A. August 19
B. September 9
C. October 19
D. November 11
Answer: October-19

  • For:
    • Show special appreciation and respect fo the martyrs of the humanitarian causes,
    • Recognising the effort of frontline workers who faces adversity and danger to help other in need.

Que (39): 23rd January is celebrated as the birthday of which person?
A. MG Ranade
B. Lala Lajpatrai
C. BR Ambedkar
D. Subhash Chandra Bose
Answer: Subhash Chandra Bose

  • Subhash Chandra Bose was born on 23rd January 1897 in Calcutta,
  • This day officially called as Parakam Divas,
  • Also called as Netaji Jayanti or Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti in honour of the birth anniversary of prominent Indian Freedom fighter Netaji Shubhash Chandra Bose.

Que (40): Which year is celebrated as International Year of Forests?
A. 2011
B. 2010
C. 2016
D. 2015
Answer: 2011

  • Declared by: United Nations,
  • For: Raise awareness and strengthen sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests,
  • Reason for this is every year we are losing forest as a result of development.

Que (41): National Press day is celebrated on:
A. 15-Oct
B. 16-Nov
C. 15-Dec
D. 16-Jan
Answer: 16-Nov

  • In honour of: Press Council of India,
  • Importance: To mark the presence of the free and responsible press in India.

Que (42): The United Nations declared 2014 as which International Year?
A. Crystallography
B. Peace
C. Co-operation
D. Friendship
Answer: Crystallography

  • To emphasise the importance of crystallography in human life.

Que (43): Which day is celebrated as United Nations day every year?
A. 24th October
B. 25th October
C. 26th October
D. 27th October
Answer: 24th October

  • Reflecting the official creation of United Nations on 24-Oct-1945.

Que (44): When is World Mental Health Day recognised by the UN is observed?
A. Oct-10
B. Oct-11
C. Oct-12
D. Oct-13
Answer: Oct–10

  • Importance: To raise awareness about mental health issues,
  • First celebrated in: 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organisation.

Que (45): When is the ‘World No Tobacco Day’ observed all over the world?
A. 31-May
B. 30-Apr
C. 30-Nov
D. 31-Dec
Answer: 31-May

  • Importance: To raise awareness about the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use.

Que (46): Which day is observed as Gandhi Jayanti every year?
A. 2nd October
B. 2nd November
C. 2nd December
D. 2 January
Answer: 2nd October every year

  • To mark the birth day of Mahatma Gandhi.

Que (47): What are the birth and death years of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar?
A. 1891, 1956
B. 1827, 1911
C. 1978-1942
D. 1864-1926
Answer: 1891, 1956

  • Every year 14-April is observed as Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti.

Que (48): The year 1995 is the golden Jubilee year of which international organisations?
D. none of these
Answer: UNO

  • It was founded on 24-Oct-1945.

Que (49): Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is celebrated every year on:
A. 14-April
B. 30-April
C. 15-May
D. None
Answer: 14-April every year

  • In the memory of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar who was born on 14-April-1891.

Que (50): When is International Youth Day recognised by the UN observed?
A. Aug-12th
B. Aug-13th
C. Aug-14th
D. Aug-15th
Answer: Aug-12th

  • First observed in: 12-Aug-2000
  • Purpose: Draw attention to given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth.

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