Important Days National/International GK – III

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Que (51): Vasco da Gama discovered the sea-route to India in which year?
A. 1498
B. 1499
C. 1488
D. 1489
Answer: 1498

  • He was a Portuguese sailor,
  • He found found the sea route from Europe to India by going around Africa.

Que (52): When is International women’s Day recognised by the UN observed?
A. March-8th
B. March-7th
C. March-6th
D. March-5th
Answer: March-8th

  • Adopted in: 1977 by UN,
  • Importance: To celebrate and promote the achievements of women,
  • Theme for 2022: Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.

Que (53): On which date the earth is at the largest distance from the sun (Apehelion)?
A. July 4th
B. July 6th
C. July 7th
D. July 9th
Answer: July 4th

  • The opposite of this is Perihelion when earth reaches to the closest point to the sun around 91 million miles.

Que (54): When is World Population Day recognised by the UN is observed?
A. July-12th
B. July-11th
C. July-19th
D. July-14th
Answer: July-11th

  • For: Raising awareness about the global population issues.
  • Established by: Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989.

Que (55): Which day is celebrated as Shark Awareness Day?
A. 14-May
B. 14-June
C. 14-July
D. 14-August
Answer: 14-July

Que (56): When was Common Market for Eastern and Southern African (COMESA) formed?
A. 1997
B. 1993
C. 1994
D. 1999
Answer: 1994

  • Successor organisation to: Preferential Trading Area (PTA),
  • Came into force on: 8-Dec-1994,
  • Importance: Is the largest regional economic organisation in Africa.

Que (57): When is World Blood Donor Day recognised by the UN is observed?
A. June-14th
B. June-13th
C. June-12th
D. June-11th
Answer: June-14th

  • First organised in: 2005 by joint initiative of the World Health Organization, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,
  • Purpose: To raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary contribution.

Que (58): When is International Day of Democracy recognised by the UN observed?
A. 15th-Sept
B. 16th-Sept
C. 19th-Sept
D. 17th-Sept
Answer: 15th-Sept

  • Purpose: Promoting and upholding the principles of democracy,
  • First observed in 2007 by UNGA.

Que (59): Which decade is celebrated as United Nations decade of sustainable energy for all?
A. 2014-2024
B. 2014-2023
C. 2014-2025
D. 2014-2028
Answer: 2014-2024

  • Also, 2012 was declared as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.

Que (60): In which year Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) was setup in India?
A. 1947
B. 1948
C. 1943
D. 1923
Answer: 1948

  • It was set up in August-1948 in the Department of Scientific Research,
  • Established by: Homi Bhabha.

Que (61): On which date the United Nations Organisation came into existence?
A. Oct 24, 1945
B. Oct 24, 1947
C. Oct 24, 1949
D. Oct 24, 1943
Answer: Oct 24, 1945

Que (62): The United Nations declared 2013 as which International Year?
A. Quinoa
B. Peace
C. Water Cooperation
D. Women
Answer: Water Cooperation

Que (63): When is World Day Against Death Penalty recognised by the WCADP observed?
A. Oct-10th
B. Oct-16th
C. Oct-18th
D. Oct-12th
Answer: Oct-10th

  • Purpose:
    • To advocate for the abolition of the death penalty,
    • Raise awareness of the conditions and circumstances that affects prisoners with death sentences,
  • First organised in: 2003,
  • Full form of WCADP: World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

Que (64): The World Consumer Day is being observed on which date?
A. 15 March
B. 16th March
C. 17th March
D. 18th March
Answer: 15th March

  • Purpose: Raise awareness about consumer rights and needs.

Que (65): United nations adopted a charter of Economic Rights in which year?
A. 1974
B. 1975
C. 1976
D. 1977
Answer: 1974

  • On 12-Dec-1974
  • It talks about:
    • Fundamentals of international economic relations,
    • Economic rights and duties of states,
    • Common responsibilities towards the international community etc.

Que (66): The year 1995 is the golden Jubilee year of which international organisation?
D. None of these
Answer: UNO

Que (67): When is World Malaria Day recognised by the WHO observed?
A. April – 25
B. April – 20
C. April – 24
D. April – 22
Answer: April – 25

  • To recognise global efforts to control malaria,
  • Established in: 2007.
  • To provide education and understanding of malaria”
  • WMD is one of 11 official global public health campaigns currently marked by the World Health Organization (WHO),

Que (68): In the history of the freedom movement of India, the year 1930 is associated with which event?
A. Dandi march
B. Salt satyagraha
C. Indigo peasant protest
D. Establishment of home rule
Answer: Dandi March

  • It is also known as Salt March, Salt Satyagraha or Dandi Satyagraha was a 24 day march lasted from 12-March to 6-April in 1930,
  • It was an act of nonviolent civil disobedience in colonial India led by Mahatma Gandhi.

Que (69): In which year was the first telegraph line between Calcutta and Agra opened?
A. 1853
B. 1854
C. 1855
D. 1856
Answer: 1853

  • Opened by Lord Dalhousie,
  • In 1850, the first experimental electric telegraph line was started between Calcutta and Diamond Harbour.

Que (70): When was the decimal system of currency introduced in India?
A. 1998
B. 1876
C. 1993
D. 1957
Answer: 1957

  • i.e. specifically on 1-April-1957,

Que (71): Which year is celebrated as International Year of Quinoa?
A. 2013
B. 2014
C. 2010
D. 2011
Answer: 2013

Que (72): When is the Commonwealth Day observed by its member countries?
A. May -10
B. May -1
C. May – 9
D. May – 24
Answer: May – 24

  • Annual celebration observed by people all over the Commonwealth in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe.

Que (73): The International Court of Justice was established in which year?
A. 1938
B. 1947
C. 1948
D. 1946
Answer: 1946

  • Also known as: World Court,
  • One of six principal organs of UN,
  • Settles disputes between states in accordance with international law.

Que (74): When was the Universal Postal Union (UPU) established?
A. 1874
B. 1975
C. 1834
D. 1934
Answer: 1874

  • Coordinates postal policies among member nations as well as worldwide postal system,
  • Also oversees the Telematics and Express Mail Service cooperatives,
  • Headquartered at: Bern, Switzerland.

Que (75): When is World Day for Water recognised by the UN observed?
A. March – 22
B. March – 23
C. March – 24
D. March – 25
Answer: March – 22

  • Highlights the importance of fresh water,
  • Advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Que (76): When is the ‘World AIDS Day’ observed all over the world?
A. 1st December
B. 2nd December
C. 3rd December
D. 4th December
Answer: 1st December

  • 1st held in: 1988,
  • For: Raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic which is a life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus.
  • It was first conceived in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland

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