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World Population Day – July 11th

World Population Day is observed annually on July 11th. The Day was first marked on 11th July 1990. In December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly decided to continue observing World Population Day to enhance awareness of population issues, including their relations to the environment and development. 

Theme: In 2024, the theme is “Leave No One Behind, Count Everyone.” 

Global Population Trends: As of 2021, the world population is nearly 7.9 billion. Projections suggest it may reach around 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050, and 10.9 billion by 2100.

Q: What is the approximate global population as of 2021?

A) 6.5 billion
B) 7.9 billion
C) 10.3 billion
D) 5.2 billion

Answer: B) 7.9 billion
As of 2021, the world population is nearly 7.9 billion. Projections suggest it may reach around 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050, and 10.9 billion by 2100.

Q: Which day is observed as World Population Day?

A) January 1st
B) March 8th
C) July 11th
D) September 21st

Answer: C) July 11th
World Population Day is observed annually on July 11th. The Day was first marked on 11th July 1990.

International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the 10th International Day of Yoga celebration in Srinagar on June 21, 2024. The theme for this year’s International Day of Yoga is “Yoga for Self and Society.”

Yoga nurtures physical, mental, and spiritual growth while promoting societal harmony. The enthusiastic participation of millions in recent years reflects Yoga’s profound impact on communities.

MCQs on International Day of Yoga

Q.: When do we celebrate the International Day of Yoga every year?

a) June 11
b) June 21
c) July 21
d) June 1

Ans : b) June 21
10th International Day of Yoga celebration on June 21, 2024,

Q: What is the theme for this year’s International Day of Yoga?

a) Yoga for Peace
b) Yoga for Health
c) Yoga for Self and Society
d) Yoga for the World

Ans : c) Yoga for Self and Society
PM Modi will participate in the 10th International Day of Yoga celebration in Srinagar on June 21, 2024

Buddha Purnima celebrated on May 23, 2024

Buddha Purnima (also known as Buddha Jayanti or Buddha’s Birthday) celebrated on May 23, 2024:

  1. Birth Anniversary of Gautam Buddha: Buddha Purnima marks the birth of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who later became Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.
  2. Significance: Celebrated on the Full Moon day in Vaishakha, it holds religious importance in Hinduism. Lord Buddha is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
  3. Enlightenment: Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya on this auspicious day.
  4. Commemorates Three Major Events: Buddha Purnima commemorates three significant events in Buddha’s life: his birthenlightenment, and death (Parinirvana).
  5. Pilgrimage Sites: Lumbini in Nepal (where Buddha was born), Bodh Gaya (where he attained enlightenment), and Khushinagar (where he left his body) are major pilgrimage sites for Buddha’s followers

Q: On which day is Buddha Purnima celebrated?

A) New Moon day in Vaishakha
B) Full Moon day in Vaishakha
C) New Moon day in Ashadha
D) Full Moon day in Ashadha

Answer: B) Full Moon day in Vaishakha

Q: Where did Gautama Buddha attain enlightenment?

A) Sarnath
B) Bodh Gaya
C) Varanasi
D) Lumbini

Answer: B) Bodh Gaya

Q: Which of the following is NOT one of the events commemorated on Buddha Purnima?

A) Birth of Gautama Buddha
B) Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha
C) Death (Parinirvana) of Gautama Buddha
D) Marriage of Gautama Buddha

Answer: D) Marriage of Gautama Buddha

International Day for Biodiversity 2024 Theme: Be part of the Plan

The International Day for Biodiversity (IDB) is celebrated annually on 22 May. It commemorates the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on 22 May 1992.

  • The day promotes support for the CBD, its Protocols, and related action frameworks.
  • The theme for Biodiversity Day 2024 is “Be part of the Plan.”

Q: When is the International Day for Biodiversity (IDB) celebrated?

a) April 22
b) May 22
c) June 22
d) July 22

Ans : b) May 22

Q: What is the theme for Biodiversity Day 2024?

a) “Protect Our Planet”
b) “Save the Future”
c) “Be part of the Plan”
d) “Act Now for Nature”

Ans : c) “Be part of the Plan”

Anti-Terrorism Day : 21 May 2024, death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi

Anti-Terrorism Day observed on 21 May 2024. The day marks the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was assassinated on May 21, 1991 by a suicide bomber of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) at Sriperumbudur, a village near Chennai.

Anti-Terrorism Day is observed to educate people about the negative impact of terrorism and violence on society and the nation.

Q: When is Anti-Terrorism Day observed?

a) April 21
b) May 21
c) June 21
d) July 21

Ans : b) May 21

Q: Anti-Terrorism Day marks the death anniversary of which former Indian Prime Minister?

a) Indira Gandhi
b) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
c) Rajiv Gandhi
d) Lal Bahadur Shastri

Ans : c) Rajiv Gandhi

World Honey Bee Day is observed on May 20th

World Honey Bee Day is observed on May 20th to raise awareness about the importance of honeybees and other pollinators.

  • The day also commemorates Slovenian Anton Janša, born in 20 May, 1734, a pioneer of beekeeping. Slovenia values beekeeping highly, with a strong beekeeping tradition and a national motto reflecting this.
  • Honeybees are crucial pollinators, essential for over one-third of the world’s food crops.
  • Bees produce honey by collecting nectar from flowers, but their populations are declining due to habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change.
  • Actions to protect bees include planting bee-friendly gardens, supporting local beekeepers, reducing pesticide use, and spreading awareness.

Q: When is World Honey Bee Day observed?

A) April 20th
B) May 20th
C) June 20th
D) July 20th

Ans : B) May 20th

World Telecommunication Day – May 17

World Telecommunication Day: Celebrated annually on May 17 since 1969 to commemorate the founding of ITU and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865. Instituted by the Plenipotentiary Conference in Malaga-Torremolinos in 1973.

World Information Society Day: Established following the World Summit on the Information Society in November 2005. The UN General Assembly declared May 17 as World Information Society Day in March 2006, focusing on the importance of ICT and related issues raised by WSIS.

Q: When do we celebrate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)?

A) April 17
B) May 17
C) June 17
D) July 17

Answer: B) May 17

World Football Day – 25th May

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 25th May as World Football Day. This proclamation occurred during the 80th plenary meeting of the General Assembly in New York.

  1. The year 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of the first international football tournament during the 1924 Summer Olympic Games in Paris.
  2. The resolution was passed unanimously by the 193-member General Assembly.

Q: Which day is proclaimed as World Football Day by the United Nations General Assembly?

a) 24th May b) 25th May c) 26th May d) 27th May

Ans : b) 25th May

Q: In which city were the 1924 Summer Olympic Games held, where the first international football tournament with representation from all regions took place?

a) Berlin
b) Tokyo
c) Paris
d) London

Ans : c) Paris

Mother’s Day : Second Sunday in May

Mother’s Day is a special occasion celebrated in various countries around the world to honor mothers and mother-figures. In the United States, Mother’s Day is observed on the second Sunday in May.

Origin:

The modern form of Mother’s Day originated in the United States. Anna Jarvis, inspired by her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis (a peace activist during the American Civil War), campaigned to establish Mother’s Day as a recognized holiday.

The first Mother’s Day service took place in 1907 at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia.

Q: Mother’s Day is celebrated ?

A) First Sunday in May
B) Second Sunday in May
C) Third Sunday in May
D) Fourth Sunday in May

Answer: B) Second Sunday in May

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day : May 8

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is observed annually on May 8 to celebrate the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

  • The date was chosen because it marks the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
  • Henry Dunant was born on May 8, 1828, in Geneva, Switzerland, and passed away on October 30, 1910.
  • Dunant was also the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901.
  • The idea for an annual international action to promote peace was introduced after World War I.
  • The proposal for an annual International Red Cross Day was adopted in 1948, with the first celebration occurring on May 8 of that year.
  • The official title of the day evolved over time, becoming “World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day” in 1984.

Q: When is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day observed?

a) May 7 b) May 8 c) May 9 d) May 10

Ans : b) May 8

Q: Why was May 8 chosen as the date for World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day?

a) It marks the end of World War I
b) It is the birthday of Henry Dunant
c) It is the anniversary of the International Red Cross
d) It is the anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize

Ans : b) It is the birthday of Henry Dunant

Q: Who is Henry Dunant?

a) Founder of the United Nations
b) Founder of the International Red Cross
c) Founder of the World Health Organization
d) Founder of the European Union

Ans : b) Founder of the International Red Cross

International Sun Day on May 3rd

Government of India commemorates International Sun Day on May 3rd, 2024, highlighting the benefits of solar energy for a greener planet.

  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy organizes ‘Run for Sun’ Marathon in New Delhi to raise awareness about solar power’s role in mitigating climate change.
  • Marathon demonstrates India’s commitment to solar energy and environmental sustainability.
  • Solar Stops set up in six Indian cities to educate citizens about solar energy through interactive installations.
  • Solart, an All-India Intra-School Solar Art Competition, announced to promote awareness of solar energy among school students through artistic expressions.

Question : When is International Sun Day celebrated ?

a) May 1st
b) May 2nd
c) May 3rd
d) May 4th

Ans : c) May 3rd

World Press Freedom Day observed on May 3rd

World Press Freedom Day observed on May 3rd every year to celebrating press freedom and independence.

  • Theme for this year: “A Press for the Planet: Journalism in the Face of the Environmental Crisis.”
  • United Nations General Secretary António Guterres emphasizes journalists’ role in informing the public about environmental and climate emergencies.
  • Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993, following UNESCO General Conference recommendations.
  • Marks the anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration, a statement of free press principles.

Windhoek Declaration ?

The Windhoek Declaration is a statement of free press principles that was put together during a UNESCO seminar on “Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Press” in Windhoek, Namibia, in 1991. It emphasizes the importance of press freedom, independence, and pluralism as essential components of democratic societies. The declaration calls for the establishment, maintenance, and fostering of an independent, pluralistic, and free press, both in print and broadcast media, in countries transitioning to democracy. It serves as a landmark document advocating for press freedom globally.

Q: What does World Press Freedom Day mark the anniversary of?

a) The establishment of the United Nations
b) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
c) The Windhoek Declaration
d) The Birth Anniversary of William Shakespeare

Ans : c) The Windhoek Declaration

Q: Windhoek Declaration of UNESCO is related to:

a) Education standards in developing countries
b) Protection of cultural heritage sites
c) Promotion of free press principles
d) Wildlife conservation efforts

Ans : c) Promotion of free press principles

International Labour Day, also known as May Day

International Labour Day, also known as May Day is observed on May 1 every year to honors workers worldwide.

  • The day commemorates workers’ contributions to achieving economic and social rights globally.
  • Originated from the Haymarket Affair in 1886 when a labor demonstration demanding an eight-hour workday turned violent in Chicago.
  • In 1889, European socialist parties united to establish May 1 as International Labour Day, and it has been observed annually since then.

Q: When is International Labour Day observed?

a) June 1
b) May 15
c) April 1
d) May 1

Ans : d) May 1

Jean-Georges Noverre “father” of modern ballet, birthday April 29 : International Dance Day

International Dance Day, celebrated annually on April 29th, is a global tribute to the art of dance.

Origins and Purpose:

Established in 1982 by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), International Dance Day aims to honor the diversity and talent of dancers worldwide.

The chosen date, April 29, coincides with the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727–1810), often regarded as the “father” of modern ballet.

Question : Who is regarded as the “father” of modern ballet, and his birthday is celebrated as International Dance Day?

A) Jean-Georges Noverre 
B) Rudolf Nureyev
C) Mikhail Baryshnikov
D) George Balanchine

Ans : A) Jean-Georges Noverre 

World Intellectual Property Day, celebrated annually on April 26

World Intellectual Property Day, celebrated annually on April 26, is a global observance that highlights the significance of intellectual property (IP) rights.

  1. Purpose and Significance:
    • World IP Day aims to raise awareness about IP rights and their role in fostering innovation, creativity, and progress.
    • IP encompasses patents, trademarks, industrial designs, and copyright. These rights encourage inventors, creators, and businesses to protect their innovative outputs and reap economic benefits.
    • By recognizing and rewarding inventors and artists, society benefits from their ingenuity and contributions.
  2. Theme for 2024:
    • The theme for World Intellectual Property Day 2024 is “IP and the SDGs: Building our common future with innovation and creativity.”
    • It emphasizes how IP can amplify the impact of innovative and creative solutions needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  3. History:
    • In the year 2000, member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) designated April 26 as World IP Day.
    • This date commemorates the day when the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970.
    • World IP Day celebrates inventors, creators, and the role of IP in shaping our world, from music and arts to technological advancements

Question: Which date is World Intellectual Property Day celebrated annually?

A) April 1
B) April 26
C) May 15
D) June 10

Ans : B) April 26

National Panchayati Raj Day : 24 April

National Panchayati Raj Day, observed annually on April 24, commemorates the establishment of the Panchayati Raj System in India. The day commemorates the enactment of the 73rd Amendment Act, which established a three-tier system at the village, block, and district levels.

  • Idea of Panchayati rule –  Mahatma Gandhi,
  • Introduced in 1993 through the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, empowers local bodies (Gram Panchayats) to govern themselves and make decisions regarding their areas’ development.

Q: Which amendment act established the Panchayati Raj System in India?

A) 42nd Amendment Act
B) 73rd Amendment Act
C) 86th Amendment Act
D) 91st Amendment Act

Answer: B) 73rd Amendment Act

World Book and Copyright Day : April 23

World Book and Copyright Day, observed annually on April 23, is a celebration that promotes the enjoyment of books and reading. This is the date of the deaths of prominent authors: William ShakespeareMiguel de Cervantes, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.

  1. Purpose: World Book and Copyright Day aims to recognize the scope of books as a link between the past and the future, a bridge across generations and cultures.
  2. World book day was proclaimed by UNESCO in General Conference in 1995.
  3. World Book Capital: Each year, UNESCO selects a city as the World Book Capital. The chosen city maintains the momentum of the day’s celebrations through its own initiatives. For 2024, Strasbourg holds this prestigious title.

Q: Which date do we celebrate World Book and Copyright Day?

  • A) April 15
  • B) April 23
  • C) May 1
  • D) June 8

Answer: B) April 23

Q: Which city holds the title of World Book Capital for 2024?

A) Paris
B) Tokyo
C) Strasbourg
D) New York

Answer: C) Strasbourg

World Quantum Day on April 14

World Quantum Day, celebrated on April 14th, aims to raise awareness about the rapidly advancing field of quantum science and its potential impact on various aspects of society.

World Quantum Day commemorates the birth anniversary of German physicist Max Planck, a pioneer in quantum theory, who laid the groundwork for understanding the quantum nature of light and energy.

  • Quantum mechanics is the science that unravels the behavior of atoms and particles—the fundamental building blocks of our universe.
  • Semiconductor Chips: The chips powering our smartphones and computers operate using quantum principles.
  • LASERS, LED Lights, and Monitors: These innovations stem from our understanding of quantum mechanics.
  • GPS Accuracy: Ultra-precise atomic clocks based on quantum mechanics underpin the Global Positioning System (GPS).
  • Medical Imaging: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners rely on quantum principles.

Future technologies, including quantum computersquantum sensors, and quantum communication devices, hold the promise of transformative applications.

Q: Who is commemorated on World Quantum Day?

a) Albert Einstein

b) Max Planck
c) Niels Bohr
d) Werner Heisenberg

Ans : b) Max Planck

Q: What role does Max Planck play in the development of quantum theory?

a) He discovered the electron
b) He formulated the theory of general relativity
c) He introduced the concept of quantized energy
d) He invented the first quantum computer

Ans : c) He introduced the concept of quantized energy

Ambedkar Jayanti: April 14th

Ambedkar Jayanti: Also known as Bhim Jayanti, it is an annual celebration held on April 14th to honor the birth anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.

key points about Ambedkar Jayanti:

  1. Birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:
    • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891.
    • His contributions spanned various fields, including law, economics, and social justice.
  2. Equality Day:
    • In India, Dr. Ambedkar’s birthday is also referred to as “Equality Day” by some.
    • This highlights his tireless efforts to fight for the rights of marginalized communities, including untouchables (Dalits), women, and laborers.
  3. Ambedkar’s Legacy:
    • Dr. Ambedkar was the chief architect of the Indian Constitution.
    • He championed social justice, equality, and the eradication of caste-based discrimination.
    • His work laid the foundation for a democratic and inclusive India.

Q: What was the birth date of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar?

A) April 14, 1891
B) May 15, 1920
C) March 10, 1918
D) June 5, 1921

Answer: A) April 14, 1891

Q: What significant role did Dr. B. R. Ambedkar play in Indian history?

A) Architect of the Indian Constitution
B) Prime Minister of India
C) Leader of the Quit India Movement
D) Founder of the Indian National Congress

Answer: A) Architect of the Indian Constitution

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre : 13 April 1919

The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, also known as the Amritsar Massacre, was a tragic incident in Indian history. On 13 April 1919, General Dyer, a British officer, ordered his troops to open fire on an unarmed crowd gathered at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, Punjab. The crowd had assembled to peacefully protest against the oppressive Rowlatt Act, which allowed for the arrest and detention of Indians without trial.

key details:

  • Date: April 13, 1919
  • Location: Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab, India
  • Casualties:
    • At least 379 people lost their lives.
    • Over 1,500 were injured.
  • Context:
    • The crowd was trapped within the enclosed walls of Jallianwala Bagh, making escape impossible.
    • General Dyer’s troops fired indiscriminately, even targeting women, children, and elderly individuals.
  • Impact:
    • The massacre had a profound impact on India’s struggle for independence.
    • It permanently strained relations between India and Britain.
    • Mahatma Gandhi launched the Non-Cooperation Movement in response to this brutal incident.


Certainly! Here are some multiple-choice questions (MCQs) related to the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre:

MCQs on Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

  1. What was the date of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre?
    • A) April 13, 1919
    • B) May 15, 1920
    • C) March 10, 1918
    • D) June 5, 1921
    Answer: A) April 13, 1919
  2. Where did the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre take place?
    • A) Delhi
    • B) Lahore
    • C) Amritsar
    • D) Kolkata
    Answer: C) Amritsar
  3. Who was the British officer responsible for ordering the firing on the unarmed crowd at Jallianwala Bagh?
    • A) General Montgomery
    • B) General Dyer
    • C) Colonel Smith
    • D) Major Brown
    Answer: B) General Dyer

World Homoeopathy Day is observed annually on April 10th

World Homoeopathy Day is observed annually on April 10th to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy.

History of Homeopathy: In ancient times, Dr. Hahnemann experimented with quinine’s symptoms, laying the foundation for individualized treatment. Developed a holistic approach that became modern homeopathy’s cornerstone.

Significance of World Homoeopathy Day: World Homoeopathy Day honors the work of German physician and chemist Dr. Samuel Hahnemann on his birth anniversary.

Theme for World Homoeopathy Day 2024: “Homeoparivar: One Health, One Family.” It emphasizes the holistic approach of homeopathy, considering the well-being of both individuals and families.

Q: When is World Homoeopathy Day observed annually?

a) April 1st
b) April 10th
c) May 5th
d) June 15th

Ans : b) April 10th

Q: Who is honored on World Homoeopathy Day?

a) Dr. Albert Einstein
b) Dr. Samuel Hahnemann
c) Dr. Louis Pasteur
d) Dr. Sigmund Freud

Ans : b) Dr. Samuel Hahnemann

World Health Day:  7th April

World Health Day, celebrated annually on  7th April, and holds significant importance in the global health calendar.

Key points about World Health Day:

Origins and Purpose:

  • The day commemorates the founding of WHO and aims to raise awareness about critical health issues.
  • The World Health Assembly in 1948 decided to observe April 7th each year as World Health Day, starting from 1950 .

Theme for World Health Day 2024: “My Health, My Right”:

The theme for World Health Day 2024 is “My health, my right.”

Q: What is the theme for World Health Day 2024?

A) “Healthy Living, Happy Life”
B) “My Health, My Right”
C) “Global Wellness Awareness”
D) “Healthcare for All”

Ans : B) “My Health, My Right”

Q: When is World Health Day celebrated annually?

A) March 8th
B) April 7th
C) May 1st
D) June 15th

Ans : B) April 7th

International Day of Conscience : April 5th

The International Day of Conscience is celebrated annually on April 5th, aiming to promote peace, harmony, and ethical decision-making worldwide.

  1. Establishment: Established by the United Nations in 2019, it emphasizes the importance of individual conscience in fostering a more just and compassionate society.
  2. Universal Concept: Conscience is seen as a universal concept that transcends cultural, religious, and geographical boundaries, highlighting the innate moral compass within each individual.
  3. Purpose: The day serves as a reminder of the significance of honesty, integrity, and empathy, encouraging people to listen to their inner voice of conscience and uphold moral values.
  4. Activities: Various organizations, communities, and individuals engage in educational initiatives, workshops, and awareness campaigns to promote ethical decision-making and moral values.
  5. Advocacy: The day serves as a platform for advocating social justice, environmental sustainability, and the protection of human rights, fostering dialogue and collaboration among diverse groups.
  6. Hope and Responsibility: In a world marked by conflict and discord, the International Day of Conscience offers hope by reaffirming our collective responsibility to strive for a more peaceful and equitable future.
  7. Commitment: By honoring this day, individuals and communities reaffirm their commitment to upholding the principles of conscience, compassion, and integrity, fostering a world where dignity and justice prevail for all.

Q: When is the International Day of Conscience celebrated?

A) April 1st
B) April 5th
C) May 10th
D) June 15th

Ans : B) April 5th

Good Friday: Commemorating the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

Good Friday, observed on March 29, 2024, is a solemn day in the Christian calendar. It marks the Friday before Easter Sunday and is characterized by solemn church services, fasting, and reflection. Christians worldwide commemorate this day with reverence, remembering the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Significance:

  • Good Friday is a day of mourning and reflection for Christians all over the world.
  • It commemorates the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and His suffering on the cross.
  • The events of Good Friday lead to the resurrection on Easter Sunday, which is celebrated as the triumph of life over death.

Q: What is the significance of Good Friday in the Christian calendar?

A) Celebration of Jesus’ birth
B) Commemoration of Jesus’ crucifixion
C) Observance of the Last Supper
D) Recognition of the resurrection

Answer: B) Commemoration of Jesus’ crucifixion

Shaheed Diwas – March 23 : Martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev

March 23 is observed as the martyrdom day of three valiant freedom fighters: Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev.

  1. They faced the gallows with unwavering resolve in Lahore Central Jail in 1931, shouting slogans of “Inquilab Zindabad” (long live the revolution) as the noose tightened around their necks.
  2. Bhagat Singh, known for his fiery revolutionary spirit, became a symbol of resistance against British colonial rule, inspiring many with his courage and intellect.
  3. Rajguru and Sukhdev, alongside Bhagat Singh, were steadfast patriots committed to the cause of freedom.
  4. Their sacrifice ignited a fire in the hearts of millions and propelled the struggle for independence forward.

Q: Which date is solemnly observed as the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev?

a) March 22
b) March 23
c) April 23
d) April 22

Ans : b) March 23

World Kidney Day : second Thursday of March, every year

The World Kidney Day is observed on the second Thursday of March, every year to create awareness among the people about kidney health and the various diseases that can affect its normal function.

World Kidney Day (14 March 2024) theme is- “Kidney Health For All”. The theme focuses on the increasing burden of chronic kidney disease and achieving optimal kidney care to overcome these challenges at different levels. Kidneys are one of the most important organs of the body and help remove the toxins from the body to keep it fit and healthy.

Q: When is World Kidney Day celebrated every year? 

(A) The first Monday of March 
(B) The second Thursday of March
(C) The last Friday of March
(D) A random day in March

Ans : (B) The second Thursday of March

International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on March 8

International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on March 8, is a day dedicated to recognizing and honoring the remarkable contributions of women worldwide. Let’s delve into the significance and theme for International Women’s Day 2024:

History: International Women’s Day originated from women’s movements in the early 20th century. Designated by the United Nations in 1975, it serves as a powerful reminder of the ongoing fight for gender equality.

2024 Theme: Inspire Inclusion: The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is “Inspire Inclusion”.

Q: What is the date of International Women’s Day?

A) March 8
B) April 15
C) May 1
D) June 21

A) March 8

World Wildlife Day : Every year on 3rd of March

World Wildlife Day, held annually on March 3rd, is a global event dedicated to raising awareness about the immense value of wild animals and plants. This year’s theme, “Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation,” highlights the critical role technology can play in protecting our planet’s precious biodiversity.

Theme for World Wildlife Day 2024: Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation.

Q: What is the main theme of World Wildlife Day 2024?

a) Celebrating the beauty of wildlife
b) Exploring the dangers of climate change
c) Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation
d) Raising awareness about illegal wildlife trade

Ans : c) Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation

World Wetlands Day : February 2nd

World Wetlands Day is celebrated annually on February 2nd. It’s a day to raise awareness about the vital role of wetlands in our environment and to promote their conservation and sustainable use.

The theme for World Wetlands Day 2024 is “Wetlands and Human Wellbeing.”

India marked World Wetlands Day 2024 by adding five new wetlands to its list of Ramsar sites, bringing the total count to 80. These newly designated sites are:

  • Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary and Longwood Shola Reserve Forest (Tamil Nadu)
  • Ankasamudra Bird Conservation Reserve, Aghanashini Estuary, and Magadi Kere Conservation Reserve (Karnataka)

Q: What is the theme of World Wetlands Day 2024?

A) Wetlands and Climate Change
B) Wetlands and Sustainable Use
C) Wetlands and Human Wellbeing
D) Wetlands and Economic Development

Ans : C) Wetlands and Human Wellbeing

Q: How many Ramsar sites does India have after adding 5 new ones in 2024?

A) 75
B) 80
C) 85
D) 90

Ans : B) 80

National Girl Child Day : 24th January

  1. National Girl Child Day is celebrated annually on 24th January to provide support and opportunities to girls in India.
  2. The day aims to promote awareness about the rights of the girl child, emphasizing the importance of girls’ education, health, and nutrition.
  3. Over the last decade, the government has implemented various initiatives to improve conditions for girls, including campaigns such as Save the Girl Child, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, and CBSE Udaan Scheme.
  4. Measures have been taken to provide free or subsidized education for girl children and ensure reservations for women in colleges.
  5. The Ministry of Women and Child is conducting a five-day special campaign on National Girl Child Day, including community sensitization programs, workshops on menstrual hygiene, distribution of hygiene kits, and plantation drives to signify the importance of the girl child.

Q: When is National Girl Child Day celebrated annually?

a. 1st January
b. 15th August
c. 24th January
d. 10th February

Ans : c. 24th January

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