Important Days for NTA UGC NET JRF Paper 1

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1.‘Housing For All — A Better Urban Future’ is the theme of which special day observed on October’s first Monday?

[A] World Home Day
[B] World Habitat Day
[C] World Shelter Day
[D] World Safe Livelihood Day

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  Answer 2
Explanation: The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day, to sensitise on the basic right to adequate shelter. This year, the theme of the World Habitat Day 2020 is ‘Housing For All — A Better Urban Future’. World Habitat Day was first celebrated in 1986 with the theme ‘Shelter is My Right’ and was hosted by Nairobi. ©navclasses

 

2.What is the theme of the 66th Wildlife Week celebrated during the first week of October?

[A] WildLife- Lifeline
[B] RoaR: Roar and Revive
[C] Lion King
[D] Animal Kingdom

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  Answer 2
Explanation: The Wildlife Day celebration started in 1955 in India and it was later expanded to Wildlife week celebration in 1957. It aims to spread awareness on conservation and protection of wildlife. This year the 66th Wildlife Week was celebrated with the theme RoaR (Roar and Revive) – Exploring Human-Animal Relationships. Union Environment Minister Prakash Javdekar presented the Prani Mitra awards to encourage the zoo officers and staff. ©navclasses

 

3.When is the Indian Air Force Day celebrated across the country?

[A] October 2
[B] October 4
[C] October 6
[D] October 8

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  Answer 4
Explanation: The Indian Air Force is celebrating 88th Air Force Day on October 8. On the same day, the Air Force in India was officially formed in 1932 to support the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom. After 1950, the force was renamed as the Indian Air Force from its earlier name of the Royal Indian Air Force. The Indian Air Force is the largest air Defence force in the world. ©navclasses

 

4.Which special day related to biodiversity is celebrated on the second Saturday of May and October?

[A] World Bio-Diversity Day
[B] Word Migratory Bird Day
[C] World Mammals Day
[D] World Aquatic Animals Day

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  Answer 2
Explanation: World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is observed every year on the second Saturday of May and October, to create awareness about the need to conserve migratory birds and their habitats. It also highlights the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance and the need for global cooperation to conserve them. This year the theme of the World Migratory Bird Day, celebrated on October 10 is “Birds Connect Our World”. ©navclasses

 

5.When is World Snow Leopard Day observed?

[A] October 20
[B] October 22
[C] October 23
[D] October 24

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  Answer 3
Explanation: 23rd October of every year is celebrated as World’s Snow Leopard Day. This day is observed to protect and conserve snow leopards and other wild animals of the Himalayas. Snow Leopards are distributed across 12 countries in central Asia. They generally live in high altitudes of 3000 to 4500m. This day was first proclaimed at the Global Snow Leopard Forum at Bishkek, Kyrgyztan. ©navclasses

 

6.Which special day was celebrated on November 10 with the theme of “Science for and with Society”?

[A] World Science Day for Peace and Development
[B] World Scientists Day
[C] World Research and Development Day
[D] World Society Day

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  Answer 1
Explanation: World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated on November 10 every year, across the world. This year, the theme of the day is “Science for and with Society”, as per the United Nations. UNESCO is organizing an online roundtable on the theme of “Science for and with Society in dealing with COVID-19.” ©navclasses

 

7. November 16 is observed as National Press Day, to honour which institution?

[A] Press Council of India
[B] Press Trust of India
[C] Prasar Bharati
[D] All India Radio

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  Answer 1
Explanation: National Press Day is observed on November 16, to honour the formation of Press Council of India, which was instituted on the same day in the year 1966. Press Council of India seeks to monitor the quality of reportage provided by the Indian press. The First Press Commission 1956 proposed a committee to protect the freedom of the press in India. It led to the formation of the Press Council in 1966. ©navclasses

 

8. National Pollution Control Day is observed in the memory of Bhopal Gas tragedy happened in which year?

[A] 1975
[B] 1984
[C] 1992
[D] 2003

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  Answer 2
Explanation: December 2 is observed as National Pollution Control Day every year, in the memory of those who lost their lives in the Bhopal Gas tragedy and to create awareness on environment pollution. Bhopal Gas tragedy, one of the biggest industrial pollution disasters of the country, occurred on the night of December 2nd and 3rd, 1984. Many people died due to the leakage of the poisonous gas Methyl Isocyanate. ©navclasses

 

9.When is the International Day of Persons with Disability observed?

[A] November 30
[B] December 3
[C] December 5
[D] December 10

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  Answer 2
Explanation: The International Day of Persons with Disability is observed on 3rd December of every year. The theme for this year is “Building back better: towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world by, for and with persons with disabilities”. UNESCO is organizing a global awareness camp named “Tell our stories, enable our rights” on this occasion. ©navclasses

 

10.When is the International Volunteer Day observed every year?

[A] December 1
[B] December 4
[C] December 5
[D] December 10

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  Answer 3
Explanation: The International Volunteer Day, also called as the International Volunteer Day Economic and Social Development is observed every year on the 5th December by the United Nations. This has been mandated by the UN General Assembly since 1885. This day promotes volunteer efforts and volunteerism for achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and international levels. ©navclasses
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