Important Days for NTA UGC NET JRF Paper 1

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1.When is Police Commemoration Day observed every year in India?

[A] October 19
[B] October 20
[C] October 21
[D] October 22

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  Answer 3
Explanation: Every year, Police Commemoration Day is observed on 21st of October. This day is observed in memory to the 10 policemen who were killed by Chinese troops in a surprise attack near Ladakh on October 21, 1959. As per Police sources, as many as 264 police personnel lost their lives this year while in duty and are remembered during this occasion. ©navclasses

 

2.Which special day related to Indian Army is celebrated on 27 October?

[A] Infantry Day
[B] Corps of Signals Day
[C] Armoured Corps Day
[D] Corps of Engineers Day

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  Answer 1
Explanation: Indian Army observes Infantry Day every year on October 27, to mark the landing of first Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir. Top Indian Army officials including Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane gathered at the National War Memorial on the occasion of Infantry Day. ©navclasses

 

3.The week from 27th October to 2nd November, 2020 is being observed as which special week in India?

[A] Anti-Corruption Week
[B] Vigilance Awareness Week
[C] Financial Literacy Week
[D] Financial Inclusion Week

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  Answer 2
Explanation: The week from 27th October to 2nd November, 2020 is being observed as Vigilance Awareness Week in India. This is being organized by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). The theme for this year’s Vigilance Awareness Week is Vigilant India, Prosperous India. Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week every year is a part the Commission’s approach where all stakeholders collectively participate in the preventive vigilance measures and fight against corruption. ©navclasses

 

4.When is the ‘International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict’ observed?

[A] November 4
[B] November 6
[C] November 8
[D] November 10

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Explanation: ‘International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict’ is observed every year on November 6. The UN General Assembly declared the observance of this day, in the year 2001. As per the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), at least 40 percent of all internal conflicts are linked to the exploitation of natural resources. ©navclasses

 

5.Public service Broadcasting Day is observed to commemorate the visit of which national leader to the All India Radio?

[A] Jawaharlal Nehru
[B] Subash Chandra Bose
[C] Atal Bihari Vajpayee
[D] Mahatma Gandhi

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Explanation: Public Service Broadcasting Day is observed every year on November 12th. This is to commemorate the visit of Mahatma Gandhi to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947. Mahatma Gandhi addressed the displaced people, who had temporarily settled at Kurukshetra in Haryana after partition of India in 1947. ©navclasses

 

6.What is the theme of the National Pharmacy Week (NPW) 2020?

[A] Pharmacists: Frontline Health Professionals
[B] Covid-19 Warriors
[C] Responsible Pharmacy
[D] Ethical Pharmacy

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  Answer 1
Explanation: The 59th National Pharmacy Week (NPW) is celebrated throughout the country from November 16-22, 2020. This year, the theme of the National Pharmacy Week (NPW) is “Pharmacists: Frontline Health Professionals”. The Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) is the national professional body of pharmacists, which leads the celebrations. ©navclasses

 

7.November 26 is celebrated as the National Milk Day, to commemorate the birth anniversary of which Indian personality?

[A] Verghese Kurian
[B] P C Mahalanobis
[C] M S Swaminathan
[D] C N R Rao

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  Answer 1
Explanation: November 26 is celebrated as the National Milk Day across the country, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Verghese Kurien. He is also called the ‘Father of the White Revolution’ and the ‘Milk Man of India’. He was known his contribution in launching ‘Operation Flood’ in India, which made a milk-deficit country to the largest milk producer of the world. He was the Chairman of National Dairy Development Bard and ‘AMUL’. ©navclasses

 

8.When is the ‘International day for the abolition of slavery’ observed every year?

[A] December 1
[B] December 2
[C] December3
[D] December 4

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  Answer 2
Explanation: The ‘International day for the abolition of slavery’ is observed every year on December 2, since 1986. It aims to raise awareness about slavery and put an end to all kinds of slavery including trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, child labour among others. It marks the date of the adoption of the UN Convention related to trafficking and exploitation. ©navclasses

 

9.Which country observes ‘Martyred Intellectuals Day’ on December 14?

[A] India
[B] Bangladesh
[C] Pakistan
[D] Sri Lanka

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  Answer 2
Explanation: Bangladesh marks Martyred Intellectuals Day on December 14 every year, to remember the teachers, journalists and poets killed on this day in 1971. The Bangladesh Liberation War which began in 1971 grew into the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, and ended with the victory of Bangladesh. After the victory, Bengali intellectuals and professionals were said to have been killed by Pakistani forces and their collaborators. ©navclasses

 

10.The National Farmers’ Day (Kisan Diwas), is celebrated on December 23, to honour which personality of India?

[A] Verghese Kurien
[B] M S Swaminathan
[C] Choudhary Charan Singh
[D] Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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  Answer 3
Explanation: The National Farmers’ Day (Kisan Diwas), is celebrated on December 23, to mark the birth anniversary of India’s fifth prime minister, Choudhary Charan Singh. When he was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and then the Prime Minister of the country, he was known for his significant contributions in abolishing Zamindari systems and drafting Land Reforms Bill. He also founded a non profit for farmers called Kisan Trust. ©navclasses

 

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