1.When is the ‘Zero Discrimination Day’ observed annually across the world?
[A] March 1
[B] March 2
[C] March 3
[D] March 4
Explanation: The ‘Zero Discrimination Day’ is observed annually across the world on March 1, by UNAIDS. The day was first celebrated on March 1, 2014. This year, UNAIDS is focussing on the urgent need to take action to end the inequalities remaining in the world.The symbol for Zero Discrimination Day is the butterfly. ©navclasses
2.The International Waste Pickers’ Day is observed on which date?
[A] March 1
[B] March 2
[C] March 3
[D] March 4
Explanation: International Waste Pickers’ Day is observed on March 1 to mark the Colombian massacre that led to the brutal death of 11 workers. This day seeks to give voice and recognition to waste pickers/recyclers across the world. During this occasion, a new report released by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) highlighted the role of informal recyclers in enabling transition towards zero waste systems and the overall economic recovery. ©navclasses
3.UNGA has declared 2023 as which special year, based on the resolution led by India?
[A] International Year of Millets
[B] International Year of Ocean
[C] International Year of Solar Energy
[D] International Year of Blue Economy
Explanation: The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets. The unanimously adopted resolution was sponsored by India and supported by over 70 nations. The co-sponsors of the declaration include Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia and Senegal, and all Member States of the UN. ©navclasses
4.When is the World sleep day observed this year?
[A] March 19
[B] March 30
[C] April 1
[D] May 1
Explanation: The day before the Vernal Equinox of every year is observed as World Sleep Day. This year falls on 19th March. It is organised by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Sleep Society. By celebrating this day, the society aims to create awareness on reducing sleep problems by better prevention and management of sleep disorders. ©navclasses
5.What is the theme of the ‘World Development Report’ 2021?
[A] Data for better lives
[B] Development after Covid
[C] Self-Reliant countries
[D] Replacement of Jobs
Explanation: World Development Report 2021 has been released with the theme of ‘Data for Better Lives’— Leveraging greater value from data to help the poor. This is the first World Development Report which focused solely on the role of data for development. As the Covid pandemic made the global data inequalities even greater, the report speaks on how do we tap the full value of data, to ensure equitable access for poor people. ©navclasses
6.When is the “International Day of Conscience” celebrated by the UN?
[A] April 5
[B] April 7
[C] April 9
[D] April 12
Explanation: International Day of Conscience is celebrated all around the world on April 5th. The UN General Assembly declared April 5 as the International Day of Conscience in 2019. UNGA adopted the draft resolution laid by the Kingdom of Bahrain called ‘Promoting the Culture of Peace with Love and Conscience’ in 2019. UN aims to create conditions of stability, well-being as well as peaceful relations throughout the world. ©navclasses
7.“Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures” is the theme of which special day celebrated on April 18?
[A] World Culture Day
[B] World Heritage Day
[C] World Archaeology Day
[D] World Tourism Day
Explanation: Every year April 18 is celebrated as World Heritage Day or the International Day for Monuments and Sites. This year, the theme of the World Heritage Day is “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”. In India, Tourism and Culture Minister has inaugurated the first-ever online exhibition on Ramayana. The online exhibition showcases 49 miniature paintings collections of National Museum, New Delhi. ©navclasses
8.Which is the headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)?
[D] New York
Explanation: World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) member states designated April 26 as World IP Day with the aim of increasing general understanding of IP, in the year 2000. WIPO is headquartered at Geneva. World Intellectual Property Day 2021 focusses on the critical role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the economy and how they can use intellectual property (IP) rights to build competitive and resilient businesses. ©navclasses
9.UN Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW) is a biennial global road safety campaign hosted in which month?
Explanation: UN Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW) is a biennial global road safety campaign hosted by WHO in the month of May. The theme for the 6th UNGRSW, which is to be held 17-23 May 2021, is Streets for Life #Love30. It calls for 30 km/h default speed limits to be imposed wherever people live, walk and play in all parts of the world. ©navclasses
10.When is the World Metrology Day observed every year?
[A] May 10
[B] May 20
[C] May 30
[D] June 1
Explanation: Every year, the World Metrology Day is observed on 20th of May, which is annually celebrated to commemorate the Metre Convention on 20th May 1875. The theme for this year is “Metrology for Health”, which has been chosen to make people aware of the role of measurements in health. ©navclasses