1.When is the “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture” observed every year by UN?
[A] 26 June
[B] 29 June
[C] 30 June
[D] 31 July
Explanation: Every year, the United Nations observes 26th June as “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture”. The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in its general assembly in the year 1948. In 1975, the UN adopted a Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel treatment. ©navclasses
2.Operation Vijay was a Major Defence operation conducted by India against which nation?
Explanation: Operation Vijay or more commonly called as the Kargil war, was a defence operation against Pakistan, conducted in the year 1999. July 26th of every year is celebrated as the Vijay Diwas, which marks India’s victory against Pakistan in the war, which lasted for more than 3 months in Jammu and Kashmir and along the Line of Control. ©navclasses
3.National Handloom Day is observed on which date?
[A] 6th August
[B] 8th August
[C] 5th August
[D] 7th August
Explanation: On 7th August, 2021 the Textile Ministry has celebrated the 7th National Handloom Day. On this day the handloom weaving community will be honoured for their contribution in the socio-economic development of India. Three Handloom Craft Villages at Mohpara Village, District Golaghat in Assam, Kovalam in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, and Kanihama, Budgam in Srinagar are being set up by the Ministry in collaboration with the respective State governments. ©navclasses
4.Which date in August is observed as World Humanitarian Day?
[A] 19 August
[B] 20 August
[C] 18 August
[D] 17 August
Explanation: The United Nations marks August 19 as World Humanitarian Day to honour the sacrifices of all those who choose to serve humanity against all odds. Theme for 2021 WHD: #TheHumanRace: a global challenge for climate action in solidarity with people who need it the most. It was commemorated for the first time on 19 August 2009, after it was formally recognised by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009. ©navclasses
5.Which date in August is observed as Sadbhavana Diwas?
[A] August 21
[B] August 18
[C] August 20
[D] August 17
Explanation: Every year on August 20, India celebrates Sadbhavana Diwas to commemorate the birthday of the late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. This year, August 20, 2021, the country celebrated the 77th birthday of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Indian National Congress instituted Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award in 1992, a year after his death. ©navclasses
6.When is the International Day against Nuclear Tests observed every year?
[A] August 29
[B] August 31
[C] September 1
[D] September 5
Explanation: The ‘International Day against Nuclear Tests’ is observed on August 29 every year, across the world. The Day aims to bring awareness regarding the harmful effects of testing nuclear weapons and calls for an end to such tests The International Day against Nuclear Tests was established on December 2, 2009, by the United Nations General Assembly in its 64th session. Kazakhstan initiated this resolution to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the closing of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site at Kazakhstan in 1991. The first nuclear test, called Trinity, was conducted by the United States Army in a desert site in New Mexico, on July 16, 1945. ©navclasses
7.The UN International Day of Charity on 5th September, is observed to commemorate the death anniversary of which leader?
[A] Swami Vivekananda
[B] Mother Teresa
[C] Mahatma Gandhi
[D] Chhatrapati Shivaji
Explanation: Every year, 5th September is observed as the International Day of Charity. This day was so chosen, in memory of the death anniversary of Mother Teresa. This day aims to bridge the gap between the rich and poor and to meet the SDGs by 2030. The resolution in this regard was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in the year 2012, which was co-sponsored by 44 UN member nations. ©navclasses
8.Which date in September is observed as World EV Day?
[A] September 8
[B] September 9
[C] September 7
[D] September 10
Explanation: World EV Day is observed on September 9 every year. The day marks the celebration of e-mobility. Special awareness campaigns are organised globally to educate people about the benefits of electric vehicles. World EV Day was an initiative created by sustainability media company Green.TV. The first World EV day was observed in 2020. ©navclasses
9.On which date, Hindi Day is celebrated?
[A] 15 September
[B] 11 September
[C] 14 September
[D] 13 September
Explanation: Hindi Day is celebrated every year on 14 September marking the declaration of the Hindi language as one of the official languages of Union government of India. On 14 September 1949, Hindi was adopted as one of the official languages of India.©navclasses
10.On which date, International Day of Democracy is celebrated across the globe?
[A] September 14
[B] September 16
[C] September 10
[D] September 15
Explanation: September 15 is celebrated as the International Day of Democracy across the globe after being established in 2007 through a resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Theme for this year is “strengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crises.” International Day of Democracy provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world. Democracy is as much a process as a goal, and only with the full participation of the international community, can the ideal of democracy be made into a reality to be enjoyed by everyone, everywhere. ©navclasses