1.When is World Habitat Day observed every year?
[A] First Monday of October
[B] First Sunday of October
[C] Last Sunday of September
[D] Last Saturday of September
Explanation: Every year, First Monday of October is observed by the United Nations as “World Habitat Day”, to stress on the basic right of all to adequate shelter and to highlight the state of our habitats. This year, it was observed on October 4. The theme for this year’s World Habitat Day is “Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world”. ©navclasses
2.What is the theme of the ‘World Post Day’ 2021?
[A] Innovate to recover
[B] Post to Connect
[C] Communication during Covid
[D] Post across the World
Explanation: World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9th of October to mark the anniversary of establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874. India has been a member of the Universal Postal Union since 1876. The theme for this year’s World Post Day is ‘Innovate to recover’. The objective of the World Post Day is to create awareness about the role of postal sector in the lives of people. ©navclasses
3.When is the ‘World Mental Health Day’ observed?
[A] October 10
[B] October 15
[C] October 17
[D] October 20
Explanation: Every year, October 10th is observed as the World Mental Health Day by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This day is celebrated to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilise support in this regard. This year’s October 10 is observed under the tagline “Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality”. ©navclasses
4.When is the ‘International Day of the Girl Child’ observed across the world?
[A] October 10
[B] October 11
[C] October 14
[D] October 15
Explanation: The International Day of the Girl Child is observed annually on October 11, to highlight the gender equality impacts. In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognise the challenges faced by girls. This year, the UN urges the world to bridge the gender digital divide existing in diverse skills and jobs. It has highlighted on the gender digital divide in connectivity, devices, and use, skills and jobs. ©navclasses
5.When is the ‘World Day Against the Death Penalty’ observed every year?
[A] October 8
[B] October 10
[C] October 12
[D] October 14
Explanation: October 10 marks the World Day Against the Death Penalty. This year, the theme is focused on safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls around the world. According to Amnesty International’s 2020 death penalty report, more than two-thirds of the world has now abolished the death penalty in law or practice. As many as 108 countries have completely abolished the death penalty for all crimes. As per the report, at least 483 people were known to have been executed in 2020. ©navclasses
6.Which country celebrates ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’, in the month of October?
Explanation: The USA celebrates ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’ as a holiday that celebrates and honours Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. It started in 1977 as a day of respect at a discrimination conference. It has now become a national holiday honored by President Joe Biden. This day falls on the same day Columbus Day, first recognized as a national holiday in 1934 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. ©navclasses
7.“Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together.” Is the theme of which special day observed on October 15?
[A] Global Handwashing Day
[B] World zoonotic diseases Day
[C] World Malnourishment Day
[D] World Hygiene Day
Explanation: Global Handwashing Day 2021 is observed on October 15, to spread awareness about the importance of hygiene. The theme for 2021 is “Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together.” The day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership, an international alliance of institutions that promoted effective handwashing with soap. In 2008, the first World Handwashing Day was celebrated in more than 70 nations and 120 million children. ©navclasses
8.What is the theme of World Polio Day 2021?
[A] Leaving No one behind
[B] Delivering on a Promise
[C] Inclusive and Inspirational
[D] No Polio World
Explanation: World Polio Day is observed on October 24 every year to raise awareness for polio vaccination and to eradicate polio. The theme of World Polio Day 2021 is “Delivering on a Promise”. The World Polio Day was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) had reduced polio worldwide by 99%, as of 2013. ©navclasses
9.The UN Disarmament Week is observed annually during which month?
Explanation: The UN Disarmament Week is observed annually during the month of October. This year disarmament week started on October 24 and the week-long observance will continue till October 30. It aims to promote the awareness and understanding the issues of disarmament in several countries. The observance aims to reduce the use of weapons, specifically nuclear weapons, to bring peace in the society. The United Nations Disarmament Commission (UNDC) was set up in 1952 under the UN Security Council to eliminate all weapons of mass destruction. ©navclasses
10.When is the International Day for Tolerance observed every year by the UN?
[A] 16 November
[B] 18 November
[C] 19 November
[D] 20 November
Explanation: Every year, the International Day for Tolerance is observed on 16th November by the United Nations. A resolution in this regard was passed by the UN General Assembly in the year 1996, as a follow up of the United Nations Year for Tolerance celebrated by the UN in 1995. ©navclasses