1. When is the Armed Forces Veteran’s Day celebrated in India?
[A] January 10
[B] January 11
[C] January 14
[D] January 15
Explanation: The Indian Armed Forces celebrated the “Veteran’s Day” on 14 January 2021. It included Wreath Laying Ceremonies and Veteran’s Meets all across the nations in various stations of the forces. Field Marshal KM Cariappa – first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Armed Forces retired on this day in 1953. To recognize the service rendered by him, this date has been chosen as Veteran’s Day. ©navclasses
2. The first-ever National Road Safety Month was observed in which year, in India?
Explanation: The Union Road Transport Minister and Union Defence Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the first-ever National Road Safety Month on January 18, 2021. The campaign seeks to build awareness on road safety and reduce road accidents in India. In the recent past, only ‘Road safety week’ was being organised. The Minister also presented various awards including best performing State in Road Safety works, Good Samaritan award, Best State Transport Corporations, among others. ©navclasses
3. The birth anniversary of which freedom fighter is to be celebrated as “Parakram Diwas” every year?
[A] Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
[B] Subash Chandra Bose
[C] V D Savarkar
[D] Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Explanation: The Union Culture Ministry announced that the birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose, January 23, would be celebrated as “Parakram Diwas” every year. It means the ‘Day of courage’. The Ministry also said that the government is to celebrate the leader’s 125th birth anniversary year starting from January 23, 2021. A series of events from January 23 till January 23, 2022 is also planned. ©navclasses
4.‘Recover and revitalise education for the COVID-19 generation’ is the theme of which special day observed on January 24, 2021?
[A] National Girl Child Day
[B] International Education Day
[C] International Children’s Day
[D] World Day against Child Employment
Explanation: January 24 is observed as ‘International Education Day’ globally to highlight the role of education for peace and development. The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution co-authored by Nigeria and 58 other member states in 2018, which sought for political will to support inclusive and quality education for all. This year, the day was observed on the theme ‘Recover and revitalise education for the COVID-19 generation’. ©navclasses
5. The death anniversary of which national leader was observed as the Martyrs’ Day on January 30 in India?
[A] Jawaharlal Nehru
[B] Mahatma Gandhi
[C] Bhagat Singh
[D] Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Explanation: On 30th Jan 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse in the year 1948. On this day, India observes Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas, to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi and all martyrs who sacrificed their life for the nation’s freedom. The 73rd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was observed as Martyrs’ Day recently. ©navclasses
6. What is the theme of the World Cancer Day 2021?
[A] Fight Cancer
[B] I am and I will
[C] Cancer and Covid-19
[D] I am strong
Explanation: World Cancer Day is being observed on February 4 from 2000, when it was first established at the ‘World Cancer Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium’ in Paris. It was on the same day, the ‘Charter of Paris Against Cancer’ was signed by the General Director of UNESCO and then French President. The theme of the Cancer Day is ‘I Am and I Will’, which is being continued since 2019. ©navclasses
7. Which day is observed on February 10 and August 10 every year in India?
[A] National Deworming Day
[B] National Anaemia Day
[C] National Diabetes Day
[D] National Cancer Day
Explanation: In India, every year February 10 and August 10 are observed as the National Deworming Day (NDD). The day aims to eradicate intestinal worms within the age bracket of 1-19 years, which are also referred to as Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH). As per the World Health Organisation, about 241 million children in India between 1-14 years are at risk of parasitic intestinal worms. ©navclasses
8.“Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society” is the theme of which special day, celebrated on February 21?
[A] International Languages Day
[B] International Press Day
[C] International Mother Language Day
[D] International Day of Literature
Explanation: International Mother Language Day is celebrated every year on February 21. The theme for this year is “Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society”. In 1999, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) had declared 21st February as International Mother Language Day. It was on the same date, Bangladesh fought for their Bangla language, which transformed into a language-based national movement. ©navclasses
9. When is the ‘World Day of Social Justice’ observed?
[A] February 1
[B] February 10
[C] February 20
[D] February 25
Explanation: Every year, the World Day of Social Justice is observed on February 20. The prime objective of this observance is to raise voice against social injustice. It also aims to bring various international organisations and communities on a single platform to end poverty, gender discrimination, physical discrimination, illiteracy, religious discrimination etc. This year, the theme is “A call for social justice in the Digital Economy.” ©navclasses
10. National Science Day is being observed in India, to commemorate the discovery of which scientist?
[A] Jagdish Chandra Bose
[B] C V Raman
[C] Srinivasa Ramanujan
[D] Homi J Bhabha
Explanation: National Science Day is being observed in India every year on 28th of February to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’. On the same day, CV Raman announced the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’ and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930. The theme for National Science Day 2021 is ‘Future of Science and Technology and Innovation: Impact on Education Skills and Work. ©navclasses