Days and Events Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Daily GK Current Affairs : Days and Events

Daily General Knowledge Questions and Answers on Important Days and Events Section from Current Affairs Topic. These Multiple Choice Questions will positively help you in coming SSC 2017 Exams. 

1. Who selected August 15 as the Independence Day of India?
किसने 15 अगस्त को भारत के स्वतंत्रता दिवस के रूप में चुना था?
[A] Mahatma Gandhi
[B] Jawaharlal Nehru
[C] Sardar Patel
[D] B.R. Ambedakar
[E] None of the above

Answer: E. None of the above

Explanation:

India celebrated its 71st Independence Day with the main function at Red Fort where PM Modi unfurled National Flag synchronized with 21-Gun Salute.This was Modi's 4th Independence Day address where he presented a report card of his govt's accomplishments.August 15 was chosen by Lord Mountbatten as it was the same day in 1945 that Japan surrendered to Allied Forces at the end of World War II.
2. Organ donation day is celebrated on _____.
अंग दान दिवस _____ को मनाया जाता है।
[A] August 13
[B] August 12
[C] August 11
[D] August 14
[E] August 15

Answer: A. August 13

Explanation:

India observes 13th of August as Organ Donation Day every year with an aim to raise & increase awareness and encourage people to pledge to donate organs after death.Every year 200,000 people in India need a new kidney & 100,000 need a new liver, but only 2 to 3% of the demand for new organs is met.1st organ donation took place in 1954 when a living donor gave a kidney to his identical twin
3. The first World Elephant Day was held in _______.
[A] 2011
[B] 2008
[C] 2017
[D] 2004
[E] 2012

Answer: E. 2012

Explanation:

The first World Elephant Day was held on August 12, 2012. World Elephant Day is an international annual event on August 12, dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world's elephants. Conceived in 2011 by Canadian filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark of Canazwest Pictures, and Sivaporn Dardarananda, Secretary-General of the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation in Thailand, it was officially founded, supported and launched by Patricia Sims and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation on August 12, 2012.
4. When is World Bio-Fuel Day observed?
[A] August 10
[B] August 9
[C] August 11
[D] August 8
[E] August 12

Answer: A. August 10

Explanation:

The International Biodiesel Day (or World Bio-fuel Day) is observed every year on August 10 to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels.On this day in 1893, Sir Rudalph Diesel (inventor of the diesel engine) for the first time successfully ran mechanical engine with Peanut Oil.The Indian government announced various schemes to promote non-fossil fuels.
5. International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on _______.
[A] August 8
[B] August 11
[C] August 9
[D] August 12
[E] August 10

Answer: C. August 9

Explanation:

The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. It was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994, marking the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, in 1982.
6. The first National Handloom Day was first observed in _______.
[A] 2014
[B] 2016
[C] 2017
[D] 2015
[E] 2013

Answer: D. 2015

Explanation:

The first National Handloom Day was first observed in 2015. National Handloom Day is celebrated to give an impetus to the sector and encourage the use of handmade loom. 7th of August was chosen to celebrate the day due to its special significance in India's history. It was on this day that the Swadeshi Movement was launched in 1905.
7. The World Tiger Day was formed in the year _______.
[A] 2009
[B] 2011
[C] 2013
[D] 2010
[E] 2004

Answer: D. 2010

Explanation:

The World Tiger Day was formed at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in the year 2010 in Russia to protect tigers from becoming extinct. The summit also declared to double global Tiger population by 2022. The Day is annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation.
8. What is the theme for the 2017 World Hepatitis Day?
[A] It’s closer than you think
[B] Eliminate Hepatitis
[C] Hepatitis: Think Again
[D] More must be done to stop this silent killer
[E] None of the above

Answer: B. Eliminate Hepatitis

Explanation:

World Hepatitis Day is observed on July 28 every year to create awareness about Hepatitis & minimize burden of hepatitis.Hepatitis is a viral infection which causes inflammation in liver. Hepatitis A, B, C & E are some of the common ones caused due to viruses.WHO estimates that 4 crore people in India live with chronic Hepatitis B.Theme for World Hepatitis Day 2017 is 'Eliminate Hepatitis'.
9. The Paika Rebellion took place in which State?
[A] Odisha
[B] Jharkhand
[C] Mizoram
[D] Maharashtra
[E] Bihar

Answer: A. Odisha

Explanation:

The Paik Rebellion also called the Paika Bidroha was an armed rebellion against the British East India Company's rule in Odisha in 1817. The Paiks rose in rebellion under their leader Bakshi Jagabandhu and, projecting Lord Jagannath as the symbol of Odia unity, the rebellion quickly spread across most of Odisha before being ruthlessly put down by the company's forces. In 2017 its Bicentenary anniversary was held. The event was attended by President Pranab Mukherjee and Chief Minister Biju Patnaik to pay respect to the revolutionaries.
10. The first UN Mandela Day was held in ______.
पहला UN मंडेला दिवस ______ में आयोजित किया गया था।
[A] 2009
[B] 2010
[C] 2008
[D] 2011
[E] 2012

Answer: B. 2010

Explanation:

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela's birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.

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