Important Days and Events Current Affairs MCQs
1. ‘Revitalisation: Collective Action for the Ocean’ is the theme of which international day celebrated on June 8?
[A] World Sea animals Day
[B] World Ocean Day
[C] World Beach Day
[D] World Mother Earth Day
Correct Answer: B [World Ocean Day]
The United Nations designated June 8 as World Ocean Day to raise awareness about how to save the oceans and sustainably use them in the future.
The theme for World Ocean Day 2022 is ‘Revitalisation: Collective Action for the Ocean’. This year’s theme focuses on how to not only stop harming the ocean but on actions to be taken in order to restore the oceans through collective efforts.
2. The ‘International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR)’ is observed in which month?
Correct Answer: C [June]
The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is observed on 16 June every year. It recognises the importance of over 200 million migrant workers who send money home.
According to the United Nations, over 800 million people receive money as foreign remittances from their loved ones. According to the World Bank, remittances to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) will reach a record USD 630 billion this year.
3. When is the ‘International Day for Countering Hate Speech’ marked across the world?
[A] June 15
[B] June 18
[C] June 21
[D] June 24
Correct Answer: B [June 18]
18 June is marked as the International Day for Countering Hate Speech. In July 2021, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution “promoting inter-religious and intercultural dialogue and tolerance in countering hate speech”.
Hate speech goes against the core principles of the UN Charter such as equality, peace, and respect for human dignity leading to social disharmony.
4. When is the ‘International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice’ observed?
[A] January 1
[B] June 1
[C] June 21
[D] July 21
Correct Answer: C [June 21]
The General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice.
It aims to celebrate the unity of cultural heritage and traditions, as well as to strengthen ties among people. The seasonal movement of the Sun’s daily path appears to stand still at a northern or southern limit before reversing direction. There are two solstices that occur annually namely the Summer Solstice around June 21 and Winter Solstice around December 21.
5. When is ‘Day of the Seafarer’ observed?
[A] June 21
[B] June 23
[C] June 25
[D] June 27
Correct Answer: C [June 25]
June 25 was designated as the Day of the Seafarer (DotS) by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the UN agency responsible for regulating global shipping industry.
It was observed for the first time in the year 2011. The day recognizes the importance of sea transport and honours seafarers for their contribution towards the global economic growth despite the risks involved. The theme for this year’s DotS is “Your voyage – then and now, share your journey”.
6. When is the ‘National Insurance Awareness Day’ observed?
[A] June 25
[B] June 27
[C] June 28
[D] June 30
Correct Answer: C [June 28]
The National Insurance Awareness Day is observed on 28 June annually to make people aware about the benefits of investing in an insurance plan
After a huge fire in London, Nicholas Barbon set up the first fire insurance company in 1666 AD. Since then, the insurance market has expanded to several new sectors.
7. When is the ‘Goods and Services Tax (GST) Day’ celebrated in India?
[A] June 1
[B] June 30
[C] July 1
[D] July 31
Correct Answer: C [July 1]
GST Day is celebrated on July 1 to mark completion of five years of Goods & Services Tax. It was introduced in 2017, with the idea of “One Nation- One Market- One Tax”.
GST is a multi-stage, indirect consumption-based tax system that subsumed a set of domestic indirect taxes such as service tax, value-added tax, purchase tax, excise duty among others.
8. When is the ‘World Drowning Prevention Day’ observed?
[A] July 23
[B] July 25
[C] July 30
[D] August 5
Correct Answer: B [July 25]
‘World Drowning Prevention Day’ is observed annually on 25 July. The United Nations General Assembly recognised this day in April 2021.
According to the UN, around 236,000 people drown annually, which makes drowning a major public health problem all around the world. Drowning is also one of the major causes of death for children and young people aged between 1 to 24 years around the globe.
9. What is the theme of the ‘World Hepatitis Day (WHD) 2022?
[A] Leaving no one behind
[B] Hepatitis can’t wait
[C] One dies every 30 seconds
[D] Ramping up Healthcare
Correct Answer: B [Hepatitis can’t wait]
The World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July to raise awareness of the global burden of Hepatitis.
‘Hepatitis can’t wait’ is the new theme of World Hepatitis Day 2022. One person dies every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness. 28 July was chosen because it is the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus (HBV) and developed a diagnostic test and vaccine for the virus.
10. When is the ‘Akshay Urja Diwas’ celebrated in India?
[A] August 15
[B] August 20
[C] August 25
[D] August 30
Correct Answer: B [August 20]
Every year, August 20 is observed as the Akshay Urja Diwas to raise awareness on development and efficient use of renewable energy in India.
The day also commemorates the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The day was first organised by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2004.
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