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  • Important Days - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

The International Day for Biological Diversity is observed on __________.

A. 23 May
B. 22 May
C. 21 May
D. 20 May

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 22 May, the date of the adoption of its text, as the International Day for Biological Diversity on 20 December 2000. The theme for International Day for Biological Diversity 2019 is 'Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health'.

2. 

What is the theme of the 2019 edition of World Metrology Day (WMD)?

A. The International System of Units - Light
B. The International System of Units - Commerce
C. The International System of Units - Transport
D. The International System of Units - Fundamentally better

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The World Metrology Day (WMD) is observed every year on May 20 to commemorate anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. The treaty provides the basis for a coherent measurement system worldwide that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, as well as the improvement of the quality of life and the protection of the global environment. The 2019 theme is "The International System of Units - Fundamentally better". The International System of Units is now based on a set of definitions each linked to the laws of physics and has the advantage of being able to embrace further improvements in measurement science and technology to meet the needs of future users for many years to come.

3. 

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development observed on which date?

A. 20th May
B. 19th May
C. 21st May
D. 22nd May

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development will be observed on May 21, 2019. The day provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity, as three-quarters of the world's major conflicts have a cultural dimension.

4. 

World Bee Day was observed on __________.

A. 20th May
B. 19th May
C. 18th May
D. 17th May

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators (such as bees, butterflies, bats and hummingbirds), the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day. 20 May coincides with the birthday of Anton Jana, who in the 18th century pioneered modern beekeeping techniques in his native Slovenia and praised the bees for their ability to work so hard, while needing so little attention.

5. 

What is the theme of 2019 World Hypertension Day?

A. Know Your Numbers
B. Healthy diet, healthy blood pressure'
C. Treat to goal
D. Measure your blood pressure at home

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

World Hypertension Day (WHD) 2019 is observed annually on May 17 to raise awareness about the high blood pressure (HBP). It is a situation where blood pressure in the arteries is persistently raised. The day also works towards the prevention and control of this silent killer. The theme for WHD 2019 was "Know Your Numbers". This year, WHL in collaboration with the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) also promoted May Measurement Month (MMM), under which, volunteers around the world measure the blood pressure of people in cities, towns, and villages.