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1. 

The theme of World Food Day 2017 is __________.

A. Investing in agriculture for food security
B. Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty
C. Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition
D. Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. The Theme for World Food Day 2017 is "Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development". The day is to celebrate the progress we have already made towards reaching #ZeroHunger.

2. 

October 15 was observed as __________.

A. International Dance Day
B. International Children's Book Day
C. International Day of Rural Women
D. International Freedom Day

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

International Day of Rural Women is celebrated all over the world on October 15. The theme for 2017 International Day of Rural Women is "Challenges and opportunities in climate-resilient agriculture for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls". This day recognizes the critical role and contribution of rural women in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.

3. 

October 13 is observed as the ___________.

A. International Day for Disaster Reduction
B. International Day of Peace
C. International Day of Forests
D. International Day of Happiness

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

International Day for Disaster Reduction was observed all over the world on October 13. This day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of preventing the risks they face. 'Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement' is the slogan for International Day for Disaster Reduction 2017.

4. 

Who has been bestowed with the 2017 Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management?

A. Meera Thakur
B. K C Gupta
C. Bindeshwar Pathak
D. M N Ramakrishna

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak has been bestowed with the 18th edition of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for year 2017 by the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind. Pathak is the founder of Sulabh International and has developed and implemented, on a pan India scale, a low cost and appropriate toilet technology popularly known as the Sulabh Shauchalaya system.

5. 

The theme of the 2017 World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is?

A. Psychological first aid
B. Mental health and older adults
C. Dignity in mental health
D. Mental health in the workplace

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is observed every year on 10 October, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. The 2017 theme is "Mental health in the workplace'. The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.