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Exercise :: Important Days - Latest Current Affairs

  • Important Days - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

The Universal Health Coverage Day (UHCD) is observed on ___________.

A. December 10
B. December 11
C. December 13
D. December 12

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Universal Health Coverage Day (UHCD) is observed annually on December 12 to promote the human right to health. The day is the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for all nations to provide for their citizens affordable, quality health care and is promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO).

2. 

12th December 2017 was observed as __________.

A. International Day for Mine Awareness
B. Minorities Rights Day
C. National Mathematics Day
D. Universal Health Coverage Day

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Universal Health Coverage Day is celebrated annually on December 12 and is promoted by the World Health Organization. December 12 is the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for all nations to provide for their citizens affordable, quality health care.

3. 

The theme for International Mountain Day 2017 is

A. Mountain minorities and indigenous peoples
B. Managing Mountain Biodiversity for Better Lives
C. Mountain Cultures: Celebrating Diversity and Strengthening Identity
D. Mountain under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

11th December 2017 was celebrated as International Mountain Day all over the world. The theme for International Mountain Day 2017 is: Mountain under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration. It highlights how climate, hunger and migration are affecting highlands and to ensure that sustainable mountain development is integrated into the 2030 Agenda and in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

4. 

World Human Rights Day is observed on __________.

A. Dec 10
B. Dec 11
C. Dec 09
D. Dec 08

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

World Human Rights Day is being observed on December 10. It is a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being. It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person. This year, the Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity is the theme of 2017 World Human Rights Day.

5. 

What is the theme of the 2017 World Human Rights Day (WHRD)?

A. Stand up for someone's rights today
B. Stand Up for Human Rights
C. Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Always
D. Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The World Human Rights Day (WHRD) is observed every year on December 10 to commemorate the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person. This year, in 2017, the Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The 2017 theme is 'Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity'.