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Exercise :: Important Days - Latest Current Affairs

  • Important Days - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

International Mountain Day is observed on 11 December, The theme for 2018 IMD is;

A. Managing Fragile Ecosystems: Sustainable Mountain Development
B. Managing Mountain Biodiversity for Better Lives
C. Mountain minorities and indigenous peoples
D. Mountains Matter

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

International Mountain Day is held every year on 11 December, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in mountains. The theme for 2018 IMD is "Mountains Matter".

2. 

Human Rights Day is observed on __________.

A. 6th December
B. 10th December
C. 9th January
D. 19th January

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. On this day, the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. #StandUp4HumanRights is the global campaign launched on for year 2018.

3. 

International Anti-Corruption Day celebrated on which date?

A. December 7th
B. December 8th
C. December 9th
D. December 10th

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Sixteenth International Anti-Corruption Day celebrated on December 9, 2018. The day has been celebrated since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003 to raise public awareness for anti-corruption. UN along with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organized a global campaign called- "Corruption: An impediment to Sustainable Development Goals"- for spreading the awareness on corruption.

4. 

The theme for 2018 International Civil Aviation Day is;

A. Aviation has struck a delicately balanced world
B. Working Together to Ensure No Country is Left Behind
C. No Country Left Behind
D. Flying is pure passion and desire, which fill a lifetime

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Every year December 7 is observed as International Civil Aviation Day.The purpose of the annual celebration is to establish and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation in the social and economic development of States. The theme for International Civil Aviation Day this year is: "Working Together to Ensure No Country is Left Behind." This theme was established on a recurring basis for the 2016-2018 ICAO triennium, in order to highlight the enormous transformational power of air connectivity to improve people's lives. The International Civil Aviation Day was established in 1994 as part of ICAO's 50th anniversary activities. In 1944, participants from 54 nations gathered in Chicago, US had signed Convention on International Civil Aviation, also known more popularly as the 'Chicago Convention'. Since then, the defining international agreement has permitted global civil aviation system to develop peacefully, in manner benefitting all nations across the world.

5. 

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is observed every year on 5 December. The theme of 2018 IVD is;

A. Young. Global. Active
B. Volunteers build Resilient Communities
C. Make change happen, volunteer
D. Celebrate volunteering

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is observed every year on 5 December. It is an international observance mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985. The theme for IVD 2018 is 'Volunteers build Resilient Communities'. IVD is a chance for individual volunteers, communities and organisations to promote their contributions to development at the local, national and international levels.