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  • Important Days - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

What is the theme of the National Productivity day, that is observed on February 12, 2019?

A. Production and Sustained Economy
B. Production for wealthier Nation
C. Revised Economy for enhancing Productivity
D. Circular Economy for Productivity and Sustainability

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

National Productivity Council (NPC) has commemorated its 61st Foundation Day as Productivity Day. NPC is celebrating National Productivity Week from 12th Feb to 18th Feb, 2019.The theme of this year's Productivity Day is "Circular Economy for Productivity and Sustainability". This is to signify a distinctive opportunity for circular business representative models for 'Make-Use-Return' for further economic prospects and revitalization of materials.

2. 

13 February is celebrated as World Radio Day with the theme;

A. Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace
B. Radio is You
C. Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster
D. Youth and Radio

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

13 February is celebrated as World Radio Day by UNESCO all over the world. The theme of WRD 2019 is "Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace". This day marks a time where people around the world celebrate the radio and how it shapes our lives. Radio informs, transforms and unites us. It brings together people and communities from all backgrounds to foster positive dialogue for change.

3. 

National Deworming Day (NDD-2019) was observed on;

A. February 12
B. February 11
C. February 10
D. February 09

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The National Deworming Day (NDD) is an initiative of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) to make every child in the country worm free. The day is observed every year on 10th of February to tackle worm infections among pre-school (anganwadi) and school-age children across India. On 8th of February 2019, Union Health Ministry conducted its 8th round of NDD across the country to reduce the prevalence of parasitic intestinal worms among children. During the programme, Albendazole tablets were orally administered to pre-school and school-going children in the age group of 1 to 19 years. As per World Health Organization (WHO) report, 64% of the Indian population less than 14 years are at risk of Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH) infections. During this round, over 24 Crore Children and Adolescents will be covered.

4. 

On which date, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science was observed?

A. 09 February
B. 10 February
C. 11 February
D. 12 February

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

11 February is celebrated as International Day of Women and Girls in Science to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. In December 2015, the United Nations adopted a resolution to celebrate February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. 2016 is the first time it was celebrated. The idea behind this day is to ensure equal participation and involvement of women and girls in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

5. 

World Pulses Day was celebrated on;

A. 11th February
B. 10th February
C. 9th February
D. 8th February

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

February 10, 2019, was the first-ever World Pulses Day, a United Nations global event to celebrate pulses worldwide and continue the important gains made with the 2016 International Year of Pulses. The aim is to celebrate, raise awareness and promote the consumption of pulses at events around the globe.