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1. 

Which month is celebrated as LGBTQ Pride month?

A. June
B. July
C. Agust
D. December

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

June month is celebrated as the Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Pride month all over the world. The LGBTQ pride month is celebrated to commemorate the anniversary of Stonewall riots at Stonewall Inn in New York, a gathering space for LGBTQ community during the 60s. It provides role models, builds community, and represents a civil rights statement about the contributions of the LGBT community. The month is observed by United States, United Kingdom, Canada. LGBT History Month originated in the United States. It was first celebrated in 1994. The commemoration of the month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

2. 

The World Elder Abuse Awareness day is observed on 15 June every year. The theme of 2019 World Elder Abuse Awareness is;

A. Moving from Awareness to Action through a Human Rights based approach
B. Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue
C. One Peson, One Action, One Nation
D. Lifting Up Voices

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The World Elder Abuse Awareness day is being observed across the globe on 15 June every year. The theme of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019 is "Lifting Up Voices". The purpose of this day is to provide awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. This day was officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2011.

3. 

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought was observed on __________.

A. June 16
B. June 17
C. June 18
D. June 19

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought day is observed every year on June 17. The theme for this year is Let's grow the future together. Its aim is to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. Land degradation neutrality is achieved through problem-solving, strong community involvement and cooperation at all levels. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres land degradation and drought are major threats affecting millions of people worldwide, particularly women and children. Every year, the world loses 24 billion tons of fertile soil and dryland degradation reduces national domestic product in developing countries by up to 8 per cent annually. Protecting and restoring land and better using it can reduce forced migration, improve food security and spur economic growth.

4. 

What was the theme of the International Albinism Awareness Day 2019?

A. Still Standing Strong
B. Social and Human Sciences
C. Advancing with renewed hope
D. Shining our light to the world

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) was observed. The day is observed to preserve the rights of persons with albinism and take efforts to ensure equal access for them in employment, education, justice, and good health. The theme for 2019 is "Still Standing Strong". On December 18, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted Resolution A/RES/69/170 to observe June 13 as International Albinism Awareness Day with effect from 2015.Albinism is a genetic condition that causes very little or no pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes.

5. 

2019 World Blood Donor Day is observed on June 14 with the theme of;

A. Safe Blood For All
B. Blood Donation and Universal Access to Safe Blood Transfusion
C. Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often
D. Blood connects us all

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The day is celebrated to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors. The theme is - Blood Donation and Universal Access to Safe Blood Transfusion. The main aim is to use as a component of achieving universal health coverage. The theme encourages more people all over the world to become blood donors and donate blood regularly. It is an important occasion for all governments, national health authorities and national blood services to provide adequate infrastructures to increase collection of blood from regular unpaid blood donors. It helps to mobilize support at national, regional and global levels among governments and development partners to invest in, strengthen and sustain national blood programmes.