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Exercise :: Important Days - Latest Current Affairs

  • Important Days - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Pulse Polio Day for the year 2020 is being observed on which date?

A. 17th January
B. 18th January
C. 19th January
D. 20th January

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Pulse Polio is an immunisation campaign which was established by the government of India to eliminate poliomyelitis in India. Approximately 17.4 crore children of less than five years are given polio drops as part of the drive of Government of India to sustain polio eradication from the country. According to the national health portrayal, 2020 polio day program is going to be held on January 19th.

2. 

Army Day is observed on which date?

A. 12th January
B. 13th January
C. 14th January
D. 15th January

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Army Day is observed on 15 January every year. India celebrates 72nd Army Day on 15 January 2020. The special event was organized on this day in the national capital, Delhi. Army Command headquarters in the national capital, as well as in other parts of the country, celebrate the occasion by organizing military parades and other shows of strength.

3. 

The 4th Armed Forces Veterans Day is observed on which date?

A. 12th January
B. 13th January
C. 14th January
D. 15th January

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The 4th Armed Forces Veterans Day is observed on 14 January every year. The day is observed as a mark of respect and recognition of the services rendered by Field Marshal KM Cariappa OBE. The day acknowledges and honours the selfless devotion and sacrifice of the veterans in the service of the nation.

4. 

Makar Sankranti is celebrated on which date?

A. 12th January
B. 13th January
C. 14th January
D. 15th January

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Makar Sankranti is celebrated on 14 January every year. Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival. It is observed in the second week of January every year.

5. 

Indian Army Day is celebrated on which date?

A. 12th January
B. 13th January
C. 14th January
D. 15th January

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Every year 15 January is observed as Indian Army Day because on this day in 1949 field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief.