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56. 

World day to combat desertification and drought to educate the general public on the international efforts to fight against desertification is observed on which day?

A. 17 June
B. 13 June
C. 15 June
D. 16 June

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

June 17th of every year since 1995 is observed as the World day to combat desertification and drought to educate the general public on the international efforts to fight against desertification and to promote the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification's (UNCCDs) motto "Healthy land = Healthy people". The theme of World day to combat desertification and drought 2020 is "Food. Feed. Fibre. - the link between consumption and land" aimed to educate the public about desertification, land degradation and drought issues, and how to tackle it.

57. 

World wind day is observed on which day every year?

A. 13 June
B. 12 June
C. 15 June
D. 14 June

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

World wind day is observed on 15 June every year. The day aims to spread awareness and encourage the use of wind as a form of green and renewable sources of energy. The day focuses on how wind energy can be utilized more aggressively.

58. 

The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, is celebrated on which day across the world?

A. June 15
B. June 14
C. June 12
D. June 13

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Every year on June 15 The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, across the world. This day raises awareness about abuse and neglect of older persons and raising awareness about the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

59. 

International Day of Family Remittances is observed on which day every year?

A. 14 June
B. 13 June
C. 16 June
D. 15 June

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is observed on 16 June every year. The international day aims to recognize the contribution of over 200 million migrant workers, who work hard to improve the lives of their 800 million family members back home. It also aims to create a future of hope for their children.

60. 

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Celiberation Day, is an American holiday celebrated annually on which day?

A. June 19
B. June 15
C. June 13
D. June 16

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, is an American holiday celebrated annually on June 19. It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free.