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1. ________________ - International Day of UN Peacekeepers. It is also known as World Digestive Health Day.

  1. Malawian soldier Chancy Chitete has been honoured with United Nation’s highest peacekeeping award, dubbed as “Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage”. He is honoured for his brave and selfless action in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
    1. In November 2018, he sacrificed his life while saving his fellow comrade ‘blue helmet’ during operation against local armed group named Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
    2. This honour was established in 2014 and is named after Captain Mbaye Diagne of Senegal, who served with former UN Mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR) and saved thousands of Rwandans from death in 1994 genocide.
  2. Indian peacekeeper Late Jitender Kumar is also among 119 personnel to be honoured with this year’s prestigious UN medal called Dag Hammarskjöld Medal for courage and sacrifice in line of duty.
    1. The medal is named after Dag Hammarskjöld, who was second Secretary-General of United Nations. He died in a plane crash in 1961 while en route to cease-fire negotiations during Congo Crisis.
    2. Late Jitender Kumar laid down his while serving in the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission (UNOSM) in the Central African country of Congo.
29 May
9 May
2 May
20 May
None of These


2. May 1 -  Labour Day, also known as International Worker's Day and May Day. In India, first celebration of the Labour Day was organised in Madras by Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan on May 1, ______________. 

  1. Labour Day commemorates happenings of May 4, 1886, the Haymarket affair (Haymarket Massacre) in the Chicago.  It was a big event as workers were on the general strike for their eight-hour workday, with protests getting violent.
1913
1933
1923
1943
None of These


3. May 1 - Maharashtra Day and Gujarat Day. In ______________, Bombay Reorganization Act was passed by India's Parliament to divide multilingual state of Bombay into Gujarat and Maharashtra. Legislation came into effect on May 1, __________.

1980
1970
1950
1960
None of These


4. May 11 - National Technology Day in India.

  1. It marks anniversary of Pokhran Nuclear Tests (Operation Shakti) of ______________. It was coined by late PM Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayeem, as a reminder of India’s technological advancements.
  2. Technology Development Board of India commemorates NTD by awarding individuals with National Award for their contribution to science and technology (S&T).
  3. May 11 also marks flight of Hansa-3, India’s first indigenous aircraft which was developed by National Aerospace Laboratories
1958
2008
1988
1978
1998


5. _____________________ - World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD). It is being celebrated since 2006, highlighting need for protecting migratory birds and their habitats.

  1. Starting from 2018, WMBD is celebrated twice a year, second Saturday in May and in October. It is Organized By The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) together with Environment for the Americas (EFTA).
  2. 2019 Theme is Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!
May 1
May 21
May 11
May 10
None of These


6. ___________________ - International Nurses Day.

May 12
May 1
May 2
May 10
None of These


7. ______________ is Birth Anniversary of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Former President of India.

May 3
May 13
May 1
May 10
None of These


8. ______________________ - International Day of Families, proclaimed by UN in 1992. 2019 Theme is Families and Climate Action: Focus on (Sustainable Development Goals) SDG 13. Major SDG 13 targets –

  1. SDG 13.3 - Raise awareness, improve education and human and institutional capacity on climate change early warning, adaptation, impact reduction and mitigation.
  2. SDG 13.2 - integrate climate change measures by nations into their national planning, policies and strategies.
May 15
May 1
May 5
May 10
None of These


9. May 16 is Statehood Day northeastern state Sikkim. Its Admission to Union of India occured on 16 May ________________.

  1. May 16 is also known as UN International Day of Living Together in Peace.
  2. May 16 is also observed as UNESCO International Day of Light, It is being held since 2018. It marks anniversary of first successful operation of laser by Theodore Maiman on 16 May 1960.
  3. May 16 is also observed as National Dengue Day in India.
1975
1965
1985
1995
None of These


10. ___________________

  1. World Hypertension Day, Observed Since 2006. 2019 theme is Know Your Numbers.
  2. World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), first observed on 17 May, 1969. It marks establishment of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and also signing of first International Telegraph Convention in 1865 in Paris. 2019 theme is ‘Bridging the standardization gap.
May 10
May 1
May 7
May 17
None of These


11. _______________

  1. International Museum Day. 2019 theme is Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition.
  2. _________, 2019 observed as Buddh Purnima, as 2563rd birth anniversary of Lord Gautama Buddha(founder of Buddhism). Its also known as Day of Vesak, Recognized by UN General Assembly in 1999.
  3. ______________ is also observed as World AIDS Vaccine Day.
May 10
May 1
May 8
May 18
None of These


12. ___________________ is Birth Anniversary of Former President of India, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy.He servied from 1977 to 1982, as 6th President of India.

May 1
May 19
May 9
May 29
None of These


13. ______________ - World Tuna Day. Its also observed as World Password Day (Observed on first Thursday of May).

May 5
May 22
May 20
May 12
May 2


14. ______________ - UN World Bee Day. 2019 Theme is Save the Bees.

May 20
May 12
May 2
May 25
None of These


15. _________- World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

  1. Also, _____________, death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is observed as Anti-Terrorism Day in India.
May 11
May 1
May 2
May 21
None of These


16. ________________ - International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), first observed by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 1993. 2019 Theme is Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health.

  1. An awareness campaign was launched by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau of India (WCCB) and UN Environment, with name Not all animals migrate by choice, to be displayed at major airports across India. It aims to o raise awareness on illegal wildlife trade and garner public support for conservation and protection of wildlife.
    1. It is launched amid rise in illegal wildlife trade. This campaign is an important step forward in creating much-needed awareness and regaining public attention on wildlife trafficking which threatens very survival of these species.
    2. Highly endangered Species covered In First Phase of campaign are Tiger, Star Tortoise, Pangolin and Tokay Gecko. Second Phase will see more threatened species.
May 20
May 2
May 22
May 12
None of These


17. _______________ - World Tortoise Day. It is also known as UN International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.

May 3
May 23
May 2
May 20
None of These


18. ____________________- Commonwealth Day in India. It is globally observed on Second Monday of March. However, in some nations Including India, it is observed on ____________. 2019 Theme is A Connected Commonwealth.

  1. _________is Birth Anniversary of Queen Victoria, who was Queen of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted additional title of Empress of India.
May 4
May 24
May 2
May 20
None of These


19. _______________ - International Missing Children's Day, being observed since 1983. Its also observed as World Thryoid Day.

May 20
May 2
May 5
May 25
None of These


20. ____________________is the Birth Anniversary of Legendary freedom Fighter Swatantryaveer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. V D Savarkar is also called as Veer Savarkar. Its also observed as International Day of Action for Women's Health.

May 28
May 8
May 2
May 20
None of These


21. _____________ is observed as International Everest Day. On this day in 1953, Nepalese Tenzing Norgay and New Zealand's Edmund Hillary climbed Mt. Everest, as first humans to achieve this feat.

May 29
May 2
May 9
May 20
None of These


22. ____________________ - World Press Freedom Day. It is being jointly organized by UNESCO, African Union Commission and Government of Ethiopia. 2019 Theme is “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”.

  1. In December 1993, UNGA following recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference proclaimed 3 May as World Press Freedom Day.
  2. On this occasion, World Press Freedom Prize are given annually (also known as UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize). In 2019, award would be shared by two jailed Myanmar journalists ‘Wa Lone’ and ‘Kyaw Soe Oo’ who reported on alleged human rights violations in state of Rakhine, Myanmar.
May 23
May 3
May 30
May 13
None of These


23. May 30 is statehood day for Goa. On this day in 1987, Goa became 25th state of India. It was a Union Territory along with Daman and Diu from December _______________ onwards when Goa was liberated from Portugese rule.

1981
1971
1951
1961
None of These


24. ______________ is Observed as No Tobacco Day, established by World Health Organization (WHO). 2019 Theme is tobacco and lung health. On this occasion, Rajasthan government banned production, distribution, advertisement and sale of e-cigarettes in state. ?

May 13
May 30
May 3
May 1
May 31


25. ________________ - International Firefighters’ Day.

May 14
May 24
May 4
May 22
None of These


26. ______________, 2019 is World Laughter Day in 2019. It is annually observed on first Sunday of May. Its also observed as Birth Anniversary of Former President of India, Giani Zail Singh.

May 5
May 15
May 25
May 20
None of These


27. May 7 - World Asthma Day. 2019 theme is ‘STOP for Asthma’. Here STOP stands for Symptom evaluation, Test Response, Observe and assess
AND Proceed to adjust treatment.

  1. May 7 was also observed as Basava Jayanthi, on birth anniversary of Basavanna, a Noted Hindu Kannada poet of 12th century.
  2. May 7 is also observed as World Athletics Day.
  3. May 7 is also Birth Anniversary of India’s first Nobel laureate __________________________. He started the Vishwa Bharati University in Shantiniketan. His birth anniversary is also known as Pochise Boishakh 2019.
Sekhar Basu
Rabindranath Tagore
Amartya Sen
Kailash Satyarthi
None of These


28. May 8 - World Red Cross Day, also known as Red Crescent Day. It commemorates birth anniversary of Henri Dunant (born on 8 May 1828), the founder of Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

  1. May 8 is also observed as ‘World Thalassaemia Day’. 2019 theme is “Universal access to quality thalassaemia healthcare services: Building bridges with and for patient”.
  2. May 8 is also observed as Victory in Europe Day, Marking formal end of World War II in Europe, when allied powers defeated German leader Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Forces, On May 8, ___________________.
1925
1935
1945
1955
None of These


29. World Metrology Day is observed every year on ______________________. The theme for World Metrology Day 2019 is The International System of Units - Fundamentally better.

  1. On this occasion, Global scientific community adopted resolution to redefine four of 7 base units - kilogram (SI unit of weight), Kelvin (SI unit of temperature), mole (SI unit of amount of substance), and ampere (SI unit of current).
    1. It has enabled researchers to base SI units entirely on fundamental properties of nature, which will ensure their ongoing refinement and improvement for years to come. The decision was taken in recent open session of General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) at BIPM in November 2018.
    2. Fundamental constants are invariants of time and space and successfully replaced artifact based units, opening up new era for quantum world by linking all seven base units to fundamental constants/quantum standards.
    3. New SI is being implemented worldwide from 20th May 2019, World Metrology Day. WMD is celebrated annually as Metre Convention was signed by representatives of seventeen nations on May 20, 1875.
    4. On this occasion, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory also published a book entitled, “Redefined SI Units and Glimpses of NPL Metrological Activities”, to disseminate information accommodating details on new changes.
2 May
28 May
25 May
22 May
20 May




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