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January 16: Religious Freedom Day


  • US President Barack Obama urging his countrymen to stand against religious intolerance, has proclaimed January 16 as Religious Freedom Day in accordance with a yearly tradition.
  • Each year, by Presidential Proclamation, January 16 is declared Religious Freedom Day in the US.
  • Obama urged the country’s citizens to reject politics that seeks to target people because of their religion.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Religious Freedom Day is celebrated on which date? 
 - January 16
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Army Day: 15 January


  • Army Day in India is celebrated with great sprit every year on 15th of January.
  • It has been started celebrating to respect the Lieutenant General of India, Mr.Kodandera Madappa Cariappa who was the first Indian Army’s Commander-in-Chief.
  • It is celebrated every year at all the Army Command headquarters and national capital by organizing army parades including many other military shows.
  • Army day 2017 will be celebrated on 15th of January, at Sunday.
  • It would be celebrated as 69th Indian Army day in the national capital.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Army Day in India is celebrated on which date? 
- 15 January. 
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On Swami Vivekananda's Birth Anniversary, National Youth Day Celebrated.


  • The 154th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of India's most revered spiritual leaders, is being celebrated as National Youth Day on 12 January.
  • Vivekananda is an inspiration to youth all over the world, officials say, explaining the significance of National Youth Day.
  • Born Narendra Nath Datta in an affluent family and raised in Kolkata, Swami Vivekananda died at the age of 39.
  • He was always intrigued by spirituality and philosophy and, in his short life, managed to inspire millions.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
National Youth Day is celebrated on which date? 
 - 12 January. 
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World Hindi Day: 10 January


  • Every year, the World Hindi Day is celebrated on January 10, marking the anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference held in 1975.
  • The first World Hindi Conference was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
  • Since 1975, the World Hindi Conference has been organised in different countries like; 1.India,
    2. Mauritius,
    3.United Kingdom,
    4.Trinidad and Tobago,
    5.United States etc.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
World hindi day is celebrated on which date? 
- 10 January 
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World Braille Day: 4 January


  • Every year World Braille Day is observed on 4th January across the world.
  • World Braille Day commemorate the birthday of Louis Braille who is credited with inventing the Braille language which helps blind people to read as well as write.
  • The language developed by Louis Braille is today known as the Braille language which was very useful for those with visual impairment.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
World Braille Day is observed on which date? 
-  4 January
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World famous 11-day gala festival Bargarh Dhanua Jatra begins


  • Odisha’s World famous 11-day gala festival Bargarh Dhanua Jatra is all set to begin on 2 January 2017.
  • All rituals were performed before Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of the event.
  • Dhanu Jatra is an annual drama-based open air theatrical performance celebrated in a 6 km radius in and around Bargarh municipality.
  • It is considered to be the world’s largest open air theatrical festival.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Bargarh Dhanua Jantra is the 11-day gala festival of which Indian state? 
 - Odisha. 
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Govt observes 'Good Governance Day' on December 25


  • 'Good Governance Day' is being observed by the government on the occasion of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birth anniversary.
  • A 100-day campaign will be launched across the country on the theme of good governance on the occasion, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said.
  • Under the campaign, MPs will travel across India to highlight the Centre's key initiatives, he added.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
'Good Governance Day' is observed on which date? 
 - December 25. 
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National Mathematics Day celebrated on December 22


  • National Mathematics Day is celebrated on December 22, since 2012, after former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made the declaration, to pay tribute to S Ramanujan and celebrate his birth anniversary.
  • Ramanujan is known for his contributions to the theory of numbers and compiling over 3,000 mathematical results and equations.
  • Notably, his 129th birth anniversary was observed on the day.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
National Mathematics Day is celebrated on which date? 
- December 22. 
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Officers, Sailors And Civilians Celebrate Navy Day


  • Navy Day is celebrated on December 4 every year to celebrate the Indian Navy's achievements and commemorate the sacrifices made by their personnel.
  • The Indian Navy celebrates the day to commemorate the launch of Operation Trident against Pakistan on 4th December, 1971.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Indian Navy personnel on the occasion of Navy Day.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Indian Navy Day is celebrated on which date? 

 - December 4.

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BSF celebrates 51st Raising Day


  • The Border Security Force (BSF), the biggest border guarding force in the world celebrated its 51st Anniversary of Raising Day.
  • Various cultural programmes were organised for BSF veterans and personnel during the Raising Day celebrations.
  • On this occasion, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh presented prestigious “Maharana Pratap Trophy- 2016” on the BSF Punjab Frontier.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which security force of India celebrated its 51st Anniversary of Raising Day on 4th of December 2016?

 -The Border Security Force (BSF). 

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PM Modi greets Nagaland on 53rd statehood day


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the people of Nagaland on the state's 53rd statehood day.
  • "Statehood Day wishes to people of Nagaland, a state known for scenic beauty and talented citizens who will take it to new heights of progress," PM Modi tweeted.
  • It was on this day in 1963 that Nagaland became the 16th state of India.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which North Eastern state celebrated its 53rd statehood day on 30th of November 2016?

 - Nagaland

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Jagdish Chandra Bose’s 158th birthday commemorated by Google Doodle


  • Jagdish Chandra Bose was one of the pioneers of radio communication, and discovered millimetre length electromagnetic waves.
  • He invented many components which are still used in microwave communications, and was one of the first to use a semiconductor to detect radio waves.
  • His research into radio waves were during the same time period when Marconi, widely credited to be the inventor of the radio was researching into radio communications.
  • The experiments by Bose were geared towards understanding radio microwaves, rather than using it as a form of communication.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Google has created Doodle for which Indian scientist on 29th of November 2016 on his 158th birthday ?

 - Jagdish Chandra Bose.

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November 26: Constitution day


  • The Samvidhan Diwas or the Constitution Day of India is being observed on 26th November to spread awareness of Indian Constitution.
  • On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra has released two books on Constitution;
    1.‘Making of Constitution’ and
    2. ‘New Version of Constitution of India‘.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

The Samvidhan Diwas or the Constitution Day of India is being observed on which date of November?

- 26th November.

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10th Sula Fest to be held in February


  • The tenth Sula Fest will be held between February 3 and 5 at the Sula Vineyards in Nashik, Maharashtra.
  • The 'early bird' tickets for the festival, which is also offering a camping stay facility, range from ₹1700 to ₹4700.
  • Sula Fest will feature professional wine tastings, grape stomping, as well as a complimentary bottle of wine per person.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

The tenth Sula Festival will be held between February 3 and 5 at which city of India?.

- Nashik, Maharashtra.

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World Television Day is observed on November 21


  • The United Nations has designated November 21 as 'World Television Day', recognising that television plays a major role in presenting different issues that affect people.
  • It seeks to celebrate the philosophy of television, a tool which represents a symbol for communication and globalisation in the contemporary world.
  • On November 21-22, 1996 the UN held the first World Television Forum.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

World Television Day is observed on which date?

 - November 21

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India Pharma Week 2016'


  • UBM India, India’s leading exhibition organizer, launched the India Pharma Week, a bouquet of over 10 trend-setting activities across the city of Mumbai.
  • It's organized to mark the special 10th anniversary of CPhI & P-MEC India 2016, its flagship event and the world’s leading pharma networking event.
  • With the introduction of the India Pharma Week, the expo transformed itself from a three-day exhibition to a marquee show spanning a week (IPW, 17th-23rd November 2016)

Quick Question for Bank PO/IBPS Exams 2016-17 :

Who launched the India Pharma Week, a bouquet of over 10 trend-setting activities across the city of Mumbai.

- UBM India, India’s leading exhibition organizer.

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Google releases films to mark 'Transgender Awareness Week'


  • Google has released a series of short films '#transvoices' to share stories of transgender people as "regular people, doing regular things", as part of 'Transgender Awareness Week'.
  • One of the films is about Jasmine, who was the first transgender to open a tattoo shop in Philadelphia.
  • Notably, many of the crew who worked on the films also identified as transgender.

Quick Question for Bank PO/IBPS Exams 2016-17 :

Which well known website launched a series of short films '#transvoices' to share stories of transgender people?

 - Google.

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Gurpurab celebration at the Golden Temple


  • Gurpurab or Guru Nanak Jayanti, which is the most sacred festival of the Sikh community, was observed on Monday across the country.
  • Thousands of people thronged Amritsar's Golden Temple, which was decorated with lights for the occasion.
  • The festival is celebrated yearly on a full moon day in the month of Kartik, according to the Hindu lunar calendar.

Quick Question for Bank PO/IBPS Exams 2016-17 :

Guru Nanak Jayanti is on which date for the year 2016?

 - 14 Nov.

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World Remembrance Day


  • Remembrance Day is being observed around the world on 11 November
    to remember the Armed Forces who died during WW I.
  • Armistice Day is also commemorated yearly on November 11 to mark the armistice between Germany and the Allies.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Remembrance Day is being observed around the world on which date?

 - 11 November.

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National Education Day


  • National Education Day (NED) is observed on 11 November.
  • It marks of the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development will make new initiatives to mark the National Education Day.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

National Education Day (NED) is observed on which date?

 - 11 November.

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