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World Consumer Rights Day: 15 March 2017


  • World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) was started in 1983 and is an awareness day which is observed on March 15.
  • It is celebrated annually to instigate action among citizens for the international consumer movement.
  • Everyone is a consumer, and World Consumer Rights Day gives a platform for all to voice any difficulties they face.
  • It ensures that their rights are respected and protected over injustice done in the market.
  • 2017 theme ‘Empowering Consumers in The Digital Age.'
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World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on which date? 
 - 15 March 2017. 
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Commonwealth Day -March 13, 2017


  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated annually across the Commonwealth of Nations on the second Monday in March(March 13, 2017).
  • The objective of this day is to come together and celebrate its values and diversity.
  • The theme of 2017 is :A peace-building Commonwealth"
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Commonwealth Day is celebrated annually across the Commonwealth of Nations on which date? 
 - second Monday in March(March 13, 2017).
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National Saftey Week: 4-10 March


  • 46th National Safety Day/National Safety Week Campaign commenced on 4th March 2017 and concluded on 10th March 2017.
  • The idea of commemorating the Foundation Day of the National Safety Council, 4th March; and the first National Safety Day (NSD) Campaign was launched in 1972 and has since been organised every year.
  • The Campaign now entering its 46th year, Started for a single day on 4th March as NSD, the Campaign has now been spread over a week from 4-11 March.
  • The Campaign is aimed at renewing the commitment of employees and the general public to work safely throughout the year.
  • Theme of the year-Keep Each Other Safe.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
46th National Safety Day/National Safety Week Campaign commenced on which date? 
 - 4th March 2017 and concluded on 10th March 2017.
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World Civil Defence Day: March 1


  • World Civil Defence Day, created by decision of the ICDO General Assembly in 1990, is celebrated every year on the 1st of March.
  • This Day commemorates the entry into force of the ICDO Constitution as an intergovernmental organisation in 1972 and has two main purposes;
    1. that of bringing to the attention of the world public the vital importance of Civil Protection and of raising awareness of the preparedness for, and prevention and self-protection measures in the event of accidents or disasters;
    2. that of paying tribute to the efforts, sacrifices and accomplishments of all the national services responsible for the fight against disasters.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
World Civil Defence Day is celebrated on which date? 
- March 1. 
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National Science Day: 28 February


  • National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928.
  • For his discovery, Sri C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.
  • National science day is celebrated as one of the main science festivals in India every year during which students of the schools and colleges demonstrate various science projects and national and state science institutions demonstrate their latest researches.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
National Science Day is celebrated in India on which date each year? 
 - 28 February.
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World Radio Day: 13 February 2017


  • February 13 is World Radio Day, which celebrates the radio as a way of ;
    1. educating people,
    2. providing information, and
    3. promoting freedom of expression across cultures.
  • Each year the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates World Radio Day by planning activities with broadcasters, organizations and communities around the world.
  • Despite being over 100 years old, the radio is one of the most popular ways to ;
    1. exchange information,
    2. provide social interchange, and
    3. educate people
    all over the world.
  • It has been used to help people, including youth, to engage in discussions on topics that affect them.
  • It can save lives during natural or human-made disasters, and it gives journalists a platform to report facts and tell their stories.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
World Radio Day is celebrated on which date? 
 - 13 February 2017. 
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World Cancer Day: 4 February


  • A truly global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer.
  • It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.
  • Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years).
  • World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise the profile of cancer in people’s minds and in the world’s media.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
World cancer day is celebrated on which date? 
 - 4th February. 
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World Wetlands Day: 2 February


  • World Wetlands Day is annually held on February 2 to celebrate how wetlands, which are lands saturated by water, help maintain biodiversity on Earth.
    1. Governments,
    2. community groups, and
    3. individuals
    around the world celebrate World Wetlands Day with special campaigns to promote the important value that the wetlands play in our lives.
  • The day is promoted via;
    1. social media,
    2. radio and TV broadcasts, and
    3. newspapers.
  • Wetlands are found near the sea or inland and can be seasonal – they are water logged only during parts of the year, or perennial.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
World Wetlands Day is celebrated on which date? 
-  2 February. 
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12th Raising Day Celebration of National Disaster Response Force


  • The 12th Raising Day of National Disaster Response Force(NDFR) is celebrated on January 31, 2017 to commended the NDRF for its efforts during disaster response .
  • Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh presented the Jeevan Raksha Padak awards and Distinguished Service Medals to the NDRF personnel on this occasion .
  • He also released the NDRF pictorial book and souvenir to mark the occasion.
  • The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is a specialised force constituted “for the purpose of specialist response to a threatening disaster situation or disaster” under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
The 12th Raising Day of National Disaster Response Force(NDFR) is celebrated on which date? 
- January 31, 2017
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Martyrs Day: 30 January


  • Martyrs day in India is celebrated to pay homage to the victims who fought for ;
    1. the freedom,
    2. welfare and
    3. progress
    of the India and sacrificed their lives.
  • It is celebrated every year all over the country on 30th of January.
  • India is the country among other 15 countries of the world where Martyrs Day is celebrated every year to pay homage to the freedom fighters.
  • Martyrs Day (Sarvodaya Day or Shaheed Diwas) in India 2017 will be celebrated on 30th of January
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Martyrs Day is celebrated on which date in India? 
 - 30 January. 
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India's Republic Day coincides with Australia Day


  • 26th of January is a day of celebration for both Australia and India.
  • While India celebrates in Republic Day, Australia too celebrates its Foundation Day.
  • Interestingly it was on Jan 26, 1788 that Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of First Fleet of British Admiralty, along with his officers rowed to Sidney Cove in eastern Australia and took possession of the land in the name of King George III.
  • Australia Day marks the beginning of the European settlement in Australia and the foundation of the modern Australian state
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
India's Republic Day coincides with which country's Foundation Day? 
 - Australia. 
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Republic Day: January 26


  • India celebrates its 68th Republic Day today.
  • On January 26, 1950, the Constitution of India came into force, and Republic Day is celebrated to honour that day.
  • On this day in 1950, the first President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad took oath. President Pranab Mukherjee will start the ceremony by hoisting the Indian flag, following which the Republic Day Parade will begin from Rajpath.
  • The parade starts from Rajpath and ends at Red Fort in Delhi.
  • Every year on Republic Day, India invites a visiting head of state, who is the state guest of honour (chief guest) for the ceremony.
  • This year's guest of honour is the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who personally received the Prince at the airport, said that United Arab Emirates is India's valued partner and close ties between the two countries are important for the entire region.
  • India and UAE have signed 13 agreements, including one on strategic cooperation.
  • Though Republic Day is celebrated on January 26 with the Parade on Rajpath, the celebrations are spread over three days and ends with the Beating Retreat ceremony on January 29.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was this year's guest of honour in the Republic Day? 
- Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. 
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National Voters' Day: 25 January


  • On January 25 India celebrated its sixth National Voters Day.
  • Since 2011, NVD is annually celebrated on Jan 25.
  • This year's theme of NVD is "Inclusive and Qualitative Participation"and slogan is ‘no voter should be left behind'.
  • The significance of this day is to encourage youngsters, who have reached the age of 18, of the country to participate in the electoral process, by enrolling or registering themselves in electoral rolls and to exercise their franchise.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
India celebrated its sixth National Voters Day on which day? 
- 25 January. 
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National Girl Child Day: 24 January


  • National girl child day is celebrated every year on 24th of January as a national observance day for the girl child.
  • This celebration was started to offer more supports and new opportunities to the girls in the country.
  • It is celebrated to increase the awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by the girl child in the society.
  • Inequality about girl child is a vast problem which includes many areas like inequality in;
    1. education,
    2. nutrition,
    3. legal rights,
    4. medical care,
    5. protection,
    6. honour,
    7. child marriage and so many.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
National girl child day is celebrated every year on which date? 
- 24th of January.
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Desh Prem Diwas 2017 - January 23


  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birthday or Netaji Jayanti is celebrated in the light of patriotism and a breeze of love for country as '' Desh Prem Divas'' on 23rd January.
  • Bose was one of the most prominent leaders of the Indian Independence Movement.
  • He spread the feeling of;
    1. national integration,
    2. sacrifice and
    3. communal harmony
    among the masses.
  • In the course of struggle for freedom Netaji formed Azad Hind Fauz and led the Indian National Army.
  • He advocated a revolutionary and violent way to protest as opposed to non-violent approach by Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Following the differences with Mahatma Gandhi he separated from Indian National Congress (INC) and founded his own party on 3rd May 1939 in the name of “All India Forward Block.”
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" Desh Prem Divas'' is celebrated on which date? 
- 23rd January. 
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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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