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Explore popular questions from Important Decades, Years and Days for SSC. This collection covers Important Decades, Years and Days previous year SSC questions hand picked by experienced teachers.

Q 1.

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How many months of a year, according to the Gregorian calendar, have been named after Roman emperors ?

A

0

B

1

2

D

3

Explanation

The Romans named months after Julius Caesar and Augustus, renaming Quintilis as "Julius" (July) in 44 BC and Sextilis as "Augustus" (August) in 8 BC. Quintilis was renamed to honour Caesar because it was the month of his birth. According to a senatus consultum quoted by Macrobius, Sextilis was renamed to honour Augustus because several of the most significant events in his rise to power, culminating in the fall of Alexandria, occurred in that month.

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‘Consumer Day’ is celebrated every year on

A

1st April

B

23rd April

15th March

D

5th December

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World Water Day is observed on:

A

8th March

B

14th March

22nd March

D

25th March

Explanation

World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on March 22. This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. In 1993, the first World Water Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly.

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Non Resident Indians (NRI) Day is marked on:

09-January

B

17-January

C

19-January

D

07-January

Explanation

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non-resident Indian Day), is celebrated in India on 9 January each year to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India. The day commemorates the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in Bombay on January 9, 1915.

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Kisan Diwas (Farmer's Day) is observed on the

A

1st July

B

4th December

C

18th December

23rd December

Explanation

India observes 23rd December, the birthday of Chaudhary Charan Singh, as Kisan Diwas (Farmers Day) every year. Chaudhary Charan Singh was the fifth Prime Minister of the India.

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Which one of the following days is not observed in the month of October ?

A

Indian Air-force Day

B

U.N. Day

World Environment Day

D

International Day of Nonviolence

Explanation

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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National Science Day in India is celebrated on

A

30th April

B

1st February

28th February

D

23th March

Explanation

National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928. For his discovery, Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

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The World Day to Combat Desertification is observed every, year on :

A

4th May

17th June

C

14th August

D

3rd October

Explanation

The 'United Nations' World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is annually observed on June 17 to highlight the urgent need to curb the desertification process. It also aims to strengthen the visibility of the drylands issue on the international environmental agenda.

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In which calendar month of every year, each one of the first four dates (i.e. from 1st to 4th) is observed as a World/Inter-national Day for a specific purpose?

A

June

B

July

C

September

October

Explanation

The month, in reference here, is October. October 1: World Vegetarian Day, International Day of the Elderly; October 2: International Day of Non-Violence; October 3; World Habitat Day; and October 4; World Animal Welfare Day.

Q 10.

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'World AIDS Day' is observed on

A

1st January

B

1st April

C

1st September

1st December

Explanation

World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. World AIDS Day was first conceived in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the (World Health Organization) in Geneva, Switzerland.

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In our country the 'Van Mahot-sav' Day is observed on

A

10th August

1st July

C

2nd October

D

1st December

Explanation

Van Mahotsav is an annual tree-planting festival in India, celebrated in the first week of July. This movement was initiated in the year 1950 by India's then Union Minister for Agriculture, Kulapati Dr. K M Mun-shi.

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The World Ozone Day is celebrated on

A

September 18th

B

March 12 th

September 16th

D

March 10 th

Explanation

September 16 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. This designation was made on December 19, 1994, in commemoration of the date, in 1987, on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

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Teachers Day is observed every year on

5th September

B

15th September

C

20th September

D

25th September

Explanation

In India, Teacher's Day is celebrated on the birth date, (5 September), of the second President of India, academic philosopher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. It is considered a "celebration" day, where teachers and students report to school as usual but the usual activities and classes are replaced by activities of celebration, thanks and remembrance.

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Minorities Rights Day is observed in India on

A

23rd December

B

5th September

C

1st December

18th December

Explanation

The National Commission for Minorities celebrates the Minority Rights Day every year on December 18. The United Nations promulgated the "Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities" on 18 December 1992.

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Which day is the International Human Rights Day ?

December 10th

B

October 24th

C

November 25th

D

None of the above

Explanation

Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December. The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December, 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations.

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'National Youth Day' is marked on:

A

15-January

B

09-January

C

18-January

12-January

Explanation

In 1984, the Government of India declared and decided to observe the birthday of Swami Vivekananda (12 January) as a National Youth Day every year from 1985 onwards. The Day is observed all over India at schools and colleges, with processions, speeches, recitations, music, youth conventions, seminars, competitions in essay-writing, recitations and sports.

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'National Integration' Day is observed on

A

30-Jan

B

21-May

C

30-Oct

None of these

Explanation

The National Integration Day is celebrated on November 19 which is the birthday of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The aim of National Integration Day is to bring unity, peace, and spreading of love and brotherhood among fellow Indians. The weeklong National Integration Day celebration ends with Flag Day.

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World Health Day is observed on

A

05-Jun

07-Apr

C

07-Jun

D

11-Jul

Explanation

World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1948, the World Health Organization held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. The World Health Day is held to mark WHO's founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year.

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In a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of brotherhood and peace, the UN General Assembly declared his birth anniversary, October 2, as the

International Day of Non-Violence

B

International Day of Cooperation

C

International Day of Peace and Cooperation

D

International Day of Peace and Non-Violence

Explanation

The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mohandas Gandhi. On 15 June, 2007 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence. The resolution by the General Assembly asks all members of the UN system to commemorate 2 October in "an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness."

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National Science Day is celebrated every year on

A

20-Feb

B

25-Feb

C

05-Apr

28-Feb

Explanation

National Science Day is celebrated in India on February 28 each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928. For his discovery, Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. In 1986, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) asked the Government of India to designate February 28 as National Science Day. The event is now celebrated all over the country in schools, colleges, universities and other academic, scientific, technical, medical and research institutions. On the occasion of the first NSD (National Science Day) on 28 February 1987, the NCSTC announced institution of the National Science Popularization awards for recognizing outstanding efforts in the area of science communication and popularization.

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March 8th is observed as

A

World Environment day

B

Heritage day

International Women's day

D

Youth day

Explanation

The International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In the West, International Women's Day was first observed as a popular event after 1977 when the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women's rights and world peace.

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Martyr's Day is marked on

A

01-January

B

15-January

30-January

D

09-January

Explanation

30 January is the date observed as Martyrs' Day at the national level. The date was chosen as it marks the assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1948.

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Which one of the following days is "not observed on a fixed date every year ?

A

World Environment Day

B

International Women's Day

C

International Friendship Day

World Habitat Day

Explanation

World Habitat Day is observed every year on the first Monday of October throughout the world. It was officially designated by the United Nations and first celebrated in 1986. World Environment Day; 5 June; International Women's Day; 8 March, International Friendship Day; 30 July.

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International Women's Day is observed on :

8th March

B

3rd March

C

27th January

D

15th October

Explanation

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. Though the first International Women's Day event was run on 19 March in 1911, for the United Nations, the Day has been observed on 8 March since 1975. The official United Nations theme for International Women's Day 2015 is "Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!"

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World Environment Day falls on

June 5th

B

October 2nd

C

November 10th

D

November 19th

Explanation

World Environment Day ('WED') is celebrated every year on 5th June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It was the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began. The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was from 5-16 June 1972. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. The first World Environment Day was in 1973.