When is the World Olympic Day or International Olympic Day celebrated every year?

A. June 20
B. June 23
C. June 29
D. June 30

Answer

Correct Answer: B. June 23

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Every year, the 23rd of June is celebrated as World Olympic Day or International Olympic Day across the globe. This day was first introduced in the year 1948, to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on June 23, 1894, at the Sorbonne in Paris. This day aims to promote participation in sport across the globe irrespective of age, gender, or athletic ability.

The International Yoga Day has been celebrated every year on:

A. June 21
B. June 23
C. June 29
D. June 30

Answer

Correct Answer: A. June 21

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The International Yoga Day has been celebrated every year on June 21 since 2015. PM Modi proposed to observe an International Yoga Day, in his address during the opening of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. This year, the theme of the International Day of Yoga is ‘Yoga For Wellness’. The focus will be on practicing yoga for physical and mental well-being.

When is the World Sickle Cell Awareness Day observed every year?

A. June 15
B. June 19
C. June 25
D. June 30

Answer

Correct Answer: B. June 19

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Every year, World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is observed on 19th June. This day aims to increase awareness of the disease and the challenges faced by people affected by the disease. Sickle cell disease is caused as a result of sickle-shaped red blood cells which stick together and block blood flow and thereby reduce the ability of oxygen to reach all parts of the body. Affected patients experience pain, anemia, infection, and other serious health complications.

When is the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day observed by the UN every year?

A. June 15
B. June 20
C. June 25
D. June 27

Answer

Correct Answer: A. June 15

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Every year, the United Nations observes June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This was initiated by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) in 2006 and the UN General Assembly passed a resolution in this regard in the year 2011. This year’s June 15 is observed under the title “Safeguard older persons during COVID-19 and beyond”.

World Oceans Day is observed every year on:

A. June 6
B. June 8
C. June 10
D. June 12

Answer

Correct Answer: B. June 8

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World Oceans Day is observed on June 8, every year. On the occasion of the day, the United Nations (UN) has called for sustainable efforts and stopping plastic pollution in order to save the oceans. This is the second year of virtual celebration of the UN World Oceans Day due to the coronavirus pandemic. The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods’.

World Thyroid Day is observed globally on:

A. 20th May
B. 22nd May
C. 25th May
D. 27th May

Answer

Correct Answer: C. 25th May

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Every year on May 25th, World Thyroid Day highlights this important gland in the body that causes widespread disease across the globe. The day also educates the public on the role of the thyroid in their overall health. The thyroid is a small gland located at the base of the neck. This butterfly-shaped gland produces two hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Although the thyroid is a tiny gland, it plays a huge role in one’s health.

World Thalassemia Day is observed every year on:

A. May 8
B. May 9
C. May 10
D. May 12

Answer

Correct Answer: A. May 8

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Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by less oxygen-carrying protein- hemoglobin and fewer red blood cells in the body than normal. May 8 is observed as World Thalassemia Day every year. The day commemorates the struggles of the patients suffering from this genetic disorder.