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70th Indian Army day

70th Indian Army Day

Question: 70th Indian Army Day was celebrated across the country on January 15th, 2018. Who was the first commander of the Indian Army post-Independence?
(a) General Sam Manekshaw
(b) General K.M. Cariappa
(c)  General Jacob Hassan
(d) General Bipin Chandra Joshi
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts: 

  • On January 15th, 2018, 70th ‘Indian Army Day ‘was celebrated across the country.
  • Day is celebrated on January 15 very years in recognition of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) KM Cariappa taking over as the first Commander-in Chief of Indian Army.
  • Significantly, he took over the position of the Commander-in Chief from Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander this day in 1949.
  • On this occasion Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat inspects the guard of honour during the Army Day Parade in New Delhi.

Reference:                 
http://www.india.com/festivals-events/70th-army-day-2018-significance-about-the-day-honoring-indian-army-2843970/

National Youth Day

National Youth Day

Question: On January 12th, 2018, ‘National Youth Day’ was celebrated across the country. When did the central government announce the celebration of this day?
(a) 1986
(b) 1984
(c) 1989
(d) 2001
Ans: (b)
Related facts:-

  • On January 12th, 2018, the 34th National Youth Day was celebrated across the country.
  • It is notable that this day is celebrated on the occasion of the birth anniversary of social reformer, philosopher and well-known thinker Swami Vivekananda.
  • Swami Vivekananda’s 155th birth anniversary was celebrated on January 12, 2018.
  • The Government of India had announced to celebrate this day in 1984.
  • After which since 1985, the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda being celebrated as ‘National Youth Day’.
  • Swami Vivekananda was born on 12 January 1863 in Kolkata.
  • His real name was Narendranath Dutt.
  • On September 11, 1893, he represented Sanatan Dharma on behalf of India in the World religion Congress held in Chicago, US.
  • He founded the Ramkrishna Mission in Belur Math, West Bengal.
  • His Guru’s name was Ramkrishna Paramahansa.
  • Swami Vivekananda died on July 4, 1902.

Related Links:-
http://bit.ly/2D6HaUd
http://www.ddinews.gov.in/people/national-youth-day-being-celebrated-today

Armed Forces Flag Day 2017

Armed Forces Flag Day

Question: Armed Forces Flag Day is celebrated on which date?
(a) 6th December
(b) 4th December
(c) 7th December
(d) 9th December
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts: 

  • Armed Forces Flag Day is celebrated on 7th December every year across the country.
  • On 7th December, 2017 this day was celebrated
  • It is notable that it is being celebrated every year since December 7th, 1949 to commemorate the sacrifice of brave soldiers who protect the borders of the country.
  • This day is celebrated for the welfare of the families of the soldiers martyred during serving country.
  • On this day, the money collected from the purchase of the flag is spent in the welfare of the martyrs’ dependents.

Reference:     
http://ksb.gov.in/armed-forces-flag-day-fund.htm
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=69390

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