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Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Edited

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) week

Question: How long is the Bachao Beti Padhao’ (BBBP) week organized by the Central Women and Child Development Ministry?
(a) From 10 to 15 October, 2017
(b) From 9 to 14 October, 2017
(c) From11 to 16 October, 2017
(d) From 8 to 13 October, 2017
Answer- (b)
Related Facts:

  • Between 9-14 October, 2017, ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ (BBBP) week is being celebrated throughout the country.
    This week is being organized as the symbol of International Girl’s Day on October 11, 2017.
    The theme of the program will be Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Week- The Daughters of New India..
  • It is notable that the Central Women and Child Development Ministry is celebrating this week to popularize national and mainstream communication and BBBP among the people in favor of girls and women.
  • It is notable that, the BBBP scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22, 2015 in Panipat, Haryana.
  • Its aim is to focus on the issue of decreasing childhood ratio (CSR) and limited rights of women during the life cycle.
  • This scheme is being implemented in 161 districts of the country and has completed 2.5 years.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=67602
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=67530
http://www.wcd.nic.in/sites/default/files/Annexure%202-Activity%20Calender.pdf
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/ludhiana/beti-bachao-beti-padhao-awareness-week-begins/479500.html

international day for disaster reduction 2017

International Day for Disaster Reduction

Question: When is ‘International Calamity Reduction Day’ celebrated?
(a) October 9
(b) October 12
(c) October 8
(d) October 13
Answer- (d)
Related Facts:

  • On October 13, 2017, ‘International Day of Disaster Reduction’ was celebrated across the world.
  • In the year 2017, the theme of this day is ‘Home safe house: Reducing exposure, Reducing Displacement’.
  • The International Day for Disaster Reduction was started in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.
  • The day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.
  • Earlier this day was celebrated on the first Wednesday of the month, October each year.
  • In the year 2009, a resolution was passed by the UN General Assembly to celebrate this day on 13th October.

Reference:
https://www.unisdr.org/we/campaign/iddr
http://www.un.org/en/events/disasterreductionday/
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/international-day-for-disaster-reduction-2017/

World Arthritis Day 2017

World Arthritis Day

Question- When ‘World Arthritis Day’ is celebrated?
(a) October 11
(b) October 12
(c) October 5
(d) October 8
Answer- (b)
Related Facts:

  • World Arthritis Day is celebrated every year on 12 October across the world.
  • World Arthritis Day (WAD) was established in 1996 by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI).
  • WAD is a global initiative bringing people together to raise awareness of issues affecting people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs).
  • Arthritis is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease.
  • There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions.

Reference:
https://www.eular.org/world_arthritis_day.cfm
https://www.curearthritis.org/wad/
http://worldarthritisday.org/about-us

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