सामयिक विषय: Year, Day & Week

World Sparrow Day

Question: When is ‘World Sparrow Day’ celebrated?
(a) March 20
(b) March 18
(c) March 22
(d) March 15
Answer: (a) 
Related Facts:

  • On March 20th, 2018,World Sparrow Day ‘ was celebrated across the world.
  • ‘I Love Sparrow’ has been set as the theme for this year.
  • It is remarkable that this day is celebrated every year to make people aware about the protection of sparrow.
  • For the first time this day was celebrated in 2010.
  • It is significant that the sparrow’s scientific name is Passer Domesticus.
  • This is the state bird of India’s Union Territory of Delhi.


World Sleep Day

Question: When ‘World sleep day’ is celebrated?
(a) March 13
(b) March 16
(c) March 17
(d) March 19
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • On March 16th, 2018 ‘World Sleep day’ was celebrated.
  • In the year 2018, the main theme of this day was “Join the sleep: World Preserve Your Rhythms to Enjoy Life”.
  • This is celebrated on Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox every year.
  • Next ‘World Sleep Day’ will be observed March 15th, 2019.
  • It aims to reduce the burden of sleeping problems through better prevention and management.


World Consumer Rights Day

Question- When is ‘World Consumer Rights Day’ celebrated?
(a) March 13
(b) March 15
(c) March 18
(d) March 12
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts: 

  • On March 15th, 2018, ‘World Consumer Rights Day’ was celebrated.
  • The main theme of this day in the year 2018 was – ‘Making Digital Markets Fairer is Digital Making’.
  • The purpose of this day is to make consumers aware about their rights and responsibilities.
  • Significantly, World Consumer Rights Day was inspired by President John F Kennedy, who sent a special message to the US Congress on 15th March 1962, in which he formally addressed the issue of consumer rights.
  • On 24th December every year in India ‘National Consumer Day’ is celebrated.
  • It is Notable that the ‘Consumer Protection Act’ for India was enacted in 1986 on same day (March 15th).


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