सामयिक विषय: Year, Day & Week

World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2017

World Blood Donor Day

Question: When is ‘World Blood Donor Day’ celebrated?
(a) June 14
(b) June 12
(c) June 13
(d) June 15
Ans :(a)
Related facts:-

  • On June 14, 2017 ‘World Blood Donor Day’ was celebrated all over the world.
  • Slogan of World Blood Donor Day 2017 is ‘What can you do? Donate blood. Do it now. Give it often.’
  • The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.
  • Nobel Prize Winner (1930) Carl Landsteiner who discovered Blood group ‘A, B and O was also born on June 14.

Related Links:-
http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2017/event/en/
http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2017/en/

World Oceans Day 8 June 2017

World Ocean Day

Question: When is ‘World Ocean Day’ celebrated?
(a) June 7
(b) June 6
(c) June 8
(d) June 3
Ans: (c)
Related facts:-

  • On June 8, 2017, World Oceans Day was celebrated all over the world.
  • The theme of World Oceans Day 2017 is ‘Our Oceans, Our Future’
  • This day is celebrated to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe.
  • In December 2008, the United Nation National General Assembly made the official declaration to celebrate ‘World Ocean Day’ on June 8.
  • The first ‘World Ocean Day’ was celebrated on June 8, 2009.

Related Links:-
http://www.un.org/en/events/oceansday/
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/oceans-day
http://www.worldoceansday.org/

World Day Against Child Labour

World Child Labour Prohibition Day

Question- When is ‘World Child Labour Prohibition Day’ celebrated?
(A) June 15
(B) June 13
(C) June 10
(D) June 12
Answer- (d)
Related facts:-

  • On June 12, 2017 World Day against Child Labour was observed all over the world.
  • The theme of World Child Labour Prohibition Day,2017 is ‘In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour.’
  • According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 1.5 million people live in countries that are affected by conflict / violence etc.
  • According to this, there are 168 million child laborers worldwide.
  • It is notable that the International Labour Organization has launched World Child Labor Prohibition Day in 2002 to eliminate child labor at the global level.

Related Links-
http://www.un.org/en/events/childlabourday/
http://ilo.org/ipec/Campaignandadvocacy/wdacl/lang–en/index.htm

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