सामयिक विषय: Year, Day & Week

National Youth Day 2017

National Youth Day

Question: National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January, In which of the following year Government of India declared the day as the National Youth Day?
(a) 1986
(b) 1980
(c) 1984
(d) 2001
Ans. (c)
Related facts:

  • 33rd National Youth Day was celebrated in India on 12 January 2017.
  • The is celebrated on the birthday of one of India’s most revered spiritual leaders, Swami Vivekananda.
  • 12 January 2017 marked the 154th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
  • In 1984 the Government of India declared the day as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.
  • Swami Vivekananda was born on 12 January 1863 in Kolkata.
  • His real name was Narendranath Dutt.
  • He representing India at the 1893 Parliament of the World Religions in Chicago.
  • On 11 September 1893, Swami Vivekananda delivered his historic speech in Chicago & won many hearts & minds.
  • Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission in west Bengal.
  • He was chief disciple of the 19th century saint Ramakrishna Paramhamsa.
  • On 4 July 1902 he passed away.

Reference:
http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/on-swami-vivekanandas-birth-anniversary-national-youth-day-celebrated-1647993
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Vivekananda

69TH ARMY DAY

69th Army Day

Question: Indian Army celebrated 15th January as ‘Army Day’ to commemorate the day when General K.M Carriappa took over the command of Army from-
(a) General Sir F.R.R Bucher
(b) General Sir William
(c) General Sir John Shore
(d) None of the above
Ans: (a)
Related facts:

  • On 15 January 2017 Indian Army celebrated 69th ‘Army Day’.
  • It is celebrated to commemorate the day when General (later Field Marshal) K.M Carriappa took over the command of Army from General Sir F.R.R Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief in 1949.
  • K.M Carriappa became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army post Independence.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=157357

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