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What is the theme of 2017 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)  ?

A) Entrepreneurship for social impact B) Reduce digital divide
C) Promote digital education for social welfare D) Big data for big impact

Answer:   D) Big data for big impact

Explanation:

The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is observed every year on May 17 to mark the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention (ITC) and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The purpose of the day is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide. The 2017 theme “Big Data for Big Impact” focuses on the power of Big Data for development and aims to explore how to turn imperfect, complex, often unstructured data into actionable information in a development context.

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When is International Day of Families observed  ?

A) May 13 B) May 15
C) May 16 D) May 14
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) May 15

Explanation:

15 May. Theme of International Day of Family 2017 is “Families, education and well-being”.

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What is the theme of the 2017 World Thalassaemia Day (WTD) ?

A) Together for Humanity B) Access to Safe & Effective Drugs in Thalassaemia
C) Patients Rights Revisited D) Thalassemia: Knowledge is Strength
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Together for Humanity

Explanation:

The World Thalassaemia Day (WTD) is observed every year on May 8 to spread awareness about this deadly disease and the importance of blood donation and how it helps the millions of people suffering from Thalassemia worldwide. Thalassemia is genetic blood disorders characterised by reduction in the synthesis or absence of haemoglobin in the body. According to a WHO report, more than 90% patients with thalassaemia in western countries lead a normal life, whereas in India, roughly half of all patients die before reaching adulthood. Approx 3.9% of India’s population is a carrier for thalassemia. The 2017 theme ‘Together for Humanity’ highlights the need for unity and the efforts that are required to fight this fatal disease.

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When is the International Firefighters' Day(IFFD) observed every year ?

A) 2 May B) 4 May
C) 3 May D) 6 May
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 4 May

Explanation:

International Firefighters' Day (IFFD) is observed on May 4. It was instituted after proposal emailed out across the world on January 4, 1999 due to the deaths of five firefighters in tragic circumstances in a bushfire in Australia.

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" World Press Freedom Day " is observed on ?

A) May 1 B) May 2
C) May 3 D) May 4
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) May 3

Explanation:

World Press Freedom Day is observed on 3 May every year.

This year’s theme is “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies”.

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The first-ever World Tuna Day (WTD) is observed by the United Nations (UN) on which date  ?

A) May 2, 2017 B) May 1, 2017
C) April 2, 2017 D) May 3, 2017
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) May 2, 2017

Explanation:

The United Nations has marked the first World Tuna Day (WTD) on May 2, 2017 to conserve one of the globe’s most popular fish to be caught and eaten and to highlight the vital socio-economic importance of tuna to people around the world. Tuna plays a critical role in sustainable development, food security, economic opportunity, and livelihoods of people around the world. At present more than 80 States have tuna fisheries, thousands of tuna fishing vessels operate in all the oceans and tuna fishery capacity is still growing in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The Day was designated in December 2016 resolution of the UN General Assembly.

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