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GK Quiz on Important Days in February 2020

In February, various important national and international days, events, festivals are celebrated and some of them are observed with a particular theme to raise awareness among people.
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GK Quiz on Important Days in February 2020
GK Quiz on Important Days in February 2020

February is the second month of the year and in 2020 it has 29 days that is one more day to celebrate and enjoy. This article consists of questions and answers focusing on important events or days that occur in February 2020. It will enhance knowledge and also help to remember for competitive examination.

1. World Cancer Day is observed on which day?
A. 3 February
B. 4 February
C. 6 February
D. 9 February
Ans. B
Explanation: World Cancer Day is observed on 4 February every year to raise awareness about the disease cancer, and its symptoms.

2. Which of the following are international days celebrated in February 2020?
A. Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day
B. Safe Internet Day
C. Darwin Day
D. All the above
Ans. D
Explanation: All the days mentioned above are celebrated across the world.

3. World Radio Day is celebrated on:
A. 11 February
B. 13 February
C. 15 February
D. 18 February
Ans. B
Explanation: World Radio Day is celebrated on 13 February. As radio has a unique ability to reach out to the widest audience that is it can shape a society's experience of diversity. Radio stations should serve diverse communities, offer varieties of programs, viewpoints and content.

4. From 2 February to 8 February, which day is celebrated at an international level?
A. International Development Week
B. Global Family Day
C. International Day of Zero Tolerance to female Genital Mutilation
D. World Day of Social Justice
Ans. A
Explanation: International Development Week is celebrated from 2 February to 8 February and this year marks the 30th anniversary of International Development Week in Canada.

5.  Abraham Lincoln's Birthday is celebrated on...
A. 10 February
B. 12 February
C. 14 February
D. 16 February
Ans. B
Explanation: Abraham Lincoln was the most popular President of the United States. His birthday falls on 12 February and so this day is celebrated as Abraham Lincoln's Birthday or Lincoln Day.

6. In India, Taj Mahotsav is celebrated on which day?
A. 18 February
B. 20 February
C. 22 February
D. None of the above
Ans. A
Explanation: Taj Mahotsav or Taj Festival is celebrated at Agra and in 2020 the festival begins from 18 February and lasts till 27 February. It reveals the rich heritage of our country.

7. 20 February is observed as...
A. Word Scout Day
B. World Day of Social Justice
C. World NGO Day
D. World Wildlife Day
Ans. B
Explanation: World Day of Social Justice is observed on 20 February to highlight how social justice affects poverty eradication.

National Science Day

8. Central Excise Day is observed on:
A. 22 February
B. 23 February
C. 24 February
D. 25 February
Ans. C
Explanation: On 24 February, every year Central Excise Day is observed and encourages the employees of Central Excise departments to work in a proper way to prevent corruption.

9. The second Sunday of February is celebrated as...
A. Freedom to Read Week
B. Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week
C. World Marriage Day
D. World Thinking Day
Ans. C
Explanation: Every year, the second Sunday of February is celebrated as World Marriage Day to symbolise the formalisation of a relationship between couples.

10. What is the theme of World Cancer Day 2020?
A. Not beyond us
B. We can, I can
C. I Am and I Will
D. None of the above
Ans. C
Explanation: World Cancer Day is celebrated on 4 February with a special theme. In 2020, the theme is "I Am and I Will".

11.  National Day of Sri Lanka is observed on....
A. 2 February
B. 4 February
C. 9 February
D. 13 February
Ans. B
Explanation: National Day of Sri Lanka is celebrated on 4 February. On this day Sri Lanka got freedom from British rule in 1948.

12. 13 February is celebrated as birth anniversary of which personality?
A. Sarojini Naidu
B. Mother Teresa
C. Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi
D. Reita Faria Powell
Ans. A
Explanation: 13 February is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the Nightingale of India i.e. Sarojini Naidu. She was born on 13 February, 1879 in Hyderabad.

13. Chhatrapati Shivaji's birthday is celebrated on which date in February?
A. 15 February
B. 17 February
C. 18 February
D. 19 February
Ans. D
Explanation: Chhatrapati Shivaji's birthday is celebrated on 19 February. He was on 19 February, 1630 in Shivneri Fort in Maharashtra.

14. World NGO Day is observed on...
A. 20 February
B. 24 February
C. 27 February
D. 29 February
Ans. C
Explanation: World NGO Day is observed on 27 February every year.

15. On which day, International Mother Language Day is celebrated?
A. 15 February
B. 18 February
C. 21 February
D. 25 February
Ans. C
Explanation: International Mother Language Day is celebrated on 21 February every year.
So, this is the quiz on Important Days (National and International) in February 2020.

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