Mastering MCQs on Important Days and Themes January 2024

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Step into a journey through the year 2024, where we blend knowledge with practice! This blog brings you a carefully selected set of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) centered around Important Days and Themes.

Whether you’re gearing up for SSC, RRB, NTPC, UPSC, or State-level exams, these questions are here to not only test what you know but also help you grasp key events throughout the year.

Take on the challenge with these well-crafted MCQs, covering a range of topics, and dive into a valuable practice session to boost your competitive skills.

MCQs on Important Days and Themes January 2024

Q1. Which state has recently declared January 15 as its state sports day to commemorate the birth anniversary of wrestler Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav?
A. Madhya Pradesh
B. Haryana
C. Maharashtra
D. Uttar Pradesh

Answer – C. Maharashtra
Explanation-


Q2. On which day did the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) celebrate its 66th Foundation Day recently?
A. 1st January 2024
B. 2nd January 2024
C. 30th December 2023
D. 31st December 2023

Answer – A. 1st January, 2024
Explanation-


Q3. When is World Braille Day observed annually?
A. 3rd January
B. 4th January
C. 2nd January
D. 1st January

Answer – B. 4th January
Explanation-


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Q4. In 2024, when will Buddhists celebrate the Mahayana New Year?
A. 23rd January
B. 24th January
C. 25th January
D. 22nd January

Answer –C. 25th January
Explanation-


Q5. PM Narendra Modi launched the ‘Swachh Mandir’ campaign to be held during which period?
A. 16th January – 22nd January
B. 12th January – 22nd January
C. 10th January – 22nd January
D. 14th January – 22nd January

Answer –D. 14th January – 22nd January
Explanation-


Q6. On which day is Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrated annually?
A. 9th January
B. 8th January
C. 11th January
D. 10th January

Answer –A. 9th January
Explanation-


Q7. On which day was the 76th Army Day celebrated in 2024, and in which city?
A. Bengaluru
B. Ahmedabad
C. Lucknow
D. New Delhi

Answer –C. Lucknow
Explanation-Theme: In Service of the Nation


Q8. When did the India Meteorological Department (IMD) celebrate its 150th year of establishment?
A. 16th January 2024
B. 14th January 2024
C. 17th January 2024
D. 15th January 2024

Answer – D. 15th January, 2024
Explanation-


Q9. On which day was the 8th Armed Forces Veterans’ Day celebrated recently?
A. 13th January
B. 15th January
C. 14th January
D. 16th January

Answer –C. 14th January
Explanation-


Q10. When did PM Narendra Modi inaugurate the Diamond Jubilee celebrations (75 years) of the Supreme Court?
A. 29th January, 2024
B. 27th January 2024
C. 28th January 2024
D. 30th January 2024

Answer –C. 28th January, 2024
Explanation-


Q11. Which magazine was released during the 8th Armed Forces Veterans’ Day celebrations?
A. SAGAR SAMVAD
B. VAYU SAMVEDNA
C. SAMMAN
D. All of the above

Answer –D. All of the above
Explanation-


Q12. What is the significance of ‘Poila Boisakh’ in West Bengal, as declared by the government?
A. State Day
B. Independence Day
C. Republic Day
D. Harvest Festival

Answer –A. State Day
Explanation-


Q13. On which day is Global Family Day celebrated annually?
A. 1st January
B. 2nd January
C. 3rd January
D. 4th January

Answer –A. 1st January
Explanation-Theme: Embracing Diversity, Strengthening Families


Q14. What is the theme of International Mind-Body Wellness Day celebrated on 3rd January every year?
A. Holistic Wellness: Mind, Body, and Soul
B. Harmony in Health
C. Physical and Mental Harmony
D. Wellness for Life

Answer –A. Holistic Wellness: Mind, Body, and Soul
Explanation-


Q15. When is World Hindi Day celebrated annually?
A. 6th January
B. 10th January
C. 15th January
D. 20th January

Answer –B. 10th January
Explanation-Theme: Hindi – Bridging Traditional Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence


Q16. In which year was the first World Hindi Conference held, and where was it inaugurated?
A. 1975, New Delhi
B. 1975, Nagpur
C. 1980, Mumbai
D. 1985, Kolkata

Answer –B. 1975, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Explanation-


Q17. When was World Hindi Day first observed, and who led the initiative?
A. 2000, Atal Bihari Vajpayee
B. 2006, Dr. Manmohan Singh
C. 2010, Narendra Modi
D. 2015, Rajiv Gandhi

Answer –B. 2006, Dr. Manmohan Singh
Explanation-Theme: Hindi – Bridging Traditional Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence


Q18. On which date is the World Day of War Orphans observed each year?
A. 6th January
B. 10th January
C. 15th January
D. 20th January

Answer – A. 6th January
Explanation-Theme: Orphan Lives Matter


Q19. On which date is National Youth Day celebrated in India to honor Swami Vivekananda’s teachings and ideals?
A. 10th January
B. 12th January
C. 15th January
D. 20th January

Answer –B. 12th January
Explanation-Theme: MYBharat – ViksitBharat@2047- By the Youth, For the Youth (Yuva ke liye, yuva ke dwara)


Q20. Where was the 27th National Youth Festival 2024 inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi?
A. Kolkata, West Bengal
B. Nashik, Maharashtra
C. New Delhi, Delhi
D. Jaipur, Rajasthan

Answer –B. Nashik, Maharashtra
Explanation-


Q21. During National Youth Day celebrations, what theme was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi for the 27th National Youth Festival?
A. Youth Empowerment 2047
B. MYBharat – ViksitBharat@2047
C. Swami Vivekananda’s Vision
D. Youth for Tomorrow

Answer –B. MYBharat – ViksitBharat@2047
Explanation-Theme: Theme: MYBharat – ViksitBharat@2047- By the Youth, For the Youth (Yuva ke liye, yuva ke dwara)


Q22. When is National Road Safety Week celebrated in India in 2024?
A. 11th–17th January
B. 5th–11th January
C. 15th–21st January
D. 20th–26th January

Answer – A. 11th–17th January
Explanation-Theme: Be a Road Safety Hero


Q23. On which dates is Thiruvalluvar Day usually celebrated in the state of Tamil Nadu?
A. 10th January
B. 15th January
C. 16th January
D. 20th January

Answer –B. 16th January
Explanation-Part of Pongal celebrations, honoring poet Thiruvalluvar, author of Tirukkural


Q24. On which date is Kokborok Day celebrated annually in Tripura?
A. 5th January
B. 15th January
C. 19th January/
D. 25th January

Answer –C. 19th January
Explanation- Commemorates the recognition of Kokborok as an official language in 1979


Q25. What is another name for Kokborok Day?
A. Tripura Language Day
B. Borok Festival
C. Pongal Celebrations
D. Kok Nation Day

Answer –A. Tripura Language Day
Explanation-Spoken by the Borok people, also known as Tripuris


Q26. What do the terms “Kok” and “Borok” mean in the context of Kokborok?
A. Mountain and River
B. Language and Nation
C. Joy and Celebration
D. Wisdom and Knowledge

Answer –B. Language and Nation
Explanation-


Q27. On which date did the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) celebrate its 19th Raising Day in 2024?
A. 18th January
B. 19th January
C. 20th January
D. 21st January

Answer – B. 19th January
Explanation-NDRF was raised on 19 January, 2006, as the country’s national rescue response force.


Q28. When did Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) celebrate its 60th Raising Day in 2024?
A. 18th January
B. 19th January
C. 20th January
D. 21st January

Answer – C. 20th January
Explanation-SSB is a border guarding force deployed along India’s borders with Nepal and Bhutan, established in 1963.


Q29. Which three northeastern states celebrated their 52nd Statehood Day on 21st January 2024?
A. Assam, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh
B. Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura
C. Sikkim, Nagaland, Assam
D. Tripura, Meghalaya, Manipur

Answer –D. Tripura, Meghalaya, Manipur
Explanation-They attained statehood on January 21, 1972, with the introduction of North-East Area (Re-organisation) Act 1971.


Q30. When is National Girl Child Day celebrated in India each year?
A. 20th January
B. 22nd January
C. 24th January
D. 26th January

Answer –C. 24th January
Explanation-v


Q31. On which date is National Tourism Day celebrated annually in India?
A. 24th January
B. 25th January
C. 26th January
D. 27th January

Answer – B. 25th January
Explanation-Theme: Sustainable Journeys, Timeless Memories


Q32. What is the theme of National Voters’ Day celebrated on 25th January 2024?
A. Empowering Citizens Through Voting
B. Nothing Like Voting, I Vote For sure
C. Every Vote Counts
D. Voting for a Better Tomorrow

Answer –B. Nothing Like Voting, I Vote For sure
Explanation-It marks the foundation day of the Election Commission of India, i.e., 25th January 1950


Q33. On which date is Parakram Diwas celebrated annually in India?
A. 22nd January
B. 23rd January
C. 24th January
D. 25th January

Answer – B. 23rd January
Explanation-It commemorates the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.


Q34. On which date does the celebration of Parakram Diwas, commemorating the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, take place annually?
A. 22nd January
B. 23rd January
C. 24th January
D. 25th January

Answer –B. 23rd January
Explanation-This year (2024) marks the 127th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.


Q35. When is Uttar Pradesh Statehood Day celebrated each year?
A. 23rd January
B. 24th January
C. 25th January
D. 26th January

Answer – B. 24th January
Explanation-It was on January 24, 1950, that the United Provinces were renamed as Uttar Pradesh.


Q36. On which date is Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day celebrated annually?
A. 22nd January
B. 23rd January
C. 24th January
D. 25th January

Answer –D. 25th January
Explanation-Himachal Pradesh emerged as the separate 18th state of India on January 25, 1971.


Q37. When is the International Day of Education observed globally each year?
A. 22nd January
B. 23rd January
C. 24th January
D. 25th January

Answer – C. 24th January
Explanation-Theme: Learning for lasting peace; created in 2018 after United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution.


Q38. What is the tagline released by the Election Commission of India (ECI) for the general election to the Lok Sabha 2024?
A. Pride of the Nation
B. Nation’s Biggest Festival
C. Elections: The Pride of the Nation
D. Chunav Ka Parv Desh ka Garv

Answer –D. Chunav Ka Parv Desh ka Garv
Explanation-


Q39. When was the logo and tagline ‘Chunav Ka Parv Desh ka Garv’ released by the ECI?
A. Republic Day 2024
B. Independence Day 2023
C. National Voters Day 2024
D. Lok Sabha Election Day 2024

Answer –C. National Voters Day 2024
Explanation-


Q40. What was the theme for National Voters Day 2024?
A. Empowering Citizens Through Voting
B. Nothing Like Voting, I Vote for Sure
C. Every Vote Counts
D. Voting for a Better Tomorrow

Answer –B. Nothing Like Voting, I Vote for Sure
Explanation-


Q41. On which date is the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust observed annually?
A. 25th January
B. 26th January
C. 27th January
D. 28th January

Answer –C. 27th January
Explanation-Marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland by Soviet troops in 1945.


Q42. When is World Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Day observed each year?
A. 28th January
B. 29th January
C. 30th January
D. 31st January

Answer –C. 30th January
Explanation-Theme: Unite. Act. Eliminate


Q43. What is celebrated on Indian Newspaper Day, observed on 29th January every year?
A. Founding of Indian Journalism
B. Establishment of the first Indian newspaper
C. Press Freedom Day in India
D. Journalism Excellence Awards Day

Answer –B. Establishment of the first Indian newspaper, Hicky’s Bengal Gazette, in 1780.
Explanation-


Q44. When is World Leprosy Day observed each year?
A. Last Sunday of January
B. 27th January
C. 28th January
D. 29th January

Answer –A. Last Sunday of January
Explanation-Theme: Beat Leprosy


Q45. On which date is Martyrs’ Day observed in India each year?
A. 28th January
B. 29th January
C. 30th January
D. 31st January

Answer –C. 30th January
Explanation-Marks the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, assassinated in 1948.


Q46. On which date is the International Day of Clean Energy celebrated annually?
A. 24th January
B. 25th January
C. 26th January
D. 27th January

Answer –C. 26th January
Explanation-Founding date of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), established in 2009.


Q47. What is the theme of the International Day of Clean Energy in 2024?
A. Sustainable Energy Solutions
B. Clean Energy for People and Planet
C. Global Energy Harmony
D. Renewable Power for Tomorrow

Answer –B. Clean Energy for People and Planet
Explanation-


Q48. On which date is International Customs Day celebrated each year?
A. 24th January
B. 25th January
C. 26th January
D. 27th January

Answer –C. 26th January
Explanation-Commemorates the first session of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in 1953.


Q49. What is the theme of International Customs Day in 2024?
A. Customs for a Sustainable Future
B. Customs Engaging Traditional and New Partners with Purpose
C. Global Trade Security
D. Harmonizing Customs Procedures

Answer – B. Customs Engaging Traditional and New Partners with Purpose
Explanation-


Q50. What is the theme for National Girl Child Day of India observed on 24th January?
A. Empowering Future Generations
B. Nurturing Our Daughters: A Pledge for Education
C. Saving our Girls: Educating our Girls
D. Celebrating Girlhood: Towards a Brighter Tomorrow

Answer –C. Saving our Girls: Educating our Girls
Explanation-



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