General Knowledge(gk) Quiz List of Important National and International Days/dates observed in 2017: Mahatma Gandhi the Father of Nation born on 2 October 1869. United Nations came into existence on 24 October 1945. These type of days we celebrate each year according to its importance. General knowledge quiz topic deals about these important national and international days observed in 2017 through objective question answers. It means the important days such as Gandhi Birth Day, Republic Day, Constitution Day, World Health Day which have been celebrated in India and the World in 2017. This important days general knowledge quiz is very helpful for all the candidates who are appearing competitive exams such as IBPS, PSC, SSC, RAIL, LIC, UPSC etc in 2017-2018.
Before move on to general knowledge quiz let’s check some important days thoroughlly.
Important National and International Days/Dates 2017 List
A list of Most Important Indian and international Days have been provided in general knowledge quiz. Many new days have been added. These days are unchangable. The list contains month wise important days observed from january to december in the 2017 calendar year.
Important Days In January 2017:
Important Days in February 2017:
4 Feb Independence Day(Sri Lanka)
8 February Propose Day
13 Feb Independence Day ( Tibet)
15 Feb Statehood Day (Serbia)
Important Days in March 2017:
21 March Mothers Day
Important Days in April 2017:
4th April International Mines Day
5th April National Navy Day(India)
25 April World Malaria Day
Important Days in May 2017:
17 May Constitution Day (Norway)
Important Days in June 2017:
5 June World Environment Day
6 June National Day (Sweden)
12 June World Anti Child Labour Day
12 June Russia Day
14 June World Blood Donor’s Day
20 June World Refugee Day
Important Days in July 2017:
1 July Canada Day
2 July World UFO Day
9 July Independence Day(Argentina)
11 July World Population Day(UN)
12 July Malala Day
21 July National Day(Belgium)
Important Days In August 2017:
1 August Swiss National Day
6th August Hiroshima Day
9 August National Day (Singapore)
20 August National Day (Hungary)
Important Days in September 2017:
7th Sep Independence Day(Brazil)
8th September World Literacy Day
11th September World First Aid Day
Important Days in October 2017:
1 October World Vegetarian Day
Important Days in November 2017:
5th November World Tsunami Awareness Day
9th November World Freedom Day
10th November > World Science Day for Peace and Development
14th November > World Diabetes Day, Children’s Day (India)
18 Nov Proclamation Day(Latvia)
18 Nov Independence day(Morocco)
Note: Children’s day in India is celebrated to commemorate Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday
16 November International Tolerance Day(UN)
20 November Universal Children’s Day(UN)
21 Nov World Television Day(UN)
Important Days in December 2017:
6 Dec Independence Day(Finland)
GK Quiz Questions on
Lets some practice of these important days through gk quiz question answers
Q. Why 15 November 2017 is so important?
Ans: Because it is the 151st birth anniversary of India’s first female advocate Cornelia Sorabji. Who was also the first woman to practice law in India and Britain.
Q. Why 14 November 2017 is observed as Children’s Day or Bal Diwas in India?
Ans: This day marks the birth date of First Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who is also known as ‘Chacha Nehru’ to children. This day is observed every year on same day.
Q. Why 30 January is observed as Martyr’s Day in India?
Ans: This day marks the assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1948 by Nathuram Godse
Q. What day is observed as World Health Day and why?
Ans: Every year 7 April is observed as World Health Day to mark the World Health Organisation’s foundation and global health awarness from 1950
Q. Why 2 October is important?
Ans: Every year 2 October is celebrated in India as Gandhi Jayanti to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who is known as ‘Father of Nation’. It is the national holiday in India
Q. Why 1 December 2017 is important?
Ans: Because it is the observance of World Aids Day declared by World Health Organisation and is observed every year since 1988
Q. What is the importance of 5 September?
Ans: Every year 5 September is observed as Teacher’s Day to mark the birthday of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was the First Vice-President and Second President of Republic of India
Q. Why 15 August is important?
Ans: It is the Independence Day in India. This day observed every year because in 1947 India gained freedom from British Rule
Q. Why 12 July is important?
Ans: 12 July is observed as International Malala Day each year because its the birthday of Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai who is a activist for female education and youngest Nobel Peace Laureate awarded in 2014
Q. Why 21 June is important?
Ans: Every year 21 June is celebrated as International Yoga Day to spread awarness of yoga worldwide as it benefits mental and physical strenghth in human body
Q. What day is observed as National Army Day in India?
Ans: 15 January
Q. What day is observed as World Animal Day?
Ans: 4 October
Q. Why 16 November 2017 is important?
Ans: It is celebration day of International Tolerance Day declared by UNESCO and is observed every year since 1995
Q. What day is observed as World Tsunami Awareness Day?
Ans: 5 November
Q. What day is observed as World Population Day?
Ans: 11 July
Q. What day is observed as World Environment Day?
Ans: 5 June
Q. Why 29 August is important?
Ans: 29 August is celebrated in India as National Sports Day to mark the birthday of well known hockey player Dhyan Chand who is also known as ‘Magician of Hockey’.
Q. What day is observed as International May Day?
Ans: 1 May
Q. What is the most important day observed on 26 January in India?
Ans: Republic Day
Q. What is the international day observed as United Nations Day?
Ans: 24 October
Q. What day is observed on 22 April internationally?
Ans: Earth Day
Q. What day is observed on 8 May?
Ans: World Red Cross Day