National Events

Non-Political Events

In this article, we will learn about the some of the different non-political events that occurred in the past decade as well as in the recent times in India. Some of these incidents or events are quite important. These generally constitute the current affairs or the general knowledge section. All the competitive exams, especially the ones like IBPS, bank clerical and PO exams, have the general awareness section. It is in this section that you can find questions related to the general knowledge and other events that have had a significant visibility.

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Non-Political Events

Every day, all around the world and in India, there are many events happening. Some may be political in nature, while some may be non-political events.

Non-Political Events

Something like the crowning of an Indian as Miss World or Miss Universe can be considered as a non-political event. When Aishwarya Rai and Susmita Sen were crowned Miss World and Miss Universe respectively, it was a very proud moment for India. A few more examples of such events include the Chipko movement which was a forest conservation movement aimed at saving trees and human lives. If you see the chronology of events that have taken place in India, you will come across many such non –political events. It is important to know more about these events so that you will be able to do well in your IBPS and other bank exams.

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Practice Questions

  1. The person who initiated the Chipko movement in India was?
  1. Sunderlal Bahuguna
  2. Narmada Apte
  3. Anna Hazare
  4. Sugathakumari

Ans. Option A – Sunderlal Bahuguna

Non-Political Events

Chipko movement (Source- Wikipedia)

  1. In which year, did India win the first ever Cricket World Cup? Who was the captain of the winning team?
  1. 1893, Mohinder Amarnath
  2. 1988, Kapil Dev
  3. 1983, Sunil Gavaskar
  4. 1983, Kapil Dev

Ans. Option D – India went into the world cup finals for the first time in 1983, with Kapil Dev as the captain and took the cup by defeating the reigning West Indies team.

  1. Who is known as the Father of Indian Green Revolution?
  1. Norman Borlaug
  2. MS Swaminathan
  3. Jagdish Chandra Bose
  4. Verghese Kurien

Ans. Option B – MS Swaminathan

  1. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was founded in the year?
  1. 1968
  2. 1999
  3. 1969
  4. 1979

Ans. Option C – 1969

  1. The Kumbh Mela is held at 4 different places, every three years. What are the names of these locations?
  1. Nasik, Ujjain, Ahmedabad, Rishikesh
  2. Ujjain, Haridwar, Allahabad, Nasik
  3. Rishikesh, Kedarnath, Ujjain, Nasik
  4. Haridwar, Kedarnath, Allahabad, Ujjain

Ans. Option B – Ujjain, Haridwar, Allahabad, Nasik. The Kumbh Mela returns to each location after a span of 12 years.

  1. 24th April is observed as which day?
  1. National Maritime Day
  2. National Panchayati Raj Diwas
  3. Hindi Diwas
  4. National Civil Services Day

Ans. Option B – National Panchayati Raj Diwas

  1. “Touching the sky with glory” is the motto of –
  1. Air India
  2. ISRO
  3. IAF
  4. Indian Navy

Ans. Option C – IAF

  1. Which sport does Pankaj Advani play?
  1. Golf
  2. Billiards
  3. Archery
  4. Hockey

Ans. Option B – Hockey

  1. How many Miss World titles has India won till date?
  1. 7
  2. 8
  3. 2
  4. 6

Ans. Option D – 6

  1. Which mango variety got the GI tag in May 2017?
  1. Banganapalli
  2. Sindhuri
  3. Alphonso
  4. None of the above

Ans. Option A – Banganapalli

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4 responses to “Important Days”

  1. GANJI SUNIL says:

    want compititive exams stuff

  2. Prateek mishra says:

    Most of the important days are missing 😔 like world health day world cancer day
    Not complete

  3. Prateek mishra says:

    And science day purpose is incomplete on this day raman effect discovered by CV Raman
    Very poor info given

  4. Dr. Nidhi Srivastava says:

    There is no Hindi Diwas it is in September It is a important day u have not mentioned

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