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2nd October Celebration

Published on October 02, 2019
Current context: Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri is being celebrated on 2nd October 2019.
 2nd October Celebration
Various events that took place on the occasion of 2nd October to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the nation are:
  • Palestine released a commemorative postage stamp on Mahatma Gandhi in his honour.
  • An exhibition dedicated to the mutual influences of Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy on each other's work is organised by the Indian Embassy in Moscow in collaboration with the Russian State Duma.
  • "Khadi Nepal" fashion show ensembling Khadi and handloom couture from India and Nepal were organised in Kathmandu on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti.
  • 'Fit India Plog run’ has been flagged off by the Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju at Indira Gandhi stadium in New Delhi. Plogging is a concept in which participants pick up plastic and other waste from the road while jogging that ultimately benefits health and make a clean environment
  • NITI Aayog’s Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) and UNICEF India, have launched ‘The Gandhian Challenge’. The contest – open for every child in India from 2nd October to 20th October, gives a platform to every child across India to ideate innovative solutions for a sustainable India of their dreams, using Gandhi’s principles.
  • 'Gandhi Sankalp Yatra' has been flagged off nationwide by BJP President Amit Shah, from Shalimar Bagh in New Delhi, to spread the values of Gandhiji to the masses.


Q: 1. The word Plogging is currently in the news in which context?
a. Fitness and Cleanliness
b. Education and Health
c. Money and cleanliness
d. Fitness and Money
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