International Tea Day

Published on December 16, 2019
Current context: The International Tea Day is observed annually on 15th December.
International Tea Day 
  • The day is celebrated in tea producing countries like India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya etc. since 2005.
  • The Tea Day aims to draw global attention to the impact of the global tea trade on workers and growers for price supports and fair trade.
  • The first International Tea Day was celebrated in New Delhi in 2005, after initial discussions at the World Social Forum in 2004.
  • Trade union movements jointly organises the International Tea Day and related Global Conferences.
  • India has moved a proposal at the FAO Intergovernmental Group (IGG) on Tea in October 2015 to observe International Tea Day.
  • The United Nations General Assembly has accepted the proposal and has designated May 21 as International Tea Day.
  • The FAO IGG on Tea is an intergovernmental consultation and exchange forum on trends in production, consumption, trade and prices of tea in the global market situation.

Question: 

Q.1 The United Nations General Assembly and has designated _______ as International Tea Day? 
a. 15th December
b. 16th August
c. 25th June
d. 21st May

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