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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.


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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