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World Cancer Day

Current context: World Cancer Day is observed on the 4th of February every year across the world.
World Cancer Day
  • World Cancer Day is observed to create awareness about cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally.
  • This year's World Cancer Day's theme is “I Am and I Will”.
  • As per the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer cases will rise by 81% in low and middle-income countries by 2040.
  • The main reason for the rise given by WHO is lack of investment in prevention and care.
  • The World Cancer Day is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
  • World Cancer Day was created on 2000 as a positive movement for everyone, everywhere to unite under one voice.

Question: 

Q.1 The World Cancer Day is observed on _____________ every year?
a. 3rd January
b. 4th February
c. 5th January
d. 7th February
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