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World Sparrow Day

Current context: The World Sparrow Day is being celebrated on 20th March.
World Sparrow Day 
  • World Sparrow Day is celebrated every year to raise awareness about the bird.
  • The theme for the year 2020 is “I Love Sparrow”.
  • A tremendous decrease in the population of sparrow is observed and is on the verge of extinction.
  • Nature Forever Society (NFS) of India, founded by Mohammed Dilawar, an Indian conservationist had started this international initiative.
  • The first World Sparrow Day was celebrated in 2010 in different parts of the world.
  • Major reasons for the decline in its population include:
    1. Increased use of pesticides
    2. Change in the pattern of buildings
    3. Gardens missing from the houses
    4. The radiation from the mobile and the TV towers etc.
  • Birds navigate by sensing the earth's magnetic fields and radiations disturbs their ability to move around.


Q.1 World Sparrow Day is observed every year on ________?
a. 21st March
b. 20th March
c. 11th March
d. 1st March
World Sparrow Day World Sparrow Day Reviewed by Neha Verma on March 21, 2020 Rating: 5

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