On June 3, 2018, the first official World Bicycle Day was celebrated. Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu flagged off a mega cycling event in New Delhi. New Delhi is one of the three cities in the world where major events are being organized to mark the day. Berlin & New York are the other two places.
The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the multiple societal benefits of using the bicycle for transport and leisure. The day, which is celebrated for the first time this year, was approved on 12 April 2018 as an official United Nations day.
Source- The United Nations
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Bank of India Exam 2018-
- The United Nations is an international organization founded in 24th of October 1945.
- It is currently made up of 193 Member States.
- The Headquarters of UN: New York, USA.
- Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of United Nations.