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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 03 Jan 2020

Question 1.

Answer- d

Explanation:

The UMMID initiative aims-

  • To establish NIDAN Kendras to provide counselling, prenatal testing and diagnosis, management  and multidisciplinary care in Government Hospitals wherein the influx of patients is more.
  • To produce skilled clinicians in Human Genetics
  • To undertake screening of pregnant women and new born babies for inherited genetic diseases in hospitals at aspirational districts.

 

Question 2.

Answer- a

Explanation:

  • A report shows that Invasive species may soon wipe out Shola vegetation from Nilgiris.
  • The pastoral Toda community in the upper Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu is losing its Shola grasslands to invasive species.
  • The ecosystem degradation is forcing the tribal population to migrate to nearby Mettupalayam, Tiruppur and Coimbatore districts for work.
  • The district population declined by 3.55% between 2001 and 2011 Census reports to 73,500.

 

Question 3. 

Answer- b

Explanation:

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation is to set up its second launch port in Thoothukodi district of southern Tamil Nadu.
  • The proposed launch port will mainly handle the Small Satellite Launch vehicle (SSLV), which is under development.
  • SSLVs will be used to carry a payload of up to 500 kg and are expected to be deployed in the first half of 2020.

 

Question 4.

Answer- a

Explanation :

  • The result of Swachh Survekshan League 2020 was recently released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • Under the category of cities with 10 lakh plus population, Indore topped in both the first and second quarters.
  • Bhopal and Surat were ranked second and third in the first quarter respectively

 

Question 5.

Answer- b

Explanation:

  • Madhya Pradesh recently recorded the highest forest cover in terms of area.
  • Other high forest covers were recorded in Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Maharashtra.
  • The State of Forest report is released biennially by the Forest Survey of India which is under the ministry of environment, forest and climate change.

 

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