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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 07 October 2020
The phenomenon of“red snow” or “watermelon” has been observed over the last few weeks around Ukraine’s Vernadsky Research Base, off the coast of Antarctica’s northernmost
The snow is red because of red-pigmented, microscopic algae called Chlamydomonas nivalis chlamydomonas,which thrives in freezing water as the ice melts.
It is an algae species which exists in the snow in the polar and glacial regions and carries a red pigment to keep itself warm.
The European Commission (EC) launched the ‘United for Biodiversity’ coalition made up of zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, national parks, and natural history and science museums from around the world, on World Wildlife Day 2020, according to a statement by it.
The coalition offered the opportunity for all such institutions to “join forces and boost public awareness about the nature crisis, ahead of the crucial COP-15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming, China in October 2020,” when nations will adopt a new global framework to protect and restore nature, the statement added.
In Mizoram, the biggest and most joyful festival of Mizos, Chapchar Kutis celebrated across the state.
The Chapchar Kut is also regarded as the most popular spring festival to the people of the state.
The gaiety and fervour of Chapchar Kut shines through with plenty of dancing and music to keep everyone in good spirits.
India is one of the better-performing countries in the global Animal Protection Index 2020, created by international animal welfare charity, World Animal Protection.
The Animal Protection Index (API) aims to showcase where countries are doing well, and where they fall short on animal welfare policy and legislation, so they can take steps to improve.
The index ranks countries from A (being the highest score) to G (being the weakest score) according to their policy and legislation.
India has attained a C ranking in the index, along with countries like New Zealand, Mexico, France, and Spain.
Udyam Sakhi is the project which is designed to make the women entrepreneurs feel comfortable by getting the right information to go for self-employment on one single portal.
It is an initiative of the Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME).