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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 1 Nov 2019

Question 1.

Answer-  d


  • NASA plans to send water-hunting robot VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) to moon surface in 2022.
  • It aims to search for deposits of water below the surface.
  • It is an effort to evaluate the vital resource ahead of a planned human return to the moon in 2024 to possibly use it for astronauts to drink and to make rocket fuel.
  • The rover is expected to arrive on the moon’s south polar region in December 2022, carrying four instruments to sample lunar soil for traces of hydrogen and oxygen – the basic components of water that can be separated and synthesized into fuel for a planned fleet of commercial lunar launch vehicles.


Question 2.

Answer- b


Recently, the Bhaona performers made a foreign debut in Abu Dhabi.

  • The initiative is supported by the Assam’s Department of Cultureto popularize Bhaona across the world in English language.
  • Bhaona is a traditional form of entertainment.
  • It was the creation of saint-reformer Srimanta Sankardeva(a Vaishnava saint born in 1449 A.D in Nagaon district of Assam. He started the neo-Vaishnavite movement).


Question 3.

Answer-  b


The 15 point charter, unveiled by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, for political parties, includes:

  • Review of the anti-defection law and the whip system
  • Increasing the tenure of Parliamentary committees, holding simultaneous election
  • Ending entry of criminals into electoral politics
  • All parties should adopt a roster system to ensure that at least 50% of their members are present

Question 4.

Answer-  a


  • This award underlines the contribution of green & social enterprises to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals
  • SEED was founded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).


Question 5.

Answer- a


  • This law will safeguard interests of farmers during times of bumper harvest or fluctuating market prices.
  • It is worth mentioning that contract farming refers to varied formal & informal agreements between producers and processors/buyers.


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