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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 10 Oct 2019

Question 1.

Answer- d


India has moved down 10 places to rank 68th on an annual global competitiveness index, largely due to improvements witnessed by several other economies, while Singapore has replaced the US as the world’s most competitive economy.

The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), which was launched in 1979, maps the competitiveness landscape of 141 economies through 103 indicators organised into 12 pillars.

It is released by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF).


Question 2.

Answer-  d


The Nobel Prize is considered the most prestigious prize of the world. This prize is given in the 6 fields’ i.e, Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Economics and Peace Prize. These prizes were commenced in 1901.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences selects the Nobel Laureate in Physics and Chemistry, Karolinska Institute selects Nobel Laureate in the field of Physiology or Medicine, the Swedish Academy for the Nobel Prize selects Nobel Laureate in Literature, and a Committee of five persons to be elected by the Norwegian Parliament  selects for the Nobel Peace Prize.


Question 3.

Answer- a


Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for a drone attack on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia. Abqaiq oil processing facility in Buqyaq as the largest crude oil stabilization plant in the world.   Buqyaq is some 330 kilometres northeast of the Saudi capital, Riyadh.


Question 4.

Answer- a


Union Home Affairs Ministry maintains a list of individuals who supported the Khalistan movement in the 1980s and ‘90s and left India to take asylum abroad. This list included name of pro-Khalistan “hardliners” who had opposed the Operation Blue Star. This list is not restricted to Punjab, or the Khalistan movement


Question 5.

Answer-  c


gene drive is a genetic engineering technology that propagates a particular suite of genes throughout a population by altering the probability that a specific allele will be transmitted to offspring from the natural 50% probability. Gene drives can arise through a variety of mechanisms.


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