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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 11 August 2020

Question 1.



  • RecentlyRockefeller Foundation has selected Naandi Foundation, Hyderabad-based non-profit, as one of the ‘Top 10 Visionaries’ in the world for the Food Vision 2050 Prize.
  • Naandi’s vision titled “Arakunomics”is based on work with tribal farmers in Araku for nearly 20 years. Arakunomics is a new integrated economic model that ensures Profits for farmers, Quality for consumers through Regenerative Agriculture (PQR).


Question 2.


Explanation :

  • Hammer missile system belongs to French Government.
  • The T-90 is a third-generation Russian battle tankthat entered service in 1993 and are also operated by India.
  • Pinaka is a multi-barrel rocket launcherdeveloped by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Army.


Question 3.

Answer- d

 Explanation :

  • Tanchoisare a very fine weave banarasi sarees that use an extra weft thread to create delicate patterns.
  • Kotpad Handloomis a vegetable-dyed fabric woven by the tribal weavers of the Mirgan community of Kotpad village in Koraput district, Odisha.
  • Pochampally ikatderives its name from the area in where it is woven – Pochampally in Telangana. The technique involves tying and dyeing of pattern in the yarn.


Question 4.

Answer a

Explanation :

  • The Ratle Hydroelectric Planthas been  construction on the Chenab River, in Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Dul Hasti is a 390 MW hydroelectric power plant in Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir, India built by NHPC. It has been built at the bank of Chandra River, a tributary of Chenab River,
  • Baglihar Hydroelectric Power Projectis located  on the Chenab River in the Ramban district, Jammu and Kashmir.


Question 5.

Answer- c

Explanation :

  • NASA have recently identified the target area, known as the “Nightingale site” to collect samples from an asteroid and return to Earth.
  • The site is just 16 metres across and sits inside a large crater in Bennu’s northern hermisphere.

Asteroid Bennu

  • The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) was launched by NASA in 2016.
  • Its target is Near-Earth Asteroid called Bennu.
  • It will be NASA’s first to collect samples from an asteroid and return to Earth.

It will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our understanding of asteroids that could impact Earth.


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