Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 11 Jan 2020
- It is a statutory body which was constituted by the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980.
- It comes under the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC).
- It considers questions on the diversion of forest land for non-forest uses such as mining, industrial projects, townships and advises the government on the issue of granting forest clearances. However, its role is advisory.
A strong wind change in Australia merged three enormous bushfires into a mega-blaze as the inferno crisis continued to pose serious threat across the country.
- Recently, The New York Times reported that the “near-extinct” Nepalese language ‘Seke’ has just 700 speakers around the world.
- UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger,project is intended to raise awareness about language endangerment and the need to safeguard the world’s linguistic diversity among policy-makers, speaker communities and the general public.
- It acts as a tool to monitor the status of endangered languages and the trends in linguistic diversity at the global level.
- UNESCO provide a classification system to show just how ‘in trouble’ the language is:
Answer : a
- Recent report shows that a Huge increase in Open-loop scrubber usage in ships.
- It is to remove SOx from the exhaust and operates utilising seawater in marine engines.
- Open loop scrubbers release sulphur exhaust that they clean in ships back into the sea and are thus more harmful than Closed loop scrubbers.
- According to Global Data, a data and analytics company, there are currently 3,756 vessels with scrubbers installed, compared to just 767 in 2018. Out of these, only 65 have closed-loop, rest are all open-loop.
- The International Maritime Organisat
Answer : d
Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) Phase-II
- Applications covered: Solar Street Lights.
- Financial support: 75% of the cost by MNRE and balance 25% through MPLAD.
- Targets: A total of 3,04,500 Solar Street Lights (SSLs) will be installed in the following states/ regions:
- States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Assam, which were covered in Phase-I of the Scheme as there is additional demand in these States.
- Hilly States/UTs of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
- North Eastern States including Sikkim.
- Islands of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep.