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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 12 Nov 2019
India and Russia are expected to conclude a mutual logistics agreement The Agreement on Reciprocal Logistics Support (ARLS).
ARLS is an arrangement that will allow access to India and Russia, to each other’s military facilities for supplies and fuel, expanding the logistics support and operational turnaround of the Indian military.
This will be especially beneficial for the Indian Navy, which has a large number of Russian origin ships, which will get access to Russian ports for supplies and refueling.
India has a similar arrangement with the US called the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Understanding (LEMOA), signed between the two countries in August 2016.
According to the report, titled ‘India Internet 2019,’ released by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), Kerala’s Internet penetration rate is the second highest in the country (54%), next only to Delhi NCR with 69% penetration.
The Internet penetration rate (defined as number of individuals aged above 12 per 100 population who accessed the Internet in the last month; survey period January-March 2019) was the lowest in Odisha (25), Jharkhand (26) and Bihar (28).
The Indian Navy – Indonesian Navy Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ Progresses in the Bay of Bengal.
INS Kamorta, an Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette is jointly exercising with Indonesian Warship KRI Usman Harun, a multi-role Corvette.
New Zealand passed historic climate legislation to reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2050 and meet its commitments under the Paris climate accords.
Zero Carbon Bill will preserve a new 2050 greenhouse gas reduction target into law and require that future governments have plans to meet the target.
Environment groups around the world are applauding the island country of nearly five million people.
Recently, proper precaution and timely management by the state agriculture department have succeeded in thwarting an attack by the Fall Armyworm (FAW) on maize crop in Odisha.
The Fall Armyworm (FAW), or Spodoptera frugiperda, is an insect that is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas.
In the absence of natural control or good management, it can cause significant damage to crops.
It prefers maize, but can feed on more than 80 additional species of crops, including rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops and cotton.
FAW was first detected in Central and Western Africa in early 2016.
It has quickly spread across virtually all of Sub-Saharan Africa. In July 2018 it was confirmed in India and Yemen.
In India it was reported for the first-time in Karnataka.