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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 13 Dec 2019

Question 1.

Answer- d

Explanation:

ISRO launched the RISAT-2BR1 satellite on 11 December 2019. India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) launched RISAT-2BR1, the fiftieth flight (PSLV-C48), along with nine commercial satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.

 

  • RISAT-2BR1 is a radar imaging satellite. 
  • It is dubbed as a spy satellite.
  • The mission life span of RISAT-2BR1 is 5 years.
  • The satellite weighs about 628 kg.It can take pictures of the earth during day and night even under cloudy conditions.

 

Question 2.

Answer- d

Explanation :

  • Special Mention Accounts are those assets/accounts that show symptoms of bad asset quality in the first 90 days itself.
  • What is the difference between NPA and SMA?
  • Remember that NPA has duration of 90 days. On the other hand, the worst type of special mention account (SMA – 2) has less than 90 days’ duration. 

 

Question 3.

Answer-  a

Explanation :

  • Bougainville has recently become the world’s newest and possibly the smallest independent country.
  • Bougainville is currently a province of Papua New Guinea- one of the most populous Pacific island states.
  • It forms the part of the Solomon Islands archipelago.
  • Bougainville has a population of around 300,000 people comprising of 21 distinct language groups.

 

Question 4.

Answer c

Explanation :

  • Bovada lists Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg as odds-on favorite to be Time Magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year.

Question 5.

Answer-  d

Explanation:

  • The state of Odisha has been honoured with ‘World Habitat Award’, global recognition for its ambitious project — Jaga Mission which aims to provide homes to millions of people.
  • The award was conferred by the World Habitat, a UK based organization, in partnership with United Nations (UN)-Habitat. 

 

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