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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 13 Jan 2020

Question 1.

Answer- c

Explanation:

  • The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act 1985.
  • APEDA, under the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, promotes export of agricultural and processed food products from India.

Chairman – Appointed by the Central Government.

Director – Appointed by APEDA

 

Question 2.

Answer- a

Explanation:

  • The Baba Kalyani committee was constituted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to study the existing SEZ policy of India and had submitted its recommendations in November 2018.

 

Question 3.

Answer- b

Explanation:

  • The World Bank had recently cut India’s growth for financial year 2020 to 5% from 6% estimated earlier.
  • The lowered GDP forecast comes recently after the country’s statistics office pegged growth in the current fiscal at five per cent, which is the lowest in 11 years.
  • The bank’s Global Economic Prospects report released recently cited a lingering weakness in credit from non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) as the main cause for the downgrade.

 

Question 4.

Answer : b

Explanation:

  • On January 9, 2020, the WHO reported that a new coronavirus had been preliminarily identified by Chinese authorities.
  • The virus is associated with an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.
  • Coronaviruses are a specific family of viruses, with some of them causing less-severe damage, such as the common cold, and others causing respiratory and intestinal diseases.

 

Question 5.

Answer : d

Explanation:

  • Wings India 2020 is the Asia’s largest and most popular gathering in the industry, to be held at Hyderabad from 12-15 March 2020.
  • It will be Organized by Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, AAI and FICCI.

 

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