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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 14 August 2020

Question 1.



In the Indian context, the terms ‘IR8’, ‘IR36’, ‘Sonora 64’ & ‘Lerma Rojo’ are all associated with Food Security.


Question 2.

Answer- b


  • The Union Cabinet has recently given its approval for the ratification of Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement between India and France.
  • The Agreement was signed in March, 2018 during the State Visit of the French President to India.
  • The Agreement represents a major milestone in enhancing people-to-people contacts, fostering mobility of students, academics, researchers and skilled professionals .
  • The Agreement is initially valid for a period of seven years, incorporates provision for automatic renewal and a monitoring mechanism through a Joint Working Group.


Question 3.

Answer- d


  • The treaty was opened for signature on December 1, 1959, and officially entered into force on June 23, 1961.
  • The original signatories were 12 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • India is also a party to the Antarctic Treaty.
  • It aims for making Antarctic Continent as demilitarized zone to be preserved for scientific research only.


Question 4.

 Answer- a

Explanation :

  • In India, most of the coal production comes from open-cast mines.

Major  coal mining regions

  • Chendipada, Chendipada-II- Orissa
  • Dongri Tal II in Madhya Pradesh
  • Mednirai in Jharkhand


Question 5.

Answer- c


  • Birmingham will host the 2022 Common Wealth Games.



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