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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 14 Feb 2020
Koala’s habitat was severely damaged by the recent Australian bushfires.
The panels and the Appellate Body have issued rulings in almost 200 disputes involving bananas, cotton, aircraft, beef, tuna, trade, ‘shrimp-turtles’, hot-rolled coils, subsidies for renewable energy, and gambling.
Cases involving trade remedies such as countervailing and anti-dumping measures, and the use of a controversial practice called the zeroing methodology that inflated the anti-dumping duties, dominated the disputes among the WTO members.
The Botanical Survey of India has come up with the first comprehensive census of orchids of India putting the total number of orchid species or taxa to 1,256.
A State-wise distribution of orchid species points out that the Himalayas, North-East parts of the country and Western Ghats are the hot-spots of the beautiful plant species.
The highest number of orchid species is recorded from Arunachal Pradesh with 612 species, followed by Sikkim 560 species and West Bengal; Darjeeling Himalayas have also high species concentration, with 479 species.
Answer : c
The 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union recently started at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
African leaders meet in Addis Ababa for the annual African Union (AU) summit.
This year’s theme is “Silencing the Guns”, reflecting the continental body’s earlier aspirations to end conflicts and prevent genocide in Africa.
The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent.
Answer : a
In a lake in Brazil, researchers have discovered a virus that they find unusual and intriguing, called Yaravirus.
It is a new lineage of Amoebal virus which infects amoeba and has genes that have not been described before, something that could challenge how DNA viruses are classified.
According to the researchers over 90% of the Yaravirus’s genome has not been observed before.
The amount of unknown proteins composing the Yaravirus particles reflects the variability existing in the viral world and how much potential of new viral genomes are still to be discovered.