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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 14 Feb 2020

Question 1.



  • Koala’s habitat was severely damaged by the recent Australian bushfires.


Question 2.

Answer- d


  • 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.


Question 3.

Answer- d


  • 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.


Question 4.  

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.


Question 5.

Answer : a


  • In a lake in Brazilresearchers 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.


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