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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 15 Jan 2020

Question 1.

Answer- a

Explanation:

  • Bojjannakondaand Lingalametta are the twin Buddhist monasteries dating back to the 3rd century BC.

 

Question 2.

Answer- c

Explanation:

  • It is a non-profit charitable organisationregistered under the Societies’ Registration Act, 1860.
  • It was founded in 1984 in New Delhiwith the vision to spearhead heritage awareness and conservation in India.
  • It has pioneered the conservation and preservation of not just our natural and built heritage but intangible heritage as well.
  • In2007, the United Nations awarded INTACH a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

 

Question 3.

Answer- c

Explanation:

  • Indian scientists have detected the country’s first case of infection with a rare variant of the virus- H9N2– that causes avian influenza, or bird flu.
  • H9N2 is a subtype of the influenza A virus,which causes human influenza as well as bird flu.
  • The H9N2 subtypewas isolated for the first time in Wisconsin, US in 1966 from turkey flocks.
  • H9N2 viruses are found worldwide in wild birds and are endemic in poultry in many areas.

 

Question 4.

Answer : c

Explanation:

  • Sanctuaries and National Parks are areas of significant ecological, floral, faunal or natural significance.
  • They are notified by State Governments and protected by the Forest Department under the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

 

Question 5.

Answer : b

Explanation:

  • Kaziranga National Park is located in the State of Assamand covers 42,996 ha. It is the single largest undisturbed and representative area in the Brahmaputra Valley floodplain.
  • The National Highway 37passes through the park area.
  • The park also has more than 250 seasonal water bodies, beside the Diphlu Riverrunning through it.

 

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