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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 16 March 2020

Question 1.

Answer- b


Mandwa is a village in Raigad district, Maharashtra, India. It is popular as a weekend beach .Mandwa.


Question 2.


Explanation :

  • The Bhoomi Rashi Portal was lunched as a major e-Governance initiative of the Ministry of the Road Transport & Highways.
  • It has expedited significantly the process of land acquisition for National Highways, making it error-free & more transparent with notifications at every stage being processed on real time basis.
  • The portal has been integrated with the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) for depositing the compensation in the account of affected/ interested persons on real-time basis.


Question 3.

Answer- a

Explanation :

  • The Foreigners’ Tribunals — 100 existing and 200 more to be functional by September 1 — are quasi-judicial bodies.
  • Many ‘declared foreigners’ appeal in the High Court and then the Supreme Court against an order by the FT.


Question 4.

Answer c

Explanation :

  • In June 2001, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) implemented index-based market-wide circuit breakers.
  • Circuit breakers are triggered to prevent markets from crashing, which happens when market participants start to panic induced by fears that their stocks are overvalued and decide to sell their stocks.
  • This index-based market-wide circuit breaker system applies at three stages of the index movement, at 10, 15 and 20 per cent.


Question 5.

Answer- b


  • Restaurant’ for vultures in HP wild life sanctuary: It is a feeding station for vultures in the Pong Dam Lake Wild Life sanctuaryin Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.


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