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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 16 Oct 2019

Question 1.

Answer-  b

Explanation:

90:90:90 Strategy: It is a HIV treatment narrative of UNAIDS programme which has set targets of

  • 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status (90% diagnosed),
  • 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy (90% on HIV treatment) and
  • 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression (90% suppressed)

 

Question 2.

Answer-  c

Explanation:

  • India’s industrial sector production (IIP) has contracted by 1% in August when compared to the production in the same month in 2018. The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) is a composite indicator that measures changes in the volume of production of a basket of industrial products.
  • The index is compiled and published monthly by the Central Statistical Organization (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. It is implemented six weeks after the reference month ends, i.e a lag of six weeks.
  • The Base Year of the Index of Eight Core Industries has been revised from the year 2004-05 to 2011-12 from April, 2017.

 

Question 3.

Answer-  b

Explanation:

  • The 10th edition of the joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ between India and the US will be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Seattle from October 13-28, 2019. Vajra Prahar is a Special Forces joint military training exercise conducted alternately in India and the US since 2010.
  • The exercise enables sharing of best practices and experience in areas such as joint mission planning capabilities and operational tactics.

Question 4.

Answer-  b

Explanation:

  • The Patent Cooperation Treaty is an international patent law treaty, concluded in 1970. It provides a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions in each of its contracting states. A patent application filed under the PCT is called an international application, or PCT application.
  • It is administered by WIPO

 

Question 5.

Answer-  c

Explanation:

  • Turkey’s military launched a cross-border operation against Kurdish-led forces in Syria in early October, after US troops who had been allied to the Kurds withdrew.
  • Turkey named the military incursion as “Operation Peace Spring” which aims to create a ‘safe zone’ that is 480 km wide and upto 35 km deep inside Syria.

It wants to push back members of the YPG, which it views as an extension of a Kurdish rebel group that has been fighting in Turkey for decades and is designated a terrorist organisation – the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Turkey also hopes to resettle, in the zone, up to two million of the 3.6 million Syrian refugees it is hosting.

 

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