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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 17 Feb 2020

Question 1.

Answer-c

Explanation:

PM Modi is to inaugurate the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP 13) on February 17, 2020 in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat.

Theme: Migratory Species connect the planet and together we welcome them home.

 

Question 2.

Answer- a

Explanation:

  • Lady Rosetta is a specialist crisping variety, with high dry matters and low reducing sugars. It has early crop maturity and is suitable to quality crisp production either fresh or from short term storage.

 

Question 3.

Answer- b

Explanation:

  • The World Bank had recently cut India’s growth for financial year 2020 to 5% from 6% estimated earlier.
  • The lowered GDP forecast comes recently after the country’s statistics office pegged growth in the current fiscal at five per cent, which is the lowest in 11 years.
  • The bank’s Global Economic Prospects report released recently cited a lingering weakness in credit from non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) as the main cause for the downgrade.

 

Question 4.

Answer : b

Explanation:

  • On January 9, 2020, the WHO reported that a new coronavirus had been preliminarily identified by Chinese authorities.
  • The virus is associated with an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.
  • Coronaviruses are a specific family of viruses, with some of them causing less-severe damage, such as the common cold, and others causing respiratory and intestinal diseases.

 

Question 5.

Answer : d

Explanation:

  • Wings India 2020 is the Asia’s largest and most popular gathering in the industry, to be held at Hyderabad from 12-15 March 2020.
  • It will be Organized by Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, AAI and FICCI.

 

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