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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 17 June 2020
Spiti valley : Himachal Pradesh
Suru valley : Jammu & Kashmir
Kuthi Valley : Uttarakhand
The Forex reserves of India consist of
Foreign Currency Assets
Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)
Reserve Tranche Position
A country’s Reserve Tranche Position (RTP) is the difference between the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) holdings of that country’s currency and the country’s IMF-designated quota.
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.
A team of scientists is preparing to dive deep into the depths of the Indian Ocean — into a “Midnight Zone” where light barely reaches but life still thrives.
Scientists from the British-led Nekton Mission plan to survey wildlife and gauge the effects of climate change in the unexplored area.
Working with the Seychelles and Maldives governments, the five-week expedition is targeting seamounts — vast underwater mountains that rise thousands of meters from the sea floor.
To explore such inhospitable depths, Nekton scientists will board one of the world’s most advanced submersibles, called “Limiting Factor”.
Melanism is a common occurrence in leopards, wherein the entire skin of the animal is black in colour, including its spots.
A melanistic leopard is often called black panther or jaguar
Listed in Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and included in Appendix I of CITES.
The species status is now listed under vulnerable category from near-threatened by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).