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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 18 June 2020

Question 1.



  • The average depth of the ocean is about 12,100 feet. The deepest part of the ocean is called the Challenger Deepand is located beneath the western Pacific Ocean in the southern end of the Mariana Trench which is approximately 36,200 feet deep.
  • Puerto RicoTrench in Atlantic Ocean bordering the Caribbean Sea is the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Sunda Trench also called Java Trenchis a deep submarine depression in the eastern Indian Ocean. Its maximum depth is the deepest point in the Indian Ocean.


Question 2.

Answer- a


  • MB LAL Committee has made  recommendations after the tragic incident happened at Indian Oil’s Oil depot, at Sitapura (outskirts of Jaipur).
  • One of the major recommendations is to set up Emergency Response Center(ERC) in the country.


Question 3.

Answer- b


  • Falcon 9 is a launch vehicle designed and manufactured by a commercial company SpaceX of theUnited States.
  • Ariane 5 is a space launch vehicle developed and operated by Arianespace for the European Space Agency.
  • Soyuzis a family of rocket launch systems developed by Russia.


Question 4.

Answer :d


  • The Amery Ice Shelf (AIS)is one of the largest glacier drainage basins in the world located on the east coast of Antarctica.
  • The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goahas predicted a 24 per cent increase in the expansion of the Amery Ice Shelf (AIS) boundaries in Antarctica by 2021 and another 24 per cent by 2026 from its 2016 positions.


Question 5.

Answer- d


  • 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

Conservation Status:

  • 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).


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