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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 18 Oct 2019

Question 1.

Answer-  c


  • The livestock census is conducted across the country periodically since 1919.
  • Since then it has been conducted once in every 5 years.
  • The census usually covers all domesticated animals and head counts of these animals are taken.
  • So far, 19 Livestock Censuses were conducted in participation with State Governments and UT Administrations.
  • The 20th Livestock Census was launched during the month of October, 2018.
  • The enumeration was done in both rural and urban areas.
  • Various species of animals (cattle, buffalo, mithunyak, sheep, goat, pig, horse, pony, mule, donkey, camel, dog, rabbit and elephant)/poultry birds (fowl, duck and other poultry birds) possessed by the households, household enterprises/non-household enterprises were counted at that site.


Question 2.

Answer- c


  • The third edition of the four-day state festival Shirui Lily was recently inaugurated at Shirui Vangayan Ground of Ukhrul in Manipur.
  • It aims at spreading awareness about the conservation of the endangered Shirui Lily and to promote Ukhrul as a tourist destination.


Question 3.

Answer-  b


  • The island of ‘Tulagi’ served as a South Pacific headquarters for Britain then Japan, and during World War II, is located in The Solomon Islands in the southwestern Pacific.
  • Recently, China is set to lease an entire Pacific Island, to effectively take control over it.
  • A secretive deal signed last month with a provincial government in the Solomon Islands.
  • The lease agreement alarmed American officials who see the island chains of the South Pacific as crucial to keeping China in check and protecting important sea routes. A military installation by China would carry strategic and symbolic significance.


Question 4.

Answer-  a


  • The capital of Indonesia, which is Jakarta at present, will be relocated to the province of East Kalimantan on the lesser populated island of Borneo.
  • It is also the largest Indonesian city with a population of 1 crore people and is located on the North West coast of the most populous island in the world, Java.


Question 5.

Answer-  b


  • World Economic Forum has released its global Energy Transition index. The annual list ranks 115 economies on their ability to balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability.
  • The index considers both the current state of the countries’ energy system and their structural readiness to adapt to future energy needs.
  • Sweden retained its top spot on the list, followed by Switzerland and Norway in the second and third positions respectively.
  • India has moved up two places to rank 76th on a global energy transition index. WEF said India is amongst the countries with high pollution levels and has a relatively high CO2 intensity in its energy system.


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