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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 19 December 2020
While there are hundreds of corona viruses, there are seven that we know can infect humans.
Out of the seven, two are alpha corona viruses (229E and NL63) and four are beta corona viruses (OC43, HKU1, MERS and SARS-CoV).
The classification of the viruses is based on their phylogeny, which is to say it reflects how these virus strains evolved from their common ancestors
The COVID-19 RT–PCR testis a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) test for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in upper and lower respiratory specimens .
Real-time RT-PCR is a nuclear-derived method for detecting the presence of specific genetic material from any pathogen, including a virus.
Bangalore Blue is a variety of fox grape grown in districts around Bangalore in India.
It is recognised as a Geographical Indication.
Answer : d
India has a total of 13 intangible cultural heritages included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
These include: Kutiyattam, the tradition of Vedic chanting, Ramlila, Ramman, Mudiyettu, Kalbelia folk songs and dances, Chauu Dance, Buddhist chanting of Ladakh, Sankritana, Craft of the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Nowruz, Yoga, and Kumbh Mela.
Answer : b
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations addressing hunger and promoting food security.
The WFP was formally established in 1963 by the FAO and the United Nations General Assembly.