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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 19 Feb 2020

Question 1.

Answer-d

Explanation:

The permanent commission PC in Indian Armed forces, where you can work for the nation till the retirement, and you have to serve 60 years of age, as a soldiers or as an officer, In the permanent commission, you will be promoted well and can become army general one day but all the allowances and perks are same as SSC no change in that.

The SSC Short Service Commission in the Indian Armed forces is for the just certain period of times, this is just 8 to 14 years of service, In this service, you cannot take retirement and before the 8 years of service, you cannot work more than 14 years. but all the perks and allowances are the same as PC Permanent Commission.

 

 

Question 2.

Answer- b

Explanation:

Recently, the State of India’s Bird 2020 was released at the 13th Conference of Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals which is taking place in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Declining trend:
The groups that show the greatest decline are raptors, migratory shorebirds, and habitat specialists, including White-rumped Vulture, Richard’s Pipit, Indian Vulture, Large-billed Leaf Warbler, Pacific Golden Plover and Curlew Sandpiper.

Increasing Trend:
The species that have shown an increase in numbers include Rosy Starling, Feral Pigeon, Glossy Ibis, Plain Prinia and the Ashy Prinia

 

Question 3.

Answer- d

Explanation:

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries.
  • It works to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
  • The IMF, along with the World Bank, was conceived in 1944 at a conference in Bretton Woods, in the US state of New Hampshire.
  • It aims to preserve economic stability and to tackle – or ideally prevent – financial crises.

 

Question 4.

Answer : a

Explanation:

  • The Dardanelles, also known from Classical Antiquity as the Hellespont, is a narrow, natural strait and internationally significant waterway in northwestern Turkey that forms part of the continental boundary between Europe and Asia, and separates Asian Turkey from European Turkey.

 

Question 5.

Answer : b

Explanation:

The Reserve Bank constructed and periodically published a composite “Digital Payments Index” (DPI) to capture the extent of digitisation of payments effectively.

The DPI would be based on multiple parameters and shall reflect accurately the penetration and deepening of various digital payment modes.

 

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