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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 19 November 2020
The pre-monsoon period is generally considered to be unsupportive for the formation of tropical cyclones.
Thailand has given the name of the cyclone – Amphan, which is pronounced as ‘UM-PUN’.
Amphan formed over the Bay of Bengal as a tropical cyclone and later intensified into a ‘Very Severe Cyclonic Storm’ (VSCS) to ‘Extreme Severe Cyclonic Storm (ESCS)’.
Digha island is found in West Bengal & Hatiya island in
Emperor Penguinsare the largest penguins in the world. Emperor Penguins can dive deeper than any other bird.
Emperor Penguinsdon’t build any sort of nests at all.
Emperor penguins spend their entire lives in Antarctica(below -60 degree c)
Puntius Sanctusis a new freshwater fish which has been found recently in Velankanni, Tamil Nadu.
It has also been registered with Zoo Bank of the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature, the official authority for naming animals.
Union finance minister has recently announced that Operation Greens will be expanded with an additional fund of Rs 500 crore and extended from tomatoes, onions and potatoes to all fruits and vegetables.
Operation Greens is run by Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI).
The Government of India is implementing One Stop Centre (OSC) scheme for setting up One Stop Centre since 1st April 2015 to support women affected by violence.
Popularly known as Sakhi,Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) has formulated this Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
It is a sub – scheme of Umbrella Scheme for National Mission for Empowerment of womenincluding Indira Gandhi Mattritav Sahyaog Yojana.