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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 22 Dec 2019

Question 1.

Answer- a

Explanation:

  • The China-Brazil Earth Resource Satellite-4A was recently launched on a Long March-4B rocket in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi.
  • The satellite was the sixth developed based on the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS) programme that began in 1988. The satellites are designed for Earth observation from orbit for non-military use.

 

Question 2.

Answer- a

Explanation :

  • The Rouf danceis a highly appreciated and acclaimed folk dance form of the Muslim community in the beautiful valley of Kashmir in India.
  • In this form of folk dance, the women who are dressed in colorful costumes make two rows and face each other to dance.

 

Question 3.

Answer- c
  • Chennai Corporation launched India’s 1st Waste Exchange
  • Platform namely “Madras Waste Exchange”.
  • The Madras Waste Exchange, is both a web portal and an application, has been conceptualized by the Smart City Mission, with support from the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • Chennai residents can now buy and sell reusable and recycled products online. (www.madraswasteexchange.com)
  • It has a variety of products made from dry and wet waste such as school bags, slippers, vermi-compost, manure, coconut powder, lemon dishwash among other products.
  • All the products are priced suitably and are available in 210 Resource Recovery Points (RRPs) across the city.

 

Question 4.

Answer d

Explanation :

  • The European Union (EU) launched its flagship economic policy, the European Green Deal.
  • ‘Climate neutral’ Europe, this is the overarching objective of the European Green Deal.
  • The EU will aim to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
  • A new circular economy action plan will be tabled in March 2020, as part of a broader EU industrial strategy.
  • Building renovation is meant to be one of the flagship programmes of the Green Deal.
  • The key objective is to “at least double or even triple” the renovation rate of buildings, which currently stands at around 1%.
  • Zero-pollution: Whether in air, soil or water, the objective is to reach a “pollution-free environment” by 2050.

 

Question 5.

Answer-  c

Explanation:

  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has recently received three Green Channel combinations for automatic approval under the competition law.

Green Channel Clearance:

  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) introduced an automatic system of approval for combinations under ‘Green Channel’.
  • Under this process, the combination is deemed to have been approved upon filing the notice in the prescribed format.
  • This system would significantly reduce time and cost of transactions and thereby contributing towards ease of doing business in India.

 

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