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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 22 Feb 2020
Under this convention, migratory species threatened with extinction are listed onAppendix I and Parties strive towards strictly protecting these animals, conserving or restoring the places where they live, mitigating obstacles to migration and controlling other factors that might endanger them.
Migratory species that need conservation and management or would significantly benefit from international co-operation are listed in Appendix II of the Convention.
The Indian Navy Hydrographic Survey Ship, INS Jamuna is on a deployment to carry out Joint Hydrographic Survey off the South – West coast of Sri Lanka.
A team of Sri Lankan Navy hydrographers including officers and sailors have also been embarked onboard for the duration of the survey.
India ranked 35thin the Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI) 2019, as per a report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit.
This year, Indiascored 53 and has jumped five ranks from the 40th rank with an overall score of 41.2 across categories in 2018.
Finland toppedthe index followed by Sweden.
Kaziranga is criss-crossed by four main rivers — Brahmaputra, Diphlu, Mora Diphlu and Mora Dhansiri and has numerous small water bodies.
Ploonet is the new word the scientific community has come up with to describe a moon that becomes a planet. A moon can become a planet if it leaves the orbit of its parent planet and takes up residence in a stable orbit around its star.
At this point, this orbiting rock is neither a moon nor a planet, hence the term, ploonet.