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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 22 Jan 2020
It is a habitable zone, also called the “Goldilocks zone”, is the area around a star where it is not too hot and not too cold for liquid water to exist on the surface of surrounding planets.
Our Earth is in the Sun’s Goldilocks zone, If Earth were where the dwarf planet Pluto is, all its water would freeze and if Earth were where Mercury is, all its water would boil off.
The Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference’ (APDRC5) is being organized in the country for the first time by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Pune.
Drosophila is a genus of flies and belonging to the family Drosophilidae, whose members are often called small fruit flies, vinegar flies or wine flies.
The report provides information on forest cover, tree cover, mangrove cover, growing stock inside and outside the forest areas, carbon stock in India’s forests, Forest Types and Biodiversity, Forest Fire monitoring and forest cover in different slopes & altitudes.
Special thematic information on forest cover such as hill, tribal districts, and north eastern region has also been given separately in the report.
Answer : b
India has been ranked very low at 76th place out of 82 countries on a new Social Mobility Index compiled by the World Economic Forum, while Denmark has topped the charts.
The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.
It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests.
This organisation was formerly known as the European Management Forum.
The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance.