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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 23 Nov 2019
In order to promote a responsible use of science and underline its essential contribution to society, on 10 November the World Science Day for Peace and Developmentis celebrated, established by the UNESCO in 2001.
The theme is ‘Open Science, leaving no one behind’
Rani Mukerji has received the ‘Most Influential Cinema Personality in South-East Asia’ award for her phenomenal work in ‘Hichki’.
The Mission was announced in August 2019.
The chief objective of the Mission is to provide piped water supply (Har Ghar Jal) to all rural and urban households by 2024.
It also aims to create local infrastructure for rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharge and management of household waste water for reuse in agriculture.
It will be implemented by the Jal Shakti Ministry
Snow leopard is listed as Vulnerable under the IUCN Red List. In India, the snow leopard habitat is spread over the northern Himalayan mountains of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.
The Union Government had launched SECURE Himalaya, a six-year project to ensure conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity, land and forest resources in high Himalayan ecosystem spread over four states viz. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.
In a unique and heartfelt tribute to honour elephants that lost their lives to illegal trafficking, abuse and cruelty, India-based conservation charity Wildlife SOS unveiled the country’s first elephant memorial in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
The memorial symbolises the sacrifice of these gentle giants who lost their lives while suffering brutality at the hands of humans.