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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 24 Feb 2020

Question 1.

Answer- c


  • The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy, Tamilnadu has developed Thirumathikart – a mobile app for SHG (Self Help Group) products.
  • The application was developed in coordination with the Union Department of Science and Technology.
  • The main objective of the app is to empower women and help them access market opportunities in a seamless manner.


Question 2.

Answer- b


  • The 15th Finance Commission has recently constituted a High Level Expert Group on Agriculture Exports.
  • The expert group will be chaired by Sanjiv Puri, Chairman and Managing Director, ITC.
  • It is mandated to recommend measurable performance incentives for States to encourage agriculture exports as well as to promote crops to enable high import substitution.


Question 3.

Answer- b


  • The government has unveiled a programme to research on ‘indigenous’ cows. To be funded by multiple scientific ministries, the initiative, SUTRA PIC, is led by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).


Question 4.

Answer-  d


  • The IIP is an index used to track the performance of the industrial sector in the Indian economy.
  • It does this by mapping the volume of production. But since it is an “index”, it targets a basket of industrial products — ranging from the manufacturing sector to mining to energy — and allocates different weights to them. Then, depending on the production of this basket, it throws up an index


Question 5.

Answer- a

Explanation :

  • Pakistan has test-launched the new Ra’ad II Nuclear-capable, Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) variant.
  • Ra’ad II missile, which is an enhanced version of Ra’ad I missile, was unveiled in 2017.
  • The weapon system is equipped with state of the art guidance and navigation systems ensuring the engagement of targets with high precision.
  • The Ra’ad-II weapon system comprises of world-class navigation systems for better precision.
  • Indian experts believe that Ra’ad II is Pakistan’s answer to Nirbhay cruise missile.


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