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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 24 Oct 2019

Question 1.

Answer-  d

Explanation:

  • The Ministry of Union Minority Affairs organizes “Hunar Haat”. The event intends to provide employment opportunities to traditional culinary experts, artisans and craftsmen. The theme of the events to be organized between 2019 and 2020 will be based on

Theme: Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat

  • The event also includes the participation of Jute products from Assam, marble products from Uttar Pradesh, Copper products from Gujarat, Mangalgiri and Kalamkari products from Andhra Pradesh, Madhubani painting from Bihar, rare Ayurvedic herbs from Kashmir, etc.

 

Question 2.

Answer- c

Explanation:

  • Jamdani is a discontinuous weft technique of weaving, and can be defined as the art of fine ‘Parsi Gara‘ done on the loom.
  • In Jamdani, motifs are inlaid into the fabric by adding a denser thread to fine warp threads by hand. This process is considered the most time intensive and one of the most advanced hand weaving techniques in the world.

Question 3.

Answer-  a

Explanation:

  • The United Nations (UN) World Food Program (WFP) has joined hands with Bollywood in India to create awareness and take steps against hunger and malnutrition in India. UNWFP has launched the ‘Feed Our Future’ campaign in association with the help of Bollywood.
  • The ad campaign ‘Feed our Future’ has launched in collaboration with UFO Movies which is India’s one of the largest in-cinema advertising platform. UNWFP believes that this ad campaign will help them to spread the message of zero hunger among Indians.

 

Question 4.

Answer-  d

Explanation:

  • A new catalyst has been developed by the Engineers at Stanford University which will help to transform carbon dioxide from cars into fuels like propane or natural gas.
  • Scientists developed this new catalyst by combining ruthenium and iron oxide nanoparticles.
  • The ruthenium nuggets sit in the core of the catalyst surrounded by an outer sheath of iron. This arrangement activates the hydrocarbon formation from Carbon-Dioxide. 

 

Question 5.

Answer-  a

Explanation:

  • Vogue award for Sportsperson of the Year 2019 was awarded to Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand.
  • In 59th National Open Athletics Championships 2019 held in Ranchi, she completed the semi-final women’s 100m event in 11.22 seconds and broke her own previous national record of 11.26 seconds.
  • Dutee Chand is also the first Indian to win a gold in 100m event.

 

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