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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 25 June 2020

Question 1.

Answer- d

Explanation:

  • The major reef formations in India are restricted to the Gulf of Mannar, Palk bay, Gulf of Kutch, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Lakshadweep islands.
  • The Lakshadweep reefs are atolls; the others are mostly fringing reefs.
  • Major threats for the corals: Natural: Environmental-Temperature, Sediment Deposition, Salinity, pH etc.
  • Anthropogenic: Mining, Bottom Fishing, Tourism, pollution, etc.

Reef Building Coral, Black Coral, Organ Pipe Coral etc. are listed under Schedule I of Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

 

Question 2.

Answer- d 

Explanation:

  • The treaty was opened for signature on December 1, 1959, and officially entered into force on June 23, 1961.
  • The original signatories were 12 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • India is also a party to the Antarctic Treaty.
  • It aims for making Antarctic Continent as demilitarized zone to be preserved for scientific research only.

 

Question 3.

Answer- a

Explanation:

  • The Mizoram State Government is organising “Zo Kutpui Festival” across 10 states in the country and also in other countries.
  • It will also be organized in Maryland in the USA, Tahan in Myanmar, Churachandpur in Manipur and Bangladesh.
  • The move is an attempt to unify and strengthen the brotherhood among various Mizo tribes living in different parts of the world.
  • The Mizoram Government is trying to unify the Mizo population in the country and also across the world.
  • In India, the Mizo population is found in Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram. There are 12 Mizo clans identified.

 

Question 4.

 Answer- a

Explanation :

  • In India, most of the coal production comes from open-cast mines.

Major  coal mining regions

  • Chendipada, Chendipada-II- Orissa
  • Dongri Tal II in Madhya Pradesh
  • Mednirai in Jharkhand

 

 Question 5.

Answer- c

Explanation:

  • Birmingham will host the 2022 Common Wealth Games.

 

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