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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 26 August 2020

Question 1.

Answer-a

Explanation:

  • The Global Competitiveness Index is released by the World Economic Forum(WEF). It was launched in 1979
  • Singapore has replaced the US as the world’s most competitive country.
  • India has moved down 10 places to rank 68th in 2019 from 58th in 2018 on the global competitiveness index.

 

Question 2.

Answer- b

Explanation:

  • Indian-American soil scientist –  Rattan Lal –has been declared the winner of the World Food Prize 2020.
  • The UN World Food day is celebrated on 16th
  • The World Food Prize was created in 1986.

 

Question 3.

Answer : b

Explanation:

  • The Ministry of Jal Shaktirecently constituted a committee to draft a new National Water Policy (NWP).
  • The committee will be chaired by Mihir Shah(former Planning Commission member and a water expert) and comprises of 10 principal members.

 

Question 4.

Explanation :

  • It was launched in 1973.
  • It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
  • The All India tiger estimation is carried out once in every four years.

 

Question 5.

Answer- c

Explanation:

  • Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Andhra Pradesh.

 

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