Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 26 August 2020
- 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.
- 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.
Answer : b
- 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.
- 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.
- Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Andhra Pradesh.