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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 26 June 2020

Question 1. Consider the following statements with respect to the Forest Advisory Committee

Answer- d


  • It is a statutory body which was constituted by the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980.
  • It comes under the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC).
  • It considers questions on the diversion of forest land for non-forest uses such as mining, industrial projects, townships and advises the government on the issue of granting forest clearances. However, its role is advisory.


Question 2.

Answer- a


A strong wind change in Australia merged three enormous bushfires into a mega-blaze as the inferno crisis continued to pose serious threat across the country.


Question 3.

Answer- b


  • Recently, The New York Times reported that the “near-extinct” Nepalese language ‘Seke’ has just 700 speakers around the world.
  • UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger,project is intended to raise awareness about language endangerment and the need to safeguard the world’s linguistic diversity among policy-makers, speaker communities and the general public.
  • It acts as a tool to monitor the status of endangered languages and the trends in linguistic diversity at the global level.
  • UNESCO provide a classification system to show just how ‘in trouble’ the language is:


Question 4.

Answer : a
  • Recent report shows that a Huge increase in Open-loop scrubber usage in ships.
  • It is to remove SOx from the exhaust and operates utilising seawater in marine engines.
  • Open loop scrubbers release sulphur exhaust that they clean in ships back into the sea and are thus more harmful than Closed loop scrubbers.
  • According to Global Data, a data and analytics company, there are currently 3,756 vessels with scrubbers installed, compared to just 767 in 2018. Out of these, only 65 have closed-loop, rest are all open-loop.
  • The International Maritime Organisat


Question 5.

Answer : d

Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) Phase-II

  • Applications covered: Solar Street Lights.
  • Financial support: 75% of the cost by MNRE and balance 25% through MPLAD.
  • Targets: A total of 3,04,500 Solar Street Lights (SSLs) will be installed in the following states/ regions:
  1. States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Assam, which were covered in Phase-I of the Scheme as there is additional demand in these States.
  2. Hilly States/UTs of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
  3. North Eastern States including Sikkim.
  4. Islands of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep.


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