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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 26 Nov 2019

Question 1.

Answer- a


  • It is the sole legally binding multilateral treaty that coordinates cybercrime investigations between nation-states and criminalises certain cybercrime conduct.
  • India, Russia and China are not members to this convention.
  • The 2nd additional protocol to the convention is under preparation and the member countries recently met at Strasbourg.
  • Russia recently passed a resolution in United Nation General Assembly (UNGA), to create a new treaty that can coordinate and share data to prevent cybercrime.
  • India voted in favour of Russia’s resolution.

Question 2.

Answer- a


  • Simon Taufel has written the book ‘Finding The Gaps”?


Question 3.

Answer- c


  • In Madhya Pradesh, sports-persons will get 5 per cent reservation in government jobs.
  • Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Jitu Patwari announced the measure as a part of a new sports policy, while inaugurating the state-level Olympic Games in Gwalior .Besides, Under 16 state-level Olympics will be started to nurture sports talent at the school level.
  • The Minister also announced that children from all CBSE, government and private schools would be involved in the Under 16 state-level Olympics.
  • At present, the competition is being organized for children above 16 years of age. it includes 10 sports — hockey, basketball, football, volleyball, kabaddi, kho-kho, athletics, wrestling, badminton and table tennis.

Question 4.

Answer- b


  • India has moved up six places to rank 34th on world travel and tourism competitiveness index, driven by rich natural and cultural resources and strong price competitiveness, as per WEF report.
  • India’s ranking improved from 40th to 34th, the greatest improvement over 2017 among the top 25 per cent of all countries ranked in the report.

Question 5.

Answer-  a


  • The Mid-Monsoon 2019 Lightning Reporthas been prepared by Climate Resilient Observing Systems Promotion Council (CROPC), a non-profit organisation that works closely with India Meteorological Department (IMD).
  • The report is part of effort to prepare a lightning risk map of India and identify lightning hotspots.
  • During April 2019- July 2019:
    • There were about 65 lakh lightning strikes in India, of which about 23 lakh (36 per cent) happened to be cloud-to-ground lightning (the kind that reaches the Earth).
    • The other 41 lakh (64 per cent) were in-cloud lightning, which remains confined to the clouds in which it was formed.
    • Lightning strikes have caused at least 1,311 deaths in this period in India.
  • Odisha recorded over 9 lakh incidents of lightning (both kinds), the maximum for any state but fewer deaths than Uttar Pradesh, which had 3.2 lakh incidents.


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