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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 03 March 2020
Recently, 12 children died in Udhampur district of Jammu due to poisoned cough syrup (Coldbest–PC)
Diethylene glycol(DEG) is an organic compound with the formula (HOCH2CH2)2 It is a colorless, practically odorless, poisonous, and hygroscopic liquid with a sweetish taste. It is miscible in water, alcohol, ether, acetone, and ethylene glycol.
The Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES), a dedicated facility of CSIR’s Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad uses modern biotechnologies for conservation of endangered wildlife.
Seigniorage is the difference between the value of currency/money and the cost of producing it.
Arbitrage involves the simultaneous buying and selling of securities, currency, or commodities in different markets.
Countervailing duties denotes an import tax imposed on certain goods in order to prevent dumping or counter export subsidies.
Astronomers have observed a small object orbiting Earth, which they have dubbed a 2020 CD3, “mini-moon” or the planet’s “second moon”.
It is actually an asteroid, about the size of a car; its diameter is about 1.9-3.5 m. It is called a Temporarily Captured Object (TCO).
And unlike our permanent Moon, the mini-moon is temporary; it will eventually break free of Earth’s orbit and go off on its own way.
Merkel cell carcinomais a very rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the skin.
Sun exposure and having a weak immune system can affect the risk of Merkel cell carcinoma.