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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 28 Jan 2020

Question 1.



  • The treaty entered into force in October 1967.
  • The Outer Space Treaty provides the basic framework on international space law, including the following principles:
  • Exploration and use of outer space shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries and shall be the province of all mankind.
  • Outer space shall be free for exploration and use by all States.
  • It was signed between the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union in 1967.


Question 2.

Answer- c


  • The Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) report is compiled by INSEAD in collaboration with human resource firm Addeco and Google.
  • INSEAD is one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools with locations all over the world and alliances with top institutions.
  • Theme for 2020 Edition was ‘Global Talent in the Age of Artificial Intelligence’.
  • Switzerland topped the list of 132 nations, followed by the United States.
  • India ranks 72 in the Index.


Question 3.

Answer- b


  • It was held recently between India and Russia in New Delhi.
  • The dialogue focused in providing interface between the civilizations of the countries.
  • Theme: Connectivity


Question 4.

Answer : c


  • The Philippine authorities have recently lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and rocks, a move that will allow many of the region’s 376,000 displaced villagers to return home.


Question 5.

Answer :c


  • Recently Biologists warn in a study that northern Spotted owls, long endangered by logging operations in the Pacific Northwest, face another threat, competition from the invasive barred owl species.
  • Over the full extent of their range, Spotted Owls occur in a variety of habitat types centered around mature forests with dense canopies.
  • The Northern Spotted Owl requires unlogged, expansive, mature coniferous forest stands with large trees and a complex array of vegetation types, sizes and ages.
  • The California Spotted Owl similarly prefers forest stands with large-diameter trees and varied levels of vegetation.
  • They are listed as Near Threatened in IUCN Red List.


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