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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 28 Jan 2020
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.
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.
It was held recently between India and Russia in New Delhi.
The dialogue focused in providing interface between the civilizations of the countries.
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.
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.