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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 28 Nov 2019

Question 1.

Answer- b

 Explanation:

  • Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuaryis a wildlife sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh, India. Arunachal Pradesh as a whole contains 40% of the floral and faunal species in India.

Question 2.

Answer-c

Explanation:

  • Exercise ‘Him Vijay’is the Indian Army’s biggest ever mountain combat exercise.
  • It is to test mobility, communication and coordination of such huge body of fast-moving troops in difficult terrain.
  • In this exercise, the capability of newly-conceived Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs) was tested.
  • The ‘Him Vijay’ will include troop mobilisation, mountain assault and air assault.

 

Question 3.

Answer- d

Explanation:

  • Indian corporates are now demanding to abolish the Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) on the pretext of double taxation.
  • A dividend is a return given by a company to its shareholders out of the profits earned by the company in a particular year.
  • Dividend constitutes income in the hands of the shareholders which ideally should be subject to income tax.
  • However, the income tax laws in India provide for an exemption of the dividend income received from Indian companies by the investors by levying a tax called the Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) on the company paying the dividend.
  • DDT is to be paid by ‘companies’ who distribute their profits to their shareholders in the form of dividends.
  • The reason why DDT exists if that the profits earned by companies must be retained within the company to fund its future operations and growth.
  • It is to be paid within 14 days of declaration, distribution or payment of dividend whichever is the earliest.
  • It is applicable only to domestic companies in India.

 

Question 4.

Answer- a

Explanation:

  • Atapaka Bird Sanctuary is located in Kolleru Lake on the borders of Krishna and West Godavari districts, and has been identified as the largest spot-billed pelican home in the world.
  • Atapaka is one of the largest pelicanry in the world as Thousands of pelicans, painted storks and other birds will visit the lake during winter season, roost, breed and fly with their off springs.
  • About 22,000 grey headed pelicans are spread across the globe, of which about 35 to 40 per cent were roosting at Atakapa Bird Sanctuary.
  • Every year Pelican Bird Festival is organised in Atapaka Bird Sanctuary.

Question 5.

Answer-  c

Explanation:

  • About 22,000 grey headed pelicans are spread across the globe, of which about 35 to 40 per cent were roosting at Atakapa Bird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Every year Pelican Bird Festival is organised in Atapaka Bird Sanctuary.

 

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