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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 4 Nov 2019

Question 1.

Answer-  b

Explanation:

  • Chavang Kut, the post-harvest festival of the Kuki-Chin-Mizo communities is being celebrated across North-Eastern states with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm.
  • The festival also marks the centenary of Anglo-Kuki war fought against the British in 1917-1919.
  • In Manipur, Mizoram and Assam and other parts of country, the festival is organized every year as thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest.
  • It is one of the most important festivals of Kuki-Chin-Mizo communities.

 

Question 2.

Answer- b

Explanation:

  • Recently, Eritrea and Saint Kitts & Nevis have become the newest members of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
  • The two nations signed the ISA Framework Agreement during the ISA assembly held in New Delhi on October 31, 2019.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis is a twin island country located in the eastern Caribbean Sea.
  • With this, the total membership of the ISA has risen to 83.

 

Question 3.

Answer-  d

Explanation:

  • Bioplastics are plastic materials produced from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, straw, woodchips, sawdust, recycled food waste, etc.
  • Bioplastic can be made from agricultural by-products and also from used plastic bottles and other containers using microorganisms. Not all bioplastics are biodegradable nor biodegrade more readily than commodity fossil-fuel derived plastics.
  • Some bioplastics like PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates) are soil- and marine-safe — that is, they safely degrade in the environment within weeks or months, leaving no harmful residues.

 

 

Question 4.

Answer-  a

Explanation:

  • Contributing to ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign in a unique way, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has launched a designer carry bag made from a mix of plastic waste and paper pulp.
  • In its project called REPLAN (Reducing Plastic in Nature), the waste plastic from nature is collected, de-structured and de-gradated and then mixed with paper pulp in a ratio of 80 is to 20.
  • REPLAN aims to remove the existing waste plastic material from nature and use it in a semi-permanent manner, so that availability of plastic in nature is reduced to a large extent.

 

Question 5.

Answer- c

Explanation:

  • Under Prakritik Kheti Khushshal Kissan Yojana around 2,209 panchayats are brought under natural farming in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Organic and Zero Budget Natural Farming is being promoted by the state under the scheme.
  • The main objective of the scheme is to reduce costs required for farmers, increase farmers income and to reduce the use of chemicals and fertilizers on the farm.

 

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