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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 9 Dec 2019

Question 1.

Answer-  a


  • SAANS, a campaign aimed at reducing child mortality due to pneumonia, which contributes to around 15% deaths annually of children under the age of five.
  • SAANS, short for ‘Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully’ was launched to mobilise people to protect children from pneumonia, and train health personnel and other stakeholders to provide prioritised treatment to control the disease.


Question 2.

Answer-  d

Question 3.

Answer-  a


  • Odisha Government launches ‘Madhu App’ for School Students.
  • This app is aimed at helping school students in learning their lessons through videos and tutorials.
  • It is a smart e-learning app in which the students will be provided with access to video explanations of the topics they study at school.
  • It consists of video lectures in Odia language by leading subject experts and educationists.


Question 4.

Answer : c
  • In 2018, 388 cases of wildlife-related crimes were registered under the Wildlife Protection Act, according to a reply tabled in Parliament by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • Wildlife Crime Control Bureau is a statutory multi-disciplinary body established by the Government of India under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, and climate change.
  • It was set up to combat organized wildlife crime in the country.
  • It also assists and advises the Customs authorities in inspection of the consignments of flora & fauna as per the provisions of Wild Life Protection Act, CITES and EXIM Policy governing such an item.


Question 5.

Answer-  c


  • The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) is an intergovernmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • UPOV was established in 1961 by the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (the “UPOV Convention”).
  • The mission of UPOV is to provide and promote an effective system of plant variety protection, with the aim of encouraging the development of new varieties of plants, for the benefit of society.
  • India is not a member to UPOV.


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