Jul 12, 2024

27th June 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. What is the causative agent of African Swine Fever, recently seen in news?

[A] Bacteria
[B] Fungus
[C] Virus
[D] Protozoa

Correct Answer: C [Virus]

Notes:
Since February, the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in Mizoram has killed over 3,350 pigs. ASF is a highly contagious viral disease with a 100% mortality rate in pigs. Symptoms include fever, weakness, and diarrhea. The virus spreads through direct and indirect contact and survives long in pork products. Endemic to sub-Saharan Africa, it reached India in 2020. There is no cure or vaccine, necessitating animal culling to prevent spread.

2. Saipan Island, recently seen in news, is located in which ocean?

[A] Indian Ocean
[B] Atlantic Ocean
[C] Southern Ocean
[D] Pacific Ocean

Correct Answer: D [Pacific Ocean]

Notes:
Julian Assange is heading to a courtroom in Saipan, capital of the Northern Mariana Islands, to plead guilty to a single charge and return to Australia. Saipan, located in the Western Pacific Ocean, is a US commonwealth with a history of Spanish, German, and Japanese colonization. Tourism, especially from Korea and China, drives its economy. It’s unique for allowing visa-free entry to Chinese citizens.

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