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Alternative Investment Fund

Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the creation of an Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) to provide last-mile funding for stalled affordable and middle-income housing projects across the country. Consider the following given statements about the AIF:

  1. In India, AIFs are defined in Regulation 2(1) (b) of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012.
  2. AIF can be established in the form of a company or a corporate body or a trust or a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP).
  3. Private equity or venture capital, hedge funds, real property, commodities, and tangible assets are all examples of alternative investments.

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Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the Protocol amending the Convention between India and Brazil for the Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC).Consider the following given statements about the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement:

  1. DTAA is a tax treaty signed between two or more countries to help taxpayers avoid paying double taxes on the same income.
  2. It can be either be comprehensive, encapsulating all income sources, or limited to certain areas, which means taxing of income from shipping, inheritance, air transport, etc.

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Tongan Archipelago

Recently, an undersea volcanic eruption in the Tongan Archipelago has sunk one island and created another three times larger. Consider the following given statements about the Tonga:

  1. Tonga is an archipelago that comes under the Melanesia subregion of Oceania.
  2. Tonga's capital city-Nukuʻalofa is located on Niuas, largest island of the archipelago.

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Gujarat Control Of Terrorism And Organised Crime Bill

Recently, the President gave assent to the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill.Consider the following given statements about the GCTOC:

  1. It defines a terrorist act, as an act committed with the intention to disturb law and order or threaten the unity, integrity, and security of the state.
  2. The new Act mandates intercepting of telephonic conversations, which would now be considered as legitimate evidence.
  3. It provides for the creation of a special court as well as the appointment of special public prosecutors

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Nipah Virus

Recently, Kerala decided to launch an all-out campaign across the State, to create awareness of Nipah virus transmission. Consider the following given statements about the Nipah virus:

  1. Nipah virus is a zoonotic virus and can also be transmitted through contaminated food or directly between people.
  2. Nipah virus is closely related to Hendra virus. Both are members of the genus Henipavirus, a new class of virus in the Paramyxoviridae family.

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Universal Postal Union

Recently, Pakistan has stopped the exchange of postal mails with India without any prior notice, defying the Universal Postal Union (UPU) rules.Consider the following given statements about the UPU:

  1. Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union is the second oldest international organization worldwide.
  2. The UPU contains four bodies consisting of the Congress, the Council of Administration (CA), the Postal Operations Council (POC) and the International Bureau (IB)
  3. A non-member state of the United Nations may also become a member if two-thirds of the UPU member countries approve its request.

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Navigation In Indian Constellation

Recently, The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) decided to commercialize India’s regional navigation satellite system - Navigation in Indian Constellation (NavIC).Consider the following statements about the NavIC:

  1. NavIC consists of total 9 satellites in a combination of geosynchronous and geostationary orbit.
  2. Four of the 9 satellites are located in suitable orbital slots in geostationary orbit; the remaining five are in geosynchronous orbits with the required inclination and equatorial crossings in two different plan.

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Recently, China approved the world’s first multi-targeting and carbohydrate-based drug GV-971 for Alzheimer’s disease. Consider the following statements about the Alzheimer’s Disease:

  1. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of Anterograde amnesia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.
  2. The disease course is divided into four stages-with a progressive pattern of cognitive and functional impairment.
  3. The possibility of Alzheimer’s increases as the age of the population increases.

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Meghalaya Residents Safety And Security Act

Recently, the Meghalaya approved the amendments to the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act (MRSSA) 2016.Consider the following given statements about the MRSSA:

  1. It mandates to establish a District Task Force and Facilitation Centres for effective enforcement of various laws for the safety and security of the citizens.
  2. It provides for verification and regulation the tenants residing in rented houses in the state.

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International Civil Aviation Organisation

Recently, on being denied by the Pakistan to use it’s airspace by the Indian government, India took the matter to the International Civil Aviation Organisation(ICAO).Consider the following given statements about the ICAO:

  1. ICAO was established in 1944 by the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
  2. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, currently, it has 198 member countries.

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