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Organisation Of Islamic Cooperation

Consider the following statements with reference to Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC):

  1. The Organization was established upon a decision of the historical summit which took place in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco in 1969, following the criminal arson of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
  2. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations with a membership of 58 countries, excluding Pakistan.

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Quick Reaction Surface To Air Missile

With reference to the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM), consider the following statements:

  1. QRSAM is an all-weather, all-terrain surface-to-air missile equipped with electronic counter measures against jamming by aircraft radars.
  2. It uses both solid and liquid fuel propellant and has a strike range of 25-30 km with capability of hitting multiple targets.

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Konda Reddi Tribe

With reference to the Konda Reddi Tribe, consider the following statements:

  1. Konda Reddis inahbits on the banks situated on either side of river Godavari in the hilly and forest tracts of East and West Godavari River.
  2. Konda Reddis have been recognized as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

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Hoolock Gibbon

Consider the following statements with reference to the Hoolock Gibbon:

  1. The Hoolock Gibbon is the only ape found in India.
  2. Two species of Hoolock Gibbon are found inhabiting the Indian forests.
  3. Of the two, the Western Hoolock is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN RedList, while the Eastern Hoolock is listed as Endangered.

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United Nations Convention On The Law Of The Sea

With reference to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), consider the following statements:

  1. UNCLOS is an international treaty, signed in 1982, which replaced the four Geneva Conventions of April, 1958.
  2. It divides marine areas into four zones namely- Internal Waters, Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone, and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

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Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana

Consider the following statements with reference to the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme:

  1. Launched in 2015, under the scheme the state governments were to take over 75 percent of the utilities debts and include it in their fiscal deficit calculations.
  2. UDAY also requires discoms to maintain commercial sustainability, and bring down the gap between average cost of supply (ACS) and average revenue realized (ARR) to zero.

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Houbara Bustard

Recently, the government of Pakistan has issued special permits to the Emir of Qatar and nine other members of the royal family to hunt the Houbara Bustard. Consider the following given statements with reference to the Houbara Bustard:

  1. Two distinct species as recognised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), one residing in North Africa and the other in Asia.
  2. The species have been categorised as Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

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Sahitya Akademi

Consider the following statements with reference to the Sahitya Akademi:

  1. Sahitya Akademi gives 24 awards annually to literary works in the languages it has recognized and an equal number of awards to literary translations from and into the languages of India.
  2. Besides the 22 languages enumerated in the Constitution of India, the Sahitya Akademi has recognised English and Rajasthani as languages in which its programme may be implemented.

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Pinaka Missile System

Consider the following statements with reference to Pinaka Missile System:

  1. Pinaka was designed to replace the BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher systems of the Indian Army.
  2. Pinaka is an artillery missile system capable of striking into an enemy territory up to a range of 75 km with high precision.
  3. The navigation system of the missile is aided by the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).

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Atal Mission For Rejuvenation And Urban Transformation

Recently, the government has decided to extend the mission period of its flagship initiative Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) by two more years. Consider the following statements with respect to AMRUT:

  1. Launched in 2015, the focus of the Mission is on infrastructure creation that has a direct link to provision of belter services to the citizens.
  2. The Mission consists of three thrust areas namely- Water Supply, Sewerage and septage management and green space/parks.

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