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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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African Swine Fever

Consider the following given statements about the African Swine Fever(AFS):

  1. AFS is caused by a large RNA virus of the Asfarviridae family, which also infects ticks of the genus Ornithodoros.
  2. The disease listed in the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code.

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UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN)

Recently, which of the following two Indian cities have been included by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in its network of Creative Cities on the occasion of World Cities Day 2019?


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