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Civil Services Chronicle Online, November, 2019 :

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.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


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.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


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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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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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?


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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International Solar Alliance

Second assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was hosted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy from 30th - 31st October 2019.Consider the following given statements about the ISA:

  1. ISA initiative was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in November 2014, jointly by India and France.
  2. The ISA Framework Agreement was opened for signature during the CoP-22 at Marrakesh on 15th November, 2016.
  3. Under the alliance, India has pledged a target of installing 100GW by 2022 and reduction in emission intensity by 33–35% by 2030.

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Export Credit Insurance Scheme

Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC) has introduced the Export Credit Insurance Scheme (ECIS) called NIRVIK to enhance loan availability and ease the lending process. Consider the following statements about the scheme:

  1. Under the NIRVIK, he insurance cover guaranteed will cover up to 90 percent of the principal and interest.
  2. The insurance cover will include both pre and post-shipment credit.

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