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Civil Services Chronicle Online November 2019 :

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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