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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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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?


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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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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Bhaona

Recently, the Bhaona performers from a north eastern state made a foreign debut in Abu Dhabi.Consider the following given statements about the Bhaona:

  1. Bhaona is a traditional form of entertainment, with religious messages, prevalent in Nagaland, India.
  2. It is a creation of MahapurushaSrimantaSankardeva, written in the early sixteenth century.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Recently, the President of India has presented the first National Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards to selected companies.Consider the following given statements about the CSR:

  1. In India, the concept of CSR is governed by clause 135 of the Companies Act, 2013.
  2. India is the second country after USA, in the world to make corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandatory, following an amendment to the Companies Act, 2013 in April 2014.

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Tropical Storm

Recently, a Category 4 tropical cyclone Kyarr formed over the Arabian Sea, becoming the strongest storm recorded in the area for 12 years. Consider the following statements about the tropical storm:

  1. A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a large low-pressure center, a closed low-level circulation and a spiral arrangement of numerous thunderstorms that produce strong winds and heavy rainfall.
  2. A mature tropical cyclone is characterised by the strong spirally circulating wind around the centre which is called the eye.

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National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation Limited

Recently, Bihar government has taken an initiative to help traders and farmers by selling Kashmiri apples through Biscomaun (Bihar State Cooperative Marketing Union Limited) and NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation Limited) at lower prices than the market. Consider the following statements about the NAFED:

  1. National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED), established in 1968, is registered under the Multi State Co-operative Societies Act.
  2. It is the nodal agency to implement price stabilization measures under "Operation Greens" which aims to double the farmers' income by 2022.
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