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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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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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United Nations

On 24th October, 2019, the United Nations (UN) day was being celebrated. Consider the following statements about the United Nations:

1. The League of Nations, created by the Treaty of Versailles, in 1919 is considered to be the predecessor of United Nations.

2. The name "United Nations", coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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The Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority claimed that the Great Barrier Reef in spite witnessing record bleaching, it is in good condition.Consider the following statements about the Great Barrier Reef:

  1. The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off thecoast of New South Wales Queensland, Australia.
  2. It was included in the World Heritage Site in 1982.

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Financial Action Task Force

Recently, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), at its 5-day plenary decided to keep Pakistan on the Grey List. Consider the following statements about the FATF:

  1. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 during the Group of Seven (G-7) Summit in Paris.
  2. Countries that are considered safe haven for supporting terror funding and money laundering are put in the FATF black list.

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Catalonia

More than 100 people were detained by Police in Catalonia over controversy sparked by arrest of separatist leaders. Consider the following statements about the Catalonia:

  1. Catalonia is a semi-autonomous region in Iberian Peninsula in the north-eastern Spain.
  2. Catalonia consists of three provinces: Barcelona, Girona, and Tarragona.

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Dharma Guardian

Joint Military Exercise Dharma Guardian-2019 between India and Japan will be is scheduled to take place between from 19th October to 2nd November, 2019. Consider the following statements about the Dharma Guardian:

  1. Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN is an annual training event which is being conducted in India since 2016.
  2. The scope of this exercise covers joint training on counter-terrorism operations in the jungle and urban scenario.
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World Economic Forum

Recently, the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 33rd India Economic Summit took place in New Delhi. Consider the following statements about the WEF:

1. Founded in 1972, it is a Swiss nonprofit foundation, based in Geneva, Switzerland.

2. Global Competitiveness Report, Global Gender Gap Report, Global Risks Report are some of the important reports being published by WEF annually.

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Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)

Recently, the U.S.A threatened India to impose sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) law, if India goes ahead with the decision to purchase S-400 missile defense system from Russia. Consider the following statements about the CAATSA law:

  1. Enacted in 2016, it is a US federal law that imposed sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russia.
  2. The Act empowers the US President to impose at least five of the 12 listed sanctions on persons engaged in a “significant transaction” with Russian defence and intelligence sectors.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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