3rd July National & International Current Affairs

1. Japanese Encephalitis is caused by:

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Japanese Encephalitis is a mosquito-borne viral infection. It is a flavivirus family related to dengue, yellow fever and West Nile viruses. • It will not spread from one person to another. • There is no cure for the disease. • ‘SA 14-14-2’ vaccine become the most widely used vaccine in endemic countries, and it was prequalified by WHO. • Migratory birds along with pigs in the community play an important role in the transmission of JE from one area to another

2. Which of the following organization is related with Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting?

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Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting, sometime abbreviated BEPS multilateral instrument, is a multilateral convention of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Developmentto combat tax avoidance by multinational enterprises (MNEs) through prevention of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). The BEPS multilateral instrument was negotiated within the framework of the OECD G20 BEPS project and enables countries and jurisdictions to swiftly modify their bilateral tax treaties to implement some of the measures agreed Note: India has ratified Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures (MLI) to prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). It will pave way for amendments to double taxation avoidance agreements (DTAA) with countries signatories to convention to plug revenue leakages. The provisions enshrined in framework will come into effect from fiscal year 2020-21 for bilateral tax treaties.

3. Tehri Lake is located in:

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a waterdrome on Tehri lake was signed between the Government of India, the Airports Authority of India and the state establishment. Besides, an MoU was also signed to maintain the Pithoragarh Airstrip known as Naini Saini airport. Note: The Tehri Dam is the highest dam in India and one of the highest in the world. It is a multi-purpose rock and earth-fill embankment damon the Bhagirathi River near Tehri in Uttarakhand

4. Bhitarkanika National Park is located in:

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The Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) of Odisha has become the largest habitat of the endangered estuarine crocodiles in India with a record number of their nesting sites spotted in it.

5. Recently India has pledged to contribute how much amount in 2019 to United Nation Palestine refugee agency?

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India has pledged to contribute $5 Million in 2019 to United Nation Palestine refugee agency. This move comes amid India voiced its concern over agency’s financial situation and called for ensuring sustained financial support for its work.

6. Which space agency launched Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)?

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NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a new planet, the tiniest of its finds so far. • It is between the sizes of Mars and Earth and orbits a bright, cool, nearby star. • The planet is called L 98-59b because it sits in a nearby star system called L 98-59.

7. Recently Supreme Court ordered to Make Its Judgments Available In how many regional languages?

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In a good news for the litigants and regional language enthusiasts, the Supreme Court has reportedly decided to make its judgments available in regional languages on its official website Judgements will be translated into six vernacular languages: Assamese, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odia and Telugu.

8. First ‘Aadhaar Seva Kendra’ was opened in:

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The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has operationalized 1st ‘Aadhaar Seva Kendra’ (ASKs) in Delhi and Vijayawada. The new centres are functioning on a pilot basis and have set in motion UIDAI’s ambitious plan to set up 114 such centers by the end of 2019. ASKs being set up by UIDAI will be covering 53 cities across India at an estimated project cost of Rs 300-400 crore. These centers are similar to the concept of Passport Seva Kendras.

9. What is the rank of India in terms of money with Swiss banks?

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According to the annual banking statistics report compelled by the Swiss National Bank, India slipped to 74th place in terms of money with Swiss banks. United Kingdom remained top in the list of the survey. The top-ranked countries in the list are the UK is followed by the US, West Indies, France and Hong Kong.

10. Diphtheria is caused by:

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It is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheria. • The infection spread only among humans. • The primary infection affects the throat and upper airways. • It is spread by direct physical contact

11. What is the name of World's First Battery-Powered Cruise Ship ?

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The world's first cruise ship, Roald Amundsen, propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage It is named after the Norwegian explorer who navigated the Northwest Passage in 1903-1906 and was first to reach the South Pole in 1911.

12. What is the rank of India in Henley Passport Index 2019?

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Henley Passport Index 2019 has recently published on its website that shows Japan and Singapore holds first position collectively as most powerful passports in the world. The index includes 199 passports and 227 travel destinations including micro-states and territories. India stands at 86th position in this index with a mobility score of 58. India shares this 86th position with Mauritiana and Sao Tome and Principe

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