1. Mygalomorphs are relatively large and long-living spiders (can live about 25 years) and represent primitive spiders that include tarantulas, funnel web and trapdoor spiders
2. ‘Idiops nilagiri is a trapdoor spider, recently found in western Ghats
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New trapdoor spider species discovered
• A new trapdoor spider species has been discovered by Sanjay Keshari Das, Assistant Professor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, in a deciduous forest near Nilagiri town in Odisha during field surveys this year.
• It was found on a roadside cut in a forest during a field survey to document spider diversity in Kuldhia Wildlife Sanctuary. Source: Study IQ daily current Affairs

1. The average lifespan of a chimpanzee is 25-30 years. 2. Humans and chimpanzees are 2 species of one genus Choose correct

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• The chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), also known as the common chimpanzee, robust chimpanzee, or simply "chimp", is a species of great ape native to the forests and savannahs of tropical Africa. It has four confirmed subspecies and a fifth proposed subspecies. The chimpanzee and the closely related bonobo (sometimes called the "pygmy chimpanzee") are classified in the genus Pan. Evidence from fossils and DNA sequencing shows that Pan is a sister taxon to the human lineage and is humans' closest living relative.
• The chimpanzee is covered in coarse black hair, but has a bare face, fingers, toes, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet. It is larger and more robust than the bonobo, weighing 40–60 kg (88–132 lb) for males and 27–50 kg (60–110 lb) for females and standing 100 to 140 cm (3.3 to 4.6 ft).
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Blue baron, Himalayan tailless bushblue, Blue Mormon & Tamil Yeoman are

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Butterflies have been identified as bioindicators, which represents the overall health of the environment.
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1. Armed forces tribunals is for all military and paramilitary forces.
2. The Judicial Members are retired Supreme Court Judges.
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• The Armed Forces Tribunal was inaugurated by Her Excellency the President of India on the 8th August 2009.The Armed Forces Tribunal Act 2007, was passed by the Parliament and led to the formation of AFT with the power provided for the adjudication or trial by Armed Forces Tribunal of disputes and complaints with respect to commission, appointments, enrolments and conditions of service in respect of persons subject to the Army Act, 1950, The Navy Act, 1957 and the Air Force Act, 1950.
• It can further provide for appeals arising out of orders, findings or sentences of courts- martial held under the said Acts and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
• Besides the Principal Bench in New Delhi, AFT has Regional Benches at Chandigarh, Lucknow, Kolkatta, Guwahati, Chennai, Kochi, Mumbai and Jaipur.
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1. International Astronomical Union (IAU) serves as the internationally recognized authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies and surface features on them.
2. It has recently named an asteroid after Indian physicist Pandit Jasraj.
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Naming of an Asteroid
• International Astronomical Union (IAU) serves as the internationally recognized authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies and surface features on them.
• According to IAU’s guidelines, the privilege of naming a planet is first given to discoverers, who have 10 years to propose a name.
• The discoverer or team is expected to write a short citation, explaining the reasons for assigning the name.
• All names proposed are judged by the 15-member Working Group for Small Body Nomenclature (CSBN) of the IAU.
• It has recently named an asteroid after Indian classical singer Pandit Jasraj.
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1. Salar de Uyuni & Salar de Atacama places are in Africa
2. They are famous for Gold deposits
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Lithium deposits in Bolivia
• Lithium Triangle is an intersection of Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, known for high quality salt flats.
• Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, Salar de Atacama in Chile and Salar de Arizaro in Argentina contains over 45%of known global lithium reserves.
• Beneath Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat lies the world’s greatest lithium deposits.
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1. Earth's mantle’s mass is of 4.01 × 1024 kg is 84% the mass of the Earth
2. Goldschmidtite, a type of diamond is found in it in South Africa
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• The Earth's mantle is a layer of silicate rock between the crust and the outer core. Its mass of 4.01 × 1024 kg is 67% the mass of the Earth. It has a thickness of 2,900 kilometres (1,800 mi) making up about 84% of Earth's volume. It is predominantly solid but in geological time it behaves as a viscous fluid. Partial melting of the mantle at mid-ocean ridges produces oceanic crust, and partial melting of the mantle at subduction zones produces continental crust.
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Amery Ice shelf is located in

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Huge iceberg breaks off Antarctica
• A more than 1,500 sq.km. iceberg recently broke off Antarctica, but the event is part of a normal cycle and is not related to climate change, scientists say.
• The iceberg, dubbed D28, broke away from the Amery ice shelf between September 24 and 25, according to observations from European and American satellites.
• It is about 210 metres thick and contains 315 billion tonnes of ice, American glaciologist Helen Amanda Fricker said.
• The figures are huge, but iceberg production is part of the normal cycle of ice shelves, which are an extension of the ice cap, she said. “Ice shelves have to lose mass because they gain mass. They want to stay the same size,” said Ms. Fricker, a professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California.
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1.C40 is the first of its kind summit being organised for the first time in Copenhagen
2.It is an initiative of UN Habitat
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The C40 World Mayors Summit is C40’s milestone event, serving as a unique forum for member cities to present the innovative actions they have taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve climate resilience; influence decision makers - from fellow mayors to CEOs and national leaders - to take the bold and urgent action needed to keep global temperature rise to below 1.5 °C; and inspire participants and citizens to take climate action in their own lives.
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1.National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme is run by Ministry of heavy industries
2.The government has notified changes in Apprenticeship Rules (1992) which seek to raise hiring limit of apprentices to 15% of total strength of an establishment.
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National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme
• The main objective of the scheme is to promote apprenticeship training and to increase the engagement of apprentices from present 2.3 lakh to 50 lakh cumulatively by 2020
• Apprenticeship Training is considered to be one of the most efficient ways to develop skilled manpower for the country. It provides for an industry-led, practice-oriented, effective and efficient mode of formal training. National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme is to promote apprenticeship training in the country.
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K.S. Valdiya committee was established for

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Paleochannels
• A Paleochannel is an old or ancient channel, which are filled with younger sediments.
• It can store and transmit groundwater and therefore developed as a source of water.
• A paleochannel in Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) that linked the Ganga and Yamuna rivers was recently excavated.
• The aim is to develop it as a potential groundwater recharge source.
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1. Vayoshreshtha Samman is given by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
2. It is conferred on the eminent senior citizens only who have served in govt service
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Vayoshreshtha Samman
• It is a Scheme of awards instituted by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and it upgraded to the status of National Awards.
• It is conferred on the eminent senior citizens and institutions in recognition of their services towards the cause of the elderly persons.
• It is given annually by the President of India to mark ‘International Day of Older Persons’, celebrated every year on 1st October since the year 2005.
• It is awarded in two categories – Institutions and Individuals from any part of the country.
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1. World Economic Forum's 33rd edition of the India Economic Summit is going to be organised in New Delhi
2. The two-day event is jointly organized by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and industry body CII.
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• Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and drones, environmental reforms, infrastructure, gender parity, start-up unicorns, education and South Asia's economic outlook will be on top of the agenda at the World Economic Forum's 33rd edition of the India Economic Summit beginning October 3 in New Delhi.
• Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will co-chair the Summit with Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, according to an official release. Others co-chairing the Summit include Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, Shailendra Singh, Managing Director of Sequoia Capital, India and Sania Mirza representing UN Women.
• The summit will host more than 800 leaders from 40 countries, comprising senior public figures and leading representatives from civil society, arts and culture, science, business and academia, according to an official release
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1. Drone Innovators Network Summit-2019 is being held in New Delhi.
2. It is started by IAF with Ministry of Civil Aviation
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• Drone Innovators Network Summit-2019 is being held in New Delhi.
• Organized by the World Economic Forum under the aegis of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
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1. National Calamity Contingency Fund (NCCF) was renamed as National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) with the enactment of the Disaster Management Act in 2005.
2. National Calamity Contingency Duty (NCCD) is levied to finance the NDRF and additional budgetary support is provided as and when necessary.
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Centre approves additional financial assistance of Rs.1813.75 crore from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to the State of Karnataka and Bihar.
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1. Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) was established by External affairs ministry
2. PM of India is the ex-officio President of ICWA
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Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)
• Established in 1943 by a group of Indian intellectuals as a think tank.
• By an Act of Parliament in 2001, the ICWA was declared an institution of national importance.
• The Vice President of India is the ex-officio President of ICWA.
• It is devoted exclusively for the study of international relations and foreign affairs.
• The founder-president of the Council was Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru.
• Historic international conferences held by ICWA: ‘Asian Relations Conference’ in 1947 under the leadership of freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu and ‘United Nations and the New World Order’ in 1994.
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1. National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) is recently launched under NRHM
2. It has a 23 member Governing Body, chaired by the Union minister MoHFW, Government of India
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• Designation of National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Priority Medical Devices and Health Technology Policy.
Why do we need such collaborations?
• Such global collaborations in the area of health technology will ensure that scientific and technological advances, research and development as well as innovative technologies play a substantial supportive role in healthcare and enable us to reach the public health goals and achieve universal health coverage.
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1. DICGC is a wholly owned subsidiary of RBI.
2. It does not cover co-operative banks.
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DICGC is a wholly owned subsidiary of RBI
• The ₹1 lakh insurance limit is applicable across all accounts held by an individual depositor
• With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cracking down on Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC Bank) last week and capping withdrawals by depositors at ₹25,000(₹1,000 initially, increased to ₹10,000 later), were you wondering what happens to depositors if banks fail in India? Here’s a refresher on how deposit insurance works.
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1. Deep Carbon Observatory is established by NASA
2. Less than one percent of the planet’s carbon is found above surface.
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• Deep Carbon Observatory (CDO) has released a report on Carbon, it’s emissions and availability.
• The study’s results are concerning due to past extinction events linked to the mass release of atmospheric CO2.
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1. The ‘Eat Right India’ movement is run by Ministry of health
2. FSSAI has proposed to limit TFA limit in foods to 2% and eliminate trans fats from foods by 2025.
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• FSSAI launches ‘Trans-Fat Free’ logo.
• This marked an important milestone in the movement against Trans-Fats and also provided a momentum to accelerate the ‘Eat Right India’ movement of FSSAI.
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1. Public Finance Management System (PFMS) portal is a statutory body
2. It is administered by dept of expenditure
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Public Financial Management System (PFMS) initially started as a Plan scheme named CPSMS of the Planning Commission in 2008- 09 as a pilot in four States of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab and Mizoram for four Flagship schemes e.g. MGNREGS, NRHM, SSA and PMGSY. After the initial phase of establishing a network across Ministries / Departments, it has been decided to undertake National rollout of CPSMS (PFMS) to link the financial networks of Central, State Governments and the agencies of State Governments. The scheme was included in 12th Plan initiative of Planning Commission and Ministry of Finance.
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Recently it was in space news, what is a Geotail ?

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• An instrument on Chandrayaan-2, CLASS, designed to detect signatures of elements in the Moon’s soil, had detected charged particles during the mission. This happened in September, during the orbiter’s passage through the “geotail”. Source: Study IQ daily current Affairs

1. Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the study of arctic climate (mosaic) expedition is the largest ever arctic expedition in history for knowing about magnetic poles of the earth
2. India is not a part of it
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• The Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC, /ˌməʊˈzɛɪɪk/) expedition is a one-year-long expedition into the Central Arctic, planned to take place from 2019 to 2020. For the first time a modern research icebreaker will operate in the direct vicinity of the North Pole year round, including the nearly half year long polar night during winter. In terms of the logistical challenges involved, the total number of participants, the number of participating countries, and the available budget, MOSAiC represents the largest Arctic expedition in history.
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1. The recent agreement and SOP permit the movement of goods in Bangladesh through road only
2. News Roads will connect Chattogram port in Bangladesh to akhara in Assam
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Ministry of Shipping
• Shri Mansukh Mandavia says conclusion of SOP with Bangladesh on Chattogram and Mongla ports a win win situation for both countries
• The SOP will open 8 routes to North Eastern states through Bangladesh
• Shri Mansukh Mandavia, MoS(I/C) Shipping has said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's foreign policy initiative regarding use of Chattogram and Mongla Ports in Bangladesh for movement of goods to and from India will bring revolutionary cost-cutting in shipments to and from the North Eastern States.
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1. William Kaelin, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza share the 2019 Nobel Prize in physics
2. It has been awarded to three scientists for unraveling the structure and history of the universe and for changing our perspective of Earth's place in it.
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• William Kaelin, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza share the 2019 Nobel Prize for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.
• New therapies for cancer and conditions such as anemia are in the pipeline based on these discoveries.
• The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to three scientists for unraveling the structure and history of the universe and for changing our perspective of Earth's place in it.
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