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Question number: 9

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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Why have the following been in the news recently?

(a) William ‘Bill’ Muggeridge

(b) Raghuram Rajan

(c) Lance Armstrong

(d) Bo Xilai

(e) Michelle Catherina

(f) Hugo Chavez

(g) Michael Phelps

(h) Agnello Dias and Santosh Padhi

(i) Girish Kulkarni

(j) Jeet Thayil

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William ‘Bill’ Muggeridge

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Image Shows the William Muggeridge

  • British designer, author and educator (25 June 1943 – 8 September 2012).

  • He studied industrial design from 1962 to 1965 at the Central School of Art and Design, London.

  • Muggeridge is a central figure in Gary Hustwit’s 2009 documentary on design.

  • In 2009, Muggeridge directed and produced a shor

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Question number: 10

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What are the features of the new visa regime between India and Pakistan signed recently?

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To promote people to people contacts and enhance trade and business activities between two neighbours India and Pakistan signed a new visa regime.

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Image of the Aman Ki Asha

  • The new visa regime was signed between SM Krishna (Indian External Affairs Minister) and Rehman Malik (Interior Minister of Pakistan)

  • More concessions have been given to the busine

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Question number: 11

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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Though Russia is Syria’s important ally, it has agreed with USA for action against Syria recently. Discuss the case, tracking back the historical background and bringing out the key issues.

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  • Syria has been Moscow’s closest ally and the largest recipient of its economic and military aid since 1972. Both countries came together over the shared goal of blocking Unites States efforts to conclude separate peace treaties between Israel and the Arab States.

  • Moscow viewed Damascus as a potential foothold in the Easter. Mediterranean with its wa

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