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1. Which Indian city has been added to the ‘UNESCO Creative Cities Network’, in Literature’ category? – Kozhikode
- Two Indian cities, Gwalior and Kozhikode, have recently become part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
- Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior made the cut in the ‘Music’ category, while Kerala’s Kozhikode has earned its place in the list in the ‘Literature’ category.
- Globally, 55 cities joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network on World Cities Day, which was observed on October 31.
2. Which institution conducts the ‘Inflation Expectations Survey of Households’? – RBI
- The Reserve Bank of India announced the launch of ‘Inflation Expectations Survey of Households’ and ‘Consumer Confidence Survey’ which will provide key inputs for the bi-monthly monetary policy scheduled in December 2023.
- The surveys are conducted across 19 cities, including Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, and Delhi.
3. Which organisation released the ‘Impact of Disaster on Agriculture and Food Security’? – FAO
- According to a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) titled ‘The Impact of Disaster on Agriculture and Food Security,’ there has been a significant increase in the frequency of extreme disaster events over the past five decades.
- In the 1970s, the world experienced approximately 100 disaster events per year.
- However, in the last two decades, that number has risen to around 400 disasters annually on a global scale.
- This trend highlights the growing challenges and risks that disasters pose to agriculture and food security worldwide.
4. Which footballer player has won the Ballon d’Or prize for the best player? – Lionel Messi
- Lionel Messi won the eighth Ballon d’Or of his career, while Spain’s World Cup-winning star Aitana Bonmati took the women’s prize.
- 36-year-old Messi won his first Ballon d’Or in 2009. He is now three count ahead of his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
- Norway’s Erling Haaland and French footballer Kylian Mbappé were placed second and third in the list.
5. Which organisation released a report, which states that Indian Farmers faced $169 Billion Implicit Tax due to Export Measures in 2022? – OECD
- The most recent assessment on agricultural policy and support worldwide by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has highlighted that in 2022, Indian farmers incurred an implicit tax of $169 billion.
- This tax was a result of export bans, duties, or permits imposed on various commodities, including wheat and rice, in an effort to stabilize prices for consumers.
- As a consequence of these measures, the overall market price support (MPS) for farmers in 2022 turned negative.