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Financial Action Task Force: Define FATF?

Money Laundering: Financial Action Task Force

A major economic evil related to financial sector is the practice of money laundering. Money laundering involves keeping financial assets from illegal activity in a disguised manner. This money is kept without detection of the illegal activity for future use. Through money laundering, the launderer transforms the monetary proceeds derived from criminal activity into funds with an apparently legal source. …

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What’s Generalized System of Preferences: GSP

India USA Ties / Relationship

The US has withdrawn the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) benefits provided to India and few other developing countries. GSP withdrawal will be enforced from 5th of June 2019. GSP is an arrangement that allows concessional or zero tariff imports from developing couturiers into the US. Withdrawal of the GSP benefit is expected to adversely affect exports from India. What …

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Who invented the Cigarette?

Cigarette smoking is injurious to health

The cigarette was the last method of taking tobacco to be developed. Previously it had been smoked in pipes and cigars, inhaled as snuff (in powder form) and chewed. Tobacco itself was brought to Europe and the rest of the world when Columbus discovered America, and it was thought to have marvelous medicinal properties. No one could be said to …

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What is terminated seed technology-based bollygard seeds?

What is terminated seed technology-based bollygard seeds?

The bollygard cotton seed is suspected to have the ‘terminator seed’ technology which involves introduction of a gene that terminates the germination of the seeds after onetime usage. ‘Terminator’ is actually a name coined by the Canadian non-governmental organisation Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) for a technology that essentially controls the expression of certain genes, causing the plant to turn …

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When is Mothers day celebrated?

When is Mother's day celebrated?

Mothers Day is celebrated in several country across the globe though the month and date on which Mother’s Day is celebrated in different countries varies. Most countries celebrate Mother’s Day on second Sunday in the Month of May. This Mother’s Day date was declared by US President Woodrow Wilson on May 8, 1914 when he signed a Joint Resolution designating …

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Why Mother’s Day is Celebrated?

Why Mother’s Day is Celebrated?

Mothers Day celebration was first started in the ancient era by the Greek and Romans. However, its celebration was also noticed in the UK as a Mothering Sunday. The celebration of mother’s day has been modernized everywhere. It is celebrated in modern ways and not in years old ways. It is being celebrated in almost 46 countries of the world …

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