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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 30 Oct 2019
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind recently inaugurated the golden jubilee celebrations of the Vishwa Shanti Stupa, a peace pagoda situated on the Ratnagiri hills, Bihar.
The pagoda was built by a Japanese Buddhist Nichidatsu Fujii rattled by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
He also found solace in the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Vishwa Shanti Stupa stands for establishing unity and peace across the world and promoting non-violence.
The Government planned to establish anInternational Standard Zoo and Biopark on the forest land at Gorewada, Nagpur. The main aim is to protect forests.
The Zoo will have attractions like Bio Park, Indian Safari, African Safari, Night Safari, Research, Education and Training, facilities for tourists.
INS Baaz is located at Campbell Bay on the Great Nicobar island, the southernmost and largest island of the Nicobar islands, in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
This island is also the location of the Indira Point and is less than 250 km by sea from Banda Aceh in Indonesia.
The location has been described as India’s “window into East and Southeast Asia”, and is in close vicinity of the Six Degree Channel, also called the Great Channel, one of the Indian Ocean’s busiest shipping lines, carrying strategic cargo to East Asian countries.
It is also close to the Strait of Malacca.
The United Nations’ Universal Postal Union (UPU) frames rules for international mail exchange and fixes rates for international postal services.
The UPU has 192 member-countries and is headquartered in Bern.
Constituted in 1874, the UPU has four units: the Congress, the Council of Administration, the International Bureau, and the Postal Operations Council.
India joined the UPU on July 1, 1876 and Pakistan on November 10, 1947.
Uluru is an ancient sandstone monolithin Central Australia, famous for its gorgeous auburn hue, which seems to change with changing seasons and time of day.
It is one of Australia’s prime tourist attractions.
The rock has a circumference of 9.4 km, and its 1,140-foot summit — taller than Eiffel Tower — has been a popular climbing destination.
Uluru is considered sacred by Australia’s indigenous Anangu people.