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- It was established in 1967 with the signing of Bangkok Declaration.
- Founding Fathers of ASEAN are: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
- The motto of ASEAN is “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”.
- ASEAN Secretariat is in Indonesia, Jakarta.
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Total 40 UNESCO World Heritage sites in India – 32 cultural sites, 7 natural sites (Kaziranga and Manas from Assam) and 1 mixed heritage site.
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park :
- The site contains heritage properties ranging from chalcolithic period till 16th century.
- Pavagadh Hill area was conquered in the 13th century by the Khichi Chauhan Rajputs, who built their first settlement on top of Pavagadh Hill.
- The Turkish rulers of Gujarat conquered the hill-fortress in 1484.
- Sultan Mehmud Begda rebuilt the location and made it his capital.
- t was capital of Gujarat till 1536 when it was abandoned. It was accorded Heritage site status in 2004.
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Monetary Policy of US Federal Reserve:
Polio Immunization Drive in India
- India has been free of polio for more than a decade, with the last case of wild poliovirus reported on 13th January 2011.
- India has been certified Polio free by the Regional Polio Certification Commission on the 27th March 2014.
- India conducts one nationwide National Immunisation Drive and two Sub-National Immunization Day (SNIDs) for polio every year to maintain population immunity against wild poliovirus and to sustain its polio free status.
- Sensitivity of polio surveillance is maintained through Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance in human and environment surveillance to detect any polio threat as early as possible and respond quickly to mitigate the risk of circulation.
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