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International:

Convention On Biological Diversity

Consider the given statements with reference to the Convention on Biological Diversity(CBD):

  1. The Convention was opened for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on 5 June 1992 and entered into force on 29 December 1993.
  2. India became a party to the Convention in 1996.

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Blue Flag Certification

Consider the following statements with reference to the Blue Flag Certification:

  1. The Blue Flag Programme was started in France in 1985 and has been implemented in Europe since 1987 and in areas outside Europe since 2001 when South Africa joined.
  2. Chandrabhaga beach located on the Konark coast of Odisha is the first beach in the country to receive Blue Flag Certification.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


Qatari Labour Laws Reforms

Recently, which of the following West Asian countries announced a host of changes to its labour laws effectively dismantling its long-criticised Kafala employment system?


Sleeping Sickness (African Trypanosomiasis)

Recently, which of the following countries became first in Africa to eliminate sleeping sickness disease?


Baltic Nations

Baltic Nations is a geopolitical term, typically used to group of three sovereign states in Northern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Choose the group of three nations from the codes given below:


International Solar Alliance

Consider the following statements with reference to the International Solar Alliance (ISA):

  1. It is an initiative jointly launched by India and US in 2015 at Paris on the sidelines of COP 21 UN Climate Change Conference.
  2. Countries that do not fall within the Tropics can join the alliance and enjoy all benefits as other members, with the exception of voting rights.

Choose the correct statement (s) from the options given below:


Mediterranean Sea

Consider the following statements with reference to the Mediterranean Sea:

  1. Mediterranean Sea is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Strait of Gibraltar in the west.
  2. It is connected to the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea, by the Straits of the Dardanelles and the Bosporus respectively, in the east.

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Arrow-2 Missile Defense System

Recently, which of the following country tested advanced missile defense system Arrow-2 interceptor?


Mt. Sinabung

In which of the following country, active volcano Mt. Sinabung, is located?


Loya Jirga

In which of the following countries, Loya Jirga - a national mass gathering,that brings together representatives from the various ethnic, religious, and tribal communities to settle national issues, is being held?


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