Current Affairs Questions

International Institutions, Agencies & Fora:

Group Of Twenty (G-20)

Consider the following statements with reference to the Group of Twenty(G-20):

  1. The G20 is an informal group of 19 countries and the European Union, with representatives of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
  2. The G-20's ranks include five members of the Group of Seven (G-7), a forum of the seven countries with the world's largest developed economies.

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Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis And Malaria

The international financing organization, ‘Global Fund’, works towards accelerating the end of which of the following diseases?

  1. AIDS
  2. Malaria
  3. Swine Flu
  4. Polio
  5. Tuberculosis

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International Telecommunication Union

Consider the following statements with reference to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU):

  1. India has been an active member of the ITU since 1869 and has been a regular member of the ITU Council since 1952.
  2. Membership of ITU is open to all Member States of the United Nations, which may join the Union as Member States.

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ASEAN Defence Ministers’s Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus)

The 6th ASEAN Defence Ministers’s Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) was held in Bangkok on 20th November 2019. Consider the following statements about the ADMM-Plus:

  1. The ADMM-Plus is a platform for ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and it’s six Dialogue Partners to strengthen security and defence cooperation for peace, stability, and development in the region.
  2. The Inaugural ADMM-Plus was convened in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 12th October 2010.

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Universal Postal Union

Recently, Pakistan has stopped the exchange of postal mails with India without any prior notice, defying the Universal Postal Union (UPU) rules.Consider the following given statements about the UPU:

  1. Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union is the second oldest international organization worldwide.
  2. The UPU contains four bodies consisting of the Congress, the Council of Administration (CA), the Postal Operations Council (POC) and the International Bureau (IB)
  3. A non-member state of the United Nations may also become a member if two-thirds of the UPU member countries approve its request.

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International Solar Alliance

Second assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was hosted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy from 30th - 31st October 2019.Consider the following given statements about the ISA:

  1. ISA initiative was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in November 2014, jointly by India and France.
  2. The ISA Framework Agreement was opened for signature during the CoP-22 at Marrakesh on 15th November, 2016.
  3. Under the alliance, India has pledged a target of installing 100GW by 2022 and reduction in emission intensity by 33–35% by 2030.

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United Nations Conference On Trade And Development (UNCTAD)

Recently, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD’s) in its Trade and Development Report 2019 has recommended for the adoption of a unitary taxation system for the Multi-National Enterprises.Consider the following statements regarding the UNCTAD.

  1. It is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations GeneralAssembly in 1964.
  2. Trade and Development Report and World Investment Report is published by the UNCTAD.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct.Choose the correct answer from the codes given below?

First National Time Release Study (TRS)

Which of the following ministry conducted first national Time Release Study(TRS) to enable faster movement of cargo across borders to benefit traders?

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