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Financial Action Task Force

Recently, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), at its 5-day plenary decided to keep Pakistan on the Grey List. Consider the following statements about the FATF:

  1. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 during the Group of Seven (G-7) Summit in Paris.
  2. Countries that are considered safe haven for supporting terror funding and money laundering are put in the FATF black list.

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Catalonia

More than 100 people were detained by Police in Catalonia over controversy sparked by arrest of separatist leaders. Consider the following statements about the Catalonia:

  1. Catalonia is a semi-autonomous region in Iberian Peninsula in the north-eastern Spain.
  2. Catalonia consists of three provinces: Barcelona, Girona, and Tarragona.

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Dharma Guardian

Joint Military Exercise Dharma Guardian-2019 between India and Japan will be is scheduled to take place between from 19th October to 2nd November, 2019. Consider the following statements about the Dharma Guardian:

  1. Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN is an annual training event which is being conducted in India since 2016.
  2. The scope of this exercise covers joint training on counter-terrorism operations in the jungle and urban scenario.
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World Economic Forum

Recently, the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 33rd India Economic Summit took place in New Delhi. Consider the following statements about the WEF:

1. Founded in 1972, it is a Swiss nonprofit foundation, based in Geneva, Switzerland.

2. Global Competitiveness Report, Global Gender Gap Report, Global Risks Report are some of the important reports being published by WEF annually.

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Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)

Recently, the U.S.A threatened India to impose sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) law, if India goes ahead with the decision to purchase S-400 missile defense system from Russia. Consider the following statements about the CAATSA law:

  1. Enacted in 2016, it is a US federal law that imposed sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russia.
  2. The Act empowers the US President to impose at least five of the 12 listed sanctions on persons engaged in a “significant transaction” with Russian defence and intelligence sectors.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Panchsheel Treaty

The Chinese envoy on Friday urged India to follow the principle of peaceful co-existence as devised in the Nehruvian era under Panchsheeltreaty.Consider the following statements about the Panchsheel:

  1. Panchsheel, or the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence, were first formally enunciated in theAgreement on Trade and Intercourse between the Tibet region of China and India signed on April 29, 1955.
  2. It was unanimously adopted on 11 December 1957 by the United Nations General Assembly.

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Chabahar Port

Recently, Indian Prime Minister and Iranian President met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York and discussed about the progress made on Iran’s Chabahar port. Consider the following Statements about the Chabahar port:

  1. It is located in the Persian Gulf on the south-eastern coast of Iran.
  2. It will serve an important connectivity to multi-mode North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC) project.

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South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Recently, both India and Pakistan boycotted each other’s statements at a meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Foreign Ministers held in New York. Consider the following statements about the SAARC:

  1. SAARC) was established with the signing of the SAARC Charter in Kathmandu in December 1985.
  2. It comprises of nine Member States: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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Paris Agreement

Recently, the world’s fourth largest emitter, Russia, formally adopted the Paris Agreement. Consider the following statements regarding the Paris Agreement:

  1. The Agreement came in to force on 22nd April 2016 – Earth Day – at UN Headquarters in New York.
  2. It aims to substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit the global temperature increase in this century to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, while pursuing means to limit the increase to 2 degrees.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Specially Designated Global Terrorist

Recently, US have designated the leader of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Mufti Noor WaliMehsud, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).Consider the following statements about the SDGT:

  1. Individuals or entities designated as SDGTs have either already taken part in terrorist activities or are believed to be potential threats by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the United States Department of the Treasury.
  2. An individual is designated as an SDGT by the US under the provisions of Executive Order 13226.

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