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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.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answrrs from the codes given below:


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.

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


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.

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


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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Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Recently, the first conference on military medicine for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states was held in New Delhi,between 12-13thSeptember, 2019.Consider the following statements regarding the SCO:

  1. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an international organisation of now eight member countries (the Republic of India, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan).
  2. SCO has two Permanent Bodies — (i) SCO Secretariat in Beijing and (ii) ExecutiveCommittee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) in Tashkent.

Which of the statement given above is/are correct?


Eurasian Economic Forum

Recently, India did not attend Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO) Eurasian Economic Forum held in China. Consider the following statements about theEurasian Economic Forum:

  1. The Eurasian Economic Union is an international organization for regional economic integration that came into existence on 1st January, 2014.
  2. The Member-States of the Eurasian Economic Union are the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation.

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Elimination Of Infectious Childhood Killer Diseases

Recently, the member-countries of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia Region have resolved to eliminate highly infectious childhood two killer diseases at the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia in Delhi. What are those two diseases?


State Of The World Population 2019 Report

Consider the following statements regarding the recently published United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report, ‘State of the World Population 2019’:

  1. According to it, India accounts for over one-sixth of the world’s population in 2019.
  2. India’s life expectancy at birth is 69 to 72 years.
  3. 86% of births in India (2006 and 2017), were attended by skilled health personnel (which is 79% across the world).
  4. India’s Maternal Mortality Rate(MMR) in 2015 was 174 deaths per lakh live births (global MMR in 2015 was 216).

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New Development Bank

Recently, a one-day Joint India - New Development Bank(NDB) workshop on Enhancing NDB’s engagement with the India private and public sector was held in New Delhi. Consider the following statements regarding NDB:

  1. The idea to form a new Development Bank to mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects was mobilized at fifth annual BRICS summit, held in Durban, South Africa in 2013.
  2. As of now, NDB’s approved loan proportion to India is 18%, the third highest after China and Russia amongst the BRICS countries.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?


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