Current Questions

International Treaties & Agreements :

Blue Dot Network

Consider the following statements with reference to the Blue Dot Network:

  1. The United States, Australia and Japan’s new Blue Dot Network will serve as a globally recognized seal of approval for major infrastructure projects, letting people know that projects are sustainable and not exploitative.
  2. The network is “ratings mechanism” that would grade infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific region on different parameters to ensure transparency and is planned as direct counter to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

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

United Nations Convention On The Law Of The Sea

With reference to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), consider the following statements:

  1. UNCLOS is an international treaty, signed in 1982, which replaced the four Geneva Conventions of April, 1958.
  2. It divides marine areas into four zones namely- Internal Waters, Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone, and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

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Budapest Convention

Consider the following statements about the Budapest Convention:

  1. It is the first international treaty seeking to address Internet and computer crime (cybercrime) by harmonizing national laws, improving investigative techniques, and increasing cooperation among nations.
  2. It was opened for signature in Budapest, on 23 November 2001 and it entered into force on 1 July 2004.

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International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture

Consider the following given statements about the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA):

  1. The Treaty was adopted by the Thirty-First Session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 3rd November 2001.
  2. It facilitates access to the genetic materials of the 64 crops in the Multilateral System for research, breeding and training for food and agriculture.

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