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Intergovernmental Organizations, International Institutions, Agencies & Fora :

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:


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.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


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?


Virus Outbreak International Emergency

Recently the outbreak of which virus has been declared as an international emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO)?


Organisation Of Petroleum Exporting Countries

Consider the following statements about Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC):

  1. Iran is the only major oil producing country which is not a member of OPEC.
  2. OPEC is concerned mainly with oil which is the reason why Qatar has quit the bloc recently.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


UN’s Economic And Social Council

Consider the following about UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC):

  1. Apart from economic and social issues ECOSOC also gives recommendations on environment issues.
  2. It engages a variety of stakeholders like policy makers, parliamentarians, business sector representatives and NGOs.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


International Whaling Commission

Consider the following statements with respect to International Whaling Commission:

  1. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) is an international body set up under the aegis of United Nations.
  2. Japan is the only country opposing it.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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