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Intergovernmental Organizations, International Institutions, Agencies & Fora :

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?


Source: CSC May 2019

With reference to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) consider the following statements:

  1. It is a policy-making body that frames guidelines to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
  2. India enjoys an ‘observer’ status at the FATF since 2006.
  3. The FATF lacks the power to directly enact its recommendations.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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