Aarambh Civil Services Academy

Current Affairs Questions

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Investment Incentive Agreement (IIA)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, India and the United States signed an Investment Incentive Agreement (IIA) at Tokyo, Japan.
  2. It supersedes the Investment Incentive Agreement signed between the Government of India and the Government of the United States of America in the year 2015.
  3. Significant developments have taken place since the signing of the earlier IIA, including the creation of a new agency called US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), a development finance agency of the Government of the USA.

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


Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad)

Consider the following statements:

  1. On 24th May, 2022, India’s Prime Minister participated in the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo, Japan along with Prime Minister of Japan, President of the United States of America and Prime Minister of Australia.
  2. India, the US, Japan and Australia are the members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad).
  3. This was the fourth interaction of the Leaders since their first virtual meeting in March 2021.

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


Memorandums Of Understanding

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, during the visit of the Indian Vice President to Senegal, three MoUs (Memorandums of Understanding) were signed.
  2. These MoUs are related to cultural exchange, visa free regime and cooperation in youth matters.
  3. Both India and Senegal have relatively older population.

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


Inter-Ministerial Coordination Group (IMCG)

Consider the following statements:

  1. On 12th April, 2022, the first meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Coordination Group (IMCG) at Secretary level was convened by India’s Foreign Secretary.
  2. IMCG has been setup as a high-level mechanism towards mainstreaming of India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy.
  3. Under its 'Neighbourhood First' policy, Government is committed to developing friendly and mutually beneficial relations with all its neighbours.

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


European Union (EU)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the European Parliament and European Union (EU) Member States have announced that they have reached a political agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA).
  2. The Act has no provision on ‘Dark Patterns’.
  3. The Act, which is yet to become law, is a set of common rules on intermediaries’ obligations and accountability across the single market and ensures higher protection to all EU users irrespective of their country.

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


Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

Consider the following statements:

  1. The 1st Edition of the Raisina Dialogue was held in 2018.
  2. It is India’s premier foreign policy conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community.
  3. It is Co-hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF).

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


Bengal Initiative For Multi-Sectoral Technical And Economic Cooperation

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the 5th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) was held.
  2. No agreements were signed during the Summit.
  3. The 5th BIMSTEC Summit’s theme is “Towards a Resilient Region, Prosperous Economies, Healthy People”.

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


Colombo Security Conclave (CSC)

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) was formed in 2015 as a trilateral maritime security grouping of India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
  2. Recently, the fifth meeting of National Security Advisers of the Colombo Security Conclave was held in the Maldives.
  3. Maritime Safety and Security is one of the five pillars of cooperation agreed to by the Member States.

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


Ministerial Dialogue On Trade & Investment (MDTI)

Consider the following statements:

  1. On 11th March, 2022, India and Canada held the fifth Ministerial Dialogue on Trade & Investment (MDTI) in New Delhi.
  2. Bilateral trade in goods between the two countries reached US$ 6.29 billion, registering a growth rate of 12% as compared to the previous year.
  3. During the dialogue, India and Canada agreed to formally re-launch the India-Canada Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) negotiations.

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


Programme Of Cooperation (POC)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, India and Oman signed a Programme of Cooperation (POC) in the fields of science and technology for the period 2022-2025.
  2. The POC was signed in pursuance of the Agreement for Cooperation in Science and Technology concluded on 5th October, 1996, between the Government of Oman and the Government of India.
  3. There is no provision of exchange programmes in the Programme of Cooperation.

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


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