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India-Africa Defence Dialogue (IADD)

Consider the following statements:

  1. On 18th October, 2022, the second India-Africa Defence Dialogue (IADD) was held on the sidelines of DefExpo 2022 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  2. The theme of the dialogue was ‘Adopting Strategy for Synergizing and Strengthening Defence and Security Cooperation’.
  3. The first-ever India-Africa Defence Dialogue (IADD) was held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in conjunction with DefExpo in 2015.

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


Group Of Seven (G7)

Which of the statement(s) given below is/are correct about Group of Seven (G7)?

  1. It is an intergovernmental organisation of seven countries that are the world’s most industrialized and developed economies.
  2. It does not have a formal constitution or a fixed headquarters and the decisions taken by leaders during annual summits are non-binding.
  3. It traces its origin to an informal meeting of the Finance Ministers of France, West Germany, the US, Great Britain and Japan (Group of Five) in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis.
  4. It was called the G8 after the original seven were joined by Russia in 1997 and it returned to being called G7 when Russia was expelled as a member in 2014 following the latter’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine.

Universal Postal Union(UPU)

With reference to the Universal Postal Union(UPU), consider the following statements:

  1. Established in 1874, UPU, it is the oldest international organization worldwide.
  2. Established by the Treaty of Bern of 1874, it is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that coordinates postal policies among member nations, in addition to the worldwide postal system.
  3. Any member country of the United Nations may become a member of the UPU.
  4. India joined the UPU in 1896.

Choose the incorrect statement(s) from the codes given below:


Porcupine Strategy

Recently, which of the following country invoked the ‘porcupine strategy’ to protect itself if China attacks?


BRICS Labour And Employment Ministers’ Meeting

Consider the following statements:

  1. On 14th July, 2022, the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting was held under the Brazilian Presidency.
  2. Discussions were held on three priority issues, namely, promoting green jobs for sustainable development; developing skills for resilient recovery; and protecting workers’ right in new forms of employment.
  3. The BRICS Labour & Employment Ministers’ Declaration was adopted at the meeting.

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


UN Guidelines

Consider the following statements:

  1. On 25th July, 2022, the UNESCO launched new guidelines to provide the first-ever global policy framework to protect, include, and empower children on the move in the context of climate change.
  2. There is currently no global policy framework for addressing the needs and rights of children moving in the context of climate change.
  3. One billion children – nearly half of the world’s 2.2 billion children – live in 33 countries classified as being at extremely high risk to the impacts of climate change.

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


MIST Submarine Cable System

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the union environment ministry’s expert appraisal committee (EAC) on Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) matters has given its go-ahead for the construction of Myanmar/ Malaysia- India- Singapore Transit (MIST) Submarine Cable System.
  2. It has a total length of 8,100km, connecting Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, India (Mumbai and Chennai).
  3. It is being executed by the global technology provider NEC Corp.

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


I2U2

Consider the following statements:

  1. I2U2 initiative is a new grouping of India, Israel, USA and UAE.
  2. The grouping, which met for the first time under a new framework in October 2021, dealt with issues concerning maritime security, infrastructure and transport.
  3. led to normalization of Israel’s relations with the UAE and Bahrain.

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


48th Annual G7 Summit

Consider the following statements:

  1. The 48th annual G7 Summit was held in Germany from June 26 to June 28, 2022.
  2. G7 announced the collective mobilization of 600 billion dollars by 2027 under Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) to deliver value-driven and transparent infrastructure projects to developing and middle-income countries.
  3. The 2022 Resilient Democracies Statement is a Joint Statement of G7 and Partner Countries that reiterates the countries' commitment to strengthening resilience of democracies and to working towards equitable, inclusive and sustainable solutions to global challenges, including climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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


New Non-Permanent Members Of UNSC

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland were elected as the new non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
  2. The Security Council consists of 20 countries. Five of them – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States – are permanent members with the right to veto.
  3. The United Nations General Assembly, which comprises all 193 UN Member States, elects the 10 non-permanent members who serve for two-year terms.

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


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