North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
Which among the following countries are not the members of NATO:
3. South Korea
4. New Zealand
Choose the correct answer from the code given below:
A. 1 only
B. 1 and 2only
C. 1, 2, 3 and 4
D. 2, 3, 4 only
• The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is an alliance of the countries of North America and Europe i.e. it provides a link between the western countries of two continents. The membership of NATO is open to all the countries of Europe. The decision to add any country as the member of NATO is taken by consensus.
• Japan, South Korea, New Zealand are among the countries which are not the members of NATO.
Purpose of the Question:
The NATO recently announced that Macedonia is going to become the 30th Member of the organization.
Yellow Vest Movement
“Yellow Vest” Movement sometimes seen in the news is related to which Country?
Explanation: The Yellow Vest movement also referred to as the Yellow Jacket movement as protestors took to wearing the high-visibility fluorescent jackets, erupted suddenly in November as a protest against Emmanuel Macron's fuel tax hikes to reduce emissions that are scheduled to start from January in France. Frustration over fuel prices sparked the protest, but it has extended to protests against inequality in French society.
Source: The Hindu
Countries Of Particular Concern
Question : “Countries of Particular Concern” sometimes seen in the news is released by:
“Countries of Particular Concern” under the International Religious Freedom Act 1998 is released by the United States Secretary of State (under authority delegated by the President) to the countries engaged in systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of Religious Freedom.
Designated countries and organizations- Saudi Arabia, Russia, Eritrea, ISIS, Boko Haram, Pakistan, China etc.