Archive For The “Global” Category

Pakistan back on its watch list, i.e. “Grey List”

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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to place Pakistan back on its watch list, or “grey list”, from June subjecting it to direct monitoring and intense scrutiny by the International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG) on terror financing ‘Grey list’ comprises nations that are not doing enough to combat terrorism financing. What is FATF? The…

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Why is Jerusalem in news now?

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Recently, US President Donald Trump’s pledge to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has caused controversy across the world. He also announced his plans to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Let’s analyse the implications of US Embassy in Jerusalem. What is the capital of Israel? Israel claims that Jerusalem is…

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India-Switzerland Relations: Everything You Need To Know

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India and Switzerland have had good relations since ages and both have common interests in various fields. In this article, we discuss in detail the major aspects of India-Switzerland relations. During the cold war era, India’s policy of Non-alignment and Switzerland’s traditional policy of neutrality has led to a close understanding between the two countries….

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Joint fight against Terror : Delhi Declaration [26 January 2018]

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Counter-terrorism, identity security, military cooperation, and bilateral financial support were discussed in official level talks with leaders from ASEAN countries. The ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of sectoral dialogue between two sides. It also came out with a comprehensive statement targeting terrorism and agreed to uphold freedom in…

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Buddhist monk Dhammapiya has elected as the new secretary general of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC). He is from which Indian state?

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Correct Answer: D [Tripura ] Explanation: Buddhist monk Dhammapiya from Tripura has been elected as the new secretary general of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) in New Delhi. The IBC is a global Buddhist forum for preservation and development of heritage sites of the religion in India and other parts of the world.

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What is the India’s rank in the 2017 Legatum Prosperity Index (GPI)?

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Correct Answer: A [100th] Explanation: India has been ranked 100th out of 149 countries at the 11th edition of Legatum Prosperity Index (LPI-2017). The index offers an insight into how prosperity is forming and changing across the world. It is the world’s leading global measure of economic and social well-being that studies 104 indicators under…

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Which country hosted the 2nd second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture?

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Correct Answer: C [Oman ] Explanation: The 2nd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture: Fostering Sustainable Development was held in Muscat, Oman from December 11 to 12, 2017. This conference was hosted by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman. It was conducted within the framework of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development…

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Which country to host the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?

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Correct Answer: D [India ] Explanation: India will host the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) at Mumbai in June 25-26, 2018. The theme of the meeting will be ‘Mobilizing Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration. For this, the MoU was signed by joint secretary (multilateral institutions…

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India has signed how much amount of loan agreement with the World Bank (WB) for SANKALP project?

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Correct Answer: C [$250 million] Explanation: The Government of India (GoI) has signed a $250 million loan agreement with the World Bank for Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) Project on December 13, 2017. The purpose of the project is to enhance institutional mechanisms for skills development and increase access to quality…

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Which country has become the world’s first country to end national radio broadcasts on FM network?

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Correct Answer: B [Norway ] Explanation: Norway has become the first country in the world to shut down national broadcasts of its Frequency Modulation (FM) network by completing its transition to digital radio. The transition, which began on January 2017, allows for better sound quality and more channels and functions at an eighth of the…

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Which country is hosting the World Conference on Vedas?

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Correct Answer: A [India]   Explanation: Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated the World conference on Vedas ” Vishwa Ved Sammelan” at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) in New Delhi on December 15, 2017. The 3-day conference will have in-depth discussions on the universal message of the ancient scriptures to bring world peace,…

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