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Exercise :: International - Latest Current Affairs

  • International - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

These two countries have been suspended from voting in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly recently.?

A. Venezuela and Somalia
B. Venezuela and Libya
C. Venezuela and North Korea
D. Venezuela and South Africa

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

On February 13, 2018, United Nations (UN) General Assembly spokesman Brenden Varma stated that Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly because of millions of dollars in unpaid dues. This is for the third time in three years that Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the UN General Assembly. In order to restore their voting rights, Venezuela and Libya must pay at least $25200296 and $6594842 respectively. Central African Republic, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Surinam, Marshall Islands, Yemen and Equatorial Guinea are the other countries that have lost voting rights for the same reason.

2. 

Which country allows women to start business without male permission?

A. Indonesia
B. Pakistan
C. Denmark
D. Saudi Arabia

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative. The policy change, announced by the Saudi government also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system that has ruled the country for decades. The Country's Ministry of Commerce and investment said on its website that women can now launch their own businesses and benefit from governmental e-services without having to prove consent from a guardian.

3. 

US Justice Department indicts ___________ Russian nationals over 2016 Presidential Election Interference.

A. 15
B. 10
C. 13
D. 18

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Russia - US relation to face another major crisis as the federal grand jury indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for alleged illegal interference in the 2016 presidential elections. The Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has charged them with conspiracy to defraud the United States. The All the activities were a planned conspiracy as per US judicial department's statement. The Defendants traveled to the United States to conduct research, employed specialists to fine-tune social media posts so those appear authentic. Stealing identities of US citizens they used immigration, religion, and race to manipulate campaign. The indictment alleges that the Russian conspirators want to promote discord in the United States and undermine public confidence in democracy," Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general said emphasizing that US citizens must not allow them to succeed.

4. 

With which country India signed pact to avoid double taxation & to prevent fiscal evasion?

A. Israel
B. Iran
C. Myanmar
D. Pakistan

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India and Iran has recently signed Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income in New Delhi. The Agreement will stimulate flow of investment, technology and personnel from India to Iran & vice versa, and will prevent double taxation. The Agreement will provide for exchange of information between the two Contracting Parties as per latest International Standards. It will improve transparency in tax matters and will help curb tax evasion and tax avoidance. The Agreement also meets treaty related minimum standards under G-20 OECD Base Erosion & Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project, in which India participated on an equal footing.

5. 

2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organization will be hosted by this country.

A. Brazil
B. China
C. Nepal
D. South Africa

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

China will host 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit at Qingdao, eastern Shandong Province in June 2018. China had taken over rotating chair of SCO after17th SCO summit concluded in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan in June 2017. SCO is a Eurasian economic, political and security organization headquartered in Beijing, China. It was founded in 2001. The full members of the organization are headquartered in Beijing, China. It was founded in 2001.