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Exercise :: International - Latest Current Affairs

  • International - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

India and Finland had signed agreement on cooperation with which of the following field?

A. In the field of agriculture
B. In the field of Climate and Environment
C. In the field of peaceful uses of outer space
D. In the field of Science and Technology

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The MoU between India and Finland on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of outer space was given approval by the Union Cabinet.It includes provisions for exploring newer research activities and applications in the fields of Remote Sensing of the Earth, Satellite Communication, Satellite Navigation Space Science and Exploration of Outer Space.Provisions for Launching Finnish space objects by Indian launch vehicles, processing and using space data, use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cooperation around emerging new space opportunities are also included.

2. 

Cabinet approved MoU between India and __________ for Tourism.

A. Saudi Arabia
B. Morocco
C. Argentina
D. Bangladesh

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

On 13th February, 2019, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved various agreements with foreign governments in areas of terrorism, counter-terrorism and space. The signing of MoU between India and Argentina in the field of Tourism was approved by the Union Cabinet. The MoU is aimed at helping the two countries to create an institutional mechanism for enhancing cooperation in the Tourism sector.

3. 

With Which country, Indian Government signed a deal under Fast Track Procurement (FTP) to avail the Indian Army with 72,400 new 'Sig Sauer Assault Rifles'?

A. South Korea
B. Russia
C. US
D. Japan

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Indian Government has signed a deal with the US under Fast Track Procurement (FTP) to avail the Indian Army with 72,400 new 'Sig Sauer Assault Rifles' which will overhaul the army's inventory of frontline rifles. These Sig Sauer Assault rifles are 7.62*51 mm which are compact, robust, advance in technology and easy to maintain in field conditions. These new rifles will come at a cost of around Rs. 700 Crore and will be used by the army troops deployed along the 3,600 km China's border.

4. 

The European Commission has recently added this country to dirty-money blacklist.

A. Singapore
B. India
C. Saudi Arabia
D. Malaysia

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The European Commission has added seven countries including Saudi Arabia, Panama, and Nigeria to a blacklist of nations that fail to tackle money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The list now includes 23 jurisdictions, up from 16. Newcomers to the list are Libya, Botswana, Ghana, Samoa, the Bahamas and the four United States territories of American Samoa, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. The other listed states are Afghanistan, North Korea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and Yemen. Bosnia Herzegovina, Guyana, Laos, Uganda and Vanuatu were removed.

5. 

Macedonia officially changed its name to __________.

A. North Macedonia
B. FYR Macedonia
C. Macedonia Prima
D. Macedonia Secunda

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Republic of Macedonia officially changed its name to North Macedonia. Greece had been blocking Macedonia's entry into the European Union (EU) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), as it disapproved of the name of the country,as the Greek province of Macedonia adjoining it has been associated with Alexander the Great.