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Exercise :: International - Latest Current Affairs

  • International - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which country will host the high-level Conference on "International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028"?

A. Uzbekistan
B. Afghanistan
C. Tajikistan
D. Kyrgyzstan

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The high-level Conference on "International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028" will be held in Tajikistan from June 20, 2018. The two-day conference is being organized by the United Nations and Government of Tajikistan to discuss key water-related issues of sustainable development goals adopted by UN member countries. India will be represented by Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. In it, Mr. Gadkari will share the initiatives, solutions and best practices that Government of India (GoI) is taking in the field of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Water Resource Assessment, Resource Distribution, Management, Conservation and Harvesting.

2. 

Which nation withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council, recently?

A. Germany
B. United States
C. Russia
D. Canada

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council, accusing it of a "chronic bias against Israel," a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. The United Nations Human Rights Council consists of 47 member states, with a specific number of seats given to each region of the world. Members are elected by the U.N. General Assembly for three-year terms and cannot serve more than two terms in a row.

3. 

The 2018 Asia and Oceania Region Inter-Governmental Ministerial meeting on anti-doping will be the hosted by the country of;

A. Nepal
B. Sri Lanka
C. Bhutan
D. Iraq

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The annual Asia and Oceania Region Inter-Governmental Ministerial meeting on anti-doping has started in Colombo, Sri Lanka with representatives from 29 countries including India. The 15th such annual gathering is also being attended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to discuss important anti-doping issues that will help in the fight for clean sport. It is chaired by Faiszer Musthapha, Sri Lanka's Minister for Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports. The two-day meeting will discuss how to make the most of government engagement, ensure compliance with the world anti-doping code, support capacity building and a range of other topics.

4. 

For which country the World Bank approves $700 Mn to improve the primary education sector.

A. Bangladesh
B. Bhutan
C. Nepal
D. Nigeria

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The World Bank has approved $700 million to help Bangladesh achieve its education for all vision by improving the primary education sector. The Quality Learning for All Program (QLEAP) will cover more than 18 million children studying in pre-primary level to grade 5. It will also finance implementation of the government's Fourth Primary Education Development Program (PEDP4).

5. 

World Bank and this country signed an agreements of $565 mn in power, water sectors for NTDC project and Sindh irrigation project.

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

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Pakistan and the World Bank inked agreements worth $565 million to help build and support the projects in power and water sectors. The total cost of NTDC's project would be $536.33 mn out of which the NTDC would provide $111.33 mn. Rest of the $425 mn will be provided by World Bank for the National Transmission Modernisation (Phase-I) project which is designed to increase the capacity and reliability of selected segments of the national transmission system and for NTDC. The total cost of the project is $152.2 million for Sindh Barrages Improvement Project which is aimed at improving the reliability and safety of Guddu Barrage and strengthening the Sindh Irrigation Department's capacity.