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Exercise :: International - Latest Current Affairs

  • International - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

The 54th meeting of SAARC programming committee has started in __________.

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

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The 54th meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) programming committee has started at the Kathmandu-based SAARC Secretariat in Nepal on December 11, 2017. The 2-day meeting will discuss about budget issues of the Secretariat, SAARC five regional centers and four specialized bodies. The representatives of all 8 member countries are participating in it. The SAARC is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of nations in South Asia. Its member states include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

2. 

Which country has clinched gold at the Hockey World League (HWL-2017) tournament?

A. Australia
B. Italy
C. Japan
D. Argentina

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Australian hockey team has defeated Rio Olympics champions Argentina 2-1 in the final of the Hockey World League Final to win gold at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on December 11, 2017. Goals from Blake Govers and Jeremy Hayward helped the defending champions to beat Argentina hockey team. Earlier in the day, India reclaimed the bronze medal in the tournament. In the third-fourth place classification match, they defeated Germany 2-1. Indian took the lead in the 21st minute through SV Sunil. Germany equalised through its reserve custodian Mark Appel in the 36th minute. A penalty corner conversion by Harmanpreet Singh in the 54th minute sealed the win and the third place for the Indians. India had also won the bronze in the last edition of the tournament in Raipur in 2015.

3. 

Which country announces lifting of ban on movie theatres after 35 years?

A. Saudi Arabia
B. Iran
C. Pakistan
D. US

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Saudi Arabia will have its first public cinemas in more than 35 years after the government announced the lifting of the ban on movie theatres. Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh Alawwad in a statement said that opening cinemas will act as a catalyst for economic growth and diversification. The government statement said that the licensing process for cinema operators will start within 90 days and the films will be subject to censorship according to media policy standards of the kingdom.

4. 

UN paid tribute to __________ peacekeepers killed in recent attack in Congo recently.

A. 25
B. 19
C. 14
D. 9

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Recently 14 United Nations Peacekeepers were killed in Congo and several others were injured. Later UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described as the "worst attack" on UN peacekeepers or UN "blue helmets" in recent history. The mission's military, police and civilian staff were encouraged to continue their efforts to implement the operation's mandate, including the protection of civilians

5. 

Which country will host the Southeast Asia connectivity summit?

A. Indonesia
B. India
C. Singapore
D. Philippines

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India will host the Southeast Asia connectivity summit. India's initiative of connectivity with Southeast Asia under its Act East Policy, New Delhi will host an Asean-India Connectivity Summit (AICS) on December 11-12. The event comes ahead of the visit of the leaders of the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) here next month for the commemorative summit of 25 years of the India-Asean dialogue partnership.