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66. 

Who Urged Developed Nations to join Covax Facility to counter "Vaccine Nationalism"?

A. UNESCO
B. WHO
C. Red Cross Society
D. None of these

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

In order to provide rapid, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has invited countries to join its Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility by August 31, 2020. This facility is led by the WHO, along with the GAVI vaccine alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation), and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

67. 

Which nation sells most advanced warship to Pakistan?

A. USA
B. UAE
C. China
D. Israel

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

On August 23, 2020, China launched an advanced warship for Pakistan. This is the largest it has built for a country and also the first among the four most sophisticated naval platforms.

68. 

Who pushed back against China funded China-Myanmar Economic Corridor?

A. China
B. Myanmar
C. Both a and b
D. None of these

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Myanmar has pushed back against China after trying to widen its influence through China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC). The decision was influenced from the experience of Pakistan in China Pakistan Economic Corridor and with Sri Lanka being pushed towards debt trap. Highlights China proposed the CMEC as a part of the BRI initiative.

69. 

Which nation discovered Natural Gas reserves in Black Sea?

A. USA
B. UAE
C. Russia
D. Turkey

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

On August 21, 2020, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the discovery of large natural gas reserves in the Black Sea coast. According to the announcement made by the President, 320 billion cubic metres of natural gas has been discovered. Highlights Turkey is to start using the discovered natural gas by 2023.

70. 

Who was reappointed as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea?

A. Francisco Pascual Eyegue Obama Asue
B. Vicente Ehate Tomi
C. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
D. Ricardo Mangue Obama Nfubea

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Francisco Pascual Eyegue Obama Asue was reappointed as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and He was sworn in at the People's Palace in Malabo before President Teodoro Obiang on 18th August 2020.