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1. 

Which country is the new member of Wassenaar Arrangement?

A. India
B. Pakistan
C. China
D. Australia

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) decided to admit India as its new member. India's entry into the export control regime would enhance its credentials in the field of non-proliferation despite not being a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. The decision was taken at the two-day plenary meeting of the grouping in Vienna. The grouping statement that the Wassenaar Arrangement participating states reviewed the progress of a number of current membership applications and agreed at the plenary meeting to admit India. India will become the Arrangement's 42nd participating state as soon as the necessary procedural arrangements for joining the WA are completed.

2. 

With which country India signed a MoU on cooperation in Health Sector?

A. China
B. Cuba
C. Russia
D. Italy

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India and Cuba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector, here today. Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Dr Roberto Tomas Morales Ojeda, Public Health Minister of Cuba signed the MoU in the presence of senior officers from the Health Ministry and a high level delegation from Cuba.

3. 

Which country become the biggest importer of U.S. oil refinery by-product 'petcoke'.

A. Canada
B. Switzerland
C. China
D. India

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

India has become the biggest importer of U.S. oil refinery by-product 'petcoke', which in 2016 got almost a fourth of all the fuel-grade "petcoke" the U.S. shipped out. Petroleum coke called as 'petcoke', a U.S. oil refinery by-product, is cheaper and burns hotter than coal. But it also contains more planet-warming carbon and heart and lung-damaging sulfur.In 2016, the U.S. sent more than 8 million metric tonnes of petcoke to India. That's about 20 times more than in 2010.

4. 

Which country re-elected to International Maritime Organisation Council?

A. Nepal
B. Pakistan
C. India
D. Iran

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

India re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation under a category that represents nations with the largest interests in international seaborne trade. He had assured the organisation during his UK visit that India would rededicate itself with a renewed commitment towards the development of the objectives of IMO if re-elected, and leverage the opportunity for the accelerated and sustained growth of the global maritime community. It has been one of the earliest members of the IMO, having ratified its convention and joined it as a member-state in the year 1959.

5. 

With which country India planned to implement Rapid Rail Transit System?

A. China
B. Spain
C. Turkey
D. France

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India signed a technical cooperation agreement with Spain to implement a Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) under which the trains run at a speed of 180Kmph. The Minister Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri stated that a collaboration with Spain would enable availability of technical advice on specific issues related to the high-speed rail transit. 3 RRTS corridors are expected to link Delhi with Meerut, Panipat and Alwar. An Indo-Spanish technical cooperation agreement was signed between the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) and the Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF), Spain.