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Exercise :: Places - Latest Current Affairs

  • Places - Latest Current Affairs

Russia India-China Foreign Ministers Meet Begins in __________.

A. Chennai
B. Delhi
C. Hyderabad
D. Mumbai

Answer: Option B


Foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China (RIC) are holding a trilateral meeting in New Delhi. The meeting is expected to review global and regional issues of mutual interest as well as discuss trilateral exchanges and activities. The External Affairs Minister will have separate bilateral meetings with her Russian and Chinese counterparts. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi have arrived in New Delhi.


Which city signed MoU with the C40 cities network to work together to tackle air pollution?

A. Hyderabad
B. Chennai
C. Bengaluru
D. Agra

Answer: Option C


Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the C40 cities network to work together to tackle air pollution. C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is geared towards tackling climate change and taking actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas and thereby increasing the health and wellbeing of urban citizens. Under the MoU between BBMP and C40, experts from different cities across the world will share their experience and advice with Bengaluru on measure taken to tackle air pollution.


Which city will host the 19th Triennial General Assembly of ICOMOS?

A. Mumbai
B. Kolkata
C. New Delhi
D. Pune

Answer: Option C


International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) will be organising ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium 2017 in New Delhi from 11th - 15th December 2017. This event is supported by Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Union Ministry of Culture, State Governments of Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Odisha, and well-known companies in tourism sector. The objective of this event is to promote international co-operation and strengthen understanding in the field of heritage conservation.


This city will host the ASEAN India Connectivity Summit (AICS)?

A. New Delhi
B. Indore
C. Kanpur
D. Jaipur

Answer: Option A


The ASEAN India Connectivity Summit (AICS) will held in New Delhi from December 11, 2017. The theme of the two-day Summit is "Powering Digital and Physical Linkages for Asia in the 21st Century". The purpose of the AICS is to accelerate existing connectivity prospects, identify issues of concern, evolve suitable policy recommendations and develop strategies to enhance economic, industrial and trade relations between ASEAN and India. Its focus areas are Infrastructure, Roadways, Shipping, Digital, Finance, Energy and Aviation. In addition, the AICS will be bringing together, policymakers, senior officials from the Government, investors, industry leaders, representatives of trade associations and entrepreneurs on the same platform.


Which Indian monument has been named 2nd best UNESCO world heritage site in the world, as per new survey of travel portal TripAdvisor?

A. Red Fort
B. Char Minar
C. Taj Mahal
D. Ajanta Caves

Answer: Option C


The Taj Mahal, a mausoleum crafted in ivory-white marble, has been named 2nd best UNESCO world heritage site in the world, according to a new survey by travel portal TripAdvisor. The 'monument of love' was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It is rated after Cambodia's Angkor Wat. Other popular heritage sites on the survey include the Great Wall of China built by Xu Da of Northern Qi Dynasty in 1368 AD and South America's Incan citadel Machu Picchu in Peru.