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61. 

The 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) was inaugurated at __________.

A. Ahmedabad
B. Kanpur
C. Noida
D. Kolkata

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) was inaugurated to UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The 12-day event has been scheduled to be held from 2 September to 13 September. The conference was inaugurated by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and Mr.IbrahimThiaw, Executive Secretary, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on 2 September. India is hosting the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) 2019. It has taken over the COP Presidency from China for the next two years till 2021. Also, the Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar has been elected COP President for next two years.

62. 

Where did the Election Commission of India host the 4th General Assembly of Association of World Election Bodies?

A. Pune
B. Bengaluru
C. Chennai
D. Delhi

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Election Commission of India will host the 4th General Assembly of Association of World Election Bodies at Bengaluru. India will also take over as A-WEB's Chair for the 2019-21 term. Over 50 countries across the globe will be participating in the meeting. The A-WEB is the largest association of Election Management Bodies worldwide. The Election Commission will also host International Conference on "Initiatives and Challenges of Social Media and Information Technology in Elections".

63. 

India's first-ever sky cycling park to be opened in __________.

A. Manali
B. Mussoorie
C. Nainital
D. Shimla

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

To boost tourism and give and an all new experience to visitors, India's first-ever sky cycling park will soon open at Gulaba area near Manali in Himachal Pradesh. It is 350m long & is located at a height of 9000 Feet above sea level. Forest Department and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports have jointly developed an eco-friendly park. The adventure sport will give a fillip to tourism in Manali and visitors will get an enriching experience of adventure sports at this park. It will also help provide employment to locals.

64. 

2019 Indo-French Strategic Dialogue was held in __________.

A. Lyon, France
B. Paris, France
C. Mumbai, India
D. New Delhi, India

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Adviser and G7 Sherpa to French President Emmanuel Macron, arrived in New Delhi, India for the biannual Indo-French Strategic Dialogue 2019.

65. 

Where did External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi recently?

A. Budapest, Hungary
B. Moscow, Russia
C. Pecs, Hungary
D. St Petersburg, Russia

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the premises of the Indian embassy in Moscow, Russia on the occasion of Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary.Gandhi was inspired by Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer-philosopher. The two leaders never met personally in their life-line, but both shared a special bond and exchanged ideas through letters.