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376.
What was the proposal discussed during the meeting between India and Moldova?
Joint research on climate change
Trade of electronic goods
Signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in agriculture
Collaboration on space exploration
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The meeting between India and Moldova for cooperation in agriculture took place on July 31, 2023. The proposal discussed during the meeting was to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in agriculture. Moldova expressed interest in exporting vegetable oils to India.

377.
What was the primary objective of the Russia—Africa Summit?
To establish military alliances between Russia and African nations.
To promote cultural and humanitarian exchanges.
To strengthen economic ties between Russia and Africa.
To address arms race concerns in outer space.
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Russia-Africa Economic and Humanitarian Summit were conducted in Saint Petersburg, Russia, from 27th to 28th July 2023. The primary objective of the Russia—Africa Summit is to foster comprehensive and equitable cooperation between Russia and African nations across various domains, including politics, security, economic ties, science and technology, as well as cultural and humanitarian exchanges.

378.
When is the International Day of Friendship celebrated?
June 30th
July 15th
July 30th
August 10th
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The International Day of Friendship is celebrated every year on July 30th. The International Day of Friendship emphasizes fostering unity, understanding, and peace among diverse communities and cultures. The International Day of Friendship was established by the UN General Assembly in the year 2011.

379.
What is the purpose of the $200 million loan deal signed between India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project?
To promote agricultural development in rural areas of Rajasthan.
To enhance water supply, sanitation, and urban resilience in selected towns.
To support the construction of new highways and roads in Rajasthan.
To invest in renewable energy projects across urban and rural areas.
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The $200 million loan deal between India and ADB aims to enhance water supply, sanitation, and urban resilience in specific towns as part of the ongoing Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project. The funding will be used to improve water supply systems, sanitation systems, and overall livability in these urban areas. This initiative also involves testing public-private partnerships in the water and sanitation sector.

380.
Who was recently elected as the new chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?
Thelma Krug of Brazil
James Ferguson 'Jim' Skea of the United Kingdom
Bert Bolin of Sweden
An IPCC vice-chair from an Asian country
Answer: Option
Explanation:
James Ferguson 'Jim' Skea, a climate science expert from the United Kingdom, was elected as the new chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Nairobi, Kenya. He won the election with 90 votes, surpassing Thelma Krug of Brazil. Skea's extensive experience in sustainable energy and climate science positions him to lead the IPCC through its seventh assessment cycle.