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Exercise :: Places - Latest Current Affairs

  • Places - Latest Current Affairs

The 39th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit was held in __________.

A. Baghdad
B. Kuwait
C. Riyadh
D. Muscat

Answer: Option C


The 39th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit was inaugurated by the King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh. It was announced at the conclusion of the summit that the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit will be held in the United Arab Emirates. The presidency of GCC shifts among the six members based on the Arabic alphabet. Although the 39th summit was held in Riyadh upon a request from Oman, Oman will be the president for the next 12 months.


Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration for year 2018 was held in;

A. Hyderabad
B. Kathmandu
C. Marrakech
D. Beijing

Answer: Option C


The Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was held in Marrakech, Morocco on 10th and 11th of December, 2018. It is the first-ever UN global agreement on a common approach to international migration in all its dimensions. The global compact is non-legally binding. It is grounded in values of state sovereignty, responsibility-sharing, non-discrimination, and human rights, and recognizes that a cooperative approach is needed to optimize the overall benefits of migration, while addressing its risks and challenges for individuals and communities in countries of origin, transit and destination.


Indo-China joint military exercise 'Hand-in-Hand' has started in __________.

A. Hangzhou
B. Tianjin
C. Guangzhou
D. Chengdu

Answer: Option D


The armies of India and China has started the 7th edition of joint military exercise 'Hand-in-Hand 2018' from Dec 11-23 at Chengdu in China. The purpose of the joint military drill is to improve the capabilities of the two armies in fighting terrorism and promote mutual understanding. Both sides have fielded 100 personnel to take part in the exercise that focusses on tactical level operations in an International Counter Insurgency/Counter Terrorist environment as per UN mandate. The drills are being held after a gap of one year as they could not be held in 2017 because both armies were locked in a 73-day standoff at Doklam in the Sikkim sector.


The Indian Navy launched its first non-tethered Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle system in __________.

A. Kolkata
B. Mumbai
C. Hyderabad
D. Cochin

Answer: Option B


The Indian Navy launched its first non-tethered Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) system at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. The DSRV is used to rescue crew members from submarines stranded underwater in the high seas. The cost of one system is Rs.1,000 crore. In March 2016, the Indian Navy had signed a Rs.2,000 crore contract with the U.K.-based James Fisher Defence (JFD) for two submarine rescue systems as well as maintenance for 25 years. Admiral Lanba said the second system would be inducted in April and would be based at the Eastern Naval Command in Vishakapatnam. Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) system. It can rescue 14 people at a time. It is also equipped with a decompression chamber that can accommodate submariners and a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), which can be used to beam images and provide immediate assistance.


Where was the Conference on 'Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code - A New Paradigm for Stressed Assets held?

A. Mumbai, India
B. New Delhi, India
C. New York, United States of America (USA)
D. London, United Kingdom (UK)

Answer: Option C


A conference on the theme 'Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code of India - New Paradigm for Stressed Assets' was held at the Indian Consulate in New York. The conference was organised by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) jointly with the Consulate General of India, New York, USA. The Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Mr. Arun Jaitley addressed the conference via Video Conferencing. Dr. M. S. Sahoo, Chairperson, IBBI also addressed at the function. The Conference was followed by a roundtable with prospective stakeholders of the Indian insolvency regime which witnessed participation of many international fund houses and law firms.