current-affairs-international
  • A
    Bushehr (success)
    B
    Anarak (success)
    C
    Arak (success)
    D
    Natanz (success)
    Answer.   Iran and China signed the final version of a contract in Vienna, Austria to modernize a heavy water reactor that Iran has undertaken to redesign under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers. The responsibility to design the reactor using fuel enriched up to 3.67% in Arak and its equipment lies only with Iran, while China and the US will evaluate the designing plan scientifically once it is over.
  • A
    Berlin (success)
    B
    Washington DC (success)
    C
    Shanghai (success)
    D
    Melbourne (success)
    Answer.   The G-20 Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting was held in Washington D.C on April 22, 2017. In the meeting India was represented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and RBI Governor Urijit Patel. The meeting focused on the Compact with Africa, Financial Sector Development and Regulations, International Financial Architecture and Global Financial Governance.
  • A
    New Delhi (success)
    B
    Mumbai (success)
    C
    Jakarta (success)
    D
    Bandung (success)
    Answer.   1st ‘India-Indonesia Energy Forum’ was held in Jakarta on April 20, 2017. The Indian side was represented by Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Indonesian Energy Minister Ignasius Jonan. On the occasion, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on cooperation in the field of Oil and Gas.
  • A
    New Delhi, India (success)
    B
    Conarky, Guinea (success)
    C
    Paris, France (success)
    D
    Berlin, Germany (success)
    Answer.   World Book & Copyright Day was observed across the world on April 23, 2017. The observance of the day on April 23 is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. Each year, UNESCO and the international organizations select the World Book Capital for a one-year period, effective 23 April each year. For the year 2017 the World Book Capital is Conakry, Guinea.
  • A
    USA (success)
    B
    Nepal (success)
    C
    European Union (EU) (success)
    D
    South Korea (success)
    Answer.   The European Union (EU) and India agreed to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation. This was agreed during the visit of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini to India.
  • A
    Environmental and Climate Legacy (success)
    B
    Climate Change and Education (success)
    C
    Environmental Education and Climate Legacy (success)
    D
    Biodiversity and Climate Legacy (success)
    Answer.   International Mother Earth Day was observed across the world on April 22, 2017 with the theme “Environmental and Climate Legacy”, which is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs.
  • A
    France (success)
    B
    South Korea (success)
    C
    Britain (success)
    D
    Japan (success)
    Answer.   India and South Korea signed an Inter-governmental Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Defence Industry Co-operation in Shipbuilding. The MoU will be initially valid for a period of five years and would be automatically extendable for further successive five year at a time.
  • A
    A Future Detoxified: Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste (success)
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    Management of Hazardous Waste, Chemicals and Organic Pollutants (success)
    C
    A Future Detoxified: Management of E-Waste (success)
    D
    Sound Management of E-Waste: Recreating Environment (success)
    Answer.   An inter-ministerial Indian delegation headed by the Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) Ajay Narayan Jha, will participate in the 2017 Conference of Parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm (BRS) Conventions. The three COPs to BRS Conventions will be held jointly and back-to-back from April 24 to May 5, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The theme of the will be “A future detoxified: sound management of chemicals and waste".
  • A
    300 million (success)
    B
    450 million  (success)
    C
    425 million (success)
    D
    325 million (success)
    Answer.   The latest report of World Health Organisation (WHO) on Hepatitis has revealed that an estimated 325 million people are living with hepatitis B or C. Further, Hepatitis killed 1.34 million people in 2015, a toll roughly in-line with HIV and tuberculosis. But in contrast to HIV and TB, hepatitis deaths are increasing, recording a 22 percent mortality rise from 2000 to 2014.
  • A
    Giuseppina Nicolini, Italy (success)
    B
    Francois Hollande, France (success)
    C
    SOS Mediterranee, France (success)
    D
    Both (a) and (c) (success)
    Answer.   The UN cultural agency UNESCO announced the winners of Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize 2017. Giuseppina Nicolini, Mayor of Lampedusa (Italy) and the non-governmental organisation SOS Mediterranee (France) have been chosen for this year’s prize. Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize was created in 1989 to honour living individuals and active public or private bodies or institutions that have made significant contribution to peace.
  • A
    I and II (success)
    B
    II and III (success)
    C
    I and III (success)
    D
    All of the above (success)
    Answer.   Australia, hardening its citizenship law, unveiled major changes to citizenship process a day after suspending “457” visa programme for foreign workers. The new requirements include competent English, belief in gender equality and a four-year qualification period. Further, they will also need to demonstrate a job record and how they have integrated into the local community.
  • A
    Palembang Asian Games 2018 (success)
    B
    Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 (success)
    C
    Nagoya Asian Games 2026 (success)
    D
    Incheon Asian Games 2030 (success)
    Answer.   The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has decided to feature video gaming as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games at Hangzhou, China. It will also be a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia. The council is collaborating with Alisports, a unit of China’s Alibaba Group, to bring esports to the games.
  • A
    Romania (success)
    B
    Ecuador (success)
    C
    Chile (success)
    D
    Ukraine (success)
    Answer.   The National Electoral Council (NEC) of Ecuador said that following recount of votes for presidential poll held on April 2, 2017, left-wing candidate Lenin Moreno has been confirmed as the winner. Moreno will be sworn in on May 24, 2017. The recount slightly boosted Moreno's margin over his conservative rival, Guillermo Lasso, who had demanded recounting of votes alleging fraud in counting of votes.
  • A
    Mauritius (success)
    B
    Singapore (success)
    C
    Malaysia (success)
    D
    Portugal (success)
    Answer.   The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for signing of a Protocol amending the Convention between India and Portugal for avoidance of double taxation. Once the Protocol enters into force, both India and Portugal would be able to exchange tax related information, which will help tax authorities of both countries to curb tax evasion.
  • A
    2014 (success)
    B
    2016 (success)
    C
    2015 (success)
    D
    2013 (success)
    Answer.   The UN Postal Administration (UNPA) will issue special stamps commemorating the International Yoga Day on June 21, 2017. The Yoga Day is being marked annually since 2015. The special sheet consists of stamps with images of the sacred Indian sound “Om” and various yogic asanas.