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1. 3rd ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Conference on ‘Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons’ held in Seoul (__________________). Indian delegation was led by Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot.

South Korea
Vietnam
Japan
China
None of These


2. 62nd General Conference of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) held in Vienna (_____________). On India's Behalf of Sekhar Basu, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Note that Now, K N Vyas has been appointed as new Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).

  1. Mr. Basu stated that India placed 4 more reactors under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards, including 2 Russian-designed Pressurised Light Water Reactors and two Pressurised Heavy Reactors being built with Indian technology.
  2. Now, total 26 Indian nuclear facilities will be now under IAEA safeguards.
  3. IAEA Safeguards are system of inspection and verification of peaceful uses of nuclear materials as part of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Sweden
Switzerland
Austria
Australia
None of These


3. 71st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia held in _______________.

Ahmedabad
Mumbai
Jaipur
New Delhi
None of These


4. 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism held in Seoul (South Korea) , with theme A 2030 Vision for Urban Tourism. The venue Next (8th) UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism 2019 will be Astana (______________).

Turkmenistan
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan


5. Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu attended 6th East Asia Summit- Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EAS-EMM) and 15th India-ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM) in ________________.

USA
UK
Singapore
South Korea
None of These


6. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj attended and addressed 73rd session of UN General Assembly in New York (___________________).

  1. Antonio Guterres (Portugal) is Secretary-General of 73rd UN General Assembly.
  2. India and G4 nations (Brazil, Germany and Japan) voiced concern over lack of substantive progress in the long-pending Security Council reform, saying it is time to initiate text-based negotiations to safeguard legitimacy and credibility of UNSC.
  3. Also, J P Nadda(Minister of Health and Family Welfare) addressed High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis at 73rd session of UNGA. He stated that India commits to eliminate TB by 2025, five years ahead of the SDG target of 2030, by launching the TB Free India Campaign.
  4. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj also attended SAARC foreign ministers’ meet on sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York. She left the meeting early after delivering straight remarks on Pakistan.
USA
UK
Russia
Spain
None of These


7. Food and Drink Technology Africa 2018 trade show held in Johannesburg (_______________), Attended by Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI).

Zimbabwe
South Africa
Nigeria
Niger
None of These


8. Global Climate Action Summit 2018 held at San Francisco in California (__________________). During this, government functionaries of several Indian cities announced to scale up their actions to combat climate change and to protect people from hazardous climate impacts.

  1. Global Green Bond Partnership (GGBP) was launched on this occasion, to accelerate issuance of green bonds. Members of GGBP will work to scale green bond issuance primarily by sub-national entities and corporations.
  2. Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group announced that Mahindra & Mahindra will work towards being carbon neutral by 2040. M&M was first company in world to commit to double energy productivity by signing Climate Group’s program ‘EP100’. It was also first Indian company to announce its internal Carbon Price of USD 10 per ton of carbon emitted to fund investments required for carbon neutrality.
USA
UK
Russia
France
None of These


9. HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Inaugurated 4thWorld Summit on Accreditation(WOSA-2018), held in ________________. Focus of WOSA 2018 is on CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN OUTCOME BASED ACCREDITATION.

New Delhi
Jaipur
Mumbai
Ahmedabad
None of These


10. International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2018 inaugurated in Kathmandu (__________________), organised by South Asian Women Development Forum. Theme of summit is ‘Equality begins with Economic Empowerment’.

Myanmar
Bhutan
Japan
Nepal
None of These


11. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated MOVE: India’s ever first Global Mobility Summit organized by NITI Aayog at Vigyan Bhawan in _____________________________. The focus of the summit is on raising awareness about various aspects of Mobility and bringing various stakeholders involved in enhancing mobility across different platforms.

  1. Earlier, NITI Aayog flagged off cycle rally MOVE Cyclathon to spread message of clean mobility to Indian public and promote cleaner, accessible modes of transport. It was held in run up to MOVE: Global Mobility Summit scheduled to be held in Sep 2018 in New Delhi.
  2. Earlier, NITI Aayog launched Pitch to MOVE mobility pitch competition, aiming to provide budding entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a distinguished jury. Winners will be felicitated during Global Mobility Summit to be held in New Delhi in September 2018.
    1. Pitch to MOVE aims to identify startups, which will help vision of Shared, Connected, Intermodal and Environment Friendly Mobility in India. It is available at http://mobilitypitch.movesummit.in
Ahmedabad
Mumbai
Jaipur
New Delhi
None of These


12. USA Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis participated in inaugural India-U.S. Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue, held in _____________________________. India was represented by Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman.

  1. During the summit, India and USA signed Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), to open up way for sale of more sensitive US military equipment to India. It will help India obtain critical and encrypted defence technologies from US. 
  2. A Memorandum of Intent was concluded between US Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and Indian Defence Innovation Organization – Innovation for Defence Excellence (DIO-iDEX).
  3. COMCASA is one of the four foundational agreements that a country needs to sign to become a major defence partner of USA. It has a lifespan of 10 years. Other three agreements are General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA), the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMoA) and the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA).
  4. Collaboration between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and Westinghouse Electric Company for the establishment of 6 nuclear power plants in India.
  5. To grow bilateral trade to $500-600 billion from the current $125 billon,
  6. A tri-Services joint exercise with the United States off the eastern coast of India in 2019 was decided.
Jaipur
New Delhi
Guwahati
Patna
None of These


13. World Hindu Congress (WHC-2018) was held Chicago (_________________________). It was organized to commemorate 125 years of Swami Vivekananda’s historic Chicago address on September 11, 1893. The theme of WHC-2018 was “Sumantrite Suvikrante” — think collectively, achieve valiantly”. It was second edition of World Hindu Congress and was attended by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.

France
Spain
Russia
UK
USA




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