IAS prelims 2016 Solutions – International Affairs

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  • Seven Questions (9) from International Affairs
  • Four (6) from international organizations
  • All very easy, very doable
  • Every single question from CD newscards/ explains

1. ‘Belt and road Initiative’ is sometimes mentioned in the news in the context of the affairs of

(a)    African Union

(b)    Brazil

(c)    European union

(d)    China

  • Very very simple
  • So much in news /newscards/ explains
  • China – 21st century maritime silk road and silk road economic belt <OROB/ One rOad One Belt>

2. Which of the following is not a member of ‘Gulf Cooperation Council’?

a)    Iran

b)    Saudi Arabia

c)    Oman

d)    Kuwait

  • CD explains
  • GCC 6 nations sunni monarchies
  • Arabian peninsula
  • Can exclude Iran by either clue
  1. ‘European Stability Mechanism’, sometimes seen in the news, is an

(a)    agency  created by EU to deal with the impact of millions of refugees arriving from Middle East

(b)    agency of EU that provides financial assistance to eurozone countries

(c)    agency of EU to deal with all the bilateral and multilateral agreements on trade

(d)    agency of EU to deal with the conflict arising among the member countries

Very much in news related to Greek bailout

4.‘Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontiercs)’, often in the news, is

a) A division of World Health Organization

b) A non-governmental international organization

c) And inter-government agency sponsored by European Union

d) A specialized agency of the United Nations

  • In news as US forces bombed their hospital in Afghanistan , a war crime
  • MSF was also in news as they provided assistance during Ebola crisis
  1. Consider the following statements:

The India-Africa Summit

  1. Held in 2015 was the third such Summit
  2. Was actually initiated by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1951

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

  • In news
  • If it was 3rd, 1st can not be in 1951
  • It was started by PM Manmohan Singh

6. With reference to ‘Organization for the prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)’ consider the following statements:

  1. It is an organization of European Union in working relation with NATO and WHO
  2. It monitors chemical industry to prevent new weapons free emerging
  3. It provides assistance and protection to Stated Parties against chemical weapons threats.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3

  • 1 is clearly wrong, it’s an international organization not under EU. Tikdams
  • Eliminate 1

7. Community sometimes mentioned in the news In the affairs of

  1. Kurd : Bangladesh
  2. Madhesi : Nepal
  3. Robingya : Myanmar

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 3 only

  • Very much in news
  • Kurds – Iraq due to ISIS attack/ Peshmerga force
  • Madhesi Nepal – Constitutional protest
  • Rohingya – Boat people

You can add TPP and RCEP question which we solved in economy also in international relations w

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