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Question1) A typhoon named Bavi made its landfall in west coast of North Korea recently. The head of North Korea Kim Jong Un said that the typhoon had caused only minimal damage.

Kim stated that the scale of damage caused by the typhoon, which is referred by the country as Typhoon No. 8, is smaller than expected. Bavi had packed maximum wind speed when it made landfall. After hitting North Korea, it approached South Korea and China.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: A typhoon named Bavi made its landfall in west coast of North Korea recently. The head of North Korea Kim Jong Un said that the typhoon had caused only minimal damage.

Kim stated that the scale of damage caused by the typhoon, which is referred by the country as Typhoon No. 8, is smaller than expected. Bavi had packed maximum wind speed when it made landfall. After hitting North Korea, it approached South Korea and China.

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Question2) The current President of the European Union, Germany has launched its Indo-Pacific strategy with India.

The strategy launched by the Germany’s Foreign Ministry suggested dialogue with institutions such as Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), and Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), in the fields of maritime safety and disaster risk management.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The current President of the European Union, Germany has launched its Indo-Pacific strategy with India.

The strategy launched by the Germany’s Foreign Ministry suggested dialogue with institutions such as Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), and Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), in the fields of maritime safety and disaster risk management.

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Question3) India, Israel and the United States of America have begun collaboration in developmental areas.

These include development of a transparent, open, reliable and secure 5G communication network. This collaboration among the three countries is a result of people-to-people collaboration, particularly by Indian Diaspora in the US and Israel.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: India, Israel and the United States of America have begun collaboration in developmental areas.

These include development of a transparent, open, reliable and secure 5G communication network. This collaboration among the three countries is a result of people-to-people collaboration, particularly by Indian Diaspora in the US and Israel.

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Question4) The Naval Force of Iran has started a three-day exercise in the Sea of Oman named ‘Zolfaghar-99’, in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

The Navy is expected to test-fire surface-to-surface and shore-to-sea cruise missiles and rocket-launching systems fitted on warships, submarines, aircraft and drones. The exercise also aims to devise defensive strategies to safeguard the country’s territorial regions.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The Naval Force of Iran has started a three-day exercise in the Sea of Oman named ‘Zolfaghar-99’, in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

The Navy is expected to test-fire surface-to-surface and shore-to-sea cruise missiles and rocket-launching systems fitted on warships, submarines, aircraft and drones. The exercise also aims to devise defensive strategies to safeguard the country’s territorial regions.

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Question5) India and China have recently agreed on five points regarding the situation on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

On the side lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet in Moscow, the External affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi had strategic talks which focussed on Disengagement of troops and easing of tensions.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: India and China have recently agreed on five points regarding the situation on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

On the side lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet in Moscow, the External affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi had strategic talks which focussed on Disengagement of troops and easing of tensions.

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Question6) The United States of America (USA) has recently revoked the Visas of more than 1,000 Chinese students and researchers.

The move is under the directions of the US President Donald Trump in May 2020. The proclamation is aimed at Chinese nationals who are suspected to have ties with Chinese military. In this regard, China has accused US of racial discrimination.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The United States of America (USA) has recently revoked the Visas of more than 1,000 Chinese students and researchers.

The move is under the directions of the US President Donald Trump in May 2020. The proclamation is aimed at Chinese nationals who are suspected to have ties with Chinese military. In this regard, China has accused US of racial discrimination.

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Question7) A joint statement has been issued by USA, Israel and Bahrain which states that Israel and Bahrain have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties.

This is an outcome of a normalisation agreement between Israel and Bahrain which comes after a similar agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Earlier, an Israeli delegation was carried in the first direct commercial flight to UAE.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: A joint statement has been issued by USA, Israel and Bahrain which states that Israel and Bahrain have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties.

This is an outcome of a normalisation agreement between Israel and Bahrain which comes after a similar agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Earlier, an Israeli delegation was carried in the first direct commercial flight to UAE.

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Question8) The United States of America issued a new advisory warning against travel to China and Hong Kong. US authorities have cited risk of “arbitrary detention” and “arbitrary enforcement of local laws.”

The advisory states that U.S. citizens traveling or residing in China or Hong Kong, may be detained without access to U.S. consular services. The advisory has also stated that, U.S. citizens may be subjected to prolonged interrogations and extended detention.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The United States of America issued a new advisory warning against travel to China and Hong Kong. US authorities have cited risk of “arbitrary detention” and “arbitrary enforcement of local laws.”

The advisory states that U.S. citizens traveling or residing in China or Hong Kong, may be detained without access to U.S. consular services. The advisory has also stated that, U.S. citizens may be subjected to prolonged interrogations and extended detention.

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Question9) Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed for a pact with the USA “Non-Interference” in each other’s domestic affairs. The pact is proposed weeks before the Presidential elections in USA.

Western Nations have been accusing Russia for using its hackers and trolls to influence the outcome of elections in other countries. Also, US intelligence has stated that Russia is trying to manipulate election results in favour of Donald Trump.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed for a pact with the USA “Non-Interference” in each other’s domestic affairs. The pact is proposed weeks before the Presidential elections in USA.

Western Nations have been accusing Russia for using its hackers and trolls to influence the outcome of elections in other countries. Also, US intelligence has stated that Russia is trying to manipulate election results in favour of Donald Trump.

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Question10) A United States Navy P-8A long range Maritime Patrol Aircra landed at Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

This is seen as a significant incident as this is the first time a U.S. P-8 aircraft landed at Port Blair for refuelling under the bilateral logistics support agreement. The agreement is called the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA).

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: A United States Navy P-8A long range Maritime Patrol Aircra landed at Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

This is seen as a significant incident as this is the first time a U.S. P-8 aircraft landed at Port Blair for refuelling under the bilateral logistics support agreement. The agreement is called the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA).

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