International Current Affairs MCQs
41. Which country has organised the ‘United Sharp Sword’ exercise?
Correct Answer: B [China]
United Sharp Sword is being conducted by People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theatre Command in Taiwan Strait.
It would involve police patrol drills to the north and south of Taiwan and in the sea and airspace of the eastern part of Taiwan.
42. Which country has confirmed financial support of USD 1 billion to Pakistan?
Correct Answer: D [UAE]
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed financial support of USD 1 billion to Pakistan. This was announced by the Finance Minister of Pakistan.
Pakistan is tackling a major economic crisis as it awaits USD 1.1 billion tranche of funding from the Washington-based International Monetary Fund, part of a USD 6.5 billion bailout package the IMF approved in 2019.
43. ‘Mohammed Shahabuddin’ recently became the President of which country?
Correct Answer: B [Bangladesh]
Mohammed Shahabuddin is a veteran freedom fighter, jurist and politician. He recently became the 22nd President of Bangladesh.
Shahabuddin succeeds Abdul Hamid whose tenure ended recently. He was elected as president unopposed in February this year as a candidate of the ruling Awami League.
44. Which country organises the annual ‘Free Land Camp’ for indigenous people?
[B] South Africa
Correct Answer: A [Brazil]
The 19th edition of the Free Land Camp is an annual weeklong encampment of indigenous people in Brasilia.
During this event, Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva granted official recognition of around 800 sq miles of indigenous lands to safeguard the Amazon rainforest from unchecked exploitation.
45. King Charles III, who was officially crowned recently, wore which crown?
[A] St John’s Crown
[B] St Edward’s Crown
[C] St Charles’ Crown
[D] St Stephen’s Crown
Correct Answer: B [St Edward’s Crown]
King Charles III, who was officially crowned alongside Queen Camilla, wore St Edward’s Crown for the historic coronation ceremony.
The 74-year-old royal was officially crowned the UK’s monarch at Westminster Abbey. It is tradition for the monarch to wear the solid gold St Edward’s Crown. The crown dates back hundreds more years – to 1661 when it was made for King Charles II.
46. What is the name of the inaugural cargo ship to the Myanmar’s Sittwe Port?
[A] MV-ITT LION (V-273)
[B] MV-ITT TIGER (V-273)
[C] MV-ITT BULL (V-273)
[D] MV-ITT CHEETAH (V-273)
Correct Answer: A [MV-ITT LION (V-273)]
The MV-ITT LION (V-273) was flagged off recently from Kolkata. It is the inaugural cargo ship to the Sittwe Port of Myanmar.
The port was built with India’s assistance under the Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project (KMTTP).
47. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in which country?
[D] South Africa
Correct Answer: C [Brazil]
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) was confirmed for the first time by Brazil. Two cases were detected in wild birds.
Brazil is the world’s top chicken exporter and the government confirmed the detection of H5N1 subtype of the influenza virus on two birds. While humans can contract H5N1, cases remain very rare.
48. Russia signed an agreement with which country to finalise the construction of Rasht-Astara Railway?
Correct Answer: A [Iran]
Presidents of Russia and Iran have signed an agreement via a video link to finalize the construction of the Rasht (Iranian city on Caspian Sea)-Astara (Azerbaijan) railway.
The project is expected to boost the International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC).
49. ‘Sendai Framework’, which was seen in the news, is associated with which field?
[A] Climate Change
[B] Disaster Risk
[C] Artificial Intelligence
Correct Answer: B [Disaster Risk]
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) focuses on three dimensions of disaster risk i.e., exposure to hazards, vulnerability and capacity, and characteristics of hazard to minimize risks and increase resilience.
A high-level meeting of the midterm review of the SFDRR was held recently at the UN Headquarters.
50. Which country enacted a new law that mandates ‘Warning Labels on Alcoholic Products’?
Correct Answer: B [Ireland]
Ireland has enacted a new law that mandates all alcoholic products must prominently mention that their consumption is directly linked to liver disease and cancer.
It also provides warning against these products’ consumption during pregnancy.
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