Summits and Conferences in Current Affairs MCQs
31. What is the theme of the ‘Voice of Global South virtual summit’?
[A] Sustainable Global South
[B] Unity of Voice, Unity of Purpose
[C] Developing Synergies in the South
[D] Trade, Technology, Tourism
Correct Answer: B [Unity of Voice, Unity of Purpose]
India hosted a special virtual Voice of Global South Summit under the theme ‘Unity of Voice, Unity of Purpose’.
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry hosted the Commerce and Trade Ministers’ session. Ministers from 13 countries including Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Haiti, Malaysia, Myanmar, South Sudan, Timor Leste, and Zimbabwe, participated in the session.
32. Which city is the host of ‘National Child Science Congress’ in 2023?
Correct Answer: A [Ahmedabad]
The 30th National Child Science Congress began at Science City in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST) and Gujarat Council of Science City are hosting the congress.
Over 1400 delegates including child scientists, teachers, evaluators, and government officials will attend the congress. As many as 850 students from across the country will showcase their projects.
33. Which city hosted the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Film Festival 2023?
Correct Answer: B [Mumbai]
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Film Festival began with a grand opening ceremony in Mumbai.
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur and Minister of State Meenakshi Lekhi inaugurated the SCO Film Festival. The SCO Film Festival organized to mark India’s Presidency at SCO and to showcase the diversity of films from the SCO region.
34. Which country is the partner country for Telangana’s flagship event, BioAsia 2023?
Correct Answer: B [UK]
The United Kingdom will be the partner country for Telangana’s flagship pharma – biotech event, BioAsia 2023.
With the theme of ‘Advancing for ONE: Shaping the next generation of humanized healthcare’, BioAsia is set to be held in February 2023 in Hyderabad.
35. Where is the Urban 20 Engagement Group’s inaugural event held?
Correct Answer: B [Ahmedabad]
The Urban 20 (U20) Engagement Group held its inaugural event in Ahmedabad, attended by more than 70 delegates from 42 cities. This is the largest recorded attendance since the inception of U20.
The U20 meeting focused on the role of cities in economic prosperity and ecological harmony. The meeting aimed to equip city governments with on-ground solutions to close the gap between policy and practice.
36. Which city is the host of the W20 Inception Meeting under India’s G-20 Presidency?
Correct Answer: C [Aurangabad]
W20 (Women 20) is an official engagement group under the G20 which was established during the Turkish presidency in 2015.
Aurangabad hosted the W20 Inception Meeting and this will be followed by two other W20 International meets at Jaipur, Rajasthan in April and at the W20 Summit in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu in June.
37. Which city is the host of ‘Asia Economic Dialogue’, the flagship event of Ministry of External Affairs?
[A] New Delhi
[C] Gandhi Nagar
Correct Answer: B [Pune]
Ministry of External Affairs’ flagship event on geo-economics, the ‘Asia Economic Dialogue’ was recently held in Pune.
During the event, themes such as global growth prospects and meeting climate targets were discussed. The Asia Economic Dialogue (AED) is the Ministry’s annual event and is hosted in collaboration with the Pune International Centre.
38. Which city is the host of the ‘G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM)’?
[C] New Delhi
Correct Answer: C [New Delhi]
G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM) is scheduled to take place in physical format in New Delhi under India’s presidency.
The G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM) is one of the largest gatherings of foreign ministers hosted by any G20 Presidency. The 9 guest countries of the meeting are Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and the UAE.
39. India hosted a ‘Commercial Dialogue and CEO Forum’ with which country?
Correct Answer: A [USA]
India – US Commercial Dialogue and CEO Forum was held in New Delhi. During the meeting, the Minister and the Secretary acknowledged that the bilateral goods and services trade has almost doubled since 2014.
India and US also agree to launch Strategic Trade Dialogue, which will be led by Foreign Secretary of India and Under Secretary, Bureau of Industry and Security in US Department of Commerce.
40. Which country hosted the 146th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)?
Correct Answer: B [Bahrain]
The 146th Assembly of the IPU was held in Manama, Bahrain in March 2023. India’s Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla arrived in Bahrain’s capital Manama, leading an Indian Parliamentary delegation, to attend the Assembly.
The Indian delegation will participate in the Asia Pacific Group meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
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