General Ability - India and World

Question - 1

With reference to 'Look East Policy' of India, consider the following statements

1. India wants to establish itself as an important regional player in the East Asian affairs.

2. India wants to plug the vacuum created by the termination of Cold War.

3. India wants to restore the historical and cultural ties with its neighbours in South-East and East Asia.

Which of the statements given above is./are correct?

  • A Only 1
  • B 1 and 3
  • C Only 3
  • D 1, 2 and 3

Question - 2

The USA has supported India's membership in multilateral export control regimes called the 'Australian Group' and the 'Wassenaar Arrangement'. What is the difference between them?

1. The 'Australian Group' is an informal arrangement which aims to allow exporting countries to minimize the risk of assisting chemical and biological weapons proliferation, whereas the 'Wassenaar Arrangement' is a formal group under the OECD holding identical objectives. 

2. The 'Australian Group' comprises predominantly of Asian, African and North American countries whereas the member countries of 'Wassenaar Arrangement' a pre-dominantly from the European Union and American Continents.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • A Only 1
  • B Only 2
  • C Both 1 and 2
  • D Neither 1 nor 2

Question - 3

India's 'Look East Policy' 

1. was articulated during the region of HD Deve Gowda as India's Prime Minister.

2. is directed towards South-East Asian Countries.

3. is about controlling terrorism.

4. seeks to develop a bond among various countries on the basis of economic co-operation.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  • A 1 and 2
  • B 2 and 3
  • C 2 and 4
  • D 3 and 4

Question - 4

Which of the following are the principles of the Panchsheel?

1. Peaceful co-existence.

2. Mutual protection of the environment

3. Mutual protection of indigenous population.

4. Mutual non-aggression.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  • A 2 and 3
  • B 1 and 2
  • C 1, 2 and 4
  • D 1 and 4

Question - 5

Consider the following statements 

1. PV Narasimha Rao's Government established diplomatic relations between India and Israel.

2. Ariel Sharon is the second Prime Minister of Israel to have visited India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • A Only 1
  • B Only 2
  • C Both 1 and 2
  • D Neither 1 nor 2

Question - 6

Who is the author of the book 'New Dimensions of India's Foreign Policy'?

  • A AB Vajpayee
  • B Jaswant Singh
  • C PC Alexander
  • D Yashwant Sinha

Question - 7

Consider the following statements 

1.ASEAN is India's fourth largest trading partner.

2. European Union (EU) is India's largest trading partner.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • A Only 3
  • B 1 and 3
  • C Both 1 and 2
  • D None of these

Question - 8

Consider the following statements

1. Mekong-Ganga Co-operation (MGC) was established in 2000 at Vietnam.

2. MGC comprises of India, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

3. The MGC basically emphasized on four areas of co-operation which are tourism, culture, education and transport.

Which of the statements is/are correct?

  • A Only 1
  • B 1 and 2
  • C 2 and 3
  • D 1, 2 and 3

Question - 9

Consider the following statements with reference ti India-Israel relations

1. India is Israel's ninth biggest global partner and its biggest trading partner is Asia.

2. The trade in diamonds alone constitutes 60% of the total trade between the two countries.

3. India has emerged as Israel's biggest arms market.

4. In 2008, India has launched the Israeli Spy Satellite 'Agile' on its PSLV-C10.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • A Only 3
  • B 1 and 3
  • C 1, 2 and 3
  • D 1, 2, 3 and 4

Question - 10

The year 2002 Code of Conduct related to territorial and maritime dispute in the South China sea was signed between China and

  • A Phillippines
  • B Vietnam
  • C United States of America
  • D ASEAN
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