7th January 2020

1. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership? 1. It involves the membership of ASEAN countries along with Australia, China, South Korea, Japan and New Zealand. 2. It proposes to create an ‘integrated market’ spanning all 16 countries making it easier for products and services of each of these countries to be available across this region.

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The ASEAN, which includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, has FTAs with India, Australia, China, South Korea, Japan and New Zealand. The purpose of RCEP is to create an “integrated market” spanning all 16 countries, making it easier for products and services of each of these countries to be available across this region.

2. Camp Simba, a US military base is located in -

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Camp Simba is a US military base in Kenya, which was recently attacked by the Al-Shabaab terrorists.

3. “Development of scientific temper, humanism and spirit of inquiry and reform” is enshrined in the Constitution under the heads of -

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Article 51-A calls of “developing scientific temper, humanism and spirit of inquiry and reform”.

4. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about the Free Trade Agreements? 1. They seek to completely abolish all tariff and non-tariff barriers between the member countries. 2. India signed the first Free Trade Agreement with Japan in the year 1995.

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India has signed bilateral FTAs with Sri Lanka (1998), Afghanistan (2003), Thailand (2004), Singapore (2005), Bhutan (2006), Nepal (2009), Korea (2009), Malaysia (2011) and Japan (2011). A Free Trade Agreement is an agreement between countries to reduce or eliminate barriers to trade.

5. Saras Mk-2 is a -

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It is the first Indian multi-purpose civilian aircraft in the light transport aircraft category as designed by the National Aerospace Laboratories. In collaboration with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, NAL is developing Sarak Mk-2, a 19 seater version of the airliner.

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