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- Question 1 of 43
Match the following bodies with their headquarters:
A. International Court of Justice 1. Geneva B. Food & Agriculture Organization 2. Rome C. UNESCO 3. Washington D. WHO 4. The Hague 5. Paris
The correct match is as follows:
UN Bodies Headquarters A. International Court of Justice 4. The Hague B. Food and Agriculture Organization 2. Rome C. UNESCO 5. Paris D. WHO 1. Geneva
- Question 2 of 43
Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that assists countries in economic and industrial development. It is headquartered at the UN Office in Vienna, Austria. The headquarters of: UNESCO — Paris, IMF — Washington DC, ILO — Geneva.
- Question 3 of 43
The number of Judges in the International Court of Justice is:
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is composed of 15 judges elected to nine-year terms of office by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council. ICJ is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. It was established in June 1945. The seat of the Court is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands).
- Question 4 of 43
The Headquarters of the World Health Organisation (WHO) is at:
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.
- Question 5 of 43
Which one of the following countries is not a member of SAARC?
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an economic and political organization of eight countries in South Asia. It was established in 1985. Presently, there are eight member countries in SAARC namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Afghanistan had joined as the 8th member of SAARC in 2007. The headquarters of SAARC is in Kathmandu, Nepal.
- Question 6 of 43
The Secretary-General of UNO is appointed by:
The Secretary-General is appointed by the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the Security Council. The Secretary-General’s selection is therefore subject to the veto of any of the five permanent members of the Security Council.
- Question 7 of 43
The Security Council of UN consists of:
According to the UN Charter, Article 23, the Security Council consists of fifteen Members of the United Nations. It has five permanent members (China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and ten non-permanent members elected by the UN General Assembly for two-year terms.
- Question 8 of 43
Where is the capital of the European Union located?
The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The EU has no official capital but Brussels (Belgium) is considered the de facto capital of the European Union.
- Question 9 of 43
What is the main function of the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO)?
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is a governmental agency in India under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. It was set up in 1951. The main functions of CSO are to provide advisory services to other statistical agencies, keeping liaison (public relation) with international statistical bodies, preparing and publishing national accounts statistics, industrial statistics, conducting an economic census and training statistical personal in official statistics, etc.
- Question 10 of 43
Identify the goodwill ambassador for the UNICEF from the following:
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra is one of India’s most popular actresses with a global following.
- Question 11 of 43
Which of the following is true about the ‘World Intellectual Property Organisation’?
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the 15 specialized agencies of the United Nations, located in Geneva, Switzerland. WIPO’s mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets are types of Intellectual Properties.
- Question 12 of 43
Which of the following sites/monuments in India is on the UNESCO’s list of World Cultural Heritages?
There are forty sites/monuments of India in the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Out of 40 sites, 32 are cultural, seven are natural and one is a mixed property. 32 cultural sites are: Agra Fort, Ajanta Caves, Archaeological Site of Nalanda, Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Churches and Convents of Goa, Dholavira Harappan City, Elephanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Fatehpur Sikri, Great Living Chola Temples, Group of Monuments at Hampi, Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Hill Forts of Rajasthan, Historic City of Ahmadabad, Humayun’s Tomb Delhi, Jaipur City, Ramappa Temple, Khajuraho Monuments, Mahabodhi Temple Bodh Gaya, Mountain Railways of India, Qutb Minar, Rani-ki-Vav at Patan, Red Fort Complex, Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Sun Temple, Taj Mahal, The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, The Jantar Mantar and Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai.
- Question 13 of 43
Which of the following countries is not a member of the European Union?
The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 27 member states. The EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
- Question 14 of 43
Which region of the Americas has the highest concentration of World Heritage Sites on the list of UNESCO?
The central region (Between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn) of the Americas has the highest concentration of World Heritage Sites on the list of UNESCO. There are 1154 sites on the list of the UNESCO in world. Out of these 545 (47.23%) are from Europe and North America.
- Question 15 of 43
The International Criminal Police Organsiation (INTERPOL) has its headquarters at:
The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) is an international organization that facilitates worldwide police cooperation and crime control. The Organization’s headquarters is in Lyon, France.
- Question 16 of 43
Which amidst the following sites/monuments in India is not on the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage?
There are 40 sites/monuments of India in the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Out of 40 sites, 32 are cultural, seven are natural and one is a mixed property. cultural sites: Agra Fort, Ajanta Caves, Archaeological Site of Nalanda, Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Churches and Convents of Goa, Dholavira Harappan City, Elephanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Fatehpur Sikri, Great Living Chola Temples, Group of Monuments at Hampi, Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Hill Forts of Rajasthan, Historic City of Ahmadabad, Humayun’s Tomb Delhi, Jaipur City, Ramappa Temple, Khajuraho Monuments, Mahabodhi Temple Bodh Gaya, Mountain Railways of India, Qutb Minar, Rani-ki-Vav at Patan, Red Fort Complex, Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Sun Temple, Taj Mahal, The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, The Jantar Mantar and Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai. Manas National Park is on UNESCO Natural World Heritage site. Natural sites: Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area, Kaziranga National Park, Keoladeo National Park, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks, Sundarbans National Park and Western Ghats. Mixed site: Khangchendzonga National Park.
- Question 17 of 43
Which of the following is not associated with the UN organisation?
ILO, WHO and FAO are agencies of the United Nations. ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is an economic union comprising 10 member states in Southeast Asia, which promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational, and sociocultural integration between its members and other countries in Asia.
- Question 18 of 43
Which among the following is not a specialised agency of UNO?
United Nations Specialized Agencies are autonomous organizations working with the United Nations and each other through the coordinating machinery of the United Nations Economic and Social Council at the intergovernmental level, and through the Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) at the inter-secretariat level. Although the WTO is not an UN-specialized agency, it has maintained strong relations with the UN and its agencies since its establishment.
- Question 19 of 43
Which of the following continent does not have any world cultural heritage site recognised by UNESCO?
Antarctica does not have any world cultural heritage site recognised by UNESCO.
- Question 20 of 43
The headquarters of UNESCO is in:
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, the sciences, and culture. The headquarters of UNESCO is located in Paris.
- Question 21 of 43
Which of the following is not a member of BIMSTEC?
The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation of seven South Asian and Southeast Asian nations. India, Thailand, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan are the member countries of BIMSTEC.
- Question 22 of 43
Which one of the following is not an ASEAN member?
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional grouping that promotes economic, political, and security cooperation among its ten members: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
- Question 23 of 43
Which of the following is not a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council?
The Security Council has five permanent members — China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States — collectively known as the P5. It has also ten non-permanent members which are elected for two-year terms.
- Question 24 of 43
In a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of brotherhood and peace, the UN General Assembly declared his birth anniversary, October 2, as the:
The United Nations General Assembly had decided to observe the International Day of Non-Violence each year on 2 October – the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The United Nations adopted this resolution in June 2007.
- Question 25 of 43
Which of the following organisations is the oldest?
IMF (established in 1944), WHO (established in 1948), ILO (established in 1919) and FAO (established in 1945) are United Nations agencies.
- Question 26 of 43
Under the rules of the IMF, each member is required to declare the par value of its legal tender money in terms of U.S. dollars and:
Under the rules of the IMF, each member country would be obliged to declare a par value of its currency in terms of gold (or in terms of the U.S. dollar which itself was defined in gold).
- Question 27 of 43
The headquarters of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries is located in:
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (QPEC) is an intergovernmental organization, founded in 1960 in Baghdad. OPEC had its headquarters in Geneva, in the first five years of its existence. This was moved to Vienna, Austria in 1965, although Austria is not an OPEC member state. OPEC is made up of 13 member nations — Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Algeria, Angola, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Libya, Nigeria, and UAE.
- Question 28 of 43
‘World Bank’ is also known as:
The World Bank was established in 1944 to help rebuild Europe and Japan after World War II. Its official name was the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). It is headquartered in Washington DC which is the lending arm of the World Bank Group.
- Question 29 of 43
The capital of IMF is made up by contribution of the:
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international financial institution, headquartered in Washington DC. The IMF’s resources mainly come from the money that countries pay as their capital subscription (quotas) when they become members. Each member of the IMF is assigned a quota, based broadly on its relative position in the world economy. Countries can then borrow from this pool when they fall into financial difficulty.
- Question 30 of 43
Which of the following countries is not a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation?
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, founded in 2001 in Shanghai, China. The SCO currently comprises eight Member States (China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan).
- Question 31 of 43
According to a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, ‘International Day of Peace’ is observed every year on:
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
- Question 32 of 43
According to the UN Convention on the rights of children, which of the following is not a right?
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a legally binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities. The four core principles of the Convention are: non-discrimination, devotion to the best interests of the child, the right to life, survival and development.
- Question 33 of 43
The Headquarters of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) is at:
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security. It was founded in October 1945 and is headquartered in Rome, Italy.
- Question 34 of 43
World Bank helps countries with loans for the purpose of:
World Bank helps countries with loans for the purpose of reconstruction and development. It was established in 1944 to help rebuild Europe and Japan after World War II. Its official name was the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).
- Question 35 of 43
The United Nations officially came into existence on:
The United Nations (UN) was established after World War II on October 24, 1945. It is an intergovernmental organization aiming to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.
- Question 36 of 43
Which of the following countries is not a member of the Group of Seven?
The Group of Seven (G-7) is an organisation of the world’s seven largest advanced economies. They are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States.
Russia joined in 1998, creating the G8, but was excluded in 2014 for its takeover of Crimea. China has never been a member, despite its large economy as it is not seen as an advanced economy in the way the G7 members are.
- Question 37 of 43
TRIPS and TRIMS are the terms associated with:
The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) is an international legal agreement between all the member nations of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMS) are rules that are applicable to the domestic regulations a country applies to foreign investors, often as part of an industrial policy.
- Question 38 of 43
The non-permanent members of the Security Council are elected for:
The Security Council is a body of 15 members, five of which are permanent and have veto power: the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia and China. The ten elected or non-permanent members have a tenure of two years.
- Question 39 of 43
The International Court of Justice sits in:
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) sits in The Hague (Netherlands). ICJ is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, established in June 1945. It is composed of 15 judges elected to nine-year terms of office by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council.
- Question 40 of 43
World Trade Organization was started in the year:
Created in 1995, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is an international institution that oversees the global trade rules among nations. It superseded the 1947 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) created in the wake of World War II.
- Question 41 of 43
When did India join the United Nations?
India is a founding member of the United Nations. On June 26, 1945, India was among 50 countries to sign the UN charter. India joined the United Nations after ratifying the UN Charter on October 30, 1945.
- Question 42 of 43
The Headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency is in:
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. The IAEA was established as an autonomous organisation on 29 July 1957. The IAEA Secretariat is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.
- Question 43 of 43
The member states of the U.N.O. have delegated the primary responsibility for maintaining world peace and security to the:
The United Nations Security Council is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, charged with ensuring international peace and security, recommending the admission of new UN members to the General Assembly, and approving any changes to the UN Charter.