When did Russia announced intentions to exit from the Open Skies Treaty?

A. January 01, 2021
B. January 15, 2021
C. May 22, 2021
D. June 07, 2021

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Correct Answer: B. January 15, 2021

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Russia also announced intentions to exit the treaty on January 15, 2021, citing the U.S. withdrawal and the inability of the member nations to assure that no further details would be shared with the U.S. now. Russia formally withdrew in June 2021. This treaty is not related to civil-aviation open skies agreements.

Recently which of the following country has launched Stardust 1.0, the first rocket to run on biofuel?

A. China
C. Russia
D. France


Correct Answer: B. USA

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On January 31, Stardust 1.0 was launched from Loring Commerce Centre in Maine, US, a former military base, becoming the first commercial space launch powered by biofuel, which is non-toxic for the environment as opposed to traditionally used rocket fuels.

Recently, which country opens visa scheme for millions of Hong Kongers?

A. Britain
C. China
D. Taiwan


Correct Answer: A. Britain

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New visa scheme offering millions of Hong Kongers a pathway to British citizenship went live on Sunday, January 31, 2021 as the city’s former colonial master opens its doors to those wanting to escape China’s crackdown on dissent. Anyone with a British National (Overseas) passport and their dependents can now apply online for a visa allowing them to live and work in the United Kingdom. After five years, they can apply for citizenship.

Recently, which country will no longer recognize UK issued passport for Hong Kongers?

A. China
B. Japan
D. Germany


Correct Answer: A. China

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China on Friday, January 29, 2021, said it will “no longer recognize” the British National (Overseas) passport for Hong Kongers, as Britain prepares to offer millions of former colonial subjects a way to escape Beijing’s crackdown on dissent. From Sunday, those with a BN(O) passport and their dependents will be able to apply online for a visa allowing them to live and work in the United Kingdom. After five years they can then apply for citizenship.

Italy on ____ freezes arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

A. January 27, 2021
B. January 28, 2021
C. January 29, 2021
D. January 30, 2021


Correcg Answer: C. January 29, 2021

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Italy on Friday, January 29, 2021, revoked approval for arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over the conflict in Yemen, making permanent an 18-month temporary suspension.

Lashkar-i-Islam (LI), Mangal Bagh was killed in a mine explosion in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on:

A. January 28, 2021
B. January 29, 2021
C. January 30, 2021
D. January 31, 2021


Correct Answer: A. January 28, 2021

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Chief of one of Khyber district’s most dreaded and banned organizations, Lashkar-i-Islam (LI), Mangal Bagh was killed in a mine explosion in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Confirming the news of the militant leader’s death, Nangarhar’s Governor Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhel wrote on his Twitter account: “Mangal Bagh, also known as Mangal Bagh Afridi, the leader of Lashkar-i-Islam, a militant organization operating in (erstwhile) Khyber Agency, has been killed in a roadside explosion in Achin district along with three others.”

Which country is the highly corrupt country in the world 2020 according to Transparency International?

A. South Sudan
B. Syria
C. Somalia
D. Both A and C


Correct Answer: D. Both A and C

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The 2020 index ranked 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, drawing on expert assessments and surveys. New Zealand and Denmark as the world’s least corrupt countries received 88 points (1st), while Syria (178), with 14 points, and Somalia and South Sudan with 12 points each, ranked last (179). 

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