Prelims MCQs Quiz 41 : International Relations


International Relations (IR) comprises of global affairs, relations between nation-states (with an emphasis on India’s relation with other countries), important global and regional agreement, bodies and issues. In 2014, UPSC asked few questions from IR. With the Indian PM having visited nearly all the major countries in last one year, it is hoped that questions from IR will also be asked this time in UPSC prelims. Here we are giving some questions on IR from our GS Prelims Mock Test Series 2015 to provide an overview of what type of questions may be asked.

 

1. The South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) has not been a success because of
1. narrow export base of countries.
2. lack of bilateral free trade agreements.
3. political hurdles.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

2. Consider the following statements about NPT and CTBT:
1. India has neither signed NPT nor ratified it.
2. India has signed CTBT but not yet ratified it.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation

3. India has Kalapani and Susta territorial dispute with
a) Bangladesh
b) Bhutan
c) Nepal
d) Myanmar

Answer & Explanation

4. Wassenar arrangement seeks to bring transparency in the export of
1. conventional arms
2. dual-use goods
3. small arms and light weapons
4. military aircraft
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1, 3 and 4 only
c) 2, 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer & Explanation

5. The Kaladan transport project by India and Myanmar consists of which of the following modes of transport?
1. roads
2. railways
3. shipping
4. inland water transport
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 1 ,3 and 4 only
c) 2 ,3 and 4 only
d) 1 ,2, 3 and 4

Answer & Explanation

6. Under the Indus Water Treaty (IWT), India has been given the exclusive right over the rivers of
1. Chenab
2. Ravi
3. Beas
4. Indus
5. Satluj
6. Jhelum
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 1 ,3 and 4 only
c) 2, 3 and 5 only
d) 1 ,2 and 6 only

Answer & Explanation

7.  India has signed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with
1. USA
2. Singapore
3. Japan
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

8. The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) aims towards
1. social development of Indian Ocean rim region.
2. enhancing security and protection from piracy.
3. trade facilitation.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

9. The 2+2 dialogue in bilateral relations between India and Japan refers to meetings attended by which two dignitaries of the two countries?
a) Prime minister and Defense Minister
b) Prime minister and Foreign minister
c) Prime Minister and President
d) Foreign secretary and Defense secretary

Answer & Explanation

10. The 13th amendment has been a point of contention between India and Sri Lanka. The 13th amendment provided for
1. establishment of provincial councils.
2. taking action against the human rights violators
3. creation of a second chamber in central legislature.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

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Please read these important articles about prelims preparation

1. How UPSC asks current affairs in GS Prelims

2. How to practice prelims MCQs for UPSC

3. Applying logic in UPSC General Studies Prelims

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