1. Which European country has recently voted to change its name?
Republic of Macedonia changed its name to Republic of North Macedonia. Its neighboring country Greece had objected to its name since the region of Greece bordering the Republic of Macedonia is also called Macedonia. The change of name will now allow the Republic of Macedonia to enter the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union as its accession to both organizations was vetoed by Greece.
2. With which countries India has signed “Farm to Port” project?
(a) Saudi Arabia and (b) UAE have signed the Farm-To-Port Projec with India. UAE)and Saudi Arabia have decided to use India as a base to address their food security concerns. To implement this, India has announced at. The farm-to-port project is similar to a special economic zone but in the style of a corporatized farm, where crops would be grown keeping in mind the requirements of UAE and Saudi Arabia’s market.
3. First India-Central Asia dialogue took place in which country?
Uzbekistan (Samarkand) hosted the first India-Central Asia dialogue. Apart from five central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan, Afghanistan also participated in the conference. Dialogue focussed on a number of issues including ways to improve connectivity and stabilize war-ravaged Afghanistan. India will host the next India-Central Asia Dialogue in 2020.
4. Commonwealth Secretariat is located in which country?
London, UK hosts the Commonwealth Secretariat. Recently Justice AK Sikri has turned down government offer to nominate him to Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT). The Commonwealth Secretariat is the main intergovernmental agency and central institution of the Commonwealth of Nations.
5. The World Health Organization (WHO) organized “Global Conference on Primary Health Care” in which country?
Astana, Kazakhstan co-hosted the “Global Conference on Primary Health Care” with the the World Health Organization and UNICEF. The Conference aime to strengthen primary health care to achieve universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals.