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21 The main function of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is:
A Enforcing of Uruguay Round Agreements
B Administering trade dispute settlement procedures
C Facilitating multi-lateral trade relations of member countries and reviewing trade policies
D None of the above

Answer: Option [C]

The main function of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is Facilitating multi-lateral trade relations of member countries and reviewing trade policies. In brief, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only international organization dealing with the global rules of trade. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.

22 The Secretary – General of the UNO is appointed by the:
A World Bank
B Trusteeship Council
C Security Council
D General Assembly

Answer: Option [D]

The Secretary – General of the UNO is appointed by the General Assembly. 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.

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23 Special Drawing Rights (SDR) facility is available at
A World Bank (IBRD)
B International Monetary Fund (IMF)
C International Development Association (IDA)
D Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Answer: Option [B]

Special Drawing Rights (SDR) facility is available at International Monetary Fund (IMF). The SDRi provides the basis for calculating the interest rate charged to members on their non-concessional borrowing from the IMF and is paid to members for their remunerated creditor positions in the IMF.

24 The UN Secretary-General holds office for a period of
A 3 years
B 4 years
C 5 years
D 6 years

Answer: Option [C]

The UN Secretary-General holds office for a period of 5 years. The current term of the Secretary-General is five years, with a possibility to be re-appointed for a second five year term. In accordance with Article 97 of the Charter, the appointment is made by the General Assembly, upon the recommendation of the Security Council.

25 In which year did the UN General-Assembly adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
A 1945
B 1948
C 1952
D 1955

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is 1948. The Declaration was adopted by the UN General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 during its 183rd plenary meeting.

26 The International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) has its headquarters at
A Montreal
B Bonn
C Paris
D London

Answer: Option [C]

The International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) has its headquarters at Paris. The International Criminal Police Organization - INTERPOL, with Headquarters in Lyon (France), is the world's largest international police organization, with 190 member countries, each represented by a National Central Bureau.

27 Which Indian city has been chosen by the World Bank for setting up its back office operations?
A Bangalore
B Chennai
C Kolkata
D New Delhi

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Chennai. In 2009, the bank decided to purchase the land it took on lease, in order to set up a permanent back office in Chennai. By 2012, the staff strength grew to 500.

28 Which from the following countries is not a member of the European Union?
A Lithuania
B Finland
C Sweden
D Norway

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is Norway. The member countries of the EU 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.

29 Where is headquarters of European Union located?
A Bonn
B Brussels
C London
D Paris

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Brussels. The departments and executive agencies of the Commission are based in Brussels and Luxembourg. Weekly meetings of the Commissioners take place in the Brussels headquarters and in Strasbourg.

30 Where is the headquarters of Botanical Survey of India located?
A Kolkata
B Lucknow
C Ootacmund
D Darjeeling

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Kolkata. At present there are 16 regional centres/units of BSI and headquarter is located at 3rd MSO Building of Central Government Offices Complex (CGO Complex), F-Wing, DF Block, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700064.

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