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The Hindu Editorial Analysis | PDF Download

Date: 23 May 2019

MCQ 1

  1. The World Anti-Doping Agency is a foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee based in France
  2. The agency's key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code, whose provisions are enforced by the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport.
  • Choose correct

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both

(D) None

MCQ 2

  • Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) phenomenon is related to

(A) Money Laundering

(B)  Tax avoidance

(C) Tax evasion

(D) NPA crisis

MCQ 3

  1. The recognition as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) implies that banks are too big to fail.
  2. RBI had initiated the recognition as D-SIBs from 2019 and places these banks in appropriate buckets depending upon their Systemic Importance Scores (SISs)
  • Choose correct

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both

(D) None

  • Masood Azhar was listed as a global terrorist on May 1 by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) 1267 Committee after China withdrew its hold. The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said this decision flowed from a lengthy consultative process with all the concerned parties.

  • Looking forward
  • The next step for India would be to sustain the pressure on Pakistan to take conclusive action against terror outfits operating from its soil. China’s changed position does not in any way dilute its close ties and support for Pakistan, as was reiterated by Mr. Xi in his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during the BRI conference in Beijing before the listing. Nevertheless, China had condemned the Pulwama attack and cooperated at the Financial Action Task Force Plenary Session in Paris in ensuring that Pakistan remained on the “grey list”. Significantly, it had not reacted to India’s ‘pre-emptive strikes’.
  • Post-Wuhan, India and China have embarked on a path of closer engagement. There is growing room for responding to each other’s concerns. A well-structured India-China dialogue on regional and global terrorism may go a long way in convincing Beijing of the need to sustain pressure on Islamabad to act against terrorists, which is in the interest of the entire global community.

  • “Indian elites show little evidence of having thought coherently and systematically about national strategy… Few writings offer coherent, articulated beliefs or a clear set of operating principles for Indian strategy,” wrote American think tanker George Tanham in a paper prepared for the U.S. government in 1992.