UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2011

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    Recently, the USA decided to support India's membership in multi-lateral export control regimes called the 'Australia Group' and the 'Wassenaar Arrangement'. What is difference between them?
    1. The 'Australia Group' is an informal arrangement which aims to allow exporting countries to minimise the risk of assisting chemical and biological weapons proliferation, whereas the 'Wassenaar Arrangement' is a formal group under the OECD holding identical objectives.
    2. The 'Australia Group' comprises predominantly of Asian, African and North American countries whereas the member countries of 'Wassenaar Arrangement' a predominantly from the European Union and American continents.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: D

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