UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2015

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    With reference to 'Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC)', consider the following statements.
    1. It was established very recently in response to incidents of piracy and accidents of oil spills.
    2. It is an alliance meant for maritime security only.
    Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Exp. [d] Objectives of IOR ARC is to promote the sustained growth and balanced development of the region and of the Member States, and to create common ground for regional economic cooperation. Six priority areas are
    (i) Maritime Safety and Security
    (ii) Trade and Investment Facilitation
    (iii) Fisheries Management
    (iv)Disaster Risk Management
    (v) Academic, Science and Technology
    (vi)Tourism and Cultural Exchanges
    Hence, option [d] is correct.

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