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Practice Questions on September Current Affairs for CLAT

Given below are two passage based practice questions on September current affairs for CLAT.

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Passage 1

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for the signing of the historic Abraham Accords, which is the first Arab-Israeli peace deal in 26 years. “We are here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East,” Trump said, moments before the accord was signed at the South Lawns of the White House. The Abraham Accords—essentially bilateral agreements with Israel—do not mention the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The president pointed out that these were the only two peace deals between Israel and the Arab States in more than a quarter of a century. Egypt was the first Arab state to sign a peace deal with Israel in 1979. Jordan signed a peace pact in 1994.

As per the agreements, the UAE and Bahrain will establish embassies, exchange ambassadors, cooperate and work together with Israel across a range of sectors, including tourism, trade, healthcare and security. Together, these agreements will serve as the foundation for comprehensive peace across the entire region, Trump said. Soon after the signing, the White House, in a statement, said the deal will strengthen peace in the region, giving Muslims increased access to the Al Aqsa Mosque. President Trump helped broker the historic agreement between the UAE and Israel to normalise relations in August. Last week, Trump announced that Bahrain had also reached a deal with Israel to normalise relations.

The deal between the UAE and Israel represented a significant breakthrough in diplomatic relations between the two nations as the Trump administration worked to facilitate cooperation between Arab nations and Israel.

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Questions
  1. One of the parties of Abraham Accord was Israel. The capital of Israel is
  • Bahrain
  • Jerusalem
  • Nazareth
  • Tiberias
  1. Who is the President of the United Arab Emirates?
  • Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  • Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • None of these
  1. US President Trump belongs to which political party?
  • Democratic
  • Republican
  • Libertarian
  • Socialist
  1. The Tashkent declaration was signed in 1966 between
  • India and Bangladesh
  • India and Pakistan
  • India and Sri Lanka
  • India and Nepal
  1. The capital of the United Arab Emirates is
  • Dubai
  • Sharjah
  • Ajman
  • Abu Dhabi

Passage 2

The country’s five large state-owned oil and gas companies will join International Solar Alliance’s Coalition for Sustainable Climate Action as corporate partners and will contribute to ISA’s corpus fund, the oil minister said on Tuesday. “Our oil and gas companies are also making efforts to deploy solar panels across the value chain of their operations, and current installed solar power capacity is 270 MW,” Pradhan said at World Solar Technology Summit held online by ISA. The five public sector undertakings under his ministry that will join the ISA coalition are Oil and Natural Gas Corporation NSE 0.70 % (ONGC), Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum NSE 4.76 % Corporation (HPCL) and Gail (India).

ISA is an alliance of sunshine rich countries set up by India and France on the sidelines of the Paris meeting on climate change in November 2015. “Oil and gas companies in India will work closely with ISA to explore opportunities for implementation of solar-based projects within India as well in other countries, particularly other developing countries where ISA is focusing for faster development of solar energy infrastructure,” Pradhan said. French company Total has also announced investments for buying about 2 GW of operating photovoltaic power plants in India, he said. The minister also drew attention to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Atmanirbhar Abhiyaan’s reform and said India has received proposals from various companies to set up 10 GW of fresh solar equipment manufacturing facilities.

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Questions
  1. A public sector undertaking or public sector enterprise is
  • Owned by state
  • Owned by private Individual
  • Public-Private partnership
  • None of these
  1. Who is the current Cabinet Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel?
  • Harsh Vardhan
  • Dharmendra Pradhan
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad
  • Amit Shah
  1. In which country was the world’s largest oil field located?
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Afghanistan
  • None of the above
  1. PM Modi recently inaugurated the solar power plant which is claimed to be Asia’s largest solar power plant. It is located in the state of
  • Rajasthan
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Gujarat
  • Jharkhand
  1. Which source is responsible for the highest share of electric generation in India?
  • Natural Gas
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Coal
  • Solar

Answers

Passage 1

  1. (b)
  2. (c)
  3. (b)
  4. (b)
  5. (d)

Passage 2

  1. (a)
  2. (b)
  3. (b)
  4. (b)
  5. (c)

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