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15 March -19
United NationsWith reference to ‘Transports InternationauxRoutiers’(TIR) convention. consider the following statements and choose the correct one
1. The convention will help boostIndia’sexportsand enable greater participation in the global value chains. 2. India had joined the TIR Convention (the United Nations Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods under cover of TIR Carnets) on June 15, 2017. 3. The TIR system covers customs transit by road , rail and waterway only (a) 1 and 2 (b) 1 and 3 (c) 2 and 3 (d) All of the above
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TIR stands for "Transports Internationaux Routiers" or "International Road Transports". TheConvention on International Transport of Goods Under Cover of TIR Carnets(TIR Convention) is a multilateral treaty that was concluded atGenevaon 14 November 1975 to simplify and harmonise the administrative formalities of international road transport. India had joined the TIR Convention (the United Nations Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods under cover of TIR Carnets) on June 15, 2017.
The Convention will help Indian traders to have access to fast, easy, reliable and hassle free international system for movement of goods by road or multi modal means across the territories of other contracting parties
The TIR system not only covers customs transit by road but a combination is possible with other modes of transport (e.g., rail, inland waterway, and even maritime transport), as long as at least one part of the total transport is made by road
Consider the following statements regarding Global Environment Outlook(GEO) Report 1. It is a report on the environment issued periodically by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 2. GEO project was initiated in response to the environmental reporting requirements of UN Agenda 21
Choose the correct option a) 1 only b) 2 only c) none d) all of the above
Ans:D
1. It is a report on the environment issued periodically by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 2. GEO project was initiated in response to the environmental reporting requirements of UN Agenda 21 Agenda 21 It is a nonbinding action planof the United Nations with regard to sustainable development. It is a product of the Earth Summit (UN Conference on Environment and Development) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. It is an action agenda for the UN, other multilateral organizations, and individual governments around the world that can be executed at local, national, and global levels