ASEAN - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   India will begin its first ever major multinational exercise at Pune with 18 ASEAN Plus nations. What is the name of this exercise?

a. War18
b. Force18
c. Peace18
d. Battle18
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Force18

This exercise will be held in Pune with 18 ASEAN Plus members including South Korea, Japan, Russia, China and the US, This is in line with the Act East Policy to learn and share best practices of other armies in the world and display commitment for peace in the region. The theme of Force18, which will be held from March 2nd to 8th, is humanitarian mine action and peacekeeping operations. Foreign trainers will be participating in this exercise too.

2)   The 2015 ASEAN Summit was held in which country in November?

a. Malaysia
b. Mali
c. Indonesia
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Malaysia

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit was held in the month of November 2015 at Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. The theme for the summit was “Our People, Our Community, Our vision” and summit was chaired by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. 10 ASEAN nations attended this summit.

3)   What was the theme of the 48th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Foreign Ministers’ meet that was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between 4- 6 Aug’15?

a. Our People, Our Community, Our Vision
b. Our Community, Our Vision
c. Our People, Our Vision
d. Our People, Our Community, Our Tradition
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Our People, Our Community, Our Vision

Besides, the ASEAN foreign ministers meet was participated by India’s Minister of State for External Affairs of India Gen (Retd) VK Singh.