Chabahar, Iran - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   Which countries signed a three way transit agreement on Chabahar with India?

a. Bangladesh, Iran
b. Afghanistan, Iran
c. Pakistan, Iran
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Afghanistan, Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 23rd May 2016 signed a three-way transit agreement on Iran's southern port of Chabahar

  • The accord, which calls for joint investments, will significantly boost the role of the undertapped port of Chabahar, connecting Iran through India and Afghanistan to central Asia, the Iranian presidency said on its website.

2)   Iranian parliament _______ approved the JCPA/Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for a historic nuclear agreement on 13th October 2015

a. Majlis
b. Knesset
c. Duma
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Majlis

Majlis, Iran’s Parliament has approved the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or Vienna Agreement on 13th October 2015 ending 12 years of wait. The agreement had been signed by Iran and P5+1 nations namely US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany on 14th July 2015. The agreement stipulated the conventional arms embargo will last 5 years and restrictions on ballistic missile technology will last another 8 years. Violation of this deal can lead to resurgence of sanctions within a period of 65 days. UN ban on Iranian students to study nuclear physics will also be lifted as part of the agreement.

3)   Which country has invited Indian investments worth 8 billion US dollars in infrastructure projects?

a. Iran
b. Israel
c. Afghanistan
d. Kuwait
Answer  Explanation 


Iranian Ambassador Gholamreza Ansari said in New Delhi that India should take advantage of the time before the western countries start making their investments after lifting of sanctions in the next 3-5 months.