UAE, Saudi Arabia - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   India and UAE have signed how many agreements as Prime Minister Narendra Modi twice met the visiting Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan?

a. 7
b. 8
c. 9
d. 10
Answer  Explanation 


Agreements spanned areas such as cybersecurity, technology and currency swap. The two leaders discussed ways to increase the annual trade volume by over 60% in the next 5 years.
"Cooperation in the oil sector, food security, UAE's contribution to our strategic oil reserves, maritime security and terrorism as a common threat were some of the other issues discussed by the two leaders," said an official press release. UAE also began FTA negotiations with Gulf Cooperation Council and India.

2)   Saudi Arabians voted how many women into public office for the first time in the municipal elections in the conservative Islamic Kingdom, on December 13th 2015?

a. 14
b. 16
c. 17
d. 18
Answer  Explanation 


Saudi Arabians voted 17 women into public office in municipal elections in the conservative Islamic kingdom on Saturday, the first for allowing female participation. This election is a landmark step because women can now vote and run as candidates. This is a major step forward from the time that women were barred from driving and dependent on male relatives for all life decisions.

3)   Greetings have been extended by the Indian president to which two nations on their National Day on 2nd December?

a. Laos People’s Democratic Republic, UAE
b. Liberia, Lebanon
c. Pakistan, Uzbekistan
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Laos People’s Democratic Republic, UAE

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Laos People’s Democratic Republic and UAE on the eve of their National Day (December 2, 2015). Mr. Choummaly Sayasone, the President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates were also greeted by the President.

4)   In which of the following countries women will be able to vote and run in elections held in December 2015, marking a step forward for proponents of women's rights in a country that has received heavy criticism for its treatment of women?

a. Saudi Arabia
b. Turkey
c. Pakistan
d. Tajikistan
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Saudi Arabia

According to a Saudi government website Official voter registration began on 22nd Aug’15, and candidate registration begins on August 30. Both days will mark firsts for women in Saudi Arabia gearing up to participate in elections in December. Women will only participate in elections at the municipal level.

5)   Who has been appointed as his heir by the Saudi Arabia King Salman on 29th Apr’15?

a. Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz
b. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef
c. Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz
d. None of these
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Prince Mohammed bin Nayef

A royal decree removed Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz bin Saud as next in line to the throne and replaced him with Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 55, who headed a crackdown on al-Qaeda in the country a decade ago.

6)   Which country’s carriers announced on 30th Mar’15 that their cockpits will have two crew members in at all times under new procedures introduced in response to the German-wings disaster?

a. United States
b. India
c. France
d. United Arab of Emirates
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: United Arab of Emirates

The announcements by the two United Arab Emirates carriers-Emirates Airways and Etihad Airways follow similar moves by many European airlines, Canada and Australia to implement the so-called rule of two which is already standard in the United States.