1. The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is being held at:
(a) Glasgow
(b) Osaka
(c) New York
(d) New Delhi
Explanation: Option (a) is correct
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Glasgow on October 31 to attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26), India has conveyed to the British Government this week, sources confirmed. The decision comes even as climate negotiation delegations from the United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom travelled to Delhi to discuss India’s climate goals. Mr. Modi and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson are expected to jointly launch the “one world, one solar, one grid” initiative at the summit where at least 120 world leaders have confirmed their attendance.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/narendra-modi-to-attend-cop26-glasgow-climate-meet/article37113191.ece

2.  With respect to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), consider the following statements:
1. It is a legally binding convention.
2. India is a signatory to UNFCCC.
3. UNFCCC is the primary multilateral treaty governing actions to combat climate change through adaptation and mitigation efforts directed at control of emission of Green House Gases (GHGs) that cause global warming.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Explanation:
UNFCCC is the primary multilateral treaty governing actions to combat climate change through adaptation and mitigation efforts directed at control of emission of Green House Gases (GHGs) that cause global warming. Even though climate change is a global concern some of the countries are majorly responsible for greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. Many island nations are facing the major brunt of this Climate Change in the form of sea-level rise, cyclones, erratic weather conditions, etc.
Headquarters is at Bonn, Germany.
India is a signatory to UNFCCC.
It is not a legally binding convention.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/narendra-modi-to-attend-cop26-glasgow-climate-meet/article37113191.ece

3. With reference to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), consider the following statements:
1. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body.
2. It was established during the G20 summit.
3. India is a member of FATF.
Which among the following statements are correct?
(a) 1 and 2only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Explanation:
Financial Action Task Force
    The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body.
    It was established in 1989 during the G7 summit in Paris.
    The objectives of the FATF are to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.
o    India is one of the members.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/terror-financing-watchdog-fatf-again-retains-pakistan-in-greylist/article37115624.ece

4. The Kaziranga National Park is situated in which Indian state?
(a) Nagaland
(b) Sikkim
(c) Meghalaya
(d) Assam
Explanation: Option (d) is correct
The Central Empowered Committee (CEC), constituted by the Supreme Court, has asked the Assam government to take action on illegal construction in the identified wildlife corridors of the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve.
In a letter to the State’s Chief Secretary on October 6, CEC Member-Secretary Amarnatha Shetty said an action taken report should be submitted to the panel within four weeks.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/sc-panel-tells-assam-to-take-action-on-illegal-construction-in-kaziranga-animal-corridors/article37105351.ece

5. FATF has placed Pakistan on which list?
(a) Grey List
(b) Black List
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) None of the above
Explanation: Option (a) is correct
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on October 21 retained Pakistan in the ‘greylist’ yet again, observing that it needed to further demonstrate that investigations and prosecutions were being pursued against the senior leadership of U.N.-designated terror groups, which include Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/terror-financing-watchdog-fatf-again-retains-pakistan-in-greylist/article37115624.ece