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India to Chair Three Important UNSC Committees

Published on January 10, 2021
Current Context: TS Tirumurti, who is the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations made an announcement that India will chair three vital committees of UN Security
India to Chair Three Important UNSC Committees
Council (UNSC) as a non-permanent member of 15 nations UN body. 
  • The three UNSC committees to be chaired by India are: (1) Taliban sanctions committee (2) Counter-terrorism committee (3) Libya sanctions committee.
    1. Taliban sanctions committee: It is also called as 1988 sanctions committee as it was formed through resolution number 1988 in 2011 by splitting the 1267 sanctions regime on al-Qaeda – amid growing concern worldwide at alarming levels of violence in Afghanistan that has been blamed on the Taliban. It will work with a commitment to peace, security, development and progress of Afghanistan.
    2. Counter-terrorism committee: It will be chaired by India in 2022. Under this committee, India will work to combat terrorism, especially cross-border terrorism.
    3. Libya sanctions committee: It is also known as 1970 sanctions committee, which implements a sanctions regime, including a two-way arms embargo, assets freeze, travel ban and measures to prevent illicit export of petroleum. The committee will focus on maintaining peace in Libya.

Questions: 

Q.1 Who announced that India to chair three vital committees of the UN Security Council (UNSC)?
a. Rajnath Singh
b. TS Tirumurti
c. S Jaishankar
d. Ajit Doval

Q.2 Which of the following UN Security Council Committee will India chair, as announced by TS Tirumurti?
a. Taliban sanctions committee
b. Libya sanctions committee.
c. Counter-terrorism committee
d. All of the above
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