Q. Consider the following statements with respect to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC):
1.It is an economic and political organization of eight countries in South Asia.
2.Its secretariat is based in New Delhi.
3.No SAARC summit has taken place since 2014.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:

Statement 1 and 3 are correct. SAARC is an economic and political organization of eight countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka) in South Asia. No SAARC summit has taken place since 2014.

Statement 2 is incorrect. Its secretariat is based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Source: ForumIAS