Q. Macolin Convention which is seen in news recently, is related to which of the following?

[A] To reduce terror financing in West Asia.

[B] To improve IPR policies in participant counties.

[C] To reduce deforestation in developing countries.

[D] To check the match-fixing in Sports Competitions.

Answer: D

The 12th meeting of Interpol’s Match-Fixing Task Force (IMFTF), in which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was one of the participants, concluded with a call for harmonised global efforts to curb competition manipulation.

The members deliberated on various mechanisms to improve intelligence sharing “such as the establishment of national platforms, as outlined in the Macolin Convention, that centralise and analyse information on irregular and suspicious trends”.

The Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, known as the Macolin Convention, is a multilateral treaty aimed at checking match-fixing. It came into force on September 1, 2019.

Source: The Hindu