Q. Which of the following is NOT a member country of BASIC group?

[A] China

[B] India

[C] Brazil

[D] South Korea

Answer: D

Explanation: The 29th ministerial meeting of the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) countries on Climate Change was organised at Beijing, China recently.

  • The meeting has called for “comprehensive” implementation of the Paris climate deal amid threats by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from it.
  • The meeting worked out priorities and issues as a group to be highlighted at the UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Chile in December 2019.