Q. With reference to Initiative for Critical and Emerging Technologies(iCET) consider the following statements:
1.The initiative is being run by the International Security Councils of India and Russia.
2.Artificial Intelligence is one of the areas of cooperation included in the iCET.
Select the correct statement using the code given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

Statement 1 is incorrect. The iCET initiative was launched by India and the US in May 2022. The initiative is being run by the National Security Councils of both countries.

Statement 2 is correct. The six areas for cooperation are – scientific research and development; quantum and artificial intelligence, defense innovation, space, advanced telecom which would include things like 6G and semiconductors.

Source: ForumIAS