Q. With reference to Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) consider the following statements:
1.It is a permanent intergovernmental international organization.
2.Heads of State Council is the top decision-making body of SCO.
3.Afghanistan is one of its member states.
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: A
Notes:

Statement 1: Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organization.

Statement 2: Heads of State Council is the top decision-making body of SCO.

Statement 3: The statement is incorrect. Afghanistan, Belarus and Mongolia are the observer states of SCO.

Source: The Hindu