- Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi inaugurated the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Young Authors’ Conference in New Delhi.
- The SCO comprises eight Member States including China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
- Ms Lekhi emphasized the need to strengthen ties and find linkages of common heritage and social value systems in the youth.
- The two-day conference will explore modern education, training, advanced training of youth, and wider involvement in entrepreneurial activities and innovative projects.
Question: How many Member States currently comprise the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)?
Answer: b. 8