1. India is funding the infrastructure development in Agalega Island. Locate the country which owns Agalega Island?
Mauritius. Agalega are two outer islands of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean, about 1,000 kilometers north of Mauritius island. The islands have a total area of 2,600 ha (6,400 acres). The island is located in the southwestern Indian Ocean, 1,122 km north of Mauritius. There is an MoU between the governments of Mauritius and India to develop the Agaléga islands and resolve infrastructural problems faced by Agaleans. The USD 87 million projects are funded by India. The project would add a new airport, port and logistics and communication facilities and potentially any other facilities related to the project.
2. Locate the place which has been battling outbreaks of red tide caused by the algae Karenia brevis?
Tampa Bay (Florida). Florida has been battling outbreaks of red tide, caused by the algae Karenia brevis, for several years. This year's bloom may have been aggravated due to the release of contaminated water into Tampa Bay earlier. Tampa Bay, arm of the Gulf of Mexico, indenting the west coast of Florida, US.
3. The UK, the US and Canada have issued fresh trade, financial and aviation sanctions on which European country?
Belarus. The UK, the US and Canada have issued fresh trade, financial and aviation sanctions on Belarus, in a bid to increase pressure on the country’s leader Alexander Lukashenko. Europe's longest-serving ruler, President of Belarus (Lukashenko) took office in 1994 amid the chaos caused by the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Often described as Europe's "last dictator", he has tried to preserve elements of Soviet communism.
4. Identify the place from where scientists have found two nearly perfectly preserved cave lion cubs which lived 28,000 years ago?
Siberia, Russia. Recently, scientists have found two nearly perfectly preserved cave lion cubs which lived 28,000 years ago, nicknamed Boris and Sparta. They were found in Siberia's permafrost, Russia. The cubs were found 15 metres apart but are not only from different litters but were also born thousands of years apart.
5. The ‘Kilauea volcano’ recently seen in the news is located in?
Hawaii. Recently, a surge of earthquakes and the ground swelling at the southern part of the crater was noticed at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. Kilauea, also called Mount Kilauea (“Much Spreading” in Hawaiian), is located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the southeastern part of the island of Hawaii, US.