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World Map : November (II) 2021

Identify Places On Map
  • 1. The Cumbre Vieja volcano, recently seen in the news, is located in?


    Canary Islands, Spain. The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted for the first time in 50 years. The last time hot molten lava erupted and spread was in 1971. La Palma is the most north-westerly island of the Canary Islands, Spain. It’s geography is a result of a volcanic formation and has an area of 708 square kilometres making it the fifth largest of the eight main Canary Islands.


  • 2. The biennial trilateral coast guard exercise ‘Dosti’ involves?


    2(a) India, 2(b) Maldives and 2(c) Sri Lanka. The 15th edition of the biennial trilateral coast guard exercise ‘Dosti’ involving India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka is underway in the Maldives, which will conclude today. The year 2021 marks 30 years since these exercises were first launched.


  • 3. The recently-discovered ‘Omicron strain’ of Covid-19 was first detected in which country?


    South Africa. The World Health Organization has declared the recently-discovered B.1.1.529 strain of Covid-19, to be a variant of concern. The virus was first detected in Southern Africa and it is renamed Omicron.


  • 4. Which country has recently successfully placed the Tundra Satellite into orbit?


    Russia. Recently, Russia has successfully placed into orbit a military satellite. The satellite is believed to be a Tundra Satellite, part of Russia's early warning anti-missile system named Kupol or dome.


  • 5. The ‘Matosinhos Manifesto’ has been approved by which space agency?


    European Space Agency (ESA), Paris, France. The European Space Agency (ESA) council has approved a ‘Matosinhos Manifesto’ to accelerate the use of space in Europe. Basically, the council has adopted a resolution that lays down a vision for the continent in terms of maintaining and expanding its activities in space.


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