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World Map : February (I) 2023

Identify Places On Map
  • Locate the country that is a permanent member of the UNSC?

    France, The UNSC was established by the UN Charter in 1945. It is one of the 6 principal organs of the United Nations. UNSC has 15 members: 5 permanent members (P5) and 10 non-permanent members elected for 2-year terms. The 5 permanent members are: United States, Russian Federation, France, China and the United Kingdom.

  • Identify the country in Africa where the UN-Habitat headquarters is located and with whom India recently conducted surveys in the Lamu Archipelago.

    Kenya, India recently handed over 100 nautical charts to Kenya, the result of a collaborative survey between the navies of both countries of the coastal area near the Lamu Archipelago. Kenya is located in East Africa; its terrain rises from a low coastal plain on the Indian Ocean to mountains and plateaus at its centre. The UN-Habitat maintains its headquarters at the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Identify the country with whom India conducts Exercise Desert Flag.

    United Arab Emirates (UAE), UAE is the second largest export destination of India (after the US) with an amount of over US$ 28 billion for the year 2021-22. For the UAE, India is the second largest trading partner for the year 2021 with an amount of around USD 45 billion (non-oil trade). ‘Desert Eagle II’, is a joint air combat exercise, between air forces of India and UAE. Recently, UAE also agreed to form a trilateral partnership with India and France to work together in the fields of nuclear and solar energy, as well as in tackling climate change and preserving biodiversity.

  • Identify the water body under which the Nord Stream pipeline runs to connect Russia and Germany.

    Baltic Sea, The Nord Stream pipeline is a natural gas pipeline that runs under the Baltic Sea, connecting Russia and Germany. The pipeline was built with the aim of transporting natural gas from Russia to Europe, bypassing traditional transit countries such as Ukraine. The first line of the Nord Stream pipeline was completed in 2011 and the second in 2012, and it has since become a major source of natural gas for Europe.

  • Identify the country for whom India recently sent its humanitarian assistance under Operation Dost.

    Turkey, India, under ‘Operation Dost’ sent its planes carrying National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel, essentials, and medical equipment for the earthquake-hit Turkey. India has also sent a transport aircraft with medical supplies to Syria. The earthquake of magnitude 7.7 on the Richter scale recently hit the two countries followed by a series of aftershocks causing huge devastation. Operation Dost symbolises that India is a friend of Turkey and the two must deepen their relations.

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