1. Identify this country which has been in news for housing world’s longest salt cave.
Israel. Israeli researchers have claimed that they have discovered the world’s longest salt cave near the dead sea. The cave named Malham, stretching over 10 kilometers (6.25 miles) runs through Mount Sodom, Israel's largest mountain, and spills out to the southwest corner of the adjacent Dead Sea.
2. Identify this country which awarded highest civilian award ‘the Order of Zayed’ to Indian Prime Minister recently.
UAE. UAE has conferred its highest civilian award ‘the Order of Zayed’ upon the Prime Minister of India. The Prime Minister has been given the award as a mark of appreciation for his efforts to boost bilateral ties between the two nations.
3. Identify these countries comprising the Northern Triangle, to which US has decided to cut the aid.
El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are known as Northern Triangle. The U.S. government has decided to cut aid to the countries of “Northern Triangle”. The countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are known as Northern Triangle. These countries share a border tripoint at Trifinio biosphere reserve, and also aspects of classical cultures, history, society, and politics.
4. Identify this country to which International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will channel humanitarian aid in response to hyperinflation crisis.
Venezuela. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will channel humanitarian aid to the crisis-hit Venezuela, potentially helping ease chronic hunger and disease. The country’s hyperinflationary crisis has made food and medicine unaffordable for most citizens, fueling widespread malnutrition, especially among children, and a rise in preventable diseases.
5. Identify this country which has become first G7 country to join China’s Belt & Road Initiative.
Italy. Italy has become the first G7 country to join China’s Belt & Road Initiative. The Group of Seven is a group consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These countries, with the seven largest International Monetary Fund (IMF)-described advanced economies in the world, represent 58% of the global net wealth.