1. Identify this region where India has launched Operation Sankalp.
1(a) Persian Gulf and 1(b) Gulf of Oman. The Indian Navy has launched ‘Operation Sankalp’ in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman as a measure to assure the safety and security of the Indian vessels, following the escalating tension in the Gulf of Oman, where two oil tankers were attacked recently. The U.S. considers Iran responsible for the attacks, heightening tensions between the two countries. Indian Navy Ships Chennai and Sunayna have been deployed in the Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf to undertake maritime security operations. In addition, aerial surveillance by IN aircraft is also being undertaken in the area.
2. Identify this place where 11th G20 Summit was recently held.
Osaka, Japan. Recently the 11th G20 Summit was held in Osaka, Japan on 28th-29th June, 2019. The G20 Summit 2019 was based on discussions on subjects like trade, energy, climate change etc. Along with that India also participated in two parallel tri-laterals i.e the Russia-India-China (RIC) and Japan-U.S.-India (JAI) and an informal BRICS summit.
3. Identify this country with which India is coordinating “Operation Sunrise 2”.
Myanmar. “Operation Sunrise 2” is a coordinated operation by armies of India and Myanmar. It is a three-week-long operation carried out in their respective border areas, targeting several militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam, to bust camps of militant outfits, including the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland(Khaplang), the United Liberation Front of Assam (I) and the National Democratic Front of Boroland.
4. Identify this city strategically located on the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea.
Hongkong, China. Hongkong is situated on the southeast coast of China, Hong Kong’s strategic location on the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea has made it one of the world’s most thriving and cosmopolitan cities. Recently, Hong Kong was in the news due to massive protests against a government plan to allow extradition to mainland China. The protest recalled the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement five years ago.
5. Identify this place where 16th Asia Media Summit 2019 was recently organized.
Siem Reap province, Cambodia. 16th Asia Media Summit 2019 was organized in Siem Reap province, Cambodia to deliberate on issues pertaining to media & broadcasting industry. 16th Asia Media Summit held under the topic “Media Digitization Focusing on Developing Markets”, was organized by the Cambodian Ministry of Information in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development(AIBD). The summit has addressed concerns caused by digital media, which requires relevant authorities to make regulations to anti-cybercrimes, fake news, and training people to raise awareness and enhance the media profession.