1. Identify the country which is participating in exercise ‘EX EASTERN BRIDGE V’ along with India?
Oman. Indian Air Force (IAF) is participating in the joint bilateral exercise EX EASTERN BRIDGE V with Royal Air Force Oman (RAFO) scheduled from 17-26 October 2019. The exercise is being held at the Air Force Base Masirah, Oman. The last EX EASTERN BRIDGE-IV exercise was conducted in 2017 at Jamnagar, India.
2. Locate the country which has recently launched a military operation called ‘Operation Peace Spring’?
Turkey. Turkey has launched a military operation called Operation Peace Spring against the Syrian Kurdish militia (YPG) in Northeast Syria just days after U.S. troops pulled back from the area. The YPG was the USA’s ally in the war against the Islamic state. Turkey stated that operation was aimed to eliminate “terror corridor” on Turkey’s southern border as well as to create a “safe zone”.
3. The headquarter of ‘World Meteorological Organization’ is located at?
Geneva, Switzerland. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 193 Member States and Territories. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Established by the ratification of the WMO Convention on 23rd March 1950, WMO became the specialized agency of the United Nations for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences.
4. Identify the place which was recently hit by Typhoon ‘Hagibis’?
Honshu island, Japan. The main Japanese Island of Honshu was hit by Typhoon Hagibis on 12th October 2019. Typhoon Hagibis could be the strongest storm to hit Japan since 1958. Typhoon Hagibis, means “speed” in the Philippine language, had packing winds of 180 km per hour near its centre.
5. Identify the water bodies which are located on either side of Iberian Peninsula?
Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. The Iberian Peninsula is separated from North Africa by the narrow Strait of Gibraltar. The Atlantic Ocean washes the northern, western, and southwestern coasts, and the Mediterranean Sea washes the southern and eastern shores. Cape Roca, in Portugal, is the western most point of continental Europe. Catalonia is a semi-autonomous region in Iberian Peninsula in the north-eastern Spain.The Cataloniaregion has long been the industrial heartland of Spain and there has been mass protest in Spain for the Independence of Catalonia.