1. ‘Mount Paektu’ which was recently seen in the news, is located in?
Border between Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and China. Mount Paektu or Changbai (in Chinese) is considered sacred by the Koreans as they treat the mountain to be the spiritual origin of the Korean kingdom, where the founder (Kim Il Sung) was born. It is a volcanic mountain that last erupted over 1,000 years ago. It is situated at the border between Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and China. At a height of about 9,000 feet, it has the highest peak in the Korean peninsula.
2. The Secretariat of ‘Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources' is located in?
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The secretariat of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) is located in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. CCAMLR was established by international convention in 1982 with the objective of conserving Antarctic marine life. This was done in response to increasing commercial interest in Antarctic krill resources, a keystone component of the Antarctic ecosystem and a history of over-exploitation of several other marine resources in the Southern Ocean.
3. Locate the place where the 18th Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) Summit was held at?
Baku, Azerbaijan. In Baku, the 18th Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) Summit was held and attended by the Vice President of India. The theme for the 18th NAM Summit was “Upholding the Bandung Principles to ensure concerted and adequate response to the challenges of the contemporary world
4. Locate the 'Sakhalin oil field' in the map?
Russia. Recently, the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas has visited Sakhalin oil field in Russia. Exxon Mobil (US), Rosneft (Russia), Japanese SODECO and ONGC Videsh are the partners in this field which will continue to produce oil and gas till 2055.
5. 'Uluru' which was recently closed for trekking permanently is located in?
Central Desert, Australia. The Red Monolith- Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) has been permanently closed for trekking by the Australian government. The spiritual significance for Anangu (An aboriginal tribe of Australia) is responsible for the ban. It is the huge red rock monolith located in the Central Australian desert. It was first declared a national park in 1950 and renamed as Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 1993.