1. Locate the International Rail Project from which India has been recently dropped?
Chabahar Rail Project, Iran. Chabahar port is located on the Gulf of Oman and is only 72 km away from the Gwadar port in Pakistan which has been developed by China. The port serves as the only oceanic port of Iran and consists of two separate ports named Shahid Beheshti and Shahid Kalantari. Iran has inaugurated the track-laying process for the 628 km Chabahar-Zahedan rail line, which will be extended to Zaranj across the border in Afghanistan.
2. Locate the city where the treaty was signed for the creation of European Union?
Maastricht, Netherland. European Union (EU), is an international organization comprising 27 European countries and governing common economic, social, and security policies. The EU was created by the Maastricht Treaty, which entered into force on November 1, 1993. Recently, India and the European Union (EU) held their 15th “annual” summit after a gap of more than two years.
3. Identify the water body where Farzad B Gas Field is located?
Persian Gulf (Iran). It is located in Persian Gulf (Iran). It has gas reserves of more than 19 trillion cubic feet. ONGC has invested approximately USD 100 million. Recently, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has confirmed that India is no longer involved in the Farzad-B gas field project of Iran.
4. Locate the island from where the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mars Mission or ‘Hope’ was launched?
Tanegashima Island in Japan. The ‘Hope Orbiter’ lifted on an H-IIA rocket from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, a machinery maker in Japan. It was launched from Tanegashima Island in Japan. The Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC) is the largest rocket-launch complex in Japan. The island is of volcanic origin and located in the East China Sea. Hope Mission is the first interplanetary mission for the Arab World.
5. Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary, which was recently seen in the news is located in which country?
Bhutan. Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located mostly in Trashigang District and just crossing the border into Samdrup Jongkhar District, Bhutan. It is one of the country’s protected areas. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan’s Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion. Recently, China has made new territorial claims in the eastern sector of Bhutan’s Trashigang district. China made this claim at an online meeting of the 58th Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council, while objecting to the funding request to develop the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary project in eastern Bhutan.