Places in News Current Affairs MCQs
31. Estonia, which recently expelled the Russian ambassador, is located in which region?
[A] West Asia
[C] South America
Correct Answer: B [Europe]
Estonia is a country in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. Russia and Estonia have expelled the ambassadors from each other’s countries in a tit-for-tat move.
Estonia’s diplomatic representation will be downgraded to a charge d’affaires that heads the European Union country’s mission in Moscow.
32. Kappad beach, which was seen in the news, is located in which state?
[A] Tamil Nadu
[C] Andhra Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Kerala]
Kappad is the only beach in Kerala with the international Blue Flag certificate, which is given to beaches that meet guidelines on ensuring eco-friendly measures, safety and hygiene.
A team of experts commenced a scientific study to prepare a proposal on protecting the 3.5-km stretch of coastline from Thuvvappara at Kappad beach to Valiyamangad near Koyilandy, in Kozhikode district in the state.
33. Kiruna, which was seen in the news, is a small town located in which country?
Correct Answer: B [Sweden]
Kiruna is a town in northern Sweden that houses over 18,000 individuals and a tonne wooden church.
This town is currently under threat of being consumed by the world’s largest iron ore mine that is under the control of the Swedish state-owned company LKAB. This entire town is currently being relocated and it is considered as one of the significant relocations happened in the world.
34. Aksai Chin remains a disputed area between China and which country?
Correct Answer: B [India]
China announced that i will begin work on its ambitious new railway line connecting Xinjiang and Tibet.
The railway line is also running close to the LAC and through the disputed region of Aksai Chin, according to the new railway plan. Aksai Chin remains a disputed area between India and China for a long time. The proposed railway line is considered as a threat to India’s sovereignty, despite claims from Beijing that the new construction is civilian in nature.
35. le Clot, which was seen in the news, is an ancient crater located in which country?
[C] New Zealand
Correct Answer: B [France]
le Clot is an ancient crater located within the Domaine du Meteore vineyard in France. It measures 220 meters in diameter and 30 meters in depth.
This is a major discovery since finding of small crater is rare. Currently, only 3 structures have been recorded -one in France and two in Germany. The presence of the le Clot was confirmed after finding the presence of iron oxide spherules, shock microdiamonds, and a magnetic low within the crater.
36. Tunel Wielki Cave is an archaeological site located in which country?
Correct Answer: B [Poland]
Tunel Wielki, situated in Poland’s Ojców National Park, is an archaeological site located in the karst area.
It has 15 layers in 4.5-meter-deep sediments that provide evidences of early prehistorical cultures, the Middle Ages, and the 19th century. Recently, the oldest known flint tools were discovered in Tunel Wielki cave.
37. Gurudongmar Lake, which was seen in the news, is located in which state/UT?
[C] West Bengal
Correct Answer: A [Sikkim]
The Gurudongmar lake is situated at an altitude of approximately 17,800 feet in Mangan district of Sikkim. It is one of the highest lakes in India.
Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman visited Gurudongmar lake and interacted with army personnel. It is named after Guru Padmasambhava – the founder of the Tibetan Buddhism.
38. Great Pyramid of Giza, which was seen in the news, is located in which country?
[A] South Africa
Correct Answer: C [Egypt]
The Great Pyramid of Giza, the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu, is the largest pyramid in Egypt and the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Built over a period of approximately 27 years in the early 26th century BC, it is located in the Pyramid Fields of Giza, Egypt. Scientists have discovered a hidden passage inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, as part of the ScanPyramids project. This passage is 9 meters in length and more than 2 meters in width.
39. Lake Natron, which was seen in the news ,is in which country?
Correct Answer: B [Tanzania]
Lake Natron is an alkaline lake in the Arusha Region of Tanzania. It is hostile due to the presence of salt, soda and magnesite deposits.
It has been reported that the lake turns animals that touch it into “stone”. Ol Doinyo Lengai, which contribute to the lake’s condition, is the only active volcano to emit natrocarbonatites – a rare carbonatite lava.
40. Catanduanes Island, which was seen in the news, is located in which country?
Correct Answer: C [Philippines]
Catanduanes Island is the 12th largest island in the Philippines. A shallow earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck this island recently.
According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), tsunami waves will arrive and last for hours.
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