Oman: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Haitham bin Tariq Al Said sworn in as the New Sultan of Oman

The Royal Family of Oman named Haitham bin Tariq Al Said as the new Sultan of Oman following the death of his cousin on Friday 10th January 2020- the longest-serving monarch of the Arab world –Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said. Haitham bin Tariq Al Said was serving as the Minister of Heritage and Culture ..

EAM to visit Sultanate of Oman on 24th December

The External Affairs Minister(EAM) of India, Dr. S JaiShankar is completing his visit to Iran on the 23rd of December from where he will head towards the Sultanate of Oman on Tuesday, 24th December 2019. The Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, Yousuf Bin Alawi bin Abdullah invited the Indian External ..

Abu Dhabi named World’s Leading Sports Tourism Destination 2019

The capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi has been named as the World’s leading sports tourism destination for the seventh time in a row. The award was declared at the 26th edition of the annual World Travel Awards(WTA). The World Travel Awards was founded in 1993. Awards were presented in over 50 ..

Strait of Homruz: The Artery of Oil

Recently two tankers were targeted in suspected attacks near the strategic Strait of Hormuz which is a vital waterway for global oil shipments. Strait of Hormuz The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It provides for the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the ..

Cyclones from Arabian Sea

Cyclone Vayu has changed course and has started moving away from the Indian coast towards Oman. Cyclone Vayu which was categorised as very severe was seen an outliner. Why seen as an outliner? West coast of India sees much fewer cyclones than the East coast. Data suggests that the eastern coast witnesses four times more ..

IAF Lifts Temporary Restrictions Imposed on Indian Airspace

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has removed the temporary restrictions on all air routes in the Indian air space. Why the restrictions were imposed? The IAF had imposed temporary airspace restrictions on Indian air space on 27th February 2019. It was a day after 12 Mirage 2000s bombed a camp of the Pakistan-based terror group ..

US signed agreement with Oman to use its Southern Ports

The United States Navy has signed an agreement with Oman to use the southern Omani ports which will allow American ships and warplanes to take advantage of his ports and airports. This deal is aimed at bolstering Omani-American military relations. The deal will benefit the facilities offered at some of the Sultanate’s ports and airports ..

United States clinchs a strategic port deal with Oman

The United States has recently clinched a strategic port deal with Oman that allow American ships and warplanes to take advantage of two Arabian Sea ports of Duqm and Salalah located near strategic Strait of Hormuz. The framework agreement is aimed at bolstering Omani-American military relations. With this pact, the US military will have better ..