1. Turkey is located between
(a) Black Sea and Caspian Sea
(b) Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea
(c) Gulf of Suez and Mediterranean Sea
(d) Gulf of Aqaba and Dead Sea
(b) Turkey's smaller part is in Southeastern Europe and its larger part in Western Asia which is located between Black Sea and Mediterranean
2. Consider the following pairs : Region often in news Country
1. Chechnya : Russian Federation
2. Darfur : Mali
3. Swat Valley : Iraq
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(a) The Chechen Republic is a federal subject (a republic) of Russia. Darfur is a region in western Sudan. Swat is a valley and an administrative district in Pakistan.
3. What is the correct sequence of occurrence of the following cities in South-East Asia as one proceeds
from south to north?
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(c) The correct sequence of occurrence of the following cities in South-East Asia as one proceeds from south to north is Jakarta-Singapore-Bangkok and Hanoi.
4. Which one of the following countries of South-West Asia does not open out to the Mediterranean Sea?
(b) Jordan does not open out to the Mediterranean Sea.
5. With reference to the ‘Trans-Pacific Partnership’, consider the following statements :
1. It is an agreement among all the Pacific Rim countries except China and Russia.
2. It is a strategic alliance for the purpose of maritime security only.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(d) All 12 Pacific Rim Countries have signed Trans - Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
These 12 countries are: Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Darussalam, Japan, Canada, United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Australia and New Zealand.
Objectives of TPP:
(i) Lower track barriers such as tariffs.
(ii) Establish a common framework for intellectual property.
(iii) Enforce standards for labour low and environmental low.
(iv) Establish an investor - state dispute settlement mechanism.