[Prelims Spotlight] Location in News

1.Kuril islands – In the news, for dispute between Japan and Russia

2.Falkland island – Argentina seeks support of Saudis for this british territory

3.Rohingya island – Refugees of a distinct Muslim ethnic group who are effectively stateless have been fleeing Myanmar.

4.Houthis – Shia rebels from north Yemen (Shia(Iran support) vs Sunni(Saudi support) conflict in Yemen – so, India’s Rahat operation) so, was in news.

5.Spartly islands –Territorial dispute between Brunei, China,Malaysia,the Philippines,Taiwan, and Vietnam.(Mostly Chinese dominant claim)

6.Taro Island (in Solomon sea) – located nearby to the northeast part Australia
(Planning to migration bcoz of rising seas/Global warming).

7. Lake Victoria – It is the largest lake in Africa and chief reservoir of the Nile, lying mainly in Tanzania and Uganda but bordering on Kenya.

8. Fuego Volcano –

• On 3 June 2018,the volcano suddenly produced its most powerful eruption since 1974.
• Guatemala (Central America)


• UNESCO declared ‘Sabratha’ heritage site to be at high risk, mainly due to damage caused by armed groups.
• It lies on the Mediterranean coast, west of modern Tripoli, Libya.

10.Andaman and Nicobar

• The Government recently announced the renaming of
three islands of Andaman and Nicobar archipelago as a
tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
• It lies to the south of Myanmar, west of Thailand, and north
of Indonesia.
Ross Island was renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
Neil Island as Shaheed Dweep
Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep.


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