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  • June 21, 2022
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Sierra de la Culebra

  • Zamora province, Spain
  • In News: Wildfires has engulfed the entire region
  • Firefighters in Spain struggled to contain wildfires in several parts of the country, which is suffering a heat wave unusual for this time of the year.


  • Oromia, Ethiopia
  • In News: Ethnic attack
  • More than 200 ethnic Amhara have been killed in an attack in the country’s Oromia region
  • Ethiopia is experiencing widespread ethnic tensions in several regions, most of them over historical grievances and political tensions.
  • The Amhara people, the second-largest ethnic group among Ethiopia’s more than 110 million populations, have been targeted frequently in regions like Oromia.
  • Ethnic Amhara settled in the area about 30 years ago in resettlement programs

Source: Indian Express

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following pairs: (2022)

Regions in News             Country

  1. Anatolia –                       Turkey
  2. Amhara –                       Ethiopia
  3. Cabo Delgado –              Spain
  4. Catalonia –                       Italy

How many pairs given above are correctly matched?

  1. Only one pair
  2. Only two pairs
  3. Only three pairs
  4. All four pairs

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