Context: The United States opened an embassy in the Solomon Islands recently in its latest move to counter China’s push into the Pacific.
About Solomon Islands:
- Solomon Islands is an island country consisting of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands in Oceania.
- Capital city Honiara, is located on the largest island,
- According to the World Risk Report 2021, the island state ranks second among the countries with the highest disaster risk worldwide.
- More than 90% of the islanders are ethnic Melanesians, but there has been intense and bitter rivalry between the Isatabus on Guadalcanal, the largest island, and migrant Malaitans from the neighbouring island.
Source: Indian Express
Previous Year Questions
Q.1) Consider the following pairs:
Region often mentioned in the news: Country
- Anatolia Turkey
- Amhara Ethiopia
- Cabo Delgado Spain
- Catalonia Italy
How many pairs given above are correctly matched? (2022)
- Only one pair
- Only two pairs
- Only three pairs
- All four pairs
Q.2) Consider the following countries:
Which of the above have borders with Afghanistan? (2022)
- 1, 2 and 5 only
- 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
- 3, 4 and 5 only
- 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
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