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India Map : March (I) 2021

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  • 1. Identify the Biosphere Reserve in India where massive fire broke out recently?

    Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha. Recently, a massive fire broke out in the Similipal Biosphere Reserve in Odisha. The core area of the biosphere was untouched by the fire, however the fire is threatening damage to its rich biodiversity. Similipal derives its name from ‘Simul’ (silk cotton) tree. It was formally designated a tiger reserve in 1956 and brought under Project Tiger in the year 1973. It was declared a biosphere reserve by the Government of India in June, 1994. It has been part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserve since 2009.

  • 2. Locate the place where India’s biggest floating solar power plant by generation capacity is being developed?

    Ramagundam, Peddapalli district (Telangana). India’s biggest floating solar power plant by generation capacity (100MW) is being developed by the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) at Ramagundam in Peddapalli district of Telangana. The project is in line with India's commitment to attain the target of 175 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2022 including 100 GW of solar installed capacity.

  • 3. Identify the state which has started ‘Project RE-HAB’ to mitigate human-elephant conflict?

    Karnataka. A pilot project RE-HAB (Reducing Elephant-Human Attacks using Bees) has been launched in Karnataka which entails installing bee boxes along the periphery of the forest and the villages to mitigate human-elephant conflict. These spots are located on the periphery of Nagarahole National Park and Tiger Reserve, which is a known conflict zone.

  • 4. The ‘Mullaperiyar Dam’ recently seen in the news is located in which state?

    Idukki district (Kerala). The Mullaperiyar, a 123-year-old dam, is located on the confluence of the Mullayar and Periyar rivers in Kerala’s Idukki district. The dam stands at the height of 53.66 metres and 365.85 metres in length. It is operated and maintained by the Tamil Nadu for meeting the drinking water and irrigation requirements of five of its southern districts. According to a 999-year lease agreement made during the British rule the operational rights were handed over to Tamil Nadu. The dam intends to divert the waters of the west-flowing river Periyar eastward to the arid rain shadow regions of the Tamil Nadu.

  • 5. Identify the place from where Chambal River originates?

    Singar Chouri peak (Indore, Madhya Pradesh). Chambal River is one of the most pollution-free rivers of India. It originates at the Singar Chouri peak in the northern slopes of the Vindhya mountains (Indore, Madhya Pradesh). From there, it flows in the North direction in Madhya Pradesh for a length of about 346 km and then follows a north-easterly direction for a length of 225 km through Rajasthan. It enters U.P. and flows for about 32 km before joining the Yamuna River in Etawah District. It is a rainfed river and its basin is bounded by the Vindhyan mountain ranges and the Aravallis. The Chambal and its tributaries drain the Malwa region of northwestern Madhya Pradesh. Tributaries: Banas, Kali Sindh, Sipra, Parbati, etc.

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