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India Map : November (I) 2018

Identify Places On Map
  • 1. Identify the Island on which Statue of Unity is built?

    Sadhu Bet Island: The Statue of Unity is built on Sadhu Bet Island (Kevadiya district, Gujarat), which is about 3 kms downstream from Sardar Sarovar dam on the river Narmada. The Statue is located between the Satpura and the Vindhya mountain ranges. It has been built in dedication to Iron Man- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He was India's first home minister and is credited with uniting all 562 princely states in pre-independent India to build the Republic of India -- hence the name of the statue.

  • 2. Identify the Town which is known as the firecracker manufacturing hub of India?

    Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu: Sivakasi is a town in Virudhunagar district in the state of Tamil Nadu. This town is known for its firecracker, matchbox and printing industries. The hot and dry climate of the town is conducive to the firecracker and matchbox making industries. The major issues in the fireworks industry in Sivakasi is child labour and frequent accidents. The industry is protesting against the Supreme Court order of October 23 that banned all firecrackers that were not ‘green crackers’.

  • 3. Identify this State that hosts the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park & Biosphere Reserve?

    Assam: Dibru-Saikhowa is a National Park as well as a Biosphere Reserve situated in Tinsukia district of Assam. It is flanked by Brahmaputra and Lohit rivers in the north and Dibru river in the south The forest type of Dibru-Saikhowa comprises of semi-evergreen forests, deciduous forests, littoral and swamp forests. It is famed for its Feral horses.

  • 4. Identity the State which hosts the Headquarter of International Solar Alliance?

    Gurugram district of Haryana: Botswana has become the latest country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA). ISA is an alliance of more than 121 countries initiated by India, most of them being sunshine countries, which lie either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The primary objective of the alliance is to increase the use of solar energy in meeting energy needs of prospective ISA member countries in a safe, convenient, affordable, equitable and sustainable manner.

  • 5. Where is Sabarimala Temple located?

    Kerala: It was in news recently as the Supreme Court in its judgment opened the temple for women devotees of all age group. Located in the forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district, the hill shrine is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa and is managed by the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB).

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