1. The ‘Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger reserve’ recently seen in news is located in?
Rajasthan. Recently, the Ramgarh Vishdhari wildlife sanctuary received a nod from the National Tiger Conservation Authority’s (NTCA) technical committee to become the 4th Tiger reserve of Rajasthan. This will be the 52nd Tiger Reserve of India. The Global Tiger Day, celebrated on 29th July, is an annual event marked to raise awareness about tiger conservation.
2. The ‘Dagmara Hydro-Electric Project’ recently seen in the news is located in?
Supaul, Bihar. Recently, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) Limited and Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited (BSHPC) for Implementation of Dagmara Hydro-Electric Project, Supaul, Bihar. The project is located near village Dagmara on the right bank and Simri on the left bank, about 22.5 km downstream of Bhimnagar barrage on Kosi river. It is a Run-of-the-River scheme. Run-of-river hydro projects use the natural downward flow of rivers and micro turbine generators to capture the kinetic energy carried by water.
3. The ‘Dehing Patkai National Park’ recently notified is located in?
Assam. Recently, the Assam government notified Dehing Patkai as the 7th National Park of the state. It was created shortly after Raimona reserve forest in western Assam’s Kokrajhar district was upgraded to a national park (6th) on the occasion of World Environment Day (5th June). It is located within the larger Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve, which spreads across the coal- and oil-rich districts of Upper Assam (Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts). The Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary is also known as the Jeypore Rainforest.
4. The ‘Guindy National Park’ recently seen in the news is located in?
Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Guindy National Park is a protected area of Tamil Nadu, located in Chennai. It is the 8th-smallest National Park of India and one of the very few national parks situated inside a city. It is India’s eighth-smallest national park and one of the very few national parks located inside a city. It is located in the heart of Chennai’s metropolitan area. It is one of the last remnants of the tropical dry evergreen forests of the Coromandel Coast.
5. The ‘Pyrostria laljii’, a new species of the coffee family genus has recently been discovered from?
Andaman Islands. Recently, Pyrostria laljii, a new species which belongs to the genus of the coffee family has recently been discovered from the Andaman Islands. A new species of pokeweed named Rivina andamanensis was also discovered. Andaman and Nicobar is a group of 572 islands and islets that are rich and unique in terms of plant diversity in India.