1. The 'Paika rebellion' is associated with which state of India?
Odisha. The Paikas (pronounced “paiko”, literally ‘foot soldiers’), were a class of military retainers had been recruited since the 16th century by kings in Odisha from a variety of social groups to render martial services in return for hereditary rent-free land (nish-kar jagirs) and titles. When the British arrived they were peasant militias of the Gajapati ruler Mukund Dev II, of Odisha. In 2018 the Government released the commemorative coin and postage stamp in memory of Paika Rebellion.
2. In which part of India the 'Sankalp Smarak' was constructed to commemorate Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's arrival to India?
Andaman and Nicobar. A Sankalp Smarak was dedicated to the nation exactly 78 years (29th December 2021) after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's arrival to India. The purpose of smarak is to preserve this important event in history. The Smarak built in Andaman and Nicobar is a tribute to the resolve of the soldiers of the Indian National Army and their innumerable sacrifices.
3. The 'Manikya dynasty' ruled in which state of India?
Tripura. Tripura was a kingdom ruled by the Manikya dynasty from the late 13th century until the signing of the Instrument of Accession with the Indian government in 1949.
4. The 'Buxa Tiger Reserve' is situated in?
Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. Buxa Tiger Reserve is situated in the Alipurduar Sub-division of Jalpaiguri District, West Bengal. It was created in 1983 as the 15th tiger reserve of India. It was declared as a National Park in January 1992. The northern boundary of Buxa Tiger Reserve runs along the international border with Bhutan. The Sinchula hill range lies all along the northern side of Buxa National Park and the Eastern boundary touches that of the Assam State. The main rivers flowing across the Tiger Reserve are Sankosh, Raidak, Jayanti, Churnia, Turturi, Phashkhawa, Dima and Nonani.
5. The 'Chillai Kalan' harshest winter period is witnessed in which part of India?
Kashmir. One of the harshest winter periods of 40 days, called Chillai Kalan, has begun in Kashmir. It is the harshest winter period in Kashmir starting from 21st December to 29th January every year. Chillai Kalan is a Persian term that means ‘major cold’. Chillai-Kalan is followed by a 20-day long Chillai Khurd (small cold) that occurs between January 30 and February 18 and a 10-days long Chillai Bachha (baby cold) which is from February 19 to February 28.