1. Locate the state where the New Integrated Terminal Building of Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport was inaugurated recently?
Agartala (Tripura). Recently, the Prime Minister inaugurated the New Integrated Terminal Building of Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport. The inauguration of the new terminal is seen as a first step to make the airport operational as an international airport owing to the State’s proximity to Bangladesh and accessibility to southeast Asian countries. It is also known as Agartala Airport, is an international airport situated 12 kilometres northwest of Agartala, the capital of Tripura in India.
2. Identify the temple that was constructed in the 12th century by King Anatavarman Chodaganga Deva of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty?
Jagannath Puri temple (Puri, Odisha). Jagannath Puri temple is believed to have been constructed in the 12th century by King Anatavarman Chodaganga Deva of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. The temple is called ‘Yamanika Tirtha’ where, according to the Hindu beliefs, the power of ‘Yama’, the god of death has been nullified in Puri due to the presence of Lord Jagannath. This temple was called the “White Pagoda” and is a part of Char Dham pilgrimages (Badrinath, Dwaraka, Puri, Rameswaram).
3. The ‘Kuno-Palpur National Park’, where the cheetahs from Africa will be translocated, is located in?
Madhya Pradesh. With help from the Wildlife Institute of India and the Wildlife Trust of India, the Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change will be translocating around 8-12 cheetahs from South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. The cheetah will live at Kuno Palpur National Park owing to its suitable habitat and adequate prey base. It is in the Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh.
4. The ‘Orang National Park’ also known as the mini Kaziranga National Park, is located in?
Darrang and Sonitpur districts (Assam). The Orang National Park also known as Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park is located on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River in the Darrang and Sonitpur districts of Assam and covers an area of 78.81 square kilometers. It was established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1985 but was declared as a National Park in 1999. It is also the 49th Tiger Reserve of the country, being notified in 2016. It is also known as the mini Kaziranga National Park since the two parks have a similar landscape made up of marshes, streams, and grasslands. It is the only stronghold of rhinoceros on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river.
5. Identify the site in India which is listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) as a site associated with World War I and World War II?
Kohima War Cemetery (Nagaland). Recently, the United Kingdom-based Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has listed five sites with unusual features. These sites are associated with World War I and World War II. Nagaland capital Kohima is included in the list because of the Kohima War Cemetery. The Kohima War Cemetery is one of 23,000 World War graves across the continents maintained by the CWGC.