1. The recently identified geological site, Stromatolite bearing Dolomite / Limestone of Buxa Formation is located in which state?
Namchi (South Sikkim), Sikkim. Recently, Geological Survey of India (GSI) has identified two geological heritage sites in the Indian Himalayan Region of India. The sites identified are Siwalik Fossil Park, Himachal Pradesh and Stromatolite bearing Dolomite / Limestone of Buxa Formation of Buxa Formation, Sikkim. With inclusion of these two sites, there are 34 Geological Heritage Sites in India.
2. The broad-guage passenger rail link connects Nepal to which place of India?
Jaynagar, Bihar. Recently, the Prime Minister of Nepal visited India. During this visit, the 35-km cross-border railway line linking Jaynagar in Bihar to Kurtha in Nepal was launched. This is the first broad-gauge passenger rail link between the two sides and it will be extended to Bardibas in Nepal under a project supported by an Indian grant of Rs 548 crore.
3. Identify the location where the Nanar Oil Refinery is located?
Nanar Village, Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra. The project, Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemical Limited, was going to be Asia’s ‘biggest oil refinery’, and was proposed to be built at Nanar village in Ratnagiri district in coastal Konkan region. It was supposed to be a joint venture between Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum, and Saudi Arabia-owned Aramco and United Arab Emirates’ National Oil Company.
4. Periyar river is the longest river of Kerala, it originates from?
Sivagiri hills of Western Ghats, Kerala. The Periyar River is the longest river in the state of Kerala with a length of 244 km. It is also known as ‘Lifeline of Kerala’ as it is one of the few perennial rivers in the state. Periyar River originates from Sivagiri hills of Western Ghats, in Tamil Nadu and flows through the Periyar National Park. The main tributaries of Periyar are Muthirapuzha, Mullayar, Cheruthoni, Perinjankutti.
5. Locate the World Heritage Site named “Ramappa Temple”.
Mulugu District, Telangana. Rudreswara Temple, (also known as the Ramappa Temple) at Mulugu district, Telangana was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2021. The temple stands on a 6 feet high star-shaped platform with walls, pillars and ceilings adorned with intricate carvings that attest to the unique skill of the Kakatiya sculptors. The foundation is built with the “sandbox technique”, the flooring is granite and the pillars are basalt.