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India Map : April (II) 2023

Identify Places On Map
  • Locate the Tiger Reserve which is located at the tri-junction area of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and when combined with Nagarahole, Mudumalai, and Wayanad complex, is home to the highest number of tigers in the country.

    Bandipur Tiger Reserve (Karnataka) Bandipur Tiger Reserve was established in 1973 under Project Tiger. It is situated in two contiguous districts (Mysore and Chamarajanagar) of Karnataka and is located at the tri-junction area of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Bandipur TR is an important component of the country’s first biosphere reserve, the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.The landscape spanning Bandipur, Nagarahole, Mudumalai, and Wayanad complex is home not only to the highest number of tigers in the country – about 724, but also to the largest Asian Elephant population.

  • Locate the longest lake of India which is also the second largest Ramsar Site in India after Sunderbans.

    Vembanad Lake (Kerala) Vembanad lake is the largest lake in Kerala and the longest Lake in India. It is also known as Vembanad Kayal, Vembanad Kol, Punnamada Lake (in Kuttanad) and Kochi Lake (in Kochi). It is separated from the Arabian Sea by a narrow barrier island and is a popular backwater stretch in Kerala. In 2002, it was included in the list of wetlands of international importance, as defined by the Ramsar Convention. It is the second largest Ramsar site in India only after the Sundarbans in West Bengal.

  • Identify the largest, inhabited riverine island in the world and a cultural hub in Northeast India.

    Majuli Island (Assam) Majuli Island Majuli in Assam is the biggest inhabited riverine island in the world located in the river Brahmaputra. It is India's First island district. Majuli was once 1200 square kilometres but due to excessive erosion has shrunk to under 500 square kilometres. It is the nerve centre of neo-Vaishnavite culture. It has many 'Sattras' (religious and cultural institutions). It is a cultural hub in Northeast India.

  • Identify India’s first solar powered village located in Gujarat.

    Modhera (Gujarat) Under the ‘Mera Gaon Meri Dharohar‘ (My Village My Heritage) programme of the National Mission for Cultural Mapping (NMCM), Modhera has been identified as the village of developmental importance. Modhera in Gujarat is the first solar-powered village in India.

  • Identify the only state of India where there are no reserved seats for women in the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs).

    Nagaland Nagaland is the only state where ULB seats are not reserved for women. Most of the traditional tribal and urban organizations oppose the 33% reservation of seats for women, arguing that it would violate the special provisions granted by Article 371A of the Constitution to Nagaland under which Parliament cannot make laws about the religious or social practices of the Nagas, their traditional laws, and how they solve legal problems, or who owns and uses the land unless the Nagaland Legislative Assembly agrees. The apex tribal body of Nagaland, Naga Hoho argues that women have traditionally not been part of decision-making bodies.

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