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India Map : May (II) 2023

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  • Locate the Place where a groundbreaking project aimed at transforming every rooftop a solar energy-producing station has been initiated?


    Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) The Kerala government launched an ambitious project to turn every rooftop in Thiruvananthapuram into a solar energy-producing station. Through this project, the State capital is expected to become one of the largest ‘solar cities’ in the country. The Kerala government-run Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (Anert) opened a three-day expo, where the public can see, learn, and purchase various solar energy systems to implement a Central government scheme that was launched by Prime Minister under the Smart City Mission.


  • Locate the place where Digital Kumbh Museum has been proposed?


    Prayagraj (uttar pradesh) The Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department has recommended the creation of the 'Digital Kumbh Museum at Prayagraj. This museum seeks to provide visitors with a modern and interactive experience that delves into the mythological and historical significance of the world-famous Kumbh Mela.


  • Locate the place where a previously unknown species of eel, which has been named Pisodonophis kalinga has been found by Zoological Survey of India (ZSI).


    Odisha’s Ganjam district Scientists from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have identified a new species of eel in the Palur canal of Odisha's Ganjam district. Named Pisodonophis kalinga after ancient Odisha, the eel belongs to the family Ophichthidae and order Anguilliformes. It has a snake-like appearance and can range in length from 560 millimetres to 7 metres. The discovery was made in the Chilika lagoon, Asia's largest brackish water lagoon, and the adjoining Palur canal. The new species, Pisodonophis kalinga, is abundant in the region during the monsoon season from September to November. DNA analysis confirmed its distinction from the previously assumed Pisodonophis boro (rice-paddy eel). This finding increases the total number of Pisodonophis species in Indian waters to three.


  • Locate the place where International Museum Expo 2023 held?


    New Delhi The Prime Minister (PM) of India inaugurated the International Museum Expo 2023 in New Delhi to celebrate the 47th International Museum Day (IMD). IMD is observed on 18th May every year to raise awareness among people about the museums. 2023 Theme: ‘Museums, Sustainability and Well Being’ The Prime Minister unveiled the Mascot of the International Museum Expo, the Graphic Novel – A Day at the Museum, the Directory of Indian Museums, the Pocket Map of Kartavya Path, and Museum Cards. The Mascot of the International Museum Expo is a contemporized version of the Dancing Girl made of wood in the Chennapatnam art style. Not all Museums are administered by the Ministry of Culture. Some are run without government support by a handful of people under a Board of Trustees


  • Locate the place where Matua Mahamela is organised?


    West Bengal Matua mela is being organised in West Bengal to celebrate the 212th birth anniversary of Sri Sri Harichand Thakur, the founder of the Matua sect. Harichand Thakur was born in peasant farmer family of the Thakur community (SC community). He founded a sect of Vaishnavite Hinduism called ‘Matua’. This was adopted by members of the Namasudra community, also known as Chandalas and considered untouchable. Originally from East Pakistan, the Matuas migrated to India during Partition and after the creation of Bangladesh. However, a sizable number are yet to get Indian citizenship. Matua Mahasangha is a religious reformation movement that originated, around 1860 AD, in modern-day Bangladesh for the upliftment of the oppressed.


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