1. Identify this place is associated with celebration of Kambala, the traditional buffalo race festival.
Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka. Kambala is an annual festival celebrated in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. The festival involves the traditional buffalo race generally held from November to March. The buffaloes are made to race one after another in paddy fields as a thanksgiving to the Gods for protecting the animals from diseases.
2. Identify this place where Agasthyakoodam peak is located.
Kerala. The defense Spokesperson K Dhanya Sanal has become the first woman to begin scaling 1,868-metre-tall Agasthyarkoodam - the second highest peak of Kerala – traditionally open only to men. Anai Mudi is the highest peak in the Western Ghats and South India, at an elevation of 2,695 meters. After the order of Kerala High Court, the Forest Department lifted the ban preventing women from summiting Agasthyarkoodam. The local Kani tribes living on the foothills have opposed this. According to them, the mountain range is the holy abode of their deity 'Agastya Muni' – a Hindu sage believed to be the guardian of the inhabitants. It is located in the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, in Agasthymala Biosphere Reserve, Kerala. Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve is among 20 new sites added by UNESCO to its World Network of Biosphere Reserves in March 2016.
3. Identify this place where KALIA scheme has been recently floated.
Odisha. KALIA or “Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation” scheme was launched by the Odisha Government for farmer’s welfare.The scheme is being seen as a viable alternative to farm loan waivers. It will provide financial assistance to cultivators and landless agricultural laborers.
4. Identify the place where AURIC project has been launched.
Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC) Project. AURIC, India's first Greenfield Industrial Smart City along the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is being developed by the Aurangabad Industrial Township (AIT) — a special purpose vehicle formed by DMIC Development Corporation and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation.
5. Identify this place where Global Aviation Summit was recently held.
Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has organized first of its kind Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai. The theme of Global Aviation Summit is “Flying for all - especially the next 6 Billion”. The Summit aims to provide a platform for the stakeholders to brainstorm over the future of the aviation industry and identify the growth areas. It also gives the opportunity to highlight the latest concepts like drones, air taxis, new jets, and ultra-light aerial electric vehicles etc.