1. Identify the state in which Bandipur National Park is located.
Bandipur National Park is located in the south Indian state of Karnataka. It is established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger. It has been in news recently due to controversy related to the proposed elevated corridor cutting through Bandipur Tiger Reserve.
2. Identify the state in which Kumbh Mela 2019 has been organised.
Prayagraj, formerly Allahabad, in Uttar Pradesh is host the Ardh Kumbh 2019 between 15th january and 4th march. Kumbh Mela is celebrated four times over a course of 12 years. The geographical location of Kumbh Mela spans over four locations in India and the mela site keeps rotating between one of the four pilgrimages on four sacred rivers; Haridwar on the Ganges in Uttarakhand, Ujjain on the Shipra in Madhya Pradesh, Nashik on the Godavari in Maharashtra, Prayagraj at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the mythical Sarasvati in Uttar Pradesh.
3. Identify the state which declared Indus River dolphin as its state’s aquatic animal.
Punjab Government declared the Indus River dolphin, as the state’s aquatic animal. Indus river dolphin is found only in the main channel of the Indus River in Pakistan and in the Beas river in India. Indus river dolphins also known as Bhulan are one of the only four river dolphin species and subspecies in the world that are found in freshwater. Others include the Chinese river dolphin, Ganges river dolphin and Amazon river dolphin.
4. Identify the state which has been in news due to the launch of Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation scheme.
Odisha Government has launched KALIA or “Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation” scheme for farmers welfare. The aim of the scheme is to accelerate agricultural prosperity and reduce poverty in the State payments to encourage cultivation and associated activities.The scheme is being seen as a viable alternative to farm loan waivers.
5. Identify the place where ISRO’s Human Space Flight Center will be set up.
Bengaluru, karnataka is the location where the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has announced to set up a Human Space Flight Center. The center, a new management structure within the organization, will be in charge of all human-related programme at the ISRO, including the Gaganyaan project, that will send three astronauts to orbit the earth. Two unmanned flights are scheduled for December 2020 and July 2021, while manned flight is expected to take place by December 2021.