1. Identify this place, which has opened the first specialized hydrotherapy treatment for elephants.
Mathura, UP. India has opened its first specialized hydrotherapy treatment for elephants suffering from arthritis, joint pain and foot ailments at a wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital, Mathura, UP. It is a collaboration between Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and the NGO Wildlife SOS.
2. Identify this place where Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project is being executed to make the region drought proof.
Telangana. The Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project is aimed to make Telangana drought proof by harnessing the flood waters of the Godavari. The project is an under-construction multi-purpose irrigation project on the Godavari River in Kaleshwaram, Bhoopalpally, Telangana. The project starts at the confluence point of Pranahita River and Godavari River. The Godavari is India's second longest riveThe Kaleshwaram project will support Mission Kakatiya and Mission Bhagiratha schemes designed to provide drinking water to many villages and improve the capacities of tanks.
3. Identify this State to which the theatre form Kuttiyatam belongs.
Kerala. Kutiyattam is one of the oldest traditional theatre forms of Kerala and is based on Sanskrit theatre traditions. The word “kuti” in Malayalam language primarily means “combined” or “together”, and “attam” means “acting”: therefore, the word “kutiyattam” means “combined acting". Kutiyattam is performed by a community of male actors called Chakyars and female performers called Nangiars, assisted by drummers called Nambiars.
4. Identify this place where Godavari mangroves (Mada forest) is situated.
Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Pradesh Government has constituted a seven-member committee for fulfilment of norms required for proposing the Godavari Mangroves (Mada forests), at Coringa, as a World Heritage Site. Godavari Mangroves at the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary (CWLS) are touted to be the second largest mangroves in India. The largest mangrove forest in the world is Sundarbans, West Bengal. The mangrove forests in Andhra Pradesh are located in the estuaries of the Godavari and the Krishna rivers. The Godavari mangroves are located in Godavari estuary of East Godavari district.
5. Identify this State where temples are being roped in for the conservation of Turtles.
Assam. Conservation program for turtles is being implemented in Assam by involving the network of temples across the State. Species that have disappeared in the wild are bred in Assam’s shrines before being released into the wild. However, the temple ponds have more turtles than they can sustain and lack egg laying space because of so-called beautification of these ponds with concrete boundary.