1. Identify this place which became the second Indian city to be declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Jaipur, Rajasthan. The Pink city, Jaipur (Rajasthan), has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was nominated for its value of being an exemplary development in town planning and architecture that demonstrates an amalgamation and important exchange of ideas in the late medieval period.
2. Identify the state where India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre is to be set up?
Kottoor, Kerala. India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre is to be set up in Kottoor, Kerala. It is being planned on the lines of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka. Rehabilitation centre is aimed at providing protection to abandoned, orphaned, injured and older elephants. It is planning to give an opportunity for people to know more about elephants and will be a boon for wildlife researchers and veterinary students. The rehabilitation centre is expected to have an elephant museum, mahout training center, super-specialty hospital, a retirement home and crematorium for the animals.
3. Identify the state where Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is located?
Bhagalpur, Bihar. Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is located in Bhagalpur District of Bihar, India. The sanctuary is a 50 km stretch of the Ganges River from Sultanganj to Kahalgaon. It was designated as a protected area for the endangered Gangetic dolphins in 1991.
4. Identify the state which recently became the first State to draft its water policy?
Meghalaya. Recently the Meghalaya became the first State that approved a draft water policy to address water usages, issues of conservation and protection of water sources in the State. According to Schedule 7 of the constitution, water is a State subject (Entry 17 in the State List). It brings water including water supplies, irrigation and canals, drainage and embankments, water storage and water power under the state list. Recently, the state government has also launched its Jal Shakti mission to address the problems related to water.
5. Identify the state where the Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project is being constructed.
Border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project (SLHEP), is an under-construction gravity dam on the Subansiri river along the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Subansiri River (gold river), originates in the Tibet Plateau and enters India through Miri hills in Arunachal Pradesh. It is the largest tributary of Brahmaputra River. Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project had been kept pending due to local agitation over several dam safety and administrative issues involved in the implementation of the project.