1. Identify the location from where two new species of Marine Eels has been recently discovered?
South Andaman coast. Recently, two new species of Marine Eels have been discovered by Estuarine Biology Regional Centre (EBRC) of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI). One of them, a short brown un-patterned Moray Eel, named Gymnothorax andamanensesis, is found near the south Andaman coast. Another is a new white-spotted Moray Eel, now named Gymnothorax smithi.
2. Identify the state where Pakkamalai Reserve Forests is located?
Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu. The spider belonging to the Genus Poecilotheria, commonly known as the Peacock. Parachute Spider or Gooty Tarantula was spotted in the Pakkamalai Reserve Forests in Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu.
3. Identify the location where India has established its own seed storage facility?
Chang La in Ladakh. India has established its own seed storage facility at Chang La in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. It has been built jointly by the Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) and the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) in 2010 under the aegis of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
4. Identify the state where India’s largest brackish water lagoon is located?
Chilika lake, Odisha. The Odisha Wetland Authority has approved implementation of an integrated management plan for: Chilika, country’s largest brackish water lagoon, and Ansupa, state’s largest freshwater lake. In 1981, Chilika Lake was designated the first Indian wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. It lies on the east coast of India in the state of Odisha, separated from the mighty Bay of Bengal by a small strip of sand.
5. Identify the place where “5th Aqua Aquaria India” the largest aquaculture exhibition was held?
Hyderabad, Telangana. Recently, the Vice President of India inaugurated the 5th Aqua Aquaria India, 2019 in Hyderabad, Telangana. The theme for the 2019 edition is “To take Blue Revolution to India's hinterland”. It is the largest aquaculture exhibition in India. It is a biennial exhibition organised by the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA).