1. Identify the place where ‘Council of Scientific & Industrial Research- Indian Institute of Toxicology Research’ is located?
Lucknow, UP. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research- Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR - IITR) is a leading laboratory of CSIR in toxicology research that aims to mitigate the problems associated with human health and the environment. It was established in 1965 and is based in Lucknow, UP.
2. Identify the place where ‘Wildlife Institute of India’ is located?
Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change. It offers training programs, academic courses, and advisory in wildlife research and management. It was established in 1982 and based in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
3. Identify this place where Kalash Island is located.
Sundarbans, West Bengal. Kalash Island is located in South 24 Parganas, as a part of Sundarbans National Park that lies at the estuary of the River Matla in West Bengal. It was in the news recently after a very severe cyclone Bulbul made landfall at Sagar island.
4. Identify this place where Sisseri bridge was recently opened.
Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh. Recently, the Sisseri River Bridge located at lower Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh was opened. The 200m long bridge provides connectivity between Dibang Valley and Siang. The bridge was constructed by ‘Project Brahmank’ of Border Roads Organisation (BRO). There are four projects of BRO in Arunachal Pradesh namely Vartak, Arunank, Brahmank, and Udayak to meet the strategic requirements and socio-economic development of the region.
5. Identify this place where first plastic plant of India will be constructed.
Jagatsinghpur district, Odisha. Odisha has become the first state to start working on developing a ‘Plastic Park’, located in Jagatsinghpur district. To reduce plastic imports, the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers (MoCF), has formulated a scheme for setting up of four Plastic Parks in Assam (Tinsukia), Madhya Pradesh (Raisen), Odisha (Jagatsinghpur) and Tamil Nadu (Thiruvallur).