1. ‘Belur Math’ which was recently seen in news located in?
West Bengal. Belur Math is a monastery serving as the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission and founded by Swami Vivekananda. It is located near the Hooghly River, Howrah district, West Bengal. The building of Belur math represents the fusion of Hindu, Islamic, Buddhist and Christian styles of architecture.
2. Identify the place where Nalabana Bird Sanctuary is located?
Odisha. The Nalabana bird sanctuary is located on Nalabana Island in the Chilika lagoon area in Odisha. It is the core area of Chilika. The large Nalabana Island (Forest of Reeds) covering about 16sq km was declared a bird sanctuary in 1987. Nalabana and Mangalajodi (on the banks of Chilika lake) are the two major places in Chilika where the birds congregate.
3. Bojjannakonda, a famous Buddhist site, which was recently seen in the news located at?
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Bojjannakonda is a famous Buddhist site at Sankaram, near Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Bojjannakonda and Lingalametta are the twin Buddhist monasteries dating back to the 3rd century BC. At Lingalametta, there are hundreds of rock-cut monolithic stupas in rows.
4. Identify the state where ‘Tuticorin Port’ is located?
Tamil Nadu. Tuticorin Port is second-largest port in Tamil Nadu after Chennai Port. It is strategically placed close to the East-West International sea routes on the southeastern coast of India. It is well sheltered from storms and cyclonic winds. The port is operational all through the year. It is one of the 12 major ports in India.
5. ‘Devni Mori’ which was recently seen in news is located in?
Gujarat. The world's second tallest statue of Gautam Buddha is proposed to be built in Devni Mori, Sabarkantha district, Gujarat. The remains of a Buddhist monastery belonging to 3rd-4th century AD have been unearthed from Devni Mori. The most important discovery from the site was a 1,700-year-old casket which has bodily relics of Buddha.