1. Identify the place in an Indian state with which Myanmar will have a bus connectivity from the year 2020.
Imphal, Manipur. Recently, India and Myanmar signed 10 agreements with a focus on socio-economic development of Myanmar, during Myanmar President U Win Myint’s visit to India. The two countries will start a coordinated bus service between Manipur’s Imphal and Myanmar’s Mandalay from April 2020. India will assist Myanmar in the construction of Integrated Checkpoint at Tamu, Myanmar, bordering Manipur.
2. It is one of the 11 Biosphere Reserves recognised under the Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme of UNESCO. The Reserve is considered one of the world’s richest regions from a marine biodiversity perspective and has 3 distinct coastal ecosystems (coral reef, seagrass bed and mangroves).
Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu. The Gulf of Mannar is the first Marine Biosphere Reserve (GOMMBR) in the South and SouthEast Asia, running down south from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu.It is considered one of the world’s richest regions from a marine biodiversity perspective. The reserve has 3 distinct Coastal ecosystems namely coral reef, seagrass bed and mangroves, which are feeding grounds for the largest endangered marine mammal Dugong and sea turtles. This area is also the last refuge of the unique ‘living fossil’ Balanoglossus.This fossil links vertebrates and invertebrates.
3. Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve is located in which state of India?
Rajasthan. The Mukundra Tiger Reserve (TR) is located near Kota, Rajasthan. The park is situated in a valley formed by two parallel mountains viz. Mukundra and Gargola. It is located on the eastern bank of the Chambal River and is drained by its tributaries. The Mukundra Hills was declared a National Park (Mukundra Hills (Darrah) National Park) in 2004. Later, it was notified as a Tiger Reserve (2013) under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and became the 3rd Tiger Reserve of Rajasthan. Other Tiger Reserves in Rajasthan: Ranthambore and Sariska.
4. It was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.The stone chariot of the Vittala Temple complex which is a part of the site, is considered the finest example of Vijayanagar Temple Architecture. Identify the place.
Hampi, Karnataka. Hampi or Hampe (in Kannada), also referred to as the Group of Monuments at Hampi, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Tungabhadra basin in Bellary District of Karnataka. It was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire in the 14th century. Vittal Temple Complex is the finest example of Vijayanagar Temple Architecture. A large number of royal buildings were raised by Krishnadeva Raya (A.D. 1509-30) and Vittal Temple Complex is one of them. Temples of Hampi are noted for their large dimensions, florid ornamentation, bold and delicate carvings and stately pillars which include subjects from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
5. Identify the state where the Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary is located.
Karnataka. Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka. It will be declared as a Tiger Reserve soon. Once notified, Karnataka will have three tiger reserves. It already has Bandipur and BRT Tiger Reserve within its territorial limits. It is contiguous to BRT Tiger Reserve, Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve and the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. The area was declared as Wildlife Sanctuary in 2013.