1. ‘Kali Tiger Reserve’ which was recently seen in the news for the construction of a railway line project, is located in?
Uttara Kannada district (Karnataka). The Tiger Reserve comprises two important protected areas of the region viz., Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and Anshi National Park. These two protected areas are contiguous to each other and form a single tract of protected area located in the biologically sensitive Western Ghats.
2. Identify the place where Seven Pagodas are located in India?
Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu. Mamallapuram, also called Mahabalipuram or Seven Pagodas, is a town that lies along the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, south of Chennai (Tamil Nadu). It was founded by the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I in the 7th century AD. The name Mamallapuram derives from Mamallan, or “great warrior”, a title by which the Pallava King Narasimhavarman I was known.
3. ‘Navreh’ a lunar new year is celebrated in which place of India?
Kashmir. ‘Navreh’ is the Sanskrit word ‘Nav-Varsha’ from where the word ‘Navreh’ has been derived. It falls on the first day of the Chaitra Navratri. On this day, Kashmiri pandits look at a bowl of rice which is considered as a symbol of riches and fertility.
4. Identify the state where Rushikulya rookery site is located?
Odisha. The Rushikulya rookery on the coast of Odisha in India is one of the largest mass nesting sites for the Olive-ridley, followed by the coasts of Mexico and Costa Rica. The Rushikulya River is one of the major rivers in the state of Odisha and covers the entire catchment area in the districts of Kandhamal and Ganjam of Odisha. The large-scale nesting of olive ridley sea turtles was taking place near the mouth of the Rushikulya River.
5. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has recently opened the bailey suspension bridge under Project Swastik in which state?
Munshithang, Sikkim. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has opened a 360 feet long bailey suspension bridge over Teesta river in Munshithang, Sikkim. The construction was commenced in October 2019 under Project Swastik. The bridge will help the state tourism in growing and facilitate the movement of logistics for the Armed Forces deployed in the state.