1. Locate the water bodies on which the Kaleshwaram multi-purpose irrigation project is started?
Pranahita and Godavari River (Telangana). The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme of Telangana is a multi-purpose irrigation project on the Godavari River in Kaleshwaram, Bhupalpally, Telangana. The project starts at the confluence point of Pranahita River and Godavari River. Originally called Pranahita-Chevella project in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, it was redesigned, extended and renamed as Kaleshwaram project in Telangana in 2014.
2. Identify the Tiger Reserve which lies in Satpura-Maikal ranges and spread across two states?
Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Pench Tiger Reserve, Seoni (Madhya Pradesh) is one of the major Protected Areas of Satpura-Maikal ranges of the Central Highlands. It was included in the Project Tiger in 1992-93. It has a contiguous forest cover with Kanha Tiger Reserve and Pench Tiger Reserve (Maharashtra). The area of the Pench Tiger Reserve and the surrounding area is the real story area of Rudyard Kipling's famous
3. Identify the state where Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary is located?
Andhra Pradesh. Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary is the only sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh with a population of Asian elephants. The sanctuary is covered by southern tropical dry deciduous and thorn forests. Apart from Elephant, some of the animals found in the sanctuary are: sloth bear, panther, cheetal, chowsingha, sambar, porcupine, wild boar, jungle cat, jackal, jungle fowl, starred tortoise and slender loris.
4. ‘Arr-Rinam and Ali-Ternam’ are rituals performed by Galos Tribe in which Indian state?
Arunachal Pradesh. The Galos are one of the 26 major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh that dominate West Siang district. In Galos tribe Arr-Rinam is like a lockdown (though imposed by consensus) whenever an epidemic strikes. ‘Ali-Ternam’ the word Ali means epidemic and Ternam means forestall. It is a ritual to ward off an epidemic. Also, Mopin is the main festival in Galos which is celebrated for the prosperity of the villages. The Galos perform Popir dance.
5. Locate the Biosphere Reserve in India, which was first to be included in UNESCO designated World Network of Biosphere Reserves?
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve was the first from India to be included in the UNESCO designated World Network of Biosphere Reserves (designated in 2012). Some wildlife parks within the Reserve are: Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park, Mukurthi National Park and Silent Valley.