1. Identify the State which has recently approved the creation of a Legislative Council.
ODISHA recently approved the creation of a Legislative Council or Vidhan Parishad – a second House of Legislature. Currently, seven states have Legislative Councils – Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, J&K, Karnataka, Maharashtra and UP. Proposals to create Councils in Rajasthan and Assam are pending in Parliament.
2. Identify the State in which the first Tribal Tourism Circuit Project under Swadesh Darshan Scheme has been inaugurated.
CHHATTISGARH, under Swadesh Darshan Scheme, inaugurated the first tribal tourism circuit project. Swadesh Darshan scheme is one of the flagship schemes of the Ministry of tourism launched in 2014-15, for development of thematic circuits in the country in a planned and prioritised manner. Fifteen thematic circuits have been identified- Buddhist Circuit, Coastal Circuit, Desert Circuit, Eco Circuit, Heritage Circuit, Himalayan Circuit, Krishna Circuit, North East Circuit, Ramayana Circuit, Rural Circuit, Spiritual Circuit, Sufi Circuit, Tirthankar Circuit, Tribal Circuit, Wildlife Circuit.
3. Identify the State of which Great Indian Bustard is the state bird.
RAJASTHAN’s state bird is the Great Indian Bustard. Facing extinction, it is listed in Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, in Appendix I of CITES, as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has prepared a species recovery programme for the Great Indian Bustard, the Lesser Florican and the Bengal Florican, three of the four bustard species found in India. The fourth one, Houbara, is a migratory species.
4. Identify the State that hosts the Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary.
WEST BENGAL hosts the Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary. The number of birds visiting the sanctuary was the highest than all previous records. The sanctuary is also known as the Kulik Bird Sanctuary, named after the river Kulik. It is located in Uttar Dinajpur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The sanctuary has one of the highest number of Openbill stork population in India but in Asia also. It is home to 164 bird species.