1. Locate the place where the ‘Leuser Ecosystem’ is found?
Sumatra, Indonesia. Leuser Ecosystem is among the most ancient and life-rich ecosystems ever documented by science and is a world-class hotspot of biodiversity and is widely acknowledged to be among the most important areas of intact rainforest left in all of Southeast Asia. The ecosystem has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located in a forest area on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
2. Identify the country where Mount Kilimanjaro is located?
Tanzania. Recently, a fire broke out on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Located in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain at about 5,895 meters. Kilimanjaro is a stratovolcano or composite volcano (a term for a very large volcano made of layers of ash, lava, and rock) and is made up of three cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. It is also the largest free-standing mountain rise in the world, meaning it is not part of a mountain range.
3. Identify the territory which recently voted against the independence from France?
New Caledonia. The French territory of New Caledonia voted against independence from France in a referendum held recently. The referendum was a part of a decolonisation plan agreed in 1998, known as the Noumea Accord. New Caledonia is an archipelago and special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean.
4. Locate the waterbody where Pearl river forms estuary?
South China Sea. The Pearl River Delta, the low-lying area surrounding the PRE where the Pearl River flows into the South China Sea, is one of the world’s most densely urbanised, heavily industrialised and busiest shipping lanes on Earth. Pearl river estuary includes Hong Kong, Macau as well as the mainland Chinese cities of Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan. Around 22 million people live in the area.
5. Identify the place where a giant cat geoglyph was discovered recently?
Nazca Lines (Peru). Recently, a giant cat geoglyph was discovered on a hill at the famous Nazca Lines site in Peru. The Nazca Lines are a group of geoglyphs known for the depictions of larger-than-life animals, plants and imaginary beings. The site is around 450 km away from capital Lima.