Places in News Current Affairs MCQs
1. A 1.4 km Cable-stayed bridge has been constructed across Chambal River in which state?
Correct Answer: B [Rajasthan]
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announced that construction of a cable-stayed bridge across Chambal river on the Kota bypass of East-West corridor in Rajasthan has been completed.
The 1.4-km-long cable stayed bridge across Chambal is built with a total CAPEX of Rs 214 crore. The bridge was part of the Kota bypass and East-West corridor from Porbandar (Gujarat) to Silchar (Assam). The cables of the bridge are aerodynamic in nature and have the ability to be neutral during storms.
2. Khuvsgul lake National Park, which was recently added to UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves, is located in which country?
Correct Answer: B [Mongolia]
Mongolia’s Khuvsgul Lake National Park has been recently added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO.
The decision was taken during the 34th session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme taking place in Paris, France. Khuvsgul Lake is located in the northern Mongolia near the Russian border, holding nearly 70 per cent of Mongolia’s fresh water.
3. Which of the following is a tri-state protected area?
[A] Bandhavgarh National Park
[B] National Chambal Sanctuary
[C] Blackbuck National Park
[D] Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve
Correct Answer: B [National Chambal Sanctuary]
National Chambal Sanctuary was established in 1979 as a riverine sanctuary. It is situated near the tri-point of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. It currently houses the largest population of Gharials in wild.
4. Russian enclave Kaliningrad, that was in news recently, is located in which sea?
[A] North Sea
[B] Labrador Sea
[C] Baltic Sea
[D] Beaufort Sea
Correct Answer: C [Baltic Sea]
The Russian enclave Kaliningrad is located on the Baltic Sea. It is sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland. It was captured by the USSR from Nazi Germany in April 1945. It became part of the USSR territory as the result of the Potsdam Agreement. It was recently in news because of a row after Lithuania decided to ban goods part of EU sanctions from moving through its territory to reach Kaliningrad.
5. Snake Island, which was seen in news recently, is part of which country’s territory?
[D] South Korea
Correct Answer: B [Ukraine]
Ukraine’s Snake Island or Zmiinyi Island is situated in the Black Sea, close to the Danube Delta. This X-shaped island is less than 700 meters from end to end. A village named Bile was founded in 2007 to reaffirm the status of the island as being inhabited.
6. Mangarh Hillock, which was seen in the news, is located in which state/UT?
[C] Uttar Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Rajasthan]
Mangarh Hillock, situated in Rajasthan near the Gujarat Border, is set to be declared monument of national importance.
It is a site of a tribal uprising where a massacre of over 1500 Bhil tribal freedom fighters took place in 1913. Tribals gathered at the site were holding a meeting in protest, led by a leader from the community Govind Guru. The place is also known as the Adivasi Jallianwala.
7. Deoghar International Airport, which was recently inaugurated, is located in which state?
[A] Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Jharkhand]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Deoghar Airport, the second international airport in Jharkhand.
This new project will provide direct connectivity to the Baba Baidyanath Temple. The first flight also land on the same day at the Deoghar Airport. IndiGo’s flight from Kolkata to the city of Deoghar marked the airline’s 74th domestic and 99th overall destination.
8. Port-au-Prince, which was seen in the news, is the capital city of which country?
Correct Answer: A [Haiti]
After a week-long gang violence in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, at least 89 people dead. Raising prices, fuel shortages and gang warfare accelerated worsened the security situation in Port-au-Prince.
The violence erupted between two rival factions in Cite Soleil, an impoverished and densely populated neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.
9. ‘Chabahar Port’, which was seen in the news, is located in which country?
Correct Answer: C [Iran]
The Chabahar Port is a strategic port located in Iran is the commercial transit centre for the Central Asian region.
‘Chabahar Day’ is celebrated to mark the beginning of International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) – an Indian vision to economise movement of cargo between India and Central Asia. On the occasion of ‘Chabahar Day’, Union Ports, Shipping & Waterways Ministry along with the Indian Ports Global Ltd. (IPGL) which was formed to participate in Chabahar development project, organized a conference in Mumbai.
10. Rakhigarhi, which was seen in the news recently, is an ancient site located in which state?
Correct Answer: A [Haryana]
Twenty heritage sites, including ancient mounds at Haryana’s Rakhigarhi have been identified for the ‘National importance’ tag.
The other sites include Anangtal in Delhi,rock painting at Chintakunta, Andhra Pradesh; rock art site Murgi at Rdanag, Leh; Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Himachal Pradesh among others. Rakhigarhi site is one of the “five iconic sites” declared by the Centre in the Union budget 2020-21.
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