Places in News Current Affairs MCQs
21. Modhera, which was declared as India’s first 24×7 solar-powered village, is located in which state/UT?
[A] Himachal Pradesh
Correct Answer: C [Gujarat]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared Modhera, a village in Mehsana district of Gujarat, as India’s first solar-powered village.
Modhera, is also associated with the Sun Temple. According to the Gujarat government, over 1000 solar panels have been installed on village houses, generating electricity for the villagers. They will be provided with solar electricity at zero cost.
22. The Ratle hydro-electric project is being constructed in which state/ UT?
[A] Arunachal Pradesh
[B] Jammu and Kashmir
Correct Answer: B [Jammu and Kashmir]
The Ratle hydro-electric project is a project under construction on Chenab River in Kisthwar district in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
After landslides hit the hydropower plant, 4 people died and over 15 people were injured. In 2021, the Union Cabinet gave its approval for the investment of Rs.5281.94 crore for 850 MW Ratle Hydro Electric (HE) Project.
23. Mauna Loa Volcano, which was seen in the news recently, is located in which place?
Correct Answer: B [Hawaii]
Mauna Loa is the largest subaerial volcano in both mass and volume. The world’s largest active volcano is located in the Hawaii Island rising to 13,679 feet above sea level.
Hawaii officials have warned the residents that the volcano is sending signals that it may erupt. As the volcano makes up 51% of the Hawaii Island landmass, a large portion of the island has the potential to be affected by an eruption.
24. Tashigang, world’s highest polling booth, is located in which state/ UT?
[A] Himachal Pradesh
[D] Jammu and Kashmir
Correct Answer: A [Himachal Pradesh]
Around 98.08 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the world’s highest polling station booth in Tashigang, in Himachal Pradesh.
Of the 52 registered voters of the station, 51 stepped out to elect a new state government. Tashigang is situated at a height of 15,256 feet and was made a Model Polling station to make voting easy for senior citizens and disabled voters.
25. Jhula Bailey Suspension Bridge, which was seen in the news, is located in which state/ UT?
[B] Arunachal Pradesh
[C] Jammu and Kashmir
[D] West Bengal
Correct Answer: C [Jammu and Kashmir]
The newly constructed Jhula Bailey Suspension Bridge at Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban, was made functional for traffic.
It replaced the earlier bridge which was declared unsafe. The Bailey Suspension Bridge (BSB) over Chenab River connects old town Ramban with the district administrative complex.
26. Which is the new location of the Uttarakhand High Court, as of 2022?
Correct Answer: C [Haldwani]
The Uttarakhand High Court will be shifted from Nainital to Haldwani. This decision was taken in a cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.
The litigants and lawyers were facing issues of traffic congestion and roadblocks during the tourist season as well as during monsoon.
27. Rock-cut Sculptures and Reliefs of the Unakoti, which was added in the UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites, are in which state?
Correct Answer: B [Tripura]
Two heritage sites from Gujarat — the Sun Temple at Modhera and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hometown Vadnagar, a historic town were added to the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Rock-cut Sculptures and Reliefs of the Unakoti, Tripura were also added to the tentative list.
28. What is the name of the memorial of former Indian Prime Minsiter Atal Bihari Vajpayee?
[A] Shakti Atal
[B] Sadaiv Atal
[C] Vikas Atal
[D] Bharat Atal
Correct Answer: B [Sadaiv Atal]
Good Governance Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on December 25.
Several Leaders paid floral tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his memorial ‘Sadaiv Atal’ on his 98th birth anniversary. ‘Sadaiv Atal’ memorial is located in Raj Ghat, New Delhi. On Good governance Day, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions launched revamped Probity Portal, e-HRMS 2.0 Portal.
29. Which country inaugurated the Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA), with the support of China?
[A] Sri Lanka
Correct Answer: B [Nepal]
Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachand inaugurated the country’s third international airport in Pokhara built with Chinese assistance.
The Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA), a flagship project of Nepal-China Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) cooperation, was constructed with Chinese loan assistance. Besides the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Gautam Buddha International Airport was upgraded as international airport in May 2022.
30. ‘Bailey Suspension Bridge’ has been inaugurated in which state/UT?
[A] Jammu and Kashmir
[B] Arunachal Pradesh
Correct Answer: A [Jammu and Kashmir]
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurated the Bailey Suspension Bridge over river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir.
The 240 feet high Bailey Suspension Bridge has been completed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), a month before the deadline. The launching of the new bailey suspension reinforced bridge was initiated in October.
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