Places in news for CSE Prelims 2021 - ForumIAS

Places in news for CSE Prelims 2021

Places in news is an important topic for CSP. The idea of this thread is to share all important places I have covered from newspapers, hoping something clicks ;)

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Lake Pampulha. Place in Brazil. They foundYaravirusthere. Virus is named after Goddess Yara. 
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Mekedatu Project:

  • Proposed to be constructed on Kaveri and Arkavathi
  • Proposed reservoir site is Ontigondlu, Karnataka
  • Threatens to submerge more than 60% of Kaveri Wildlife Sanctuary
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States sharing boundary with China - 


Ladakh (highest boundary length)

Arunachal Pradesh

Sikkim

Uttarakhand

Himachal Pradesh

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Lingdum monasteryin RankaSikkim- famous for Singhi and Mask dances.

President visited.
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@Haryana This thread can be utilised

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@upsc2020 need to reinvent this thread for csp21.
You appearing cse21?


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@upsc2020 need to reinvent this thread for csp21.
You appearing cse21?


Yes. 

chamomile,
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@upsc2020 suru ki jaaye phir 2021 edition of this 😎


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The isolated UK Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha declared the largest fully protected marine reserves in the Atlantic Ocean at 687,000 square kilometres. 

It is a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean. This archipelago is off the coast of Cape Town in South Africa.
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Tatar Strait (Strait of Tartary)
 
-  Joins : Japan Sea & Okhotsk Sea
 - Location: Russia (East Russia-Sakhalin Islands)


chamomile,Undine
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Hey
Can you all please tell me the test series you are solving for pre this year?

I thought of doing vision but the questions seem redundant, considering last year's prelims paper.
Soo any suggestions?
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Human Damis an earthfill and gravity dam on the Human river near Chandrapur in the state of Maharashtra in India. Proposed on the river Human at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur district threatens to submerge more than 90 per cent of a 7-km forest area.
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Tristan da Cunhais inhabited by less than 300 humans. 
● It is a small chain of islands over 6,000 miles from London in the South Atlantic and the water around the islands are considered to be the richest in the world.
● It is an UK Overseas Territory. It was recently declared the largest fully protected marine reserves in the Atlantic Ocean at 687,000 square kilometres.

Tristan da Cunha | island group, Atlantic Ocean | Britannica
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Philippine president has approved the lifting of a ban on oil and gas exploration in or near disputed areas of the South China Sea that was imposed six years ago because of escalating territorial tensions with China. 

Companies awarded contracts to explore for oil and gas in three sprawling areas off the western Philippines have been asked to resume their search operations, including in a potentially oil- and gas-rich region calledReed Bank.


China could seize gas in Reed Bank if PH can't pay loans – Philippine judge  | #AsiaNewsNetwork | Eleven Media Group Co., Ltd

Taiwan-occupied Itu Aba (or Taiping Island) in the South China Sea is now  officially a

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https://blog.forumias.com/locations-in-news-part-3-prelims-capsules-2021/

New initiative. Highly useful for prelims.


The faultdear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings."

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Pakistan Rattled As India And Afghanistan Signed MOU To Build Shahtoot Dam  In Kabul -

India to buildShatoot Dam in Afghanistan on Kabul River. 

700-km-long Kabul River originates in the Hindu Kush Mountains in central Afghanistan. It flows eastward past the Afghan cities of Kabul, Surobhi, and Jalalabad. East of Jalalabad, it is joined by its main tributary, the Kunar River, which originates in Pakistan, where it is known as the River Chitral. Afghanistan and Pakistan are thus upstream and downstream basin states with regard to the Kabul River.

After crossing into Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Kabul River runs past Peshawar and Nowshera and joins the mighty Indus River near Attock, northwest of Islamabad.

The Kabul River Basin extends over nine Afghan provinces and two Pakistani provinces.

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Long forest fire inDzukou valleyon Nagaland-Manipur border. The 90-sq km green valley has been prone to forest fires for decades.

Situated at an altitude of 2,438 metres behind the Japfu mountain range, it is one of the most popular trekking spots in the North East. Dzukou valley and Japfu peak are located adjacent to the Pulie Badze Wildlife Sanctuary (Nagaland).
There are no human habitations within the forests, but they are home to rare and ‘vulnerable’ (as per the IUCN Red List) birds - Blyth’s Tragopan (Nagaland’s state bird), the Rufous-necked Hornbill and the Dark-rumped Swift, among many others. Also found in the forests are endangered Western Hoolock Gibbons.
It is covered with bamboo and other grass species. The valley harbours many species of flowering plants including the endemic Dzukou Lily- Lilium chitrangada.
The valley is a source of conflict for ownership between local tribes and the state governments of Manipur/Nagaland. It is home to the Angami people.

Flora of Dziiko/Dzukou valley | NHBS Academic & Professional Books
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Bhasan Char, the site where Bangladesh is sending Rohingya refugees from the overcrowded camps at Cox’s Bazar, is an island formed by sedimentation (char is Bengali for sediment) close to the coast. Bhasan Char is less an island and more mud flat, and is vulnerable to going under water from tides and flooding. Much of it is submerged during the monsoon. Located near the mouth of the river Meghna where it flows into the Bay of Bengal, Bhasan Char surfaced only in 2006 from the sediment deposited by the river.

It is estimated that more than 8 lakh Rohingya, who fled an army crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine Province in 2016 , live in the camps at Cox’s Bazar in unhygienic conditions. Bangladesh’s plan is to move some 1 lakh refugees to Bhasan Char, 39 km from Naokhali on the mainland.

Bhashan Char: Superior to Cox's Bazar but Rohingyas, UN not yet convinced |  Dhaka Tribune
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