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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Nameri national park - assam - moist decidous forest (!)  - northern boundary pakoi wls
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rafael said

Nameri national park - assam - moist decidous forest (!)  - northern boundry pakoi wls

Tropical evergreen and semi evergreen , open grassland also there

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Serenguti national park - north tanzania. Every yr flock of wild beast zebra migrate here
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National Parks of India (majority of the main land National Parks are covered in below link)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_parks_of_India#/map/0
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Mousuni Island in West Bengal’s Sundarbans region was severely impacted August 20-21, 2020 by extreme weather and other cyclones. 
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VP Visit: three Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in the first such high-level trip from India. The visit aims to advance India's outreach to the important countries that border the Baltic Sea.
It is also expected to give a fillip to India's keenness to push the International North-South Transport Corridor project that aims to link the Indian Ocean with the Baltic Sea and provide seamless connectivity.

Fading Russian Influence in the Baltic States - ScienceDirect

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Hindu Kush Himalayas, a region called “the Third Pole” because its glaciers and permafrost contain the largest freshwater resources outside Antarctica and the Arctic.

The geographical location of the Third Pole. The Third Pole stretches... |  Download Scientific Diagram

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Please also keep an eye out for latitudes/longitudes of important sites (For instance, in Pakistan like Khyber Pakhtunkthwa, Panj Tirath, Gwadar Port, Kartarpur etc) just to have an idea in those annoying Arrange from N-to-S questions.

I just realised Hong Kong has a latitude similar to central India. 😅 Also that Pakistan's map looks like a Charmander running.


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In the middle of the Sea of Japan, almost equidistant between Japan and Korea - Dokdo Islands or Takeshima Islands depending on who is asking—are at the center of a diplomatic dispute between the two countries that goes back more than 300 years.

Inter-Korean summit chairs to feature disputed islands

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@upsc2020 These hav been missed on big room map chart by producers!!


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Agog said

@upsc2020 These hav been missed on big room map chart by producers!!


what, didn't understand?

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@upsc2020 on my rum wall world geographical map thse places dont xist!!


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Also, guys, prepare capitals of Asian countries E to W and L to R. Might come! 
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Island of Crete: Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands. Was in news wrt purchase of Rafale. 
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Iran has offered interests to China in the Bandar-e-Jask port 350km away from Chabahar, as well as in the Chabahar duty free zone.
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Paparva Island is located between Kandla port and Navlakha port, in the Gulf of Kutch (Gujarat). The island is uninhabited but local fishermen go there to dry their fish.
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Vanilla Islands is a grouping of six island nations in south-west Indian Ocean who joined hands in 2010 to integrate their efforts to boost tourism. Mayotte, Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Reunion and Madagascar are its members.

The term ‘Vanilla’ is used because these countries are known for their export of the flavouring substance Vanilla.
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Iran has offered interests to China in the Bandar-e-Jask port 350km away from Chabahar, as well as in the Chabahar duty free zone.

adding to that- 

Names of ports which constitute Chabahar port are- Shahid Beheshti and Shahid Kalantari port.

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