Friday, June 01, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 1 June 2012

Here's a simple question to start the daily quiz for the new month.
This Indian state is on a latitude that also passes through Northern Rajasthan. Over 80% of its area is under the cover of forests. Out of these, over 12% of the forest cover constitute Protected Area Network in the state.
Which state am I talking about?
Please mail your answer to shovon76[at]gmail[dot]com.
The answer, along with the name of the persons with the right answer, will be published tomorrow.
Answer: Not a single correct entry! That's strange for such an easy question.
Anyway, the answer is Arunachal Pradesh. Some trivia about the state. China claims part (sometimes even the entire state) as part of what they call South Tibet. The Dalai Lama, prior to his asylum in India, had also considered Tawang and the adjoining areas as part of South Tibet. The state has the lowest population density in the country and the forest covers in the state have actually been increasing over the years. During the Indo-China war of 1962, Chinese PLA had occupied parts of Arunachal Pradesh, then known as NEFA. Jawaharlal Nehru had bid adieu to the North Eastern states of India in an emotionally charges speech over All India Radio. But, as the PLA had advanced deep in to India, their supply lines had been stretched to the extreme and hence they decided to retreat to the pre-war positions.

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