Q. The “Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve” is recently seen in news located at?

[A] Karnataka

[B] Kerala

[C] Odisha

[D] Andhra Pradesh

Answer: D

Explanation: The Seshachalam Hills are hilly ranges part of the Eastern Ghats in Andhra Pradesh. In 2010 it was designated as Biosphere Reserve.

  • Seshachalam biosphere is spread over Chittoor and Kadapa districts. Tirupati, a major Hindu pilgrimage town and the Srivenkateshwara National Park are located in these ranges.
  • It is home to a number of endemic species including the famous Red Sanders and Slender Loris. The native population of the reserve includes the tribes of Yanadis.

Source: Spectrum Modern India