Monday, 3 August 2015

Indian Geography Notes for UPSC, SSC, Bank, State Civil Services

Indian Geography Notes for UPSC, SSC, Bank, State Civil Services
1. What is the name of the highest summit of Nilgiri Hills? – Doda-betta
2. Which river flows between Vindhyan and Satpura ranges? – Narmada
3. Which city has the longest day in the month of June? – Kolkata
4. Which crop is grown in India mainly by dry farming? – Millet
5. Mahatma Gandhi Hydroelectric Project is on which river? – Sharavati
6. Which National Highways pass through Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Orissa? – NH 6
7. When will the Smith-tuttle comet crash with Earth? – In 2116 AD
8. What will be the shortest day in Australia? – June 21
9. Which is produced by the rapid ascent of moist air? – Hail
10. Which natural region is best known for the production of grapes? – Mediterranean
11. The removal of rock, layer by layer due to weathering what is called? – Exfoliation
12. The Dogger Bank, the main fishing area of Europe, where is this area? – North Sea
13. Which State has the largest coastline in India? – Gujarat
14. In which State is the Guru Shikhar Peak located? – Rajasthan
15. By what name is the Ganga known in Bangladesh ? – Padma
16. Forest policy of govt. aims to bring what percentage of total area, under forest? – 33%
17. Which crop requires continuous semiaquatic condition for cultivation? – Rice
18. Which state has the highest amount of Nickel Ore resources ? – Orissa
19. What is the position of Indian Railways network in the world? – Fourth
20. On which planet of the solar system does the sun rise in the west and set in the east? – Venus
21. What is the distance of the equator from either of the poles? – 10,002 km
22. Which Very strong and cold icy winds that blow in the Polar regions? – Blizzards
23. Which climate best suited for horticulture? – Mediterranean
24. The movement inside the Earth’s crust is studied by which science? – Seismology
25. Which Strait separates Asia from North America? – The Bering Strait
26. The northern part of the west coast is known by which name? – Konkan coast
27. Which new alluvial deposits found in the Gangetic plain? – khadar
28. Lake Sambhar is nearest to which city of Rajasthan? – Jaipur
29. In which season is the frequency of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal maximum? – After summer
30. Which State has the largest number of sugar mills? – Uttar Pradesh
31. Which does not have a unit of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) ? – Kolkata
32. Which State is least developed in rail routes? – Manipur
33. What is the outermost layer of Sun called? – Corona
34. If a place is located at 20°N, 80°E in which continents does it lie ? – Asia
35. Which layer of the atmosphere provides ideal conditions for flying of jet aeroplanes? – Stratosphere
36. The equatorial regions receive rainfall throughout the year. What is the annual rainfall? – 250 cms
37. Which geomorphic processes is associated with the work of glaciers? – Plucking
38. Which is the greatest known ocean depth (which lies in the Pacific Ocean)? – 11,033 m
39. Which group of people changes their house types according to seasons? – Kirghiz
40. The oldest inhabitants of India are considered by which name? – Negritoes
41. Which State in India has the broadest continental shelf? – Tamil Nadu
42. Which peninsular river is westward flowing? – Tapti
43. Why does north-western India receive substantial rainfall during winter months? – Westerly disturbances
44. Apart from Tamil Nadu, lignite is found in which state? – Gujarat
45. Which is the first National Park established in India? – Corbett National Park
46. Which planet is known as the ‘Watery Planet’ ? – Earth
47. What percentage of insolation is received by the earth’s surface? – 47%
48. Which Warm dry winds blowing down the east slopes of Rockies? – Chinook
49. Which vegetation is called natural cattle country ? – Downs
50. Which European country has over 200 volcanoes, many of them still active? – Iceland

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