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Which of the following is a Trans- Himalayan river?

A) Ganga B) Yamuna
C) Indus D) Ravi

Answer:   C) Indus



Explanation:

Two sub groups of Himalayan Rivers are Trans Himalayan Rivers and Himalayan Rivers.

  • Trans Himalayan Rivers :

These rivers originate beyond the Himalayas. They are The Indus, The Sutlej and The Brahmaputra Rivers.

 

  • Himalayan Rivers :

These are the rivers originate from Himalayas. They are The Ganga, The Yamuna and their tributaries.

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The Mosque with "shaking minarets" is situated in which Indian city?

A) Kanpur B) Ahmedabad
C) Jaipur D) Ranchi
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Ahmedabad

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India has longest international border with which country?

A) Bhutan B) Nepal
C) Bangladesh D) Pakistan
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Bangladesh

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Deen Dayal Rasoi Yojana to provide food at only Rs. 5 has been launched on 6th April, 2017 by which state?

A) Chattisgarh B) Haryana
C) Madhya Pradesh D) Uttar Pradesh
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Madhya Pradesh

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In which city is the Forest Research Institute of India located?

A) New Delhi B) Hyderabad
C) Dehradun D) Shimla
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Dehradun

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What is the other name of Sahyadri Range?

A) Lesser Himalayas B) Shivaliks
C) Western Ghats D) Eastern Ghats
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Western Ghats

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Which one of the following statements about the Elephanta Island is correct?

A) It was given its name by the British after a large elephant structure located there. B) It contains one large cave.
C) It is well-known for a spectacular carving of Vishnu described in the Vishnudharmottara Purana. D) It is associated with the Pashupata sect.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) It contains one large cave.

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The Elephanta Caves are located in Western India on Elephanta Island (otherwise known as the Island of Gharapuri), which features two hillocks separated by a narrow valley. The name Ardhanarishvara (famous statue of Elephanta) means the Lord Who is half woman, Ardhanarishvara is also known by other names. The Gupta-era writer Pushpadanta in his Mahimnastava refers to form as dehardhaghatana. Utpala, commenting on the Brihat Samhita, calls this form Ardha-gaurishvara, the Vishnudharmottara Purana simply calls this form Gaurishvara.Buddhist caves in Elephants and the caves built by the followers of Pashupata cult (a Shaivite Hinduschool).The island and its resident caves received the name 'Elephanta' from Portuguese invaders after the discovery of a black stone sculpture of an elephant on the island.

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Which of the following statements about the olive ridley turtles is/are correct?

1. They are the smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world.

2. They live in warm waters of Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

3. The Coromandel Coast in India is the largest mass nesting site for the olive ridley turtles.

Select the correct answer using the code

A) 1, 2 and 3 B) 1 and 2 only
C) 2 and 3 only D) 1 only
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 1 and 2 only

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The Olive ridley turtles are the smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world, inhabiting warm waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans. These turtles, along with their cousin the Kemps ridley turtle, are best known for their unique mass nesting called Arribada, where thousands of females come together on the same beach to lay eggs. Though found in abundance, their numbers have been declining over the past few years, and the species is recognized as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red list.The coast of Orissa in India is the largest mass nesting site for the Olive-ridley, followed by the coasts of Mexico and Costa Rica.

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Winds blowing constantly in one direction in rocky deserts form

A) Chimneys B) Mushrooms rocks
C) Yardangs D) Demoiselles
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Yardangs

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