My pen-friend hails from a country that is not a part of SAARC. Which of these countries would that be?
India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Maldives together form SAARC. Singapore is not a part of SAARC.
The capital of Mizoram is:
Aizawl is the capital of Mizoram.
Which line divides India into approximately two equal parts?
Tropic of Cancer divides India into approximately two equal parts.
Where is the Malabar Coast?
India's south-west coast lies in the narrow coastal plain of Karnataka and Kerala states between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. It runs from the south of Goa to Cape Comorin on India's southern tip.
The earth is divided into the eastern and western hemispheres by the:
The Greenwich Meridian is an imaginary line that cuts through the poles, and results in the formation of the eastern and western hemispheres.
The Indus drains into the ____ through ____.
The river Indus originates from Tibet, passes through India, enters Pakistan, and drains into the Arabian Sea.
Which of the following is the oldest route of contact between India and other countries of the world?
Ocean routes is the oldest route of contact between India and other countries of the world.
The headquarters of the Andaman and Nicobar islands is:
Port Blair is the headquarters of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The capital of Orissa is:
Bhubaneshwar is the capital of Orissa.
Which state lies on the windward side of the Garo-Khasi hills?
Meghalaya lies on the windward side of the Garo-Khasi hills, and receives the highest average rainfall in the world.
In which of the following places, would you find the least difference in the duration between day time and night time?
In Kannyakumari you find the least difference in the duration between day time and night time.
Which geographical feature bounds India’s mainland south of 22°N latitude?
Ocean bounds India’s mainland south of 22°N latitude.
A piece of land separated from the main continent by a natural land barrier is called a(n):
A subcontinent means a piece of land separated from the main continent by a natural land barrier. For example, India.
The Standard Meridian of India is:
Latitude 82°30' E passes almost centrally through India, and is, therefore, our Standard Meridian.
Which is the smallest state in India?
Goa is the smallest state in India, located in south-west India.
Kavaratti is the headquarters of:
Kavaratti is the headquarters of the union territory of Lakshadweep.
The latitudinal extent of India lies between:
The latitudinal extent of India lies between 8° 4′ N and 37° 6′ N.
Which country among the India’s neighbours is the smallest?
Bhutan is the smallest.
India is connected to Europe through the ____.
The Suez Canal and the Cape of Good Hope connects India to Europe, and North and South America.
India is located in the____ in the world map.
India is centrally located on the world map.
The longitude passing approximately centrally through a country is used to record the:
The longitude passing centrally through a country is used to record the local standard time, and is called the Prime/Standard Meridian of that country.
The earth's surface between 23.5° N and 23.5° S is called the:
Latitude 23.5° N is called the Tropic of Cancer, and latitude 23.5° S is called the Tropic of Capricorn. The region between these two latitudes is called the tropical zone.
India constitutes what percentage of the world's land?
India accounts for 2.4 per cent of the world's land, and yet, it supports and sustains 16.9 per cent of the world's population.
The difference in the duration of day and night increases from:
The difference in the duration of day and night increases from the south to the north. It’s about 45 minutes at Kanyakumari, and over 4 hours in the north of Kashmir.
Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland have common frontiers with:
These states have common frontiers with Myanmar on its western border.
The angular distance north or south from the equator is called:
The angular distance north or south of the equator is called latitude. They are imaginary lines drawn on maps and globes.
The rays of the sun fall directly on the Tropic of Cancer on:
The rays of the sun fall vertically on the Tropic of Cancer on 21st June.
The Greenwich Observatory is located in:
The Greenwich Observatory is located in London, and the Greenwich Meridian gets its name from it.
By which geographical feature is India bounded in the north-west, north and north-east?
India is bounded by Young Fold Mountains.
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