The Nagarjuna Sagar river valley project is on the river:

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The Nagarjuna Sagar project is on the river Krishna.

Which of these tributaries of the Ganga does not rise in the Nepal Himalayas?

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The Kosi, the Gandak and the Ghagara rise in the Nepal Himalayas, but not the Son.

'The river system of an area' - give one word that defines this line.

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A drainage is the river system of an area.

Which of these is not a tributary of the Indus?

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The Betwa is a tributary of the river Ganga.

Which of these is not a freshwater lake?

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The Pulicat Lake is a salt water lake.

The ____ is also known as the 'Dakshin Ganga'.

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The Godavari river is also known as the 'Dakshin Ganga' due to its length and area of coverage.

In their middle and lower courses, rivers do not form:

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Gorges are formed in the upper course of a river.

The river Narmada originates in:

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The river Narmada originates in the Amarkantak hills.

Name the river that originates from the Beas Kund.

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The Beas originates from the Beas Kund.

Which is the longest peninsular river in India?

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The Godavari is the longest peninsular river in India.

In its initial course, the river Indus forms:

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In its initial course, especially when it enters India near Ladakh, the Indus forms gorges and deep valleys.

The ____ river is known as the Sorrow of Bengal.

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The Damodar is known as the Sorrow of Bengal, since it brings floods to Bengal during the monsoon, leading to loss of property and livelihood.

Which of these rivers forms a delta?

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The Kaveri river forms a delta.

The ____ river forms an estuary.

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The river Tapi forms an estuary.

The river ____ drains into the Arabian Sea.

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The river Indus drains into the Arabian Sea through Pakistan.

The Ganga Action Plan was initiated in:

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The Ganga Action Plan was initiated in 1985 to clean the river Ganga of coliform bacteria.

Which of these describes drainage patterns resembling the branches of a tree?

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Since many tributaries join the main river, the dendritic drainage pattern resembles the branches of a tree.

The Indira Gandhi Canal takes water from the:

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The Indira Gandhi Canal takes water from the Sutlej river.

The confluence of the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi is at:

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The confluence of the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi is at Devaprayag.

What percentage of water on the earth is salt water?

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Nearly 97 per cent of water on the earth is salt water.

An upland that is elevated and separates two drainage basins is called a water ____ .

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A water divide is an elevated upland that separates two drainage basins.

The world's largest drainage basin is that of the:

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The world's largest drainage basin is that of the Amazon river.

The river Indus originates near lake:

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The river Indus originates near lake Mansarowar in Tibet.

The ____ river makes the second biggest waterfall in India.

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The Kaveri river makes the second biggest waterfall in India, called the Sivasamudram.

Which of these is a saltwater lake?

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The Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan is a saltwater lake.

To which of these places does the Sivasamudram waterfall not provide hydroelectric power?

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The Sivasamudram waterfall provides hydroelectric power to Bangalore, Mysore and the Kolar gold fields, but not to Ooty.

Name an important river of Rajasthan.

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The Luni is an important river of Rajasthan.

The total length of the river Indus is ____ kilometres.

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The total length of the river Indus is 2,900 kilometres.

The outer-most range of the Himalayas is called the ____ range.

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The outer most range of the Himalayas is called the Shivalik range.

Which of these rivers flows through a rift valley?

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The Tapi flows through a rift valley.

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