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Physical Geography :

Teesta River

Consider the following statements with reference to the Teesta River:

  1. The Teesta River originates in the western Himalayas and flows through the Indian States of Sikkim, Assam and West Bengal before entering Bangladesh, where it flows into the Brahmaputra.
  2. The River originates from the Pahunri (or Teesta Kangse) glacier above 7,068 metres and flows southward through gorges and rapids in the Sikkim Himalaya.
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Mahadayi River

Consider the following statements with reference to the Mahadayi River:

  1. Mahadayi River rises in the Western Ghats, from the Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary in Khanapur taluk of Karnataka’s Belagavi district.
  2. With its cerulean waters, Dudhsagar Falls and Varapoha Falls, it is also known as the Gomati in a few places.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

Dihing River

Dihing River is a tributary of a river flowing in north east India.What is the name of that river?


Ghataprabha River

Consider the following statements with reference to the Ghataprabha River:

  1. Flowing through the states of Maharashtra, Andhra and Karnataka, Ghataprabha (river is an important tributary of the Godavari River.
  2. Hiranyakeshi and Markandeya River are tributaries of Ghataprabha.

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Rainforests

A new study discovers that the Meghalayan rain forest, the northernmost in the world, is similar in structure and diversity to the other rain forests found near the Equator. Consider the following given statements about rain forests:

  1. Rain forests are found between ten degrees North and South latitudes from the Equator.
  2. Owing to tremendous amount and diversity of foliage in tropical rain forests, rain forest soils are rich in nutrients.

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Siachen Glacier

Recently, the Siachen Glacier area of Ladakh has been declared open for tourists by the Government of India. Consider the following statements about the SiachenGlacier:

  1. The Siachen Glacier is located in the Eastern Karakoram Range in the Himalayas.
  2. It is the second-longest glacier in the world's non-polar areas.

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Andaman And Nicobar Islands

According to a survey conducted by the researchers from CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are under threat from plastic.Consider the following statements about the Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands are southward extension of ArakanYoma range (Myanmar).
  2. The Andaman and Nicobar islands are separated by the Ten Degree Channel.
  3. Saddle Peak is the highest peak of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Cauvery River

Tamil Nadu has urged the Centre not to entertain a fresh proposal submitted by Karnataka for building a reservoir at Mekedatu across the Cauvery river. Consider the following statements about the Cauvery river:

  1. It originatesin the foothills of Western Ghats at Talakaveri, Kodagu in Karnataka.
  2. Panchanaga and Dudhaganga are important tributaries of Cauvery River.

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Hindu-Kush-Himalayan (HKH) Region

Recently, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) decided to collaborate with meteorological agencies in China and Pakistan, among others, to provide climate forecast services to countries in the Hindu-Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region. Consider the following statements about the HKH:

1. The HKH region encompasses an area of mountains in the seven countries of Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.

2. The region is considered as part of the Third Pole due to its largest permanent snow cover after the North and South poles.

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