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Physical Geography :

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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Pangong Tso Lake

Recently, Indian and Chinese Army soldiers were engaged in a face-off near the northern bank of PangongTso Lake in Ladakh, ahead of a massive military exercise to be held along the China border.Consider the following statements about the PangongTso lake:

  1. Pangong Lake is located in the Changthang region of eastern Ladakh region.
  2. It is an example of an Exorheic lake.
  3. The eastern part of the lake is fresh while the western part of the lake is saline.

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Indian Monsoon

Consider the following statements with respect to Indian Monsoon:

  1. The onset of the southwest monsoon over Kerala marks the beginning of the four-month monsoon season over India.
  2. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands generally start getting monsoon rainfall before Kerela.
  3. A delayed onset of Monsoon in Kerela means the delay the arrival of the monsoon in other parts of the country.

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Andaman Islands

Consider the following statements:

  1. North Sentinel Island is located east of Port Blair.
  2. Barren Island is located 50km west of Port Blair.
  3. Barren Island is the only active volcano of India.

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Seshachalam Hills

Seshachalam Hills’ sometimes seen in the news belongs to?


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