General Awareness – Geography
1- The time taken by the sun’s rays to reach the Earth is 8 minutes.
2-The point in the orbit of the Earth where it is nearest to the Sun is known as Perihelion.
3-The hottest planet of the solar system is Venus, also known as Evening star.
4-Greenland is the largest island of the world. It is an integral part of Denmark country.
5-The Savannah grassland is located in Africa.
6-A line drawn on a map connecting points that receive equal amounts of rainfall is called Isohyte.
7-Places having same pressure is joined by Isobars,
8- The world’s largest freshwater lake,Lake Superior is situated in USA.
9-Basalt, Granite rocks belong to Igneous Rocks.
10-The contour line that connects points of equal temperature at a given date or time on a geographic map is called Isotherm.
11-The ‘Sea of Tranquility’ is situated on the Moon.
12-Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu lie at the junction of the Eastern and Western Ghats.
13- The Govt. of India has passed the Wildlife Protection Act in 1972 year inorder to conserve wildlife.
14-Indira Point is situated on the island of Great Nicobar and it represents the southernmost point of land in the territory of India.
15-The Andamans and Nicobars are separated by a Ten Degree Channel some 150 km wide.
16-The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological World Heritage site located in Eaten District of Madhya Pradesh state.
17-Salim All School of Ecology and environmental science is located in Puduchery .
18- ‘Cattle Island’ is in Hirakkud Reservoire. It is in Mahanadi river.
19-The Super thermal plant located near Singareni Collieries is Ramagundam.
20-The first multipurpose river valley project in free India was Damodar River Valley project.
21-The highest dam in India,Tehri,is in Bhagirathi river.
Tehri Dam in 2004
22-Indian lake Chilka is famous for prawn farming.
23-India’s largest slum Dharavi is in Mumbai.
24-Amarnath is the largest cave in India.
25-Bhageerathi and Alakananda meet at Devaprayag.
26-The first and the oldest oil refinery in India is located in Assam (Digboi).
27-The famous Tribe ‘Jarawas’ live in Little Andaman.
28-Chattisgarh state means ‘Thirty six forts’.
29-Chenchu is a tribe of Seemandhra.
30-Mazagaon Dock Limited is in Mumbai.