Monday, July 19, 2010
THE HIMALAYAS & INDIAN OCEAN
Significance of the Himalayas
THE HIMALAYAS & INDIAN OCEAN
Significance of the Himalayas
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Indian State Quiz (Focus-- Jammu and Kashmir Part 1)
Q 1:The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir consists of three divisions: Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh, and is further divided into ....... districts
Q 2:............, also known as "Little Tibet", is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture.
Q 3:.............founded the city of Jammu, named after the Hindu goddess Jamwa Mata, south of the Pir Panjal range.
Q 4:The hill stations of Gulmarg in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir lies on ........... ranges
Pir Panjal Range
Q 5:Gulmarg (or "Meadow of Flowers") is a town, a hill station and a notified area committee in ................ district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Q 6:...........Town is situated in the centre between Srinagar and Baramulla and is surrounded by villages like Palhalan, Nihalpora Hanjiwera Zangam, Sherpora, Sonium and Yall.
Q 7:The Kargil War was fought between India and Pakistan in which year?
Q 8:......................., connecting Srinagar to Leh, cuts through Kargil. This highway is typically open for traffic only from June to mid-November due to heavy snowfall at the Zoji La, but in recent years it has been opened before June.
National Highway 1B
National Highway 1D
National Highway 1C
Q 9:Historically, the region included the Baltistan (Baltiyul) valleys, the Indus Valley, the remote Zangskar, Lahaul and Spiti to the south, Aksai Chin and Ngari, including the Rudok region and Guge, in the east, and the Nubra valleys to the north. It lies between the Kunlun mountain range in the north and the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent.It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Kashmir.Name it?
Q 10:..........,traditional small wooden boats, and houseboats are a common feature in various lakes and rivers across the Valley.
Q 11:Click wrong option?
The Siachen Glacier, although under Indian military control,lies under the administration of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Constitution of India does not allow people from regions other than Jammu and Kashmir to purchase land in the state.
The Dumhal is a famous dance in the Kashmir valley, performed by men of the Wattal region. The women perform the Rouff, another traditional folk dance.
Q 12:Doda is a district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the third largest district in Jammu and Kashmir.The largest district in the state is?
Q 13:The whole of Ladakh was under the administration of Leh until July 1,....., when Kargil and Ladakh administrative districts were created. Religion has been a source of grievances between Buddhists and Muslims since the late 20th century and was a contributer to this division.
Q 14:The Karakoram Pass (5,540 m (18,176 ft))is the highest pass on the ancient caravan route between?
Q 15:................is a pass across the Pir Panjal Range at 2,832 metres maximum elevation. This range separates the Kashmir valley in the Indian state Jammu and Kashmir from the outer Himalaya and plains to the south. This pass remains snow covered during the winter, and Jawahar tunnel is used for transport.
Q 16:Click wrong option.
Indian Railways is undertaking construction of the world's highest railway bridge over the Chenab river between Katra and Laol in Jammu and Kashmir.
Chenab river is also Chandrabhaga.
The Chenab joins the Indus at Skardu, Pakistan.
Q 17:Click wrong option.
On 20 October 1947, tribesmen backed by Pakistan invaded Kashmir.The Maharaja initially fought back but on 27 October appealed for assistance to the Governor-General Louis Mountbatten, who agreed on the condition that the ruler accede to India.Once the papers of accession to India were signed, Indian soldiers entered Kashmir with orders to stop any further occupation, but they were not allowed to expel anyone from the state. India took the matter to the United Nations. The UN resolution asked Pakistan to vacate the areas it has occupied and asked India to assist the U.N. Plebiscite Commission to organize a plebiscite to determine the will of the people. Pakistan accepted to vacate the occupied areas.
India has control of 60 percent of the area of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir; Pakistan controls 30 percent of the region, known as Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.
China has since occupied 10 percent of the JK in 1962.
Q 18:The main Kashmir valley is ..... km wide and 15,520.3 km2 (5,992.4 sq mi) in area.
Q 19:Click the wrong option.
The Jhelum River is the only major Himalayan river which flows through the Kashmir valley. The Indus, Tawi, Ravi and Chenab are the major rivers flowing through the state.
Jammu and Kashmir consists of three divisions: Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh, and is further divided into 22 districts:
Jammu and Kashmir shares a border with the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south and internationally with the People's Republic of China to the north and east and the Pakistani administered territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, to the west and with Afghanistan in northwest respectively.
Q 20:..................is known for centuries as the 'land of passes'
Q 21:National Highway 1C (NH 1C) is a short Indian National Highway entirely within the state of Jammu and Kashmir. NH 1C runs only for a distance of ..... km between Domel and Katra.
Q 22:The main river of Ladakh is ............,which flows in a north-west direction between Ladakh and Zanskar ranges.It is joined by several major rivers like Zanskar,Suru and Shayok before it reaches Pakistan.
Q 23:Shopian town, the district headquarters, has often been at the center of political turmoil. In 1979, ................, a veteran freedom fighter of National Conference headed an all-parties action committee to achieve the district status for Shopian. Shopian was finally accorded a district status in 2007 by the cabinet order of Ghulam Nabi Azad government.
Dr Nasir Khan
Pt. Swaroop Nath Saraf
Q 24:Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) is a public university near the town of Katra in the ............... District of Jammu and Kashmir in India.
Q 25:Dal lake is sitauted in ...............
INDIA K RANG
Indian State Quiz
Jammu and Kashmir
Friday, July 2, 2010
Quiz on Geography (Earth and related stuff)
Q 1:Name the highest place on the earth?
Q 2:The Earth has how many natural satellites?
Q 3:Nearest position of earth to sun is called?
Q 4:The earth reaches its perihelion on ............... every year at a distance of about 147 million-Kilometers.
Q 5:Aphelion: Farthest position of earth from sun. The earth reaches its aphelion on ..............., when the earth is at a distance of 152 million Kilometers.
Q 6:Earth's motion in ................. orbit around the sun.
Q 7:On .........................the sun is directly overhead the equator. This is the season of spring in the northern hemisphere.
Q 8:...............is the 'Greatest Circle' that can be drawn on the earth's surface.
Tropic of Cancer
Q 9:.......................is the 180° meridian running over the Pacific Ocean, deviating at Aleutian Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Gilbert Islands.
International Date Line
Q 10:Each meridian of longitude is a semi-circle. 180° meridian (International Date Line) lies exactly opposite to ° meridian. Such points are called
Q 11:The earth is divided into ...... longitudinal zones, each being 15° or 1 hour apart in time (4 minutes / degree).
Q 12:India, whose longitudinal extent is approx. 30°, has adopted only one time zone, selecting the 82.5°E for the standard time which is .......... ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
6 hr 25 min
5 hr 30 min
4 hr 50 min
Q 13:Kanyakumari, also known as ............
Q 14:The Moon's orbit around the Earth is ?
Q 15:The Earth is ...th largest planet in our solar system.
Q 16:How many countries are there on the earth?
Q 17:The peak of the volcano Chimborazo in ............. at 20,561 feet (6267 m) is farthest from the center of the earth due to its location near the equator and the oblateness of the Earth.
Q 18:Nations and other entities are islands that border no other countries are
Q 19:The greatest ocean depth is the ?
Q 20:Which atmospheric layer's outer part is called Magnetosphere.
Q 21:The final boundary between the earth and the outer space is called ?
Q 22:The auroras are produced by the charged particles from the sun captured by earth's magnetic field at heights of about ?
Q 23:Layer nearest to earth's surface?
Q 24:1 fathom = ?
Q 25:The boundary between continental shelf and slope is known as ........... Line