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Facts about India

  • Which is the first Indian city to have a city animal?

Ans: Guwahati (Gangetic River Dolphin)

  • Which city is known as ‘the Gateway to North-East India?

Ans: Guwahati

  • In which river is the famous peacock island situated?

Ans: Brahmaputra

  • Regur soil & chemozem are the other names of which type of soil?

Ans: Black soil

  • Which mountain range is situated between the Narmada &Tapti rivers?

Ans: Satpura

  • What is the approximate coastal length of India?

Ans: 7, 517 KM

  • Which is the smallest country having land border with India?

Ans: Bhutan

  • In which year was the Wildlife Protection Act enacted?

Ans: 1972

  • The subjects of forests & protection of wildlife are included in which List of the Constitution?

Ans: Concurrent List

  • Which Section of the Wildlife Protection Act deals with the declaration of National Parks?

Ans: Section 35

  • Which mountain range is described as the backbone of Himalayas?

Ans: Himadri (Greater Himalayas)

  • Which major port of India is situated at the confluence of Mahanadi with Bay of Bengal?

Ans: Paradip Port (Odisha)

  • Which port was named as Deen Dayal Port in September 2017?

Ans: Kandla (Gujarat)

  • Which agency handles the operations of the Bombay High offshore oilfields?


  • Where is the headquarters of the Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)?

Ans: Dehradun

  • Which Indian river flows through the rift valley between the Vindhyan & Satpura ranges?

Ans: Narmada

  • Which river rises from Maikala range near Amarkantak?

Ans: Narmada

  • Which river is known as The Twin of Narmada’?

Ans: Tapti

  • The Kakrapar & Ukai dams are built across the river _____.

Ans: Tapti

  • Which river is known as ‘the salt river?

Ans: Luni

  • Which Indian river flows through the Thar desert?

Ans: Luni

  • Rajaji National park is situated in which state?

Ans: Uttarakhand

  • Which is the oldest National Park of India, established in 1936?

Ans: Jim Corbett National Park

  • Which body was established for the effective & expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection?

Ans: The National Green Tribunal

  • The National Green Tribunal was established on _____.

Ans: October 18, 2010

  • Who was the first chairman of the National Green Tribunal?

Ans: Justice Lokeshwar Singh Panta

  • What is the most important feature of the western disturbances?

Ans: Winter rainfall

  • Which is the only region in India that experiences the Arctic type of climate?

Ans: Ladakh (Jammu & Kashmir)

  • Which river is known as ‘Singi Khamban in Tibet?

Ans: Indus

  • Across which river is the Mahatma Gandhi Setu built?

Ans: Ganga

  • Which city of Tamil Nadu is known as The Mango City?

Ans: Salem

  • Which area of Bihar is known as ‘the Land of Leechi’?

Ans: Muzaffarpur

  • Which is the ‘Orange City of India?

Ans: Nagpur

  • The Flamingo Tourism Festival is celebrated in which state?

Ans: Andhra Pradesh

  • Which lake is situated in the border between Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu?

Ans: The Pulicat Lake

  • The process of protecting an endangered plant or animal species in its natural habitat is the example of _____.

Ans: In situ conservation

  • The process of protecting endangered species outside its natural habitat is example for _____.

Ans: Ex situ conservation

  • Which environmental protection movement in India started against the agricultural practice of growing one single crop over a wide area (Monoculture)?

Ans: Appiko movement

  • The Appiko movement started at which state?

Ans: Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka

  • Who was the leader of the Appiko movement?

Ans: Panduranga Hegde

  • In which Indian state is the Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary situated?

Ans: Assam

  • The Dibru-Saikhowa & Orang National Parks are situated in which state? Ans: Assam
  • Which is the only Indian state with an ethnic Nepali majority?

Ans: Sikkim

  • Which Indian state’s official animal is Red Panda?

Ans: Sikkim

  • Which is the first organic state of India?

Ans: Sikkim

  • Which state is the leading producer of cardamom?

Ans: Sikkim

  • Which water body was known as ‘Chola Lake’ in ancient period?

Ans: Bay of Bengal

  • Which water body is also known in the names of ‘Purva Payodhi & Gangasagar’?

Ans: Bay of Bengal

  • In which sea is the famous sea canyon of ‘Swatch of No Ground’ situated?

Ans: Bay of Bengal

  • Where is the headquarters of the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research?

Ans: Bengaluru

  • Where is the headquarters of the Central Institute of Sub-tropical Horticulture?

Ans: Lucknow

  • The establishment of a forest or stand of trees in an area where there was no previous tree cover is known as _____.

Ans: Afforestation

  • The largest copper mines of India Khetri is situated in which state?

Ans: Rajasthan

  • In which river is the Sivasamudram Island situated?

Ans: Kaveri

  • In which river is the famous Sivasamudram Falls?

Ans: Kaveri

  • Where is the headquarters of the Soil & Land Use Survey of India (SLUSI)?

Ans: New Delhi

  • In which place is the Kerala Soil Museum, the worlds largest soil museum situated?

Ans: Parottukonam (Thiruvananthapuram)

  • The Andaman & Nicobar Islands consists of _____ islands in total.

Ans: 572

  • _____ Seperates the Andamans from the Nicobar Islands.

Ans: Ten Degree Channel

  • Which is the highest point in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands?

Ans: Saddle Peak

▪ Where is the headquarters of the National Biodiversity Authority?

Ans: Chennai

  • The sea zone over which a country has special rights regarding the exploitation & use of marine resources is known as _____.

Ans: Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

  • The Exclusive Economic Zone stretches from the baseline out to _____ nautical miles from a country’s coast.

Ans: 200 nautical miles

  • Where is the Central Drug Research Institute?

Ans: Lucknow

  • Which place is known as ‘the Capital of King Cobra’?

Ans: Agumbe (Karnataka)

  • In which Indian state is the Salim Ail National Park?

Ans: Jammu-Kashmir

  • Which Indian National Park is famous for the snow leopards?

Ans: Hemis National Park (Jammu – Kashmir)

  • Which is the only National Park of India that is North of the Himalayas?

Ans: Bemis National Park

  • Which river’s upper stream is known as ‘Yarlung Tsangpo’?

Ans: Brahmaputra

  • Which river is known as ‘Dihang’ in Arunachal Pradesh?

Ans: Brahmaputra

  • Which district of Uttarakhand is known as ‘the District of Lakes’?

Ans: Nainital

  • Which is the only land locked state of south India?

Ans: Telangana

  • In which state is the famous Mrugavani National Park situated?

Ans: Telangana

  • The Damodar Valley Corporation was created similar to _____ in the USA.

Ans: Tennessee Valley Authority

  • Which lake is situated at the capital of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar?

Ans: Dal Lake

  • The Mughal garden of Shalimar Bagh is situated at _____.

Ans: Srinagar

  • Which lake of Rajasthan is known as ‘Tirtha RaJj’?

Ans: Pushkar Lake

  • What is the name of the large area of salt marshes situated in western Gujarat?

Ans: The Rann of Kutch

  • Where is the headquarters of the Wildlife Institute of India?

Ans: Dehradun

  • Which range of Himalayas is also known as Mahabharata range?

Ans: Lesser Himalayas (Himachal)


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