Geography

Famous Lakes and Rivers in India and World

Lakes Lake Baikal (Russia) is the deepest lake in the world. One of the biggest and most ancient lakes of the world is situated nearly in the center of Asia in a huge stone bowl set 445 m above sea level. Everyone who has been to its shores is impressed and charmed by the grandeur, size, and unusual might of this Siberian miracle of nature. Other important lakes in Russia are Lake Onega and Lake Ladoga.Lake Eyre is an important lake in Australia.Lake Onakal (Uganda) and Lake Aswan (Egypt) are man-made lakes.Lake Tso Sekuru located on the Tibetan Plateau is the highest lake in the world.Lake Ti

Famous Cities and River Banks in India and World

CityCountryRiver AdelaideAustraliaTorrens AmsterdamNetherlandsAmsel AlexandriaEgyptNile AnkaraTurkeyKazil AllahabadIndiaAt the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna AgraIndiaYamuna AyodhyaIndiaSaryu AhmedabadIndiaSabarmati BadrinathIndiaAlaknanda BareillyIndiaRam Ganga BangkokThailandChao Praya BasraIraqEuphrates and Tigris BaghdadIraqTigris BerlinGermanySpree BonnGermanyRhine BudapestHungaryDanube BristolU. K.AvonBuenos AiresArgentinaLaplata CuttackIndiaMahanadi KurnoolIndiaTungabhadraChittagongBangladeshMajyani CantonChinaSi-KiangCairoEgyptNileChung KingChinaYang-tse-King CologneGermanyRhine D

Geographical Sobriquets (Surname)

SurnameName Bengal’s SorrowDamodar RiverBlue MountainsNilgiri HillsCity of Sky ScrapersNew YorkCity of Seven HillsRomeCity of Dreaming SpiresOxfordCity of palacesKolkataCity of Golden GateSan FranciscoCity of Magnificent BuildingsWashington D.C.City of Eternal SpringsQuito(S.America)China’s SorrowHwang HoCockpit of EuropeBelgiumDark ContinentAfrica Emerald IsleIrelandEternal CityRomeEmpire CityNew YorkForbidden CityLhasa (Tibet)Garden CityChicagoGate of TearsStrait of Bab-el MandebGateway of IndiaMumbaiGift of the NileEqyptGranite CityAberdeen (Scotland)Hermit KingdomKoreaHerring PondAtlantic

Atmosphere

The atmosphere is a thick gaseous envelope which surrounds the earth from all sides and is attached the earth's surface by gravitational force. It filters the incoming solar radiation and thus prevents the ultraviolet rays to reach the earth's surface. Composition of the Atmosphere The atmosphere is composed of gases, water vapour and particulates. Among the gases, Nitrogen is in the highest amount, followed by Oxygen, Argon, Carbon dioxide, Neon, Helium, Ozone, hydrogen etc. in that order. Besides these gases, water vapor, dust particles and other particulates are also present in varying am

Latitudes Longitudes and International Date Line

Latitudes It can be defined as the angular distance measured at the centre of the Earth with espect to any point on the meridian. These are depicted in degrees, minutes and seconds. Equator is called the 0° latitude. These are imaginary circles, drawn on the surface of the earth, at an interrval of 1° on both the hemispheres making the total number of latitudes to 181. 23 l/2 ° latitude on the Northern hemisphere is called the Tropic of Cancer (23 l/2°N), whereas in the southern hemisphere the same latitude is called the Tropic of Capricorn (23 l/2 ° S). 66 l/2° latitude in the northern hemisp

Air Masses Fronts and Cyclones

Air Mass: An air mass may be defined as a large body of air whose physical properties, especially temperature and humidity are more or less uniform horizontally for hundreds of kilometres. Fronts: A Front is that sloping boundary which separates two opposing air masses having contrasting characteristics in terms of air temperature, humidity, density, pressure and wind direction. Classification of Fronts Warm Fronts : Warm front is that gently sloping frontal surface along which warm and light air becomes active and aggressive and rises rapidly over the cold and dense air. Cold Fronts : In this

Mountain Ranges of the World

 NameLocationHighest Point 1. Cordillera de Los Andes Western S America Aconcagua 2. Rockies Western N America Mount Albert 3. Himalaya-Karakoram-Hindukush South Central Asia Mount Everest 4. Great Dividing Range Eastern Australia Mount Kosciusko 5. Trans-Antarctica Mountains Antarctica Mount Vinson Massif 6. Tien Shan South Central Asia Pike Poveda 7. Altai Central Asia Gora Velukha 8. Ural Central Russia Gora Noradnaya 9. Kamchatka Eastern Russia Kluchevskaya Sopka 10. Atlas North West Africa Jewel Taubcal 11. Verkhoyansk Eastern Russia Gora mas Khaya 12. Western G

Crops and Leading Producers States

Crops NameNo 1 ProducerNo 2 ProducerNo 3 Producer Bajra Gujarat Rajasthan Barley Uttar Pradesh Rajasthan Cardamom Karnataka Kerala Castor seed Gujarat Andhra Pradesh Chillies (dry) Tamil Nadu Andhra Pradesh Coffee Karnataka Kerala Coriander Rajasthan Andhra Pradesh Cotton Gujarat Maharashtra Andhra Pradesh Ginger (dry) Kerala Himachal Pradesh Gram Rajasthan Uttar Pradesh Groundnut Gujarat Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu Jowar Maharashtra Karnataka Jute West Bengal Bihar Assam Linseed Madhya Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Maize Karnataka Andhra Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Mesta Andhra Pradesh Od

Major Straits of the world

Name Joins Location Malacca Strait Andaman Sea & South China Sea Indonesia - Malaysia Palk Strait Palk Bay & Bay of Bengal India-Sri Lanka Sunda Strait Java Sea & Indian Ocean Indonesia Yucatan Strait Gulf of Mexico and Carribbean Sea Mexico-Cuba Mesina Strait Mediterranean Sea Italy-Sicily Otranto Strait Adriatic Sea & Ionian Sea Italy-Albania Bab-el-Mandeb Strait Red Sea & Gulf of Aden Yemen-Djibouti Cook Strait South Pacific Ocean New Zealand (N & S islands) Mozambique Strait Indian Ocean Mozambique - Malagassy North Channel Irish Sea & Atlantic Ocea

Mineral Resources in India

These principal minerals found in the country along with their estimated reserves/resources are given below: BAUXITE The Total Resources of Bauxite as per United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC) in the country are placed at about 3,290 million tonnes as on 1.4.2005. These resources include 899 million tonnes of Reserves and 2,391 million tonnes of Remaining resources. Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra are the principal states where bauxite deposits are located. Major deposits are concentrated in the East Coast Bauxite deposits of Od

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Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

Headquarter: New Delhi Function and Objective of the Organization: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food-related issues in various Ministries →

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