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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE - INDIAN GEOGRAPHY

1.  The Paithan (Jayakwadi) Hydro-electric project, completed with the help of Japan, is on the river
A. GangaB. Cauvery
C. NarmadaD. Godavari






2.  The percentage of irrigated land in India is about
A. 45B. 65
C. 35D. 25





3.  The southernmost point of peninsular India, that is, Kanyakumari, is
A. north of Tropic of Cancer
B. south of the Equator
C. south of the Capricorn
D. north of the Equator




4.  The pass located at the southern end of the Nilgiri Hills in south India is called
A. the Palghat gap
B. the Bhorghat pass
C. the Thalgat pass
D. the Bolan pass


5.  The principal copper deposits of India lie in which of the following places?
A. Hazaribag and Singbhum of Bihar
B. Khetri and Daribo areas of Rajasthan
C. Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh
D. Siwaliks in Uttar Pradesh and in Karnataka

[ Explanation:
India's copper ore reserves have been estimated at 400 million tonnes, with a metal content of 5 million tones. The principal copper belt of India lies in Singhbhum and Hazaribagh in Jharkhand. The mining centres are located at Mosabani, Ghatsila, Thobani and Badia of Singbhbum, Hazaribagh of Bihar, the Khetri and Dariba areas of Rajasthan, and Agnigundala of Andhra Pradesh. Total production is 2.6 million tones.]


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