Directions: In the following Indian Geography general knowledge questions, four answers are given, and only one answer is correct. Read the questions and choose the correct answers. If you want to check the answer, click on the answer button and know the correct answer with an explanation.
1. Where is Nubra Valley located?
Answer: (c) Ladakh
Solution: Nubra, also called Dumra, is a historical region of Ladakh, currently administered as a subdivision and a tehsil in the Leh district. Its inhabited areas form a tri-armed valley cut by the Nubra and Shyok rivers. Its Tibetan name Dumra means a “valley of flowers”.
2. Which of the following is the left bank tributary of Ganga?
Answer: (d) Gandak
Solution: The right bank tributaries of the Ganga river are the Yamuna, Son, Punpun and Damodar. The left tributaries are Gomti, Ghaghara, Gandak, and Kosi.
3. Which of the following states has the largest area under Saline Soil?
Answer: (c) Gujarat
Solution: Gujarat with 12.16 lakh hectares has the largest area under Saline soil. West Bengal has 8.20 lakh hectares, Andhra Pradesh has 5.88 lakh hectares, and Tamil Nadu has 4.70 lakh hectares area under Saline soil.
4. According to the Indian State of Forest Report 2021, India's forest cover as a percentage of the geographical area is-
Answer: (a) 21.71 %
Solution: This report is released by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change once in every 2 years. The first was published in 1987 and this one is the 17th report.
5. Which of the following states has Bandipur Tiger Reserve?
Answer: (d) Karnataka
Solution: Bandipur National Park is a national park covering 868.63 km2 (335.38 sq mi) in Chamarajnagar district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It was established as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1973. It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve since 1986.