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Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 1

Indian Standard Time or I.S.T. is how many hours ahead or behind of G.M.T. or Universal Time?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 1

India currently has just a one-time zone, Indian Standard Time.

Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT. It has not always been the same.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 2

Which of the following has reduced India’s distance from Europe by 7000 km?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 2

India is connected with Europe, North America and South America through both the routes-the Cape of Good Hope and the Suez Canal.

Since the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, distance between India and Europe has been reduced by 7000 kms.

Because, before the opening of Suez Canal, to reach Europe one had to cover almost half the east and whole of west coast of African continent taking a round through the Cape of Good Hope.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 3

Which of the following influences the duration of the day and night, as one moves from south to north?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 3

Sunrays walls directly on the places located on the equator while it falls slanting on the poles. 

Thus as the latitudes increases, the chances of change in day and night from place to place increases. 

That is why latitydnal extent influences the duration of day and night as one moves from south to north.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 4

From Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh the time lag is?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 4

From Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh there is a time lag of two hours, but the watches show the same time because the time along the Standard Meridian of India (82° 30' E) passing through Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh is taken as the standard time for the whole country. Because the same standard time for the whole country has been adopted, the watches show the same time in Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat and in all parts of the country.  

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 5

Which of the following is the southernmost latitude of the Indian mainland?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 5

India lies entirely in the Northern hemisphere. India’s main land extends between latitudes 8°4′N and 37°6′N and longitudes 68°7′E and 97°25′E. India is divided into almost two equal parts by the Tropic of Cancer (23° 30′N) . To the southeast and southwest of the mainland, lie the Andaman and Nicobar islands and the Lakshadweep islands in Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea respectively.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 6

A narrow channel of sea which separates two land masses is known as:

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 6

The narrow channel of sea which separates two land masses is called Strait.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 7

If the local time at Dwarka (69°01′E) in Gujarat to the west of India is 6 am, what will be the local time at Dibrugarh (94°58′E approximately 95°), in Assam, in the east?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 7

Earlier, Dibrugarh in Assam and Dwarka in Gujarat had a difference of 1hour and 45 min.
There is a time lag of two hours between Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat.
To aviod the time differences  82 degrees 30' Eastern Longitude is taken as Standard meridian of India which is passing through the middle of the country.
We have uniform time because of  Indian Standard Time.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 8

Which country among the India’s neighbours is the smallest?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 8

The smallest country amongst the neighbouring countries of India is Bhutan.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 9

Both the latitudinal and longitudinal extent of India’s mainland is about 30°. But on looking at the map of India which of the following alternatives do you observe about India’s size?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 9

It is because as we move towards the poles, the extent between two longitudes decreases, that means they come closer and closer. This is however not the case with latitudes.Therefore though the numerical difference between latitudes and longitudes of India is same, it covers more land from North to South as compared to from East to West.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 10

Approximately what is the latitudinal and longitudinal extent of the mainland of India?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 10

India lies wholly in the northern and eastern hemispheres. The main land of India extends from 8o 4' 28" N to 37o 17' 53" N latitudes and from 68o 7' 53" E to 97degree 24' 47" E longitudes. The latitudinal and longitudinal extent of India is approximately the same i.e. 30º.

 

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 11

What is India's position in the world with reference to geographical area?           

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 11

The total area of India as claimed by the Indian government is 3,287,263 km^2. Quite a easy one and one of the most general questions around. As for the sake of facts, India ranks 7th in terms of land area and occupies the second spot behind China in terms of human population.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 12

Which island group of India lies to its South West –           

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 12

Lakshadweep is the island group of India to lies to its South West.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 13

How many states are there in India ?           

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 13

India is a union of States and Union Territories for the purposes of administration, India is divided into 28 states and 9 UT.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 14

Which of the following is in the northwest of India ?           

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 14

Pakistan is the only Country Which is located in The North west of India. It Covers all the Kashmir and Karakoram range in North and Share the border Gujrat in South.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 15

The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through?           

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 15

The tropic of cancer passes through 8 Indian states.

They are Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkand, Tripura and Mizoram.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 16

Which is the first atomic station in India?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 16

The Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS) is located near Boiser in the Thane District of Maharashtra. Begun as India's first atomic power project, the Indian Government decided to utilize boiling water reactors (BWRs) for the plant.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 17

Which of the following states does not share any international boundary ?           

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 17

There are 5 states and 2 union terrtory of india which do not have an international border or lie on the coast.
States:-
Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Telengana, Chasttishgarh
UT's:-
Chandigarh, Delhi.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 18

Indian Standard Time or I.S.T. is how many hours ahead or behind of G.M.T. or Universal Time?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 18

Indian Standard Time is -5 hours 30 minutes ahead of GMT.Indian Standard Time(IST) is thetimeobserved throughoutIndiaandSri Lanka, with atime offsetofUTC+05:30. India does not observeDaylight Saving Time(DST) or other seasonal adjustments. In military and aviation time IST is designatedE*("Echo-Star").

Indian Standard Time is calculated on the basis of 82.5 Elongitude, from a clock tower inMirzapurcity (25.15N 82.58E) (nearAllahabadin the state ofUttar Pradesh) which is nearly on the corresponding longitude reference line.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 19

Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim have common frontiers with –           

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 19

Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim have common frontiers with Nepal. Nepal is one of the friendly nations of India and has no rivalry with India.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 20

If you intend to visit Kavaratti during your summer vacations, which one of the following Union Territories of India, you will be going to –  

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 20

If you intend to visit Kavaratti during your summer vacation, you will be going to Lakshadweep.

Kavaratti is the capital of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep and it is also a popular tourist destination. 

It is a census town that stands over a ring-shaped coral atoll, where you will enjoy strolling amidst the white sandy beaches and boating in the lagoons encircling Kavaratti. 

 

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 21

Which line divides India into approximately two equal parts?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 21

Trophic of cancer is the imaginary line that divides India into almost two equal parts.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 22

The easternmost longitude of India is –       

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 22

The main land of India extends between latitudes 8°4'N and 37°6'N and longitudes 68°7'E and 97°25'E. The Tropic of Cancer (23° 30'N) passes almost through the middle of the country. Apart from the mainland, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Indian Ocean) and the Lakshadweep (Arabian Sea) are also parts of India.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 23

From Arunachal Pradesh to Gujarat there is a time lag of :

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 23

From Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh there is a time lag of two hours. Hence, time along the Standard Meridian of India (82°30'E) passing through Mirzapur (in Uttar Pradesh) is taken as the standard time for the whole country.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 24

What is the length of the land boundary of India?       

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 24

India measures 3,214 km (1,997 mi) from north to south and 2,933 km (1,822 mi) from east to west. It has a land frontier of 15,200 km (9,445 mi) and a coastline of 7,516.6 km (4,671 mi).

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 25

Name the parallel of latitude which divides India into almost two equal parts.       

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 25

Tropic of Cancer is the northerly circle of the latitude on the Earth at an angle of 23.43 degree north to the equator, at which the Sun appears to be directly overhead at its culmination. It is also called as the Northern Tropic.

The Tropic of Cancer passes through 8 states in India including Rajasthan, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Mizoram, and Tripura. The Indian city that is closest to the Tropic of Cancer is Mayapur, West Bengal which is located at 23.438°N 88.392°E, only 0.0012055° away from the Tropic of Cancer.

However, Tropic of cancer does not divide India into equal halves. The center of India is at a latitude of approximately 21.15°N, near northern Maharashtra.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 26

Tropic of Cancer does not pass through

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 26

The tropic of cancer passes through 8 Indian states.They are Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkand, Tripura and Mizoram.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 27

If you intend to visit Kavaratti during your summer vacations, which one of the following Union Territories of India you will be going to

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 27

If we intend to visit Kavarati during our summer vacations, then we will be going to Lakshadweep islands. Kavarati is the capital of Lakshadweep islands.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 28

My friend hails from a country which does not share land boundary with India. Identify the country.       

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 28

Tajikistan does not share land boundary with India. India shares its land boundary with Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, China and Pakistan.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 29

Name the group of islands lying in the Arabian Sea.       

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 29

Lakshadweep islands lies in the Arabian Sea. Lakshadweep islands is a group of 36 islands and has a total land area of 32 sq. kilometer.

Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 30

Which of the following influences the duration of the day and night, as one moves from south to north?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 mark): Size And Location - Question 30

The latitudinal and longitudinal extent of the mainland is about 30°. Despite this fact, the east-west extent appears to be smaller than the north-south extent. From Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh there is a time lag of two hours. Hence, time along the Standard Meridian of India (82°30’E) passing through Mirzapur (in Uttar Pradesh) is taken as the standard time for the whole country. The latitudinal extent influences the duration of the day and night, as one moves from south to north.

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