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According to the ‘Theory of Plate Tectonics’, when some plates move away from each other, they formed ____________.
A divergent boundary occurs when two tectonic plates move away from each other. Along these boundaries, earthquakes are common and magma (molten rock) rises from the Earth's mantle to the surface, solidifying to create a new oceanic crust. Two plates sliding past each other forms a transform plate boundary.
Luni is the only river which drains in the______.
Luni is the river in Rajasthan. It originates in Pushkar valley of Aravali range near Ajmer, passes through the southeastern portion of the Thar Desert and ends in the marshy lands of Rann of Kutch in Gujarat after travelling a distance of 495 km.
Which of the following features is the distinct feature of the Peninsular plateau?
One of the distinct features of the peninsular plateau is the black soil area known as Deccan Trap.
Which of the following divisions of India has the oldest landmass?
The western part of the northern plains is dominated by______.
The western part of the northern plains are dominated by the river Indus and its tributaries are responsible for forming it.
A landmass bounded by the sea on three sides is referred to as___________.
A landmass bounded by the sea on three sides is referred to as Peninsula.
Which of the following was not a part of the ancient landmass of Gondwana land?
Gondwanaland was an ancient supercontinent that included present-day Africa, South America, Madagascar, Arabia, Australia, Antarctica, & India.
The height of Mt. Everest above sea level is_______.
The China–Nepal border runs across Mt. Everest's summit point. Its elevation of 8,848 m was most recently established in 2020 by the Nepali and Chinese authorities.
The Himalayan mountain ranges run in the north-south direction from Indus to the Brahmaputra.
Himalayan mountain range runs west-northwest to east-southeast in an arc 2,400 km (1,500 mi) long.
From West to East, the divisions of the Himalayas ore demarcated by river valleys. The part of the Himalayas lying between the Satluj and Kali rivers known as ____________.
The part of the Himalayas lying between the rivers Satluj and Kali is known as Kumaon Himalayas.
‘Kumaon Himalayas’ region lies between rivers:
The Kumaon Himalayas lie in Uttarakhand and extend from the Satluj to the Kali river. The Lesser Himalayas in Kumaon Himalaya is represented by the Mussoorie and Nag Tiba ranges.
Which of the following ranges of the Himalayas are composed of unconsolidated sediments brought down by rivers?
The Shiwaliks ranges of the Himalayas are composed of unconsolidated sediments brought down by rivers.
Chilika Lake is the largest saltwater lake in India.
Chilika Lake is the largest saltwater lake in India. The lake spreads across the districts of Puri, Khurda and Ganjam in the state of Odisha in eastern India.
Some vital features of Chilika Lake are: It is formed by 52 rivers and rivulets, the water spread area of Chilika varies between 900 to 1165 sq.
In which division of the Himalayas are the famous valleys of Kashmir, Kangra and Kullu located?
Many valleys are situated in the Himachal range. Among them Kashmir valley (in jammu and Kashmir), Kangra and Kullu valleys (in Himachal Pradesh) are some of the examples.
The Aravalis are young-fold mountains.
In ancient times, Aravalli were extremely high but since have worn down almost completely by millions of years of weathering, where as the Himalayas being young fold mountains are still continuously rising.