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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Click on Nagaland in the given image.

  • 2. 

    Click on the spot of Mahanadi delta in the given image.

  • 3. 

    Locate Cape comorin on political map of india.                                                                          (HOTS QUESTION)

  • 4. 

    North-Eastern states which do not share their border with Bangladesh?

    • A.

      Assam

    • B.

      Manipur

    • C.

      Tripura

    • D.

      Meghalaya

    Correct Answer
    B. Manipur
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Manipur. Manipur is a North-Eastern state in India that does not share its border with Bangladesh. It is surrounded by the states of Nagaland, Mizoram, and Assam.

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  • 5. 

    India has a total coastline of 7600 km including islands.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    India has a total coastline of more than 7,600 km, including the mainland and various islands. Therefore, the statement that the total coastline is 7,600 km is true.

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  • 6. 

    1. Southernmost tip of India's mainland is Indira point.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The southernmost tip of India's mainland is not Indira point. The correct answer is False.

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  • 7. 

    What line of latitude is at 66.30'S degrees?

    • A.

      Antarctic circle

    • B.

      Tropic of Capricorn 

    • C.

      Tropic of Cancer

    • D.

       Arctic circle

    Correct Answer
    A. Antarctic circle
    Explanation
    The Antarctic circle is the line of latitude at 66.30'S degrees. This line marks the southernmost point at which the sun can be seen above the horizon during the winter solstice. It is an important marker for the boundary of the Antarctic region and is significant for navigation and climate studies in the southern hemisphere.

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  • 8. 

    Select the international Boundary line between India and Afghanistan is 

    • A.

      Durand line

    • B.

      Aksachin

    • C.

       Line of Actual control

    • D.

       Line of control

    • E.

      Option 5

    Correct Answer
    A. Durand line
    Explanation
    The Durand Line is the international boundary line between India and Afghanistan. It was established in 1893 by Sir Mortimer Durand, a British diplomat, and marks the border between the two countries. The line has been a source of dispute and conflict between Afghanistan and Pakistan, as Afghanistan does not recognize it as the official border. The Durand Line is significant as it has influenced the geopolitical dynamics of the region and has had implications for the Pashtun ethnic group, who are divided by the border.

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  • 9. 

    A narrow channel of sea that separates two landmasses is known as:

    • A.

      Mound  

    • B.

      Pass  

    • C.

      Strait  

    • D.

      Valley

    Correct Answer
    C. Strait  
    Explanation
    A narrow channel of sea that separates two landmasses is known as a strait. A strait is a naturally formed waterway that connects two larger bodies of water, such as two oceans or two large lakes. It is often characterized by its narrow width and can be an important route for maritime transportation. Examples of well-known straits include the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates Europe from Africa, and the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea.

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  • 10. 

    China is the ....................... largest country in the world?

    • A.

      Fourth

    • B.

      Second

    • C.

      Third

    • D.

      Seventh

    Correct Answer
    A. Fourth
    Explanation
    China is the fourth largest country in the world based on its land area. It covers a vast territory of approximately 9.6 million square kilometers, making it the largest country in East Asia and one of the largest in the world. China's size and population contribute to its significant global influence and economic power.

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  • 11. 

    The east-west extent of India is

    • A.

      3000 kms

    • B.

      3200 Kms

    • C.

      3010 kms

    • D.

      2933 kms

    Correct Answer
    D. 2933 kms
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2933 kms. This is the east-west extent of India.

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  • 12. 

    India lies in which of the hemisphere?

    • A.

      Southern & Western

    • B.

      Northern & Eastern

    • C.

      Southern & Eastern

    • D.

      Northern & Western

    Correct Answer
    B. Northern & Eastern
    Explanation
    India lies in the Northern and Eastern hemisphere. The Northern hemisphere is the half of the Earth that is north of the equator, and the Eastern hemisphere is the half that is east of the Prime Meridian. Since India is located above the equator and to the east of the Prime Meridian, it falls into both the Northern and Eastern hemisphere.

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  • 13. 

    The westernmost longitude of India is?

    • A.

      82o 30'E

    • B.

      68o 7'W

    • C.

      97o 25'E

    • D.

      68o 7'E

    Correct Answer
    D. 68o 7'E
    Explanation
    India is located in the eastern hemisphere, so its longitude should be measured in the eastern direction. The given answer, 68o 7'E, is the only option that falls within the eastern hemisphere. Therefore, it is the correct answer for the westernmost longitude of India.

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  • 14. 

    Indian state with the longest coastline on the eastern coast:

    • A.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • B.

      Tamil Nadu

    • C.

      Orissa

    • D.

      Jharkhand

    Correct Answer
    A. Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation
    Andhra Pradesh has the longest coastline on the eastern coast of India. It stretches for about 974 kilometers along the Bay of Bengal. This coastline is known for its beautiful beaches, estuaries, and mangrove forests. Andhra Pradesh is also home to important ports like Visakhapatnam and Krishnapatnam, which contribute significantly to the state's economy.

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  • 15. 

    Brazil is the third largest country in the world in terms of area.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Brazil is not the third largest country in the world in terms of area. In fact, Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world in terms of area. The top three largest countries in the world are Russia, Canada, and China.

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  • 16. 

    Total length of the coast line of the Indian mainland including Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep is?

    • A.

      7516 kms

    • B.

      7157 kms

    • C.

      7656 kms

    • D.

      7517 kms

    Correct Answer
    D. 7517 kms
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 7517 kms. This is the total length of the coastline of the Indian mainland, including the coastal areas of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.

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  • 17. 

    Which Indian states shares border with China?

    • A.

      Tripura

    • B.

      Arunachal Pradesh

    • C.

      Assam

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Arunachal Pradesh
    Explanation
    Arunachal Pradesh shares a border with China. This state is located in the northeastern part of India and is known for its strategic location. The McMahon Line, which is the de facto border between India and China, runs through Arunachal Pradesh. This state has witnessed border disputes and tensions between India and China in the past.

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  • 18. 

    What is the capital of China?

    • A.

      Hong Kong

    • B.

      Shanghai

    • C.

      Beijing

    • D.

      Seoul

    Correct Answer
    C. Beijing
    Explanation
    Beijing is the capital of China. It is a major city in China and serves as the political, cultural, and educational center of the country. Beijing is home to important government institutions, historical landmarks such as the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City, and is known for its rich history and cultural heritage.

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  • 19. 

    With which country does India share its longest land border?

    • A.

      Nepal

    • B.

      Bangladesh

    • C.

      Bhutan

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    B. Bangladesh
    Explanation
    India shares its longest land border with Bangladesh. The border between India and Bangladesh is approximately 4,096 kilometers long. This border is formed by the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, and Mizoram, and the Bangladeshi divisions of Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka, and Chittagong. The border is crucial for trade, cultural exchanges, and the movement of people between the two countries.

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  • 20. 

    Durand Line is a land border line between ?

    • A.

      India-China

    • B.

      India-Bangladesh

    • C.

      India-Bhutan

    • D.

      India-Afghanistan

    Correct Answer
    D. India-Afghanistan
    Explanation
    The Durand Line is a land border line between India and Afghanistan. This border was established in 1893 by Sir Mortimer Durand, a British diplomat, to demarcate the boundaries of British India and Afghanistan. It stretches for about 2,640 kilometers and is named after Durand. This border has been a subject of dispute between Afghanistan and Pakistan since the partition of India in 1947, as Afghanistan does not recognize it as an international border.

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  • 21. 

    Name the place in India where Bay of Bengal, Arabian sea and Indian ocean meet.

    • A.

      Sundarban 

    • B.

      Indira Point

    • C.

      Chennai

    • D.

      Kanyakumari

    Correct Answer
    D. Kanyakumari
    Explanation
    Kanyakumari is the correct answer because it is the southernmost tip of mainland India and is located at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. This geographical location makes it the point where these three bodies of water meet. Sundarban is not the correct answer as it is a mangrove forest located in the eastern part of India. Indira Point is also not the correct answer as it is the southernmost point of the Great Nicobar Island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Chennai is not the correct answer as it is a city located on the eastern coast of India.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following states of India does not share a boundary with Myanmar?

    • A.

      Arunachal Pradesh

    • B.

      Manipur

    • C.

      Nagaland

    • D.

      Assam

    Correct Answer
    D. Assam
    Explanation
    Assam is the correct answer because it does share a boundary with Myanmar. Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, and Nagaland are the states that share a boundary with Myanmar.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following regions in India represents lowest altitude?

    • A.

      Coromandel of Tamil Nadu

    • B.

      Malabar region of Kerala

    • C.

      Saurashtra Region in Karnataka

    • D.

      Kuttanad region in Kerala

    Correct Answer
    D. Kuttanad region in Kerala
    Explanation
    The Kuttanad region in Kerala represents the lowest altitude among the given options. This region is known for its extensive paddy fields and is located in the backwaters of Kerala, near the Arabian Sea. It is a unique geographical area where the land is below sea level, making it the lowest point in India. The region is characterized by a network of canals, lakes, and rivers, and is often referred to as the "Rice Bowl of Kerala."

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  • 24. 

    Which of the following countries is not larger than India in terms of geographical area?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      Brazil

    • C.

      Canada

    • D.

      Indonesia

    Correct Answer
    D. Indonesia
    Explanation
    Indonesia is the correct answer because it is not larger than India in terms of geographical area. While Australia, Brazil, and Canada are all larger than India, Indonesia has a smaller land area compared to India.

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  • 25. 

    Which Indian state share the longest land border with Bhutan?

    • A.

      Assam

    • B.

      Sikkim

    • C.

      Arunachal Pradesh

    • D.

      West Bengal

    Correct Answer
    A. Assam
    Explanation
    Assam shares the longest land border with Bhutan among the given options. Assam is located in the northeastern part of India and shares a 267-kilometer long border with Bhutan. This border is the longest among the four states mentioned.

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  • 26. 

    If a match live commentary in Delhi commences at 10.00 am, at what time the viewer at London should tune into?

    • A.

      4.00 a.m.

    • B.

      4.30 a.m.

    • C.

      4.45 a.m.

    • D.

      4.50 a.m

    Correct Answer
    B. 4.30 a.m.
    Explanation
    The time difference between Delhi and London is approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes. Therefore, if the match live commentary in Delhi commences at 10.00 am, the viewer in London should tune in at 4.30 a.m.

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  • 27. 

    In which among the following country is located the Bolan Pass?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Afghanistan 

    • C.

      India

    • D.

      Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    D. Pakistan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pakistan because the Bolan Pass is located in the western province of Balochistan in Pakistan. It is an important mountain pass that connects the Balochistan province with Afghanistan. The pass has historical significance as it has been used for centuries as a trade route and for military purposes. It is also a strategic location for transportation and communication between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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  • 28. 

    The Gulf of Kutch is one of the two regions on west coast of India.Which among the following is the other one?

    • A.

      Gulf of Mannar

    • B.

      Laccadive Sea

    • C.

      Gulf of Khambhat

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Gulf of Khambhat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Gulf of Khambhat. The question asks for the other region on the west coast of India, apart from the Gulf of Kutch. Gulf of Mannar and Laccadive Sea are not located on the west coast of India, so they are not the correct answer. Gulf of Khambhat, also known as the Gulf of Cambay, is located on the west coast of India and is therefore the correct answer.

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  • 29. 

    Which among the following Union Territory of India has largest Area?

    • A.

      Chandigarh 

    • B.

      Puducherry

    • C.

      Delhi

    • D.

      Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu

    Correct Answer
    C. Delhi
    Explanation
    Delhi is the correct answer as it is the Union Territory of India with the largest area. Delhi covers an area of approximately 1,484 square kilometers, making it larger than the other options provided. Chandigarh has an area of 114 square kilometers, Puducherry has an area of 479 square kilometers, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu have a combined area of 603 square kilometers. Therefore, Delhi has the largest area among the given options.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the following is the correct location of Palk Strait?

    • A.

      Between Gulf of Kachchh & Gulf of Khambat

    • B.

      Between Gulf of Mannar & Bay of Bengal

    • C.

      Between Lakshdweep and Maldives

    • D.

      In Andaman & Nicobar Islands

    Correct Answer
    B. Between Gulf of Mannar & Bay of Bengal
    Explanation
    The correct location of Palk Strait is between the Gulf of Mannar and the Bay of Bengal. The Palk Strait is a narrow strait that separates the southeastern coast of India from the northern coast of Sri Lanka. It connects the Bay of Bengal in the northeast with the Gulf of Mannar in the southwest. The strait is approximately 53-55 kilometers wide and serves as an important shipping route.

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  • 31. 

    Indira Col makes the 3-point boundary between which of the following countries?

    • A.

      India, Afghanistan, China

    • B.

      Pakistan, Afghanistan, India

    • C.

      India, Pakistan, China

    • D.

      India, Bhutan, China

    Correct Answer
    C. India, Pakistan, China
    Explanation
    The correct answer is India, Pakistan, China. The Indira Col makes the 3-point boundary between these three countries.

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  • 32. 

    Geographical term related with the piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water....

    Correct Answer
    Island
    Explanation
    An island is a geographical term that refers to a piece of sub-continental land that is completely surrounded by water. It is typically smaller than a continent and larger than a rock or a reef. Islands can be found in oceans, seas, lakes, or rivers, and they are formed through various processes such as volcanic activity, erosion, or deposition of sediment. Islands can support various ecosystems and can be inhabited by humans or other species. They are often popular tourist destinations due to their unique natural beauty and distinct cultural features.

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  • 33. 

     Which of the following geographical term related with a body of land surrounded by water on three sides?

    • A.

      Peninsula

    • B.

      Gulf

    • C.

      Strait

    • D.

      Island

    Correct Answer
    A. Peninsula
    Explanation
    A peninsula is a geographical term that refers to a body of land surrounded by water on three sides. It is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land called an isthmus. This distinguishes it from an island, which is completely surrounded by water, and a gulf or strait, which are bodies of water.

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  • 34. 

    Which water bodies is the home of Lakshadweep?

    Correct Answer
    Arabian sea
    Explanation
    Lakshadweep is a group of islands located in the Arabian Sea. It is a union territory of India and is known for its pristine beaches, coral reefs, and marine life. The Arabian Sea surrounds the islands of Lakshadweep, making it their home. The warm tropical waters of the Arabian Sea provide a suitable habitat for a wide variety of marine species, making it a popular destination for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts.

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  • 35. 

    Which Indian state receives the highest rainfall in the world?

    Correct Answer
    Meghalaya
    Explanation
    Meghalaya, a state in northeastern India, receives the highest rainfall in the world. This is due to its geographical location, as it is located on the windward side of the Khasi Hills and receives heavy monsoon rains from the Bay of Bengal. The region's topography, with its high mountains and deep valleys, also contributes to the high rainfall. The abundant rainfall in Meghalaya supports lush forests, numerous rivers, and a variety of flora and fauna, making it one of the wettest places on Earth.

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  • 36. 

    In which of the following states is the Chilika lake located?

    • A.

      Rajasthan

    • B.

      Jammu and Kashmir

    • C.

      Uttar Pradesh

    • D.

      Odisha

    Correct Answer
    D. Odisha
    Explanation
    Chilika lake is located in the state of Odisha.

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  • 37. 

    In which one of the following K2 located?

    • A.

      P.O.K

    • B.

      J&K

    • C.

      Akshaichin 

    • D.

      Ladakh

    Correct Answer
    A. P.O.K
    Explanation
    K2 is located in P.O.K, which stands for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. This region is under the control of Pakistan, and K2 is the second highest mountain in the world, located in the Karakoram Range.

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  • 38. 

    Which of the following the country does not share land boundary with India?

    • A.

      Bhutan

    • B.

      Bangladesh

    • C.

      Tajikistan

    • D.

      Nepal

    Correct Answer
    C. Tajikistan
    Explanation
    Tajikistan is the correct answer because it does not share a land boundary with India. Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Nepal are all neighboring countries of India and share a land boundary with it. However, Tajikistan is located in Central Asia and is separated from India by other countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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  • 39. 

    Name of the strait between India and Sri Lanka?

    Correct Answer
    Palk strait
    Explanation
    The Palk Strait is the name of the strait between India and Sri Lanka. It is a narrow stretch of water that separates the two countries, connecting the Bay of Bengal in the northeast with the Palk Bay in the southwest. The strait is named after Robert Palk, a British governor of Madras Presidency during the 18th century. It is an important shipping route and has significant ecological importance, serving as a natural barrier that influences the movement of marine life between the two countries.

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  • 40. 

    Which state has longest coastal line?

    • A.

      Gujarat

    • B.

      Tamil nadu

    • C.

      Andhra pradesh

    • D.

      Karnataka

    Correct Answer
    A. Gujarat
    Explanation
    Gujarat has the longest coastal line among the given options. It is located on the western coast of India and is known for its extensive coastline along the Arabian Sea. The state's coastal line stretches for about 1,600 kilometers, making it the state with the longest coastline in India.

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  • 41. 

    Tropic of Cancer does not pass through?

    • A.

      Tripura

    • B.

      Rajasthan

    • C.

      Manipur

    • D.

      Chhattisgarh

    Correct Answer
    C. Manipur
    Explanation
    The Tropic of Cancer is a circle of latitude that is located at approximately 23.5 degrees north of the equator. It passes through several countries and states, including Rajasthan in India. However, Manipur is located further east and does not lie on the Tropic of Cancer. Therefore, Manipur is the correct answer.

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  • 42. 

    Select the state which shares its boarder with three countries.

    • A.

      Tripura

    • B.

      Maharashtra

    • C.

      West Bengal

    • D.

      Arunchal Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    C. West Bengal
    Explanation
    West Bengal is the correct answer because it shares its borders with three countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal.

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  • 43. 

    Which one of the following give the correct sequence of places going from east to west of India?

    • A.

      Shillong, Lucknow ,Ranchi

    • B.

      Bhopal, Patna, Daman

    • C.

      Kohima, Kolkata, Gandhinagar

    • D.

      Mumbai, Gandhinagar,Jaipur

    Correct Answer
    C. Kohima, Kolkata, Gandhinagar
    Explanation
    The correct sequence of places going from east to west of India is Kohima, Kolkata, Gandhinagar.

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  • 44. 

    What is the Capital of Arunachal Pradesh?

    Correct Answer
    Itanagar
    Explanation
    The capital of Arunachal Pradesh is Itanagar. Itanagar is a city located in the northeastern part of India and serves as the capital of the state. It is known for its beautiful landscapes, scenic beauty, and rich cultural heritage. Itanagar is an important administrative, political, and cultural center of Arunachal Pradesh, making it the perfect choice for the state's capital.

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  • 45. 

    What is the Capital of Mizoram?

    Correct Answer
    Aizwal
    Explanation
    Aizawl is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Mizoram. Aizawl is located in the northeastern part of India and is the largest city in the state. It is known for its scenic beauty and is an important cultural and administrative center in Mizoram.

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  • 46. 

    Dispur is capital of which state?

    Correct Answer
    Assam
    Explanation
    Dispur is the capital of Assam. Assam is a state in northeastern India, and Dispur is located within the Guwahati city area. It became the capital of Assam in 1973.

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  • 47. 

    What is the Capital of Pakistan?

    Correct Answer
    Islamabad
    Explanation
    Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan. It was chosen as the capital in 1960, replacing Karachi. Islamabad is located in the northern part of the country and is known for its modern infrastructure and beautiful scenery. It is home to many government buildings, foreign embassies, and important national institutions. The city is well-planned and designed, with wide roads, green spaces, and a serene environment. Islamabad serves as the political and administrative center of Pakistan, housing the President, Prime Minister, and other government offices.

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  • 48. 

    What is the Capital of Chandigarh?

    Correct Answer
    Chandigarh
    Explanation
    Chandigarh is the capital of Chandigarh. Chandigarh is a city and a union territory in India. It serves as the capital of both Punjab and Haryana states. The city was designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier and is known for its modern architecture and urban planning. Chandigarh is a major cultural and economic center in northern India and is home to various government offices, educational institutions, and industries.

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  • 49. 

    Identify the given state..

    • A.

      Nagaland

    • B.

      Manipur

    Correct Answer
    A. Nagaland
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nagaland because it is the only state mentioned in the given options. Manipur is also mentioned, but it is not the correct answer as Nagaland is the only state that matches one of the given options.

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  • 50. 

    Which State is this?

    • A.

      Harayana

    • B.

      Telangana

    Correct Answer
    B. Telangana
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Telangana. This suggests that the state being referred to in the question is Telangana.

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