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1.       With reference to the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), consider the following statements.

1.       It is the world’s largest international maritime exercise.

2.       Only Pacific Ocean littoral countries participate in this exercise.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)     1 only 4

(b)     2 only

(c)     Both 1 and 2

(d)     Neither 1 nor 2

2.       Which of the following laws are the legacies of British rule in India?

1.       Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code

2.       Section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code

3.       Armed Forces Special Power Act

4.       Section 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a)     1 and 3 only

(b)     2 and 4 only

(c)     1, 2 and 4 only

(d)     2 and 3 only

3.       Which of the following were the reasons for French decline in India?

1.       French army was no match for British army

2.       French monarchy had no stakes in the French company

3.       French were engaged in continental expansion in Europe

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a)     1 and 2 only

(b)     2 and 3 only

(c)     1 only

(d)     All of these

4.       Consider the following with reference to “Coral reefs”.

1.       Coral reefs are symbiotic association of coral polyps and algae.

2.       Muddy waters are more suitable for the growth of coral reefs.

3.       Coral reefs are equivalent to marine of tropical rain forest.

4.       Lakshadweep islands are of coral origin.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

(a)     1 and 4 only

(b)     1,3 and 4 only

(c)     2 and 3 only

(d)     1,2,3 and 4

5.       With reference to the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI), which of the following statements is/are not correct?

1.       BCSBI defines the benchmarks for banking services in India.

2.       It oversees the Scheme of Banking Ombudsman.

3.       It is a statutory body under the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)     1 only

(b)     1 and 2 only

(c)     2 and 3 only

(d)     1, 2 and 3

6.       Which one of the following statements about the provisions of the Constitution of India is correct?

(a)     Minorities can establish and administer educational institutions of their choice

(b)     Only linguistic, ethnic and religious minorities find mention under Article 30

(c)     Every religious denomination has unfettered right to establish and maintain institutions for religious and charitable purposes.

(d)     An educational institution established by a religious minority loses its minority status on receiving financial aid from the Government.

7.       The Peshwa accepted the Subsidiary Alliance with the British via which among the following treaties?

(a)     Treaty of Purandhar

(b)     Treaty of Bassein

(c)     Treaty of Salbai

(d)     Treaty of Surji Arjunagaon

8.       Consider the following statements in the context of Peruvian current.

1.       It is cold current

2.       It is responsible for fishing productivity in Peruvian coast.

3.       It cases dryness in Atacama Desert. Which of the statements given above is / are correct

(a)     1 and 2 only

(b)     2 and 3 only

(c)     1 and 3 Only

(d)     1, 2 and 3

9. Match the Following

(a)           (b)           (c)          (d)

(a) 2 3 4 1

(b) 1 2 3 4

(c) 3 1 2 4

(d) 2 4 1 3

(a)     (b)     (c)     (d)

(a) 2 3 4 1

(b) 1 2 3 4

(c) 3 1 2 4

(d) 2 4 1 3

10.     With reference to the fish production in India, consider the following statements.

1.       In terms of fish production, the inland fisheries sector contributes more than that of the marine sector.

2.       India’s marine fisheries production is more in Gujarat as compared to other States.

3.       In India is the second largest fish producing country in the World. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)     1 and 2 only

(b)     2 and 3 only

(c)     1, 2 and 3 only

(d)     None of the above statements are correct

11.     With reference to the Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA), consider the following statements.

1.       It is an initiative under the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) for trade expansion among developing country members of the Asia Pacific Region.

2.       India and Pakistan are among the founding members of this Preferential Trade Agreement.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)     1 only

(b)     2 only

(c)     Both 1 and 2

(d)     Neither 1 nor 2

12.     Which among the following is correct with regards to the Constituent assembly of India?

(a)     Constituent assembly was democratically elected by the people of India.

(b)     The representatives of each community were elected by the members of that community itself.

(c)     Each province/princely states were allocated seats based on their geographical area.

(d)     Mahatma Gandhi was a member of the constituent assembly until he was assassinated in 1948.

13.     Who among the following signed the Treaty of Bassein in 1802 with the British East India Company?

(a)     Baji Rao II

(b)     Baji Rao I

(c)     Sultan Bahadur

(d)     None of the above

14.     Which of the following is not correct in the context of “Wildfires”?

(a)     These are controlled blazes fuelled by weather, wind, and dry underbrush etc.

(b)     They return nutrients to the soil

(c)     They act as a disinfectant.

(d)     They allow sunlight to reach the forest floor, enabling a new generation of seedlings to grow.

15.     In which of the following states, the indigenous beliefs “Donyi-Polo” and “Rangfra” are practiced?

(a)     Arunachal Pradesh

(b)     Mizoram

(c)     Manipur

(d)     Assam

16.     Which of the following functions were performed by the Constituent Assembly of India?

1.       Enactment of the ordinary laws

2.       Adoption of National Flag and National Anthem.

3.       Election of the First President of India.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a)     1 and 2 only

(b)     1 and 3 only

(c)     2 and 3 only

(d)     1, 2 and 3

17.     In the tenure of which Governor-General an attempt was made for the first time to codify Hindu and Muslim customary laws?

(a)     Lord Cornwallis

(b)     Warren Hastings

(c)     William Bentinck

(d)     Charles Metcalfe

18.     Which of the following factors is / are responsible for tides formation?

1.       Earth’s gravitational pull

2.       Moon’s gravitational pull

3.       Sun’s gravitational pull

4.       Centrifugal force due to earth’s rotation

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a)     2 and 3 only

(b)     1,2 and 3 only

(c)     2,3 and 4 only

(d)     1,2,3 and 4

19.     Consider the following statements regarding the Aral Sea

1.       The Aral Sea was an endorheic lake

2.       It lies between Kazakhstan (Aktobe and Kyzylorda Regions) in the north and Uzbekistan (Karakalpakstan autonomous region) in the south.

Which of the above given statements are incorrect?

(a)     1 only

(b)     2 only

(c)     Both 1 and 2

(d)     Neither 1 nor 2

20.     Consider the following statements about the Lokpal in India.

1.       The institution of Lokpal was first recommended by the first Administrative Reforms Commission.

2.       Under the Lokpal Act (2013), Jurisdiction of Lokpal includes Prime Minister, Ministers, and Members of Parliament.

3. As per the Lokpal Act of 2013, Lokpal can take Suo Motu actions against any public servant.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)     1 only

(b)     2 and 3 only

(c)     1 and 2 only

(d)     1 and 3 only

21.     With reference to the recently launched “cVIGIL” mobile App, consider the following statements.

1.       The App enables the employees of public sector undertakings to report any instances of corruption in their organization.

2.       The application was launched by the department of personnel and training. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)     1 only

(b)     2 only

(c)     Both 1 and 2

(d)     Neither 1 nor 2

22.     Consider the following statements about the “Preamble” of the Indian Constitution

1.       It has been amended only once since its inception.

2.       It is not a part of the constitution.

3. It is justifiable in nature

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)     1 only

(b)     1 and 2 only

(c)     2 and 3 only

(d)     1, 2 and 3

23.     Which among the following was the first municipal corporation set up in India in the year 1687?

(a)     Madras Municipal Corporation

(b)     Bombay Municipal Corporation

(c)     Delhi Municipal Corporation

(d)     None of the above

24.     Which of the following statements is / are correct?

1.       Britain has no climate, only weather.

2.       Egypt has no weather, only climate. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a)     1 only

(b)     2 Only

(c)     Both 1 and 2

(d)     Neither 1 nor 2

25.     With reference to the SAARC development fund (SDF), which of the following statements is/are correct?

1.       SDF was setup by the World Bank to accelerate economic growth, social progress and poverty alleviation in the SAARC region.

2.       The headquarters of the SDF is located at the Thimpu, Bhutan. Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)     1 only

(b)     2 only

(c)     Both 1 and 2

(d)     Neither 1 nor 2

Answer:

1.A ,2.C ,3.B ,4.B ,5.C ,6.A ,7.B ,8.A ,9.B ,10.C ,11.A ,12.B ,13.A ,14.A ,15.A ,16.D ,17.B ,18.C ,19.D ,20.C ,21.D ,22.A ,23.A ,24.C ,25.B

UPSC Prelims 2019 Question Topics – 100 Areas from which UPSC Framed Questions

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UPSC Prelims 2019 Question Topics – 100 Areas from which UPSC Framed Questions This Year

UPSC Prelims 2019 Question Topics – 100 Areas

  1. Jagirdar and Zamindar – Mughal Rule – Medieval India.
  2. Land reforms in independent India – India since Independence.
  3. Global Competitiveness Report – Current Affairs/General Awareness.
  4. Charter Act of 1813 – Modern India.
  5. Swadeshi Movement – Freedom Struggle – Modern India.
  6. Movement/Organization Leader – Freedom Struggle – Modern India.
  7. Harappan site – Ancient India.
  8. Ashoka Sculpture inscriptions – Ancient India.
  9. Mahayana Buddhism – Ancient India/Culture.
  10. Gupta period forced labour (Vishti) – Ancient India.
  11. Kalyaana Mandapas – Medieval India/Culture.
  12. Delhi Sultanate – Medieval India.
  13. Saints and Contemporaries – Medieval India/Culture.
  14. Mahatma Gandhi and British Colonial Rule – Freedom Struggle – Modern India.
  15. Person: Position – Freedom Struggle – Modern India.
  16. Mian Tansen – Medieval India/Culture.
  17. Mughal Emperors Portrait – Medieval India/Culture.
  18. National Park in the temperate alpine zone – Geography.
  19. Atal Innovation Mission – Current Affairs/Schemes.
  20.  21st June – Summer Solstice – Geography.
  21. ‘New World’ vs ‘Old World’ Plants – History.
  22. Animals Found in India – Biodiversity.
  23. Famous place River – Geography.
  24. Poverty lines – Geography.
  25. Cirrus cloud thinning technique and the injection of sulphate aerosol into the stratosphere – Global Warming – Climate Change.
  26. Pyrolysis and plasma gasification – Waste to Energy – Science and Technology/General Awareness.
  27. Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve – Geography/Environment.
  28. Species/Herbivores/Viviparous – Biodiversity.
  29. Wildlife naturally found – Biodiversity.
  30. Microbeads – Environment/General Awareness.
  31. Importance of Himalayan nettle (Girardinia diversifolia) – Biodiversity/General Awareness.
  32. Satellite images/remote sensing data – Science and Technology.
  33. Percentage of forest covers to the total area of State – Geography.
  34. Deposits of ‘methane hydrate’ – Climate change/General Awareness.
  35. Burning of crop/biomass residue – Environment.
  36. Sea Bordering country – Maps – Geography
  37. The largest exporter of rice in the world – Geography
  38. Glacier River – Geography
  39. Methyl parathion, phorate and triazophos – Current Affairs/General Awareness
  40. Ramsar Convention – Wetlands – Environment
  41. Gases released into the environment – Environment
  42. Places known as Aliyar, Isa pur and Kangsabati – Geography
  43. Hydrogen-enriched CNG (H-CNG) – Current Affairs/General Awareness
  44. Dewdrops – cloudy night – Geography
  45. Constitutional Amendments/Judgments – Indian Polity
  46. Impeachment of a Judge of the Supreme Court of India – Indian Polity
  47. Ninth Schedule – Indian Polity
  48. CoaI sector – Economy/General Awareness
  49. Office of Profit – Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Act, 1959 – Indian Polity
  50. Tribal land – Schedule of the Constitution of India – Indian Indian Polity.
  51. Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in India – Indian Indian Polity/General Awareness.
  52. Constitutional powers under Article 142 – Indian Indian Polity
  53. Legislative Assembly of a State in India – Indian Indian Polity
  54. United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) -Current Affairs/General Awareness
  55. Minor Forest Produce – Indian Forest Act, 1927 and Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest
    Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 – Environment/Current Affairs
  56. Article of the Constitution of India – Right to marry – Indian Indian Polity
  57. Indian Patents Act – Patenting process in India – Science and Technology/Current Affairs
  58. The Environment Protection Act, 1986 – Environment.
  59. Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 – Current Affairs/General Awareness
  60. Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central (Amendment) Rules, 2018 – Current Affairs/General Awareness
  61. Services Area Approach – Indian Economy
  62. Minor minerals in India – Indian Economy
  63. India’s external debt – Indian Economy
  64. Assets of a commercial bank in India – Indian Economy
  65. The risk of a currency crisis – Indian Economy/Current Affairs
  66. Governor – Sarkaria Commission – Indian Polity
  67. Foreign portfolio  investors – Participatory Note – Indian Economy/Current Affairs
  68. Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016 – Environment/General Awareness
  69. Review of independent regulators – Indian Polity
  70. India’s Five-Year Plans – Indian Economy
  71. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) – Current Affairs
  72. Inter-Creditor Agreement signed by Indian banks – Indian Economy
  73. Chairmen of public sector banks – Bank Boards Bureau – Indian Economy
  74. Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) – Indian Economy
  75. Differences between LTE (Long-Term Evolution) and VoLTE (Voice over Long-Term Evolution) – Science and Technology/General Awareness
  76. Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 – Current Affairs
  77. World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business Index” – Current Affairs/General Awareness
  78. ‘Extended producer responsibility’ – E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 – Current Affairs
  79. The economic cost of food grains to the Food Corporation of India – Indian Economy
  80. Social capital – Indian Polity/General Awareness
  81. Constitution of India – Amendment – High court – Indian Polity
  82. Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) – Economics.
  83. Cultivation of Kharif crop in India – Geography
  84. The highest imports in terms of value – Economics/Geography
  85. Definition of liberty – Indian Polity/General Awareness
  86. The slide of the Indian rupee – Economics/Current Affairs
  87. Storage of Payment System Data or data diktat – Current Affairs
  88. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Current Affairs
  89. Action Plan for Prioritization and Implementation of Cooperation Areas in the Nuclear Field – Current Affairs
  90. Money Multiplier Economics
  91. Digital technologies for entertainment – Augmented Reality vs Virtual Reality – Science and Technology
  92. Denisovan – Science and Technology
  93. Recent developments in science – chromosome/DNA – Science and Technology
  94. Digital signature – Science and Technology
  95. Wearable technology – Science and Technology
  96. ‘RNA interference (RNAi)’ technology – Science and Technology
  97. The Merger of giant ‘blackholes’ – gravitational waves – Science and Technology
  98. Multi-drug resistance in microbial pathogens – Science and Technology
  99. Cas9 protein – Science and Technology
  100. Hepatitis B vs HIV – Science and Technology

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1. Which of the following organization has recently, tested its Crew Escape System?

(a)        NASA

(b)       ISRO

(c)        DRDO

(d)       Air India

2. Consider the following statements regarding Untouchability

1. The constitution doesn’t define untouchability and it also doesn’t prescribe any punitive punishment

2. Manual scavenging is considered as a form of untouchability and is banned by Manual Scavenging Act, 2013 which provides a blanket ban on the employment of manual scavengers.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)        1 only

(b)       2 only

(c)        Both 1 and 2

(d)       Neither 1 nor 2

3. Consider the following statements:

1. The French were the last to come to India in search of trade opportunities.

2. The Portuguese were the first European community to discover a direct sea route to India.

3. Queen Elizabeth I was a share holder of the British East India Company.

Which of the statements given above is/are are correct?

(a)        1 and 2 only

(b)       2 and 3 only

(c)        1 and 3 only

(d)       All of the above

4.         Consider the Following statements:

1. Rotation of the earth is responsible for holding its atmosphere.

2. Atmosphere rotates along with earth’s rotation

3. Humidity in atmosphere increases from equator towards poles.

Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

(a)        1 and 2 Only

(b)       2 only

(c)        2 and 3 only

5. Which of the Mobile App launched by Ministry of Coal to prevent illegal coal mining?

(a)        Khan Prahari

(b)       Coal Bachao

(c)        Khan Helpline

(d)       Koyla Bachao

6. If a new state is to be created which of the following schedules should definitely be altered?

(a)        First

(b)       Second

(c)        Third

(d)       Eighth

7. Who was the Governor General of India at the time of formation of the Indian National Congress?

(a)        Lord Lytton

(b)       Lord Dufferin

(c)        Lord Elgin

(d)       Lord Minto

8. Which of the following can be tapped for electricity generation?

1.         Tidal waves

2.         Volcanoes

3.         Hot springs

4.         Earth Quakes

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a)        1 and 3 only

(b)       1, 2 and 3 Only

(c)        1, 2 and 4 Only

(d)         1, 2, 3 and 4

9.         Consider the following statements

1.         Africa is the second largest continent after Asia and is ten times the size of India

2.         Also called as The Dark Continent

3.         It is the only continent that crosses the Tropic of Cancer, Equator and Tropic of Capricorn.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

(a)        1 and 2 only

(b)       2 and 3 only

(c)        1 only

(d)       1 and 3 only

10. Which committee was constituted by the Union Government to upgrade norms for state & district level economic data collection?

(a)        Susheel Kumar Committee

(b)       Ravindra H Dholakia Committee

(c)        Bimal Jalan Committee

(d)       S Kashyap Committee

11. Which among the following sites of Mumbai has recently been inducted into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list?

(a)        Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai

(b)       The Imperial Tower

(c)        1905 Prince’s Triumphal Arch Clock Tower, Mumbai

(d)       Global Vipassana Pagoda

12. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. Article 15 of the Constitution of India is available to both citizens of India and the foreigners.

2. Article 16 of the Constitution of India is available to the citizens of India only.

3. Article 21 of the Constitution of India is available to both citizens of India and the foreigners alike within the territory of India.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a)        1 only

(b)       2 and 3 only

(c)        3 only

(d)       1, 2 and 3

13. Which of the following statements is incorrect about “Drain of Wealth” theory in context of Indian freedom struggle?

(a)        The Drain of Wealth theory was systemically initiated by Dadabhai Naoroji.

(b)       Through this theory Naoroji sought to prove that Britain was draining money out of India.

(c)        Drain of Wealth included “Home Charges”.

(d)       All the statements are correct.

14. Which one of the following statements is / are not correct with respect to core of the earth?

1.         it’s made up of high-density materials mostly like nickel and iron

2.         Solid state of the inner core is because of the incumbent pressure.

3.         High temperature of inner core is responsible for the magnetic sphere of the earth.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a)        3 Only

(b)       2 and 3 only

(c)        1 and 2 only

(d)       1, 2 and 3

15. Which state government has launched a “happiness curriculum” for school students?

(a)        Delhi

(b)       Rajasthan

(c)        Haryana

(d)       Uttar Pradesh

16. Consider the following statements regarding Article 368 of Indian Constitution

1. If an Indian territory is to be ceded to a foreign nation then it requires a formal amendment process under Article 368

2. The settlement of boundary disputes also requires a formal amendment process under Article 368.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)        1 only

(b)       2 only

(c)        Both 1 and 2

(d)       Neither 1 nor 2

17.       Who among the following is known as “The Father of the Indian Renaissance”?

(a)        Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

(b)       Swami Vivekananda

(c)        Raja Ram Mohan Roy

(d)       Swami Dayanand Saraswati

18.       Which of the following is not a “Second order relief” feature?

(a)        Himalayas

(b)       Mid Atlantic Ridge

(c)        Grand Canyon

(d)       Great African Rift valley

19.       Consider the following statements

1. Africa is separated from Eurasia at three different points, Strait of Gibraltar, Suez Canal and strait of Bab-el- Mandel.

2. It joins Asia by the narrow Isthmus of Suez

Which of the above given statements is/are incorrect?

(a)        Both 1 and 2

(b)       1 only

(c)        2 only

(d)       none

20. Which ministry has launched India Smart Cities Fellowship (ISCF) and Internship (ISCI)?

(a)        Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

(b)       Ministry for Development of North Eastern Region

(c)        Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

(d)       Ministry of environment

21. Which of the following countries have been put in to the grey list of Financial action task force (FATF) ?

(a)        Iran

(b)       Syria

(c)        Pakistan

(d)       Afghanistan

22. Consider the following statements with regards to “Right to Education Act”

1.         “The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act” is an Act enacted by the Parliament of India and ratified by the states of India

2.         It describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution.

3.         It mandates unaided schools with the exception of Minority educational schools to reserve 25% of their seats for children from weaker sections and disadvantaged groups.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)        1 only

(b)       1 and 2 only

(c)        2 and 3 only

(d)       1, 2 and 3

23. Consider the following statements about Permanent Settlement System.

  1. Permanent Settlement System was introduced by Lord Wellesley in 1793.
  2. It was introduced on the recommendations of Sir John Shore. Which of the statements given above is/are are correct?

(a)        1 only

(b)       2 only

(c)        Both 1 and 2

(d)       Neither 1 nor 2

24. Consider the following layers with reference to atmosphere of the sun

1.         Photosphere

2.         Chromo sphere

3.         Corona

Arrange the layers of atmosphere given below in order from surface towards core of the sun.

(a) 3 – 2 – 1

(b) 1 – 2 – 3

(c) 2 – 1 – 3

(d) 1 – 3 – 2

25. In the first ever India’s inter-state relocation, a tiger was shifted between which two states?

(a)        Uttarakhand & Madhya Pradesh

(b)       Madhya Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh

(c)        Madhya Pradesh & Odisha

(d)       Gujarat & Maharashtra

26. Which of the following agencies come under the definition of “State” mentioned in the Article 12 of the Indian constitution?

1.         Local bodies

2.         Public sector banks

3.         National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)

4.         Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a)        1 and 2 only

(b)       1, 2 and 4 only

(c)        1, 2 and 3 only

(d)        1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer Key:

1.B ,2.A ,3.D ,4.B ,5.A ,6.A ,7.B ,8.B ,9.B ,10.B ,11.A ,12.B ,13.C ,14.A ,15.A ,16.A ,17.C ,18.C ,19.D ,20.C ,21.C ,22.C ,23.B ,24.A ,25.C

India and Tropic of Cancer

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Key Points:

Tropic of Cancer is an imaginary line, at an angle of 23.50 degrees north from the Equator that passes through the middle of India. If you run this imaginary line around Earth (Yes, Flat-Earthlings, the Earth is spherical), it passes through 17 countries, India being one of them. The Tropic of Cancer passes through eight states in India: Gujarat (Jasdan), Rajasthan (Kalinjarh), Madhya Pradesh (Shajapur), Chhattisgarh (Sonhat), Jharkhand (Lohardaga), West Bengal (Krishnanagar), Tripura (Udaipur) and Mizoram (Champhai).

Mahi River is the only river in India that cuts the Tropic of Cancer twice, first in Madhya Pradesh from where it flows towards Rajasthan and enters Gujarat where it cuts for the second time. If you are the adventurous type and was looking for something different, following the Tropic of Cancer line across India would definitely qualify as something different. Follow the river all through Dhar and Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh, follow it some more as it enter Banswara in Rajasthan (you are on the Tropic of Cancer here!) and then follow the river back as it passes through Panchmahal in Gujarat and finally joins Arabian Sea at the mouth of Gulf of Khambhat. While you are still in Gujarat, head to Jasdan. The city is known for its beautiful handicrafts and diamond polishing. Looks like sun brought bling with it. Don’t forget, Tropic of Cancer passes through this city.

Udaipur in Tripura is the city nearest to the Tropic of Cancer. Tripura, even though it falls under northeastern part of India, is a hot place. The city is famous for its Tripura Sundari Temple and was an erstwhile capital of the Maharajas of Tripura. Speaking of hot places in the northeast, Mizoram gives a good competition to the rest of country’s hot places. And no wonder why. Champhai falls on the Indo-Myanmar border, and also the Tropic of Cancer. The town is important for the aforementioned reason and upon reaching there, you will be glad you visited. The town is a pretty one (pretty hot too).

The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through
      a) India
      b) Pakistan
      c) Bangladesh
      d) Myanmar

Ans-b