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► Typhoons are the tropical cyclones which blow in the Far East
► The lowermost layer of atmosphere is troposphere it extends up to 8 Km at equator and 16 Km at the poles.
► Cirrus is detached clouds in the form of white, delicate filaments, mostly white patches or narrow bands.
► World Earth day is observed on April 22.
► The only anthropoid ape found in India is Hoolock Gibbons.
► The most populous island in India is Salsette, near Mumbai.
► Hooghly is the only, Indian River in which a major port is situated.
► Zawar mines in Rajasthan are the largest producer of Silver in India.
► Ennore port is called energy port of Asia
► Kulu in India is known as ‘Valley of Gods'.
► Pre monsoon rainfall in Karnataka and Kerala are known as mango shower.
► Tamraparni River makes famous papanasam waterfall.
► The term 'Geography' was first used by Eratosthenes.
► Canada is the second country with the most number of time zones.
► The only country through which Equator and Tropic of Capricorn passes is Brazil.
► White Nile and Blue Nile joins at Khartoum in Sudan.
► The northernmost point of India is Indira Col.
► The river which crosses Tropic of Capricorn twice is Limpopo
► Hawaii is known as 'Rainbow Island' and 'Sandwich Island'.
► Oyster Rock Island in Mumbai harbor is fortified and owned by the Indian Navy.
► The Sheonath River the largest privatised river in India
► The western most point of India is Rann of Kutch in Gujarat.
► The word 'Traps' means change.
► The Khethri mine in Rajasthan is the largest copper mine in India.
► Trade winds are the winds which blow towards equator.
► Calicut was once known as the ‘Pepper Capital of the World'
► Silent Valley was called Sairandhri Vanam in Mahabharata.
► The strong hot and dry summer afternoon winds that blows over the Western Indo-Gangetic plain region of North India and Pakistan in the months of May and June is called Loo.
► Norwesters are thunderstorms which commence from March till May and passes over Bihar, Jharkhand, Bengal and Bangladesh. The norwesters are called as Kal Baishaki in West Bengal and Bangladesh.
► Govind Sagar, the largest manmade lake in India is situated in Himachal Pradesh.
► Krishna is the second largest east flowing river of the peninsular India.
► Alluvial Soil is formed from the sediments deposited by the rivers.
► Older alluvial is called bhangar and newly formed alluvial is called khaddar.
► Sowing period of Kharif crop in India begins in the month of June and harvests in November.
► Major Kharif crops are paddy, maize, cotton, jute, sugarcane, groundnuts, millets etc.
► Sowing period of Rabi crops in India begins in the month of November and harvests in March.
► Major Rabi crops are wheat, tobacco, mustard, pulses, linseed etc.
► Sowing period of Zaid crops in India begins in the month of March and harvests in June.

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