The National Highway from Amritsar to Calcutta via Delhi is numbered: (a)1 (b)2 (c)4 (d)8 Ans.(b)National Highway from Amritsar to Calcutta via Delhi is called National highway No. 2. It was called Grand Trunk road and was constructed by Sher Shah.
What is the correct sequence of the following Indian states in descending order of their length of surface roads per 100 km2 of their areas? 1.Haryana 2.Maharashtra 3.Punjab 4.Tamil Nadu Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes: (a)4, 3, 2, 1 (b)4, 3,1, 2 (c)3, 4, 1, 2 (d)3, 4, 2, 1 Ans 38.(a)Arrangement of descending order of the surface roads per 100 sq. km of their area. Tamil Nadu has 158.78 km, Punjab has 127.78 km, Maharashtra has 117.61 km, Haryana has 63.70 km.
The four railway junctions shown by numerals 1, 2, 3, 4 on the rough outline map of Gujarat are respectively:  (a)Palanpur, Mahesana, Ahmedabad and Vadodara (b)Mahesana, Surendranagar, Rajkot and Junagarh (c)Palanpur, Kanda, Bhuj and Okla (d)Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Broach. Ans.(b)
Which one of the following sets of states benefits the most from the Konkan Railway? (a)Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala (b)Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala (c)Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra (d)Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu Ans.(a)Konkan Railway route connects Roha in Maharashtra with Mangalore in Karnataka. Konkan Railway established with partnership of three states Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka. The state of Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala benefit most from Konkan railway.
Which one of the following pairs of cities has recently been connected through a 6-lane express way? (a)Ahmedabad:Vadodara (b)Dhaka:Chittagong (c)Islamabad:Lahore (d)Mumbai:Pune Ans.(d)
Match the different ports of Union Territory of Pondicherry labelled as A, B, C and D in the given map with their respective names and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists of ports: 1.Karaikal 2.Mahe 3.Pondicherry 4.Yanam Codes: (a)A-2; B-1; C-3; D-4 (b)A-1; B-2; C-3; D-4 (c)A-2; B-1; C-4; D-3 (d)A-1; B-2; C-4; D-3 Ans.(a)A – Mahe B – Karaikal C – Podicherry D – Yanam
Mekong Ganga Co-operation Project is : (a)an irrigation project involving India and Myanmar (b)a joint tourism initiative of some Asian countries (c)a hydroelectric power project involving India, Bangladesh and Myanmar (d)a defence and security agreement of India with its eastern neighbours Ans.(b)Mekong – Ganga Cooperation (MGC) was established on November 10, 2000 at Vientiane in the First MGC Ministerial Meeting. It comprises six Member countries namely, India, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. They emphasised four areas of cooperation, which are tourism, culture, education, and transportation linkage in order to be solid foundation for future trade and investment cooperation in the region.
With reference to Indian transport systems, consider the following statements: 1.Indian railway system is the largest in the world 2.National Highways cater to 45 percent of the total and transport demand 3.Among the states, Kerala has the highest density of surface road 4.National Highway No. 7 is the longest in the country Which of these statements are correct ? (a)1 and 2 (b)1 and 3 (c)2 and 3 (d)2 and 4 Ans.(d)Indian railway is the fourth largest railway in the world after USA, Russia and China. National Highways is nearly 2% (1.96%) of total roads, but it carries nearly 40 – 45% of road traffic of India. Maharashtra has the highest density of the surface roads, not Kerala, National Highway No. 7 is the longest in the country which joins Varanasi to Kanyakumari.
Which among the following National Highway routes is the longest? (a)Agra-Mumbai (b)Chennai-Thane (c)Kolkata-Hajira (d)Pune-Machilipatnam Ans.(c)Length of Agra-Mumbai NH – 1161 km Length of Chennai-Thane NH – 1235 km Length of Kolkata-Hajira NH – 1946 km Length of Pune-Machilipatnam NH – 841 km.
Consider the following statements concerning the Indian Railways. 1.The Head Quarters of the North Western Railway are located at Jodhpur. 2."Indrail Pass" –a travel as you please ticket has been created especially for freedom fighters and sportspersons who have represented India in any games/sport. 3.Fairy Queen is a train using the world's oldest working engine and the Indian Railways conducts a journey of wildlife and heritage sites on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a)2 only (b)3 only (c)1 and 2 (d)None Ans. (b)
The Stilwell Road, built in 1940s, which was recently in news, connects which of the following? (a)Agartala in India and Yangon in Myanmar via Bangladesh (b)Ledo in India and Kunming in China via Myanmar (c)Kalimpong in India and Lhasa in Tibet via Bhutan (d)Imphal in India and Bangkok in Thailand via Myanmar Ans.(b)The Stilwell Road built in 1940s by Americans to connect Ledo in India and Kunming in China via Myanmar during Second World War.
Which one of the following National Highways passes through Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Orissa?  (a)NH 4 (b)NH 5 (c)NH 6 (d)NH 7 Ans.(c)National Highways passes through Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhatisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand and West Bengal. This road is 1,949 km long.
In India, the ports are categorized as major and non-major ports. Which one of the following is a non-major port? (a)Kochi (Cochin) (b)Dahej (c)Paradip (d)New Mangalore Ans.(b)Dahej is a not a major port of India.
Between India and East Asia, the navigation-time and distance can be greatly reduced by which of the following ?[2011 - I] 1. Deepening the Malacca straits between Malaysia and Indonesia. 2. Opening a new canal across the Kra Isthmus between the Gulf of Siam and Andaman Sea. 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 Ans.(b)Opening a new canal in Kra Isthums can reduce the navigation time and distance. The first statement in this question requires an explanation. Its worth note that the Malacca strait is the main shipping channel between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and links the India, China, Japan and South Korea. The issue of deepening of the Malacca strait is “linked” to its economic importance rather than “time of navigation and distance”. The issue is that most of the ships can not pass through it and the size of the biggest ships which can enter through it is called Malaccamax. Now the deepening of the strait would certainly help in “Increasing the volume of the business” because ships of larger sizes can pass through it, there is no significance of distance and navigation.
Consider the following pairs : [2014 - I] National HighwayCities connected 1. NH 4 Chennai and Hyderabad 2. NH 6 Mumbai and Kolkata 3. NH 15 Ahmedabad and Jodhpur Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched? (a)1 and 2 only (b)3 only (c)1, 2 and 3 (d)None Ans.(d)NH 4 is a major National Highway in Western and Southern India. It connects Mumbai with Chennai. NH 6, runs through Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal state in India. It connects Surat with Kolkata. NH 15 is a major National Highway in Western and Northwestern India. NH 15 connects Samakhiali in Gujarat with Pathankot in Punjab.
"You might see a few curious Danes around, but that is because–used to be Danish outpost. This quaint town with its fort and a beautiful church, the New Jerusalem, empty streets and deserted beach front is a quaint gem." The place referred to in this quotation lies on the: (a)Tamil Nadu coast (b)Kerala coast (c)Karnataka coast (d)Goa coast Ans.(a)The New Jerusalem Church was bult by Royal Danish missionary Bartholomaus Ziegenbalg in a coastal town of Tharangambadi, Tamil Nadu in 1718.
Consider the following sites /monuments : 1.Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park 2.Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Station, Mumbai 3.Mahallapuram 4.Sun Temple (Konark Temple) Which of the above are included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO? (a)1, 2 and 3 (b)1, 3 and 4 (c)2 and 4 (d)1, 2, 3 and 4 Ans All the monuments / sites are included in World Heritage list of UNESCO. Sun Temple of Orissa, group of monuments at Mahabalipuram were included in 1985. Champaner – Pavagadh Archeological Park of Gujrat and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus of Maharastra are included in year 2004 in UNESCO list.
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