Quiz # 36



#1 Rajasthan receives very little rain because—

Most of the rainfall is received from the South west monsoon in the period from July to September.The average annual rainfall ranges between 200-400 mm and it is as low as 150 mm in extreme dry zones. In the south eastern part of Rajasthan, rainfall is as high as 1000mm. There are some parts in western Rajasthan which receive very little rain and on an average; it is only 100 mm per year. The Aravalli range receives high rainfall and low temperature throughout the year.

#2 The South West monsoon engulfs the entire India by

The southwest monsoon reaches the coast of the southern state of Kerala around June 1. It usually arrives in Mumbai approximately 10 days later, reaches Delhi by the end of June, and covers the rest of India by mid-July.When the southwest monsoon reaches India, it splits into two parts around the mountainous region of the Western Ghats in south-central India. One part moves northwards over the Arabian Sea and up the coastal side of the Western Ghats.The other flows over the Bay of Bengal, up through Assam, and hits the Eastern Himalaya range.

#3 Which of the following two States are prone to cyclones during retreating Monsoon season?

Most severe and devastating tropical cyclones originate in the Indian seas especially in the Bay of Bengal.The area’s most vulnerable to these storms include the coastal belts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. 

#4 Delhi gets winter rainfall due to

A Western Disturbance is an extratropical storm originating in the Mediterranean region that brings sudden winter rain to the northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent.

#5 Where is the Bandipur National Park?

Bandipur National Park established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger, is a national park located in the south Indian state of Karnataka, which is the state with the highest tiger population in India.

January 2, 2020

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