general science

GENERAL SCIENCE XVIII

IMPORTANT GEOGRAPHICAL LINES

  1. A Curzon line is the polish-Russian frontier setup in 1945.
  2. Dead line is the line or boundary of a military prison, which prisoners are not allowed to cross.
  3. Green Line is a demarcation line between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities.
  4. Hindenburg line separates Germany from Poland.
  5. Pak-Iran borderline was demarcated on 24th Sep: 1872.
  6. Line of control is b/w Azad Kashmir & Occupied Kashmir.
  7. Mc Mohan line is the boundary line between India and China. It was demarcated in 1914.
  8. Radcliff line is the boundary between Pakistan and India. It was demarcated in 1947 by Sir Cyril Radcliff.
  9. 17th parallel line is the boundary line between North Vietnam and the South Vietnam.
  10. 24th parallel Line lies in Rann of Kutch. It is frontier between Pakistan and India.
  11. 38th Parallel line is the boundary between North and South Korea.
  12. 49th Parallel Line is the boundary line between Canada and the USA.
  13. Plimsoll Lime is a horizontal line on a merchant ship to which a ship the upper limit to which a ship may be legally loaded.
  14. Dead line is a boundary line around a military prison which prisoners are forbidden to cross.
  15. Durand line is 1300-mile long frontier b/w Pakistan & Afghanistan demarcated in 1893-95. it has over 200 passes.
  16. Green line is a painted line in Nicosia (Cyprus) that serves as a demarcation line b/w Greek & Turkish Cypriot communities.
  17. Maginot line is French line of fortification built in WWII along the German border form Switzerland to Belgium. It divides France from Germany.
  18. Maginot line divides France from Germany.
  19. Mannerheim line was defensive fortification line on the Karelian Isthmus built by Finland against the Soviet Union.
  20. Oder-neisse Line was boundary b/w Germany & Poland during WWII.

IMPORTANT STREETS

  1. Bond Street is located in London. It is famous for tailoring and jewelry.
  2. Dalal Street is located in Mumbai (India). It is the stock exchange market of Mumbai.
  3. Drowning Street No. 10 is located at Westminster (England). It is famous for the official residence of the British Prime Minister. It was named after Sir George Drowning, a diplomat under Cromwell and King Charles II.
  4. Elgin Street is located in Scotland. It is the world’s shortest street.
  5. Young Street is located in Toronto (Canada). It is the longest street in the world.
  6. Vicolo della virilita is the world’s narrowest street.
  7. Canal Street is the widest street in USA.
  8. Broadway (USA) is famous for various theaters and cinema halls. It is regarded as biggest street in the world.
  9. Fleet Street is in London where newspaper offices and press agencies are located.
  10. The busiest shopping centre of London is Oxford Street
  11. Lombart Street is located in San Francisco. This street is also called the Crookedest Street. It is the financial centre in San Francisco.
  12. Wall Street is located in New York. It was built in 1653. It is famous for banking, finance and stock exchange market.
  13. In which London Street is the US embassy- Grosvener Square.

GENERAL

  1. The country, which provides free education at university level, is Sri Lanka.
  2. The country to adopt gold standard for the first time was UK.
  3. Roman general Mark Anthony was a poor fisherman.
  4. 6 people lost lives in the Great Fire of London in 1666.
  5. Bofors scandal occurred in India.
  6. First system of English short hand was devised in 1602.
  7. China is situated in Eastern part of Asia.
  8. Afghanistan is a landlocked country Central Asia (Chk)
  9. Bosnia-Herzegovina joined the UN on May 22, 1992.
  10. Capital of Micronesia is Palikir.
  11. Costa Rica is a Central American country.
  12. Equator passes through Brazil.
  13. After Australia, Europe is the smallest continent.
  14. Sakhalin Islands enriched with oil reserves are claimed by Russia & Japan.
  15. Changa Manga is famous for sisham Timber forests.
  16. The total length of railways in Pakistan is 8875 km.
  17. Sialkot has the highest annual rainfall.
  18. The largest district of Punjab by area is Bahawalpurj.
  19. Pakistan Environmental Protection Ordinance was enforced in 1984.
  20. Frost shattering kind of weather takes place on the valley side above the surface of a glacier.
  21. Monsoon wind reverses seasonlally.
  22. Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty relating to environmental problems.
  23. Hazrat Baha-ud-Din Zaklariaya belongs to Chistia order.
  24. The longest river in South Asia is Brahmputra.
  25. The length of river Indus is 2880 km.
  26. The oldest Hydro-electric Project in Pakistan is in Malakand.
  27. The oldest barrage on the river Indus at Sukkur was built in 1932.
  28. Europe has no desert.
  29. Arabia, Scandinavia & Alaska are called Peninsula.
  30. The richest fishing ground in the world is North Eastern Asia.
  31. When one place on the earth is on a bigger eastern longitude then its time will be ahead.
  32. Arakan Yoma: is the extension of the Himalayas located in Myanmar.
  33. Cardamom: Karnataka is the largest producer of cardamom. India is the largest exporter of cardamom in the world.
  34. Climograph: is a graphical representation of the differentiation between various types of climate.
  35. Cosmic year: One cosmic year is equal to the time taken by the sun to complete one orbit around the galactic centre.
  36. Date Line, International: International Date Line is an internationally agreed line drawn parallel to the 180° meridian. It divides the Pacific Ocean into two equal parts. A crossing of the International Date Line entails repeating one day when travelling westwards.
  37. Aberdeen in Scotland is known for Britain’s largest granite-exporitng industry. It is knwn as Granite City.
  38. Alexander (ship) is the name of the ship in which Charles Darwin toured for five years.
  39. Which of the following is a characteristic of sedimentary rocks? They are porous
  40. When does the summer solstice occur in the Southern Hemisphere of our globe? 22nd December
  41. Mediterranean climate has the characteristic of ‘dry summers with great sunshine and rainy winters’
  42. Precipitation takes place when temperature of moisture in air sharply decreases
  43. Which of the following processes is related to the formation of Himalayas? Folding
  44. The term ‘Eye’ in a cyclone refers to circular region of relatively light Winds
  45. Gold Harp bridge of Istanbul connects Asia with Europe.
  46. 193 countries are in world.
  47. Land occupied by Asia 29.7 %.
  48. Thickness of earth crustes 20 miles.
  49. Max height of cloud 20,000.
  50. Rainfall is recorded on maps by Isohyets.
  51. 45 Countries are there in Asia, 18 in Latin America.
  52. A meteorological term for a high pressure is called anticyclone.

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