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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Map Entry For geography students...!!

1)      nora island.....present in gulf of kachchh....shankhs famous


2)dholavira...check it out in map....locally known as Kotada Timba ...It is located on the Khadir bet island in the Kutch Desert ...indus valley site


3)divi island......seasonal isl...near false divi point...mouth of krishna...imp 4 scientific res.


4)diglipur....in andaman..... The tallest peak of the island called the Saddle Peak (732 Metres) is located in Diglipur. Kalpong, the only river of Andaman flows from here. The first hydroelectric project of the islands is coming upon this river..
2)      CHIRMIRI HILLS IN CHATTISGARH KNOWN FOR FOREST AND COAL MINES. RECENTLY A MINE BLAST TOOK PLACE
3)      ANJAN HILLA ARE ALSO RELATED. KORYA DISTRICT
4)      )Bhagyam- Oilfield in the Mangala area of Barmer Dist..

2)Monkey Falls-
Located in Coimbatore,near the uphill ghat road Valparai on the Pollachi-Valparai road in the Anaimalai Hills range. It is a refreshing natural waterfalls..

3)Sirohi National Park-
It is a national park located in the state of Manipur in India. Among the animals that make their homes here include the tragopan, the tiger and leopard. Its is here that the famous siroi lily (Lilium maclineae) grows naturally..

4)Changla Pass-
In J & K,on the route to Pangong Lake from Leh...is the third highest motorable vehicle pass in the world..,India has decide to set up it's seed-vault in Changla,so the place is also imp...


5)Lava-
It is a small hamlet situated 34 kilometres (21 mi) east of the town of Kalimpong,in the state of West Bengal, India. Lava is situated at an altitude of 7,016 feet (2,138 m). It is one of the few places in West Bengal to receive snow in winter. The route to Lava is scenic with the change in vegetation from tropical deciduous to the wet alpine trees of fir, pine and birch...
5)      Okinawa, a Japanese southern island, US Military air base ,main cause for Japanese PM resignation.

2.Rafah crossing , Egypt, opened after attack of Israel on Gaza bound flotilla.

3.port of Ashdod, Israel
6)      (1)sanand...in gujarat..near ahmedabad...nano plant


2) madhopur beach..again in gujarat...tropex exercise


3) chutka ....in JK ...HEP being dev by india.


4)buckingham canal....frm vijayawada to villipuram


5)madhepura....bihar...greenfield electric and diesel locomotives factories..
7)      Palatana power project.. - Tripura.

Balithua - Orissa..POSCO site..

Suryalanka - AP coast.. Epicenter of Laila cyclone hit this place

Rongcheng plateau - Meghalaya - Uranium mine controversy

Malvinas Islands....controversy btw UK and Argentina...
8)      new tiger reserves-pilbhit in up,ratapani in mp,sunabeda in orrissa,kupwara in jk.
shilgati-port of call in tripura.
9)      nimoo bagzo power project in leh distt on river indus

tellapur on outskirts of hyderabad where a mega IT SEZ is being developed

sambhajinagar is the new name of Aurangabad
10)   domas & ubhrat : wetland in Gujrat near Surat
11)   1)Aishwariya-
Oilfield in the Mangala area of Barmer,Rajasthan


2)Marhowrah-
Located in Chhapra(Saran),Bihar...Diesel locomotive unit is being set up here...Also has Sugarcane, Iron, Cotton,Chocolate industries operating out this place...


3)Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary-
The Kanwar Taal or Kabar Taal Lake at Begusarai, Bihar is the largest Fresh Water Oxbow lake in Asia..It is Approx three times the size of the Bharatpur Sanctuary.


4)Mahadayi River-
Also known as the Mandovi River.... It originates from a cluster of 30 springs at Bhimgad in the Western Ghats in the Belgaum district, Karnataka. The river, has 2032 sq kms catchment area in Karnataka while 1,580 sq kms catchment area in Goa.The sharing of water of this river is a a cause of dispute between the governments of Karnataka and Goa...(A tribunal has been constituted recently to adjudicate over the dispute)....


5)Interview Island-
Located in the Andaman Islands,to the west of Austen Strait which separates North Andaman Island and Middle Andaman Island...
12)   *omkareshwar island - in narmadariver(m.p)

*crocodile island - gulf of mannar

*butcher island - mumbai-vicinityofelephana caves

*Pigeon-cock Island This island is situated to the west of the Mangalore seaport in the Karnataka state along the coast of Arabian Sea.

*Vypin Island This island is situated in the vicinity of Kochi off the coast of Kerala
13)   1)Patalganga-
Located in Raigad dist of Maharashtra...Is a huge industrial area,near Karjat and Panvel.It has got its name from the River Patalganga. Nearest town and junction is Karjat...Site of RNRL power project...(Frontline 4th June)...
2)Sasthamkotta Lake-
Located abt 30kms frm Kollam in South Kerela is the largest fresh water lake of the state. It meets the drinking water needs of half million people of the Quilon district and also provides fishing resources. The purity of the lake water for drinking use is attributed to the presence of large population of larva called cavaborus that consumes bacteria in the lake water.The lake is a designated wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention since November 2002....(Frontline 4th June)
3)Bajpe-
Is a census town in located close to Mangalore city in Dakshina Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. It is around 18 km from the heart of the city of Mangalore. The Mangalore International Airport is located at Bajpe and is popularly known as the Bajpe Aerodrome...
4)Gugamal National Park-
Has an area of 1673.93 square kilometers. Built in 1974, this park is located in Chikhaldara and Dharni Tehsils of Amaravati District, Maharashtra, India. It is part of Melghat Tiger Reserve.
The area is rich in wild mammals(Melghat Tiger Reserve was mentioned in the April edition of Yojana)
5)Khajjiar-
A small hill station in Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh, India...
Khajjiar sits on a small plateau with a small stream-fed lake in the middle that has been covered over with weeds. The hill station is surrounded by green meadows and dense forests. It is about 6500 ft. (1981m) above sea level in the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas and snowy peaks can be seen in the distance....(Chamba Dist is the place frm where the river Ravi originates...& 2010 marks the completion of the 50th year of the Indus Water Treaty...)
14)   1.Barkana Falls - Situated in the Shimoga District of Karnataka, Barkana Falls is one of the highest falls of the country. This waterfall is the primary of the hydro-electric projects of Karnataka State. The waterfall is becoming increasingly attractive for the tourists. Picnic spots and structures have been developed in the vicinity of the waterfalls.


2.Dudhsagar- Dudhsagar (the sea of milk) is a tiered waterfall located in the upper reaches of Mondovi River in the state of Goa. It is a great attraction for the tourists and visitors. Some restaurant and residential accommodation have been constructed in the vicinity of this waterfall.


3.Mekedaatu (Goat's Leap) -This is an attractive waterfall along the Kaveri in Bangalore Rural District. At this point, the Kaveri River flows through a deep gorge which is so narrow that one would think that a goat can leap and cross it. This place is about 90 km away from the city of Bangalore
15)    
16)   1)Paliivasal-
8 km from Munnar,in the Idduki district of Kerela,situated in the south Western Ghats This is the site of the first Hydro-Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immense scenic beauty....(SNC Lavalin-Vijayan scandal)
2)Rajiv Gandhi National Park-
Also known as Nagarhole National Park,is located 94 kilometers from Mysore in Karnataka.It is spread between Kodagu district and Mysore district. Located to the northwest of Bandipur National Park....The vegetation consists mainly of moist mixed deciduous forest in the southern parts, dry tropical forest towards the east, and Sub mountain hill valley swamp forest. The main trees found are Rosewood, Teak, Sandalwood and Silver oak.. has a large elephant population; and tigers, leopards, wild dogs, and sloth bears are found in viable numbers...(Frontline Feb 2010)...
3)Sukna-
Sukna is a charming locale situated at the foot hills of Himalayas, in Darjeeling District, West Bengal. It is located around 18 km from Siliguri, along the toy train route from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. Sukna is the third station on the route and it is from here that the real ascent to the hills begins....(Defence Land Scam)....
4)Kaithal-
is a city and a municipal council in Kaithal district,Haryana...situated on National Highway NH 65, connecting the state capital Chandigarh to Hissar. Also, it's connected through road network to Delhi via Karnal, and Patiala and Sangrur in Punjab.....(Manoj-Babli honour killing case,Khap Panchayat)...........
5)Purna River-
a river of Western India...rises in the eastern Satpura Range of southern Madhya Pradesh state, and flows westward, draining Maharashtra's Marathwada, Vidarbha region before emptying into the Tapti River....Length of Purna River is 170 km....
(Purna Patel-IPL fiasco).....
17)   #1.Bari Doab Canal The Upper Bari Doab Canal derives its water from the Ravi River at Madhopur Barrage in Gurdaspur District. It was opened in 1879. The total length of the main canal is 520 km. The Canal irrigates about 3.5 lakh hectares of agricultural land in the districts of Gurdaspur and Amritsar in Punjab. The total length of the canal along with its distributaries is 4900 km .

#2.Agra Canal Taken off the Yamuna River from the Okhla Headworks near the Okhla Village
(New Delhi), Agra Canal passes through the Faridabad District in Haryana, and the districts of Mathura and Agra in Uttar Pradesh. It helped in the enhancement of production of wheat,
rice, sugarcane, maize, pulses, and oilseeds in its command area.


#3.Bhakra Canal The Bhakra Canal system covering a command area of about 28 lakh hectares was completed in 1954. The Bhakra Main Canal originating from Rupar is 174 km long and irrigates about 15 lakh hectares of agricultural land. It has two branches: (i) paved-Bhakra J Canal, and (ii) unpaved—Fatehgarh Branch. This canal played a very vital role in making Green 1 Revolution a big success in the states of Punjab and Haryana.

#4.Indira Gandhi Canal (Rajasthan) Taken out of the Harika Barrage in Punjab, the Indira Gandhi Canal is 468 km in length. It irrigates the Ganganagar, Bikaner, and Jaisalmer districts of the state of Rajasthan. The canal has brought prosperity to these districts as wheat, cotton, rice, oilseeds, and pulses are coming out as a good crop in its command area. Some good I pastures, however, have been waterlogged and become the breeding grounds of mosquitoes.

#5.Nira Canal This canal has been taken out of the Bhima River—a tributary of the Krishna River. It provides irrigation in the states of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The main crops irrigated by this canal are sugarcane, cotton, maize, vegetables, and orchards. The canal has brought prosperity in its command area.
18)   #6. Sirhind Canal This is an important canal taken out at the Barrage of Madhopur on the Ravi River where it enters the plains. This canal irrigates the Bari Doab in West Punjab as far south as the Sutlej. A link canal takes surplus water from the Ravi to the Beas supplementing the flow of the Sutlej at the Harike Barrage. The Bari-Doab Canal has helped in making diffusion of High Yielding Varieties of rice and wheat in this part of Punjab.
19)   # 1. Witwatersrand, or Rand - South Africa, a gold-mining area in Gauteng Province. Since 1886, when gold was first discovered there, it has been one of the world's great gold producers. The Witwatersrand, which is Afrikaans for "white water ridge," consists of a ridge some 60 miles (100 km) long and 25 miles (40 km) wide, lying about 5,500 to 6,000 feet (1,700 to 1,800 m) above sea level. With Johannesburg near its center, the Rand is also a major urban and industrial area.


# 2. Aswan Dam - the name of two dams on the Nile River in Egypt. The first dam at Aswan, designed for irrigation and flood control, was completed in 1902. The second, called the Aswan High Dam, was built a short distance upstream from the first dam and was completed in 1970. It is considered one of the world's largest power-irrigation projects.

# 3. Gaza Strip - a region on the southeastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea between Israel and the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. It was established by the Egyptian-Israeli armistice agreement in 1949 as a home for Palestinian refugees displaced by the creation of Israel. The strip is about 25 miles (40 km) long and 5 to 7 miles (8 to 11 km) wide, with an area of 146 square miles (378 km 2 ). It is on a semiarid, mostly barren coastal plain. Gaza is the principal city.
20)   Gunung Mulu National Park- in Borneo contains the most extensive and spectacular cave system in the world.

Many of the caves are illuminated, and visitors can marvel at 600-foot indoor waterfalls.
Every evening, when more than a million bats stream from the caves like a dense black cloud, creating an awesome view.


Paricutin Volcano - in Mexico literally came from nowhere and emerged as a new volcano starting from a moment when the ground in a farmer's cornfield opened in February, 1943, and lava started flowing out! The lava flows then continued with little interruption until February, 1952.
21)   1)Theni-(Frontline,9th April,2010)

Is a Business Center in Western Tamil Nadu.. It is the headquarters of Theni District. It is known for the large scale trading of Cardamom, cotton, chilli and textiles. It hosts the second largest weekly market in Tamil Nadu and the fourth largest in South India by turn over....is a major centre for grape production,..output over 90,000 tonnes of Muscat grapes....

2)Jamuria-(The Hindu,9th Dec 2009)

Is a city and a municipality in Asansol subdivision of Barddhaman district,West Bengal.. composed of undulating laterite region.This area lies between two mighty rivers – the Damodar and the Ajay...It is in the heart of the coal mining zone..a 2 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic plant has been commissioned here recently...


3)Kaladan River(The Hindu,12th Jan 2009 carried a report on the Kolodyne HEP project)

Also called the Kolodyne river,is a river in eastern Mizoram,and in Chin State and Rakhine State of Myanmar. It forms the international border between India and Myanmar..


4)Bashist(Yojana,May 2010)

Is a town in Himachal Pradesh,1.6 kms from Manali...Nestled in the Himalayas has a large number of sulphur & hot springs that are being harnessed commercially for attracting tourists....

5)Devanahalli(Frontline,23rd April 2010)

Is a city in the state of Karnataka. The city is located 30 kilometres outside the city limits of Bangalore. Devanahalli is the site of the newly constructed Bengaluru International Airport, the second largest in India. A multi-billion Dollar Devanahalli Business Park with two IT Parks are upcoming on nearly 400 acres adjoining the airport...there has been a growth of tourist traffic recently due to the impetus provided by the Bengaluru International Airport....
22)   ranjangaon....is a harsh, drought-prone area in the rain shadow region of the Sahayadris........50 km frm pune.......... it has attracted a range of industries from auto manufacturer Fiat to white goods giants like whirlpool,LG....ashtavinayak temple.
23)   1.) Parechu river - A transboundary river , originates from Dutung near Parang La in Leh District of Jammu and Kashmir. The river is formed by the confluence of two water bodies. It is the only river of its kind to have its source in India, flow into Tibet near Chumar and enter the country again in Spiti, reaching Tso Morari Lake .
2.) Tilicho lake : is one of the highest lakes in the world.It is 4,949 m high in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas in Manang district of Nepal. Another source lists Lake Tilicho as being 4,919 meters high (16,138 feet).It is a tarn lake.It was also the site of one of the highest ever altitude scuba dives..
3) Mariom la - the pass that separates the Brahmaputra and the Sutlej
4) Gurudongmar Lake or Gurudogmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world, located at an altitude of 17,100 ft (5,210 m). It lies in the province of North Sikkim, India, only some 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Chinese border.fresh water
chk out the pics of the said lakes, they are beautiful!
24)   CHANGU(TSOMGO) lake---located in east sikkim.......near china border...an important tourist destination

RONGPO ----- located in sikkim.....teesta river flows.....famous for copper mining

Deepor Beel----- a wetland located near guwahati....having international importance under Ramsar convention
25)   #1.Kosciusko, Mount- the highest peak in Australia. It rises 7,310 feet (2,228 m) above sea level, in southeastern New South Wales, near the Victoria border, and forms part of the Australian Alps.

#2.Botany Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean on the southeastern coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is south of Sydney between Cape Banks and Cape Solander. The bay is almost circular and has a diameter of about five miles (8 km). In 1788 the British government founded a colony for convicts on the site of what is now Sydney. The colony, Australia's first permanent settlement, was popularly known as Botany Bay until about 1840.

#3.Cook, Mount, the highest peak (12,349 feet [3,764 m]) in New Zealand. It is located in Tasman National Park in the west-central part of the South Island, and is part of the Southern Alps. It is called Aorangi in the language of the Maoris, the native people of New Zealand.

#4.Eyre, Lake, a large intermittent salt lake in south-central Australia. It covers about 3,600 square miles (9,300 km2) and lies 52 feet (16 m) below sea level—the lowest elevation on the continent. Lake Eyre is in one of the driest parts of Australia and contains shallow water only occasionally, after exceptionally heavy rains. Normally, it is dry for many years at a time. Intermittent streams that are usually little more than a series of water holes drain into the lake
26)   chitrakot fall located in CG....on indravati river

teerathgarh fall located in CG.... on kanger river

dudhsagar fall located in goa
27)   palitana~ in gujarat....jain religious centre

dhauli~ located in orissa near bhubneshwar......buddhist heritage site

rumtek~located in sikkim near gangtok.....a buddist monastery

ranakpur~ located in rajasthan....on aravalli hills.... jain religious center

tabo~ located in himachal pradesh in spiti valley......a buddhist monastery.... a very
isolated place near china border
28)   GirnaProject It is an irrigation project on the Girna River, a tributary of the Tapi River The Girna River originates from the Salher Peak (Maharashtra) of the Western Ghats. It helpes in the control of floods and soil erosion and provides irrigation. The project site is visited by ' a large number of tourists.
Hasdo Project Located at the Hasdo River in the state of Chhattisgarh, it is a multipurpose project. Apart from the generation of electricity, it helps in flood control soil erosion, and provides water for irrigation


Kalinadi Project It is a hydel project on the Kalinadi River in Uttar Kannad District of Karnataka. It has an installed capacity of 270 MW.

Kanjan Project This is an irrigation project in Gujarat. Since the completion of Kanjan Project, the yield of wheat, barley, oilseeds, pulses, and cotton has increased substantially in its command area.

Koyna Project This project was constructed across the Koyna River in Satara District (Maharashtra) to generate electricity. Its installed capacity was 860 MW. The power generated is supplied to the cities of Mumbai and Pune.
Mula Project This is a multi-purpose project in the upper reaches of the Godavari River. It generates hydro-electricity, provides water for irrigation and controls floods and soil erosion. The power generated here is supplied to the neighbouring towns and cities.
29)   )Sanganer-(11th June 2010,The Hindu...Sanganeri hand blockl printing art gets GI protection)....
A town situated 15 km south of Jaipur, the capital of Indian state of Rajasthan. The town is famous for handmade paper industry, textile printing and for Jain temples. Jaipur Airport is located near the town...
2)Singda Dam(11th June,The Hindu...Flooding in Manipur)
Singda dam, is a multipurpose project. Singda Dam in Manipur has been constructed by National Projects Construction Corporation Limited.The irrigation project allows water conservation and its proper usage in Manipur valley.It also houses a health resort ideal for tourists...
3)Shamirpet Lake(7th June,The Hindu..."NAG" test-fired at Shamirpet)
Shamirpet lake is popular for its artificial lake which was dug almost 50 years ago by a Jagirdar of that area...Located 24kms from Hyderabad,It is a combination of a water reserve and a deer park where several species of deer can be seen in their natural habitat...Its peaceful environs make it a great picnic spot, the shady groves keep the area cool and pleasant...
30)   @1. Diphu Pass Situated in the state of Arunachal Pradesh at an altitude of about 4000 m, it connects Arunachal Pradesh with Mandalay (Myanmar). The pass remains open throughout the year.

@ 2. Goecha La Pass (elevation 4985 m) This is a high mountain pass in the state of Sikkim in the range of the Greater Himalayas. It connects India with Tibet (China). The pass gives a view of the southeast face of Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. It remains covered with snow during the winter season.

@ 3. Thalghat This pass lies in the Western Ghats connecting Bhopal and Indore with Nashik and Mumbai. The National Highway No. 3 and the Burhanpur-Mumbai railway line pass through this Ghat. River Godavari has its source near the Thai Ghat.
31)   Bangus valley-kupwara dist of J&K..great potential for eco-tourism,and for becoming asia's largest golf course(300 sq.km)...GOI taking initiative to develop it...
Hirpora wildlife sanctuary-(J&K)..old mughal road connecting kashmir valley to poonh area of jammu passes through it..govt. has decided to revive it..major environment concerns have been rasied by NGOs...it is major habitat of highly endangered MARKHOR ,largest goat in the world...
Gurez valley- in north kashmir....due to remoteness and feasibility problem in conventional power supply..it has been electrified through solar power....
(source....yojana magzine)
32)   Kharjiar
in
Himachal Pradesh is called as "Mini Switzerland"


Pitti island -- > which is a bird sanctuary and an habitat of oceanic birds is a part of Lakshadweep

Afar region in Ethiopia : a new sea is opening here


Auroville :
Auroville (City of Dawn) is an "experimental" township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India near Puducherry in South India. It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Richard (since her definitive settling in India called "(The) Mother") and designed by architect Roger Anger. Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.

Chabahar
is the closest and best access point of Iran to the Indian Ocean. For this reason, Chabahar is the focal point of Iran for development of the east of the country through expansion and enhancement of transit routes among countries situated in the northern part of the Indian Ocean and Central Asia. The hope is that with the development of transit routes, and better security and transit services, the benefits will reach the are residents.
33)   @ 1. Jajpur (Orissa) Carved out of the Cuttack District, Jajpur is a new district in Orissa. It is connected with Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar by roads. It has silver ornaments, cotton textile, and food-processing industries.

@ 2. Jalaun This is a district in the state of Uttar Pradersh. It is known for small industries like shoes,carpets, furniture, and food-processing. National Highway No. 25 (Lucknow-Jhansi) and the railway line from Kanpur to Jhansi pass through the city of Jalaun.


@ 3. Jalgaon This is a city and district in the state of Maharashtra. Industries in Jalgaon process cottonand manufacture textiles. Jalgaon has an ordnance factory, railway workshops, textile and leather goods industry, and fireworks factory. The National Highway No. 6 phule-Nagpur-Kolkata)passes through this city. For the tourists visiting Ajanta, it serves as the base. It has the north Maharashtra
34)   @ 4. Jalna Located on the lava plateau, it is a city and district in the state of Maharashtra. Jalna hascotton ginning mills and industries manufacturing edible oil. It is located on the Mumbai-Hyderabad NationalHighway. It is a historical city having several forts. The historian Abul Fazal was exiled here in the sixteenth century.

35)   uraium mines-

turamdih-jharkand

banduharang-jharkand,first open cast mine.

gogi-karnataka

tummalapalle-ap
36)   Chutak HEP: located on Suru river, tributary of Indus river in Kargil dist of J&K. Constructed by NHPC, controversial issue between India and Pakistan.
37)    
38)   1)Malda-(News item..June 20th,2010,The Hindu)
Situated in West Bengal...It lies 347 kilometres north of Kolkata.This place is notable for the production of mango and silk..Very flood prone


2)Maheshwar-(23rd April,2010...The Hindu)
A town in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh..It is located 13 km east of National Highway 3 (Agra-Mumbai highway) and 91 km from Indore, the commercial capital of the state.The town lies on the north bank of the Narmada River.India's 1st privately financed HEP is coming up here...


3)Ross Islands(24th Jan,2010,The Hindu)
Situated in the Andaman Island,2 km east of Port Blair and can be reached by a short boat ride from Phoenix Bay Jetty. The island is controlled by the Indian navy,which requires every visitor to sign in on entering..It is a very popular tourist destination...
39)   burhanpur.........Burhanpur District was created on August 15, 2003, from the southern portion of Khandwa District. The Tapti River flows through the district from east to west. The district is divided from Khandwa District on the north by the Satpura Range, which is also the divide between the Narmada River valley and the valley of the Tapti. The pass through the Satpuras that connects Burhanpur and Khandwa is one of the main routes connecting northern and southern India, and the Asirgarh fortress, which commands the pass, is known as the "Key to the Deccan".



singrauli......

Singrauli region, 220 km from Varanasi, constitutes the eastern part of Sidhi District in Madhya Pradesh. This north-central part of India includes parts of the two states, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. It covers the townships of Waidhan, Morwa, Anpara, Renukoot, Shaktinagar and Jayant....govind vallabh pant HEP....also note these....
NTPC has three Super Thermal Power Plants in the area including Vindhyachal project (3260MW) which is presently India's largest capacity power plant. NTPC's Vindhyachal project becomes nation's largest Thermal Power station.
NTPC LTD ( Singrauli Super Thermal Power Station) - 2000 MW is located in Shaktinagar
NTPC LTD ( Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station)- 3260 MW is located in Vindyanagar
NTPC LTD ( Rihand Super Thermal Power Station)- 2000 MW is located in Rihandnagar
A. Northern Coalfields Limited ( A Mini Ratna Company and Subsidiary of Coal India Ltd) NCL is the highest profit making subsidiary of CIL and operates largest Opencast Coal Mines of India
B. Hindalco Industries Ltd - Renukut Works( India's largest Aluminium Manufacturer and Flagship co of Aditya Birla Group)
Another important thing.......
The 3960 MW project of Sasan Power Limited has been started in a nearby area of Sasan village which is under the Singrauli Tehsil of Sidhi district in MP
40)   vapi in gujarat is the most polluted town in india,according to jairam ramesh.damangaga and kolak are the rivers polluted by it.
41)   1) Kishenganga river - tributary of jhelum(neelum), india constructing dam on it, controversy with pakistan on water sharing treaty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kishanganga/Neelum_River
2) Baglihar river - india building dam on it, issue with pakistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baglihar_Dam
3) Chasma 1,2,3,4 - nuclear reactors of pakistan in kahuta (khushab)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chashma_Nuclear_Power_Complex
42)   1)Kondul Island-

Island with an area of 4 square kilometres....It lies in the southern group of the Nicobar Islands.....The climate is warm and tropical, with temperatures ranging from 22 to 30°C. Rainfall is heavy due to annual monsoons and measures around 3000 to 3800 mm each year....(one of FAC's commissioned by the Indian Navy recently is named after this place)

2)Nyoma Rap-(22nd June,2010..The Hindu...A.K.Antony's visit)

A town in in Leh District, Jammu and Kashmir......There is an Advanced Landing Ground of Indian Airforce....Nearby towns are Mahe and Rupshu, the town lies on the Leh - Loma - Hanle road. It lies on the banks of the Indus River.....


3)Lachen-

A town in North Sikkim,about 120kms from Gangtok..Temp ranges from 4-12 degrees C....The town commands a panoramic view of the Himalayan mountains and is abundant in wildlife....is being promoted by the Govt.of Sikkim as an alternative tourist destination...(A proposed H.E.P to be constructed here was shelved in July,2009...Times of India)
43)   1..Pearl river....china's second largest waterway...flooding this year..

2..Niamey...capital of Niger...food crisis and mass starvation from last few years..

3..Botswana (capital..Gaborone)...70% covered by Kalahari desert...largest producer of diamond in the world...Vice President (Hamid ansari) visited ..
44)   sinthan pass;kistwar- anantnag tunel to pass through this sinthan pass, it will connect kasmir walley & doda region of jammu,ht at 12450 ft,financed under SP VEH. by j&k bank on ppp basis&Goi(pm reconstrc plan)wd help of BRO& GREF
its an alternative of sringr-jammu highway.
45)   )LOHARINAG PALA dam in uttarkashi disrict...uttaranchal...600 mw project being e
executed by NTPC...on bhagirathi river....recently in news(green lobby Vs GoI).
2)NIYAMGIRI HILLS.....u all must be knowing but do specify the tribe inhabiting the place....DONGRIA KONDH...which considers these hills sacred.(tribe Vs vedanta mining group)
3)SAVLI is an industrial town near vadodra,gujarat.....here metro train coaches are being built for phase 2 by the german company bombardier....earlier we used to import hem but nw manufactured in INDIA under a technology transfer aggrement...
46)   Panchpatmali Hills @ damanjodi; in Koraput a tribal dominated district of orissa; Bauxite ores, Nalco Alumina Plant, Gond, korwa & kol tribes

Achanakmar @ Bilaspur CG, Biosphere reserve, schist rock system, Tropical deciduous forest, Sagwan n Bomboo dominated;
47)   Qattara Depression, an arid desert basin in northwest Egypt, about 200 miles (320 km) west of Cairo. The depression is about 70 miles (110 km) wide and about 170 miles (270 km) long. The depression's soft sands make it impassable to vehicles.


A )Ténéré, a vast region within the Sahara. It makes up most of the Republic of Niger and stretches into southeastern Algeria and northwestern Chad, bounded by the Ahaggar and Aïr mountains and the Djado Plateau. Flat, wind-eroded land and sand-filled depressions are the chief landmarks. The Ténéré is extremely arid; most of the scanty rainfall evaporates immediately. There is virtually no vegetation or animal life. Caravan routes cross the Ténéré, connecting oases such as Bilma and Agadem

B )Zanzibar, an island region of the nation of Tanzania. Zanzibar consists of a group of coral islands in the Indian Ocean off the east African coast. The total area is about 950 square miles (2,461 km2). The largest islands are Zanzibar and Pemba. The tropical climate, plentiful rain, and fertile soil make farming the main occupation. The region is the world's third largest producer of cloves and clove oil. Coconut oil and copra are also important.


C )Ifni, a former province of Spain in Africa, now part of Morocco. It covered 579 square miles (1,500 km2) and was bordered on three sides by Morocco and by the Atlantic Ocean on the fourth. Morocco ceded Ifni to Spain in 1860.
48)   Kashgarh : China center for China pak railway line..recently in news
49)   1)Khardung La - India's highest motorable pass into the Nubhra Valley.

2)Mata Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulmula in Ganderpal: A Sacred temple of Kashmiri pandits, where Kheer Bhawani festival is celebrated.

3)Renuka dam - on giri river h.p.
50)A small compilation of points...
51)  1. Nora island.....present in gulf of kachchh....shankhs, Fish and Tourist place
2) Dholavira...-.locally known as Kotada Timba ...It is located on the Khadir bet island in the Kutch Desert ...indus valley site
3)Divi island Or divi point.....seasonal island...near false divi point...mouth of krishna...imp 4 scientific res.
4)Diglipur....in North andaman..... The tallest peak of the island called the Saddle Peak (732 Metres) is located in Diglipur. Kalpong, the only river of Andaman flows from here. The first hydroelectric project of the islands is coming upon this river..
5. guayaquil - recent volcano in Equador
6. comoros island – Flight Accident , African island nation
7.sanjose - capital of Costa Rica ,
Capital city of
which is in political turmoil,
8. luoyang in - india going to built a Buddhist temple here, - imp.for indo china relations
9.CHIRMIRI HILLS- in chattisgarh known for forest and coal mines.. recently a mine blast took place ANJAN HILL - coal mine blast in koriya district
10. Bhagyam- Oilfield in the Mangala area of Barmer Dist..
11. Monkey Falls-
Located in Coimbatore, near the uphill ghat road Valparai on the Pollachi-Valparai road in the Anaimalai Hills range. It is a refreshing natural waterfalls..
12. Sirohi National Park-
It is a national park located in the state of Manipur in India. Among the animals that make their homes here include the tragopan, the tiger and leopard. Its is here that the famous siroi lily (Lilium maclineae) grows naturally..
13. Changla Pass-
In J & K,on the route to Pangong Lake from Leh...is the third highest motorable vehicle pass in the world..,India has decide to set up it's seed-vault in Changla, which is 2nd in the world. The first Seed vault is in Svalbard in Norway.
52)Huangpo river-china.Place of world trade expo 2010
53)  . Vadinar refinery – Gujrat, oil from Mangla oilfield

Barethi, Madhya Pradesh....4000MW Power project proposed by NTPC...previously the project was planned in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.Now shifted bcoz lack of support from UP govt.

Alvarado,Badajoz - Spain(coast) – Worlds largest solar pwr plant...

Kandadhar Iron ore mines.....Sundargarh dist..Orissa - POSCO

Mascarenhas Archipelago, Coast of Indonesia...Sea lvl rise...coz of Hadley walker circulation in Indian Ocean....

Seychelles, Zanzibar Sea level drop...coz of same reason cited above...

Sompeta, Srikakulam dist...Andhra Pradesh Thermal plant access denied by NEAA(National Environment appellate authority.
54)   uran -- beach , raigarh dist, place of oill spill near Mumbai
55)   Kuno palpur WLS, MP – Cheetahs to be introduced..
Nauradehi WLS, MP - Cheetahs to be introduced..
Shahgarh Landscape, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan - Cheetahs to be introduced..
Mangalam, Tirumal temple…. Panther attack
Goalpura, Guwahati, Blast on CRPF by ULFA
Choglamsar village, Leh…Cloud burst& flash floods
Oil spill in Mumbai – Elephanta Is, Vashi(near navi Mumbai), Airoli, Mondovi & Uran in Raigad dist.
Sasthamkota lake, Kollam dist, Kerala---- drying up…was a source of drinking water for 7 lakh ppl…
Parambikulam WLS, Kerela
56)   Banavasi: Its the best to place to learn ancient Indian architecture, this village in Karnataka

Hodka: The Great Rann of Kutchh and the Dand are famous of this village of Gujarat

Jyotisar: The land of Great Hindu Epic Mahabharata, it still resonates Bhagvat Geeta.Location - Jyotisar, Kurukshetra, Haryana

Aranmula: The village of metal mirrors & famous Snake Boat Race, One of the traditional Villages of Kerala, Aranmula is located about 110 kms north of Trivandrum

Lachen: This Bhutia Village of Gangtok at a height of 9200ft, shows the China Border, famous for its Buddhist Monastry, the Lachen Monastry and the natural beauty its has at such a height


Nepura: The Village where Buddha gave his first preaching and near to which he made Nalanda University, Located between the famous places Nalanda and Rajgir Town of Bihar, this small village is famous for weaving.

Chaugan: The Famous Indian Ballad Jungle Book by Kipling was written based on this village .

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