IES: Geography Tit Bits

India's Forest Policies

Forest Policies of India

Indian States International Boundaries

  1. Bordering Pakistan Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat.

  2. Bordering China Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh.

  3. Bordering Nepal Bihar, Uttaranchal, UP, Sikkim, West Bengal

  4. Bordering Bangladesh West Bengal, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, Assam

  5. Bordering Bhutan West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam

  6. Bordering Myanmar Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram

  7. Bordering Afghanistan Jammu and Kashmir (Pakistan-occupied area)

Moon Important Facts

  • Average distance from Earth 3, 84, 365 km
  • Diameter 3, 476 km
  • Ratio of diameter of moon to that of earth 1: 3.7
  • Rotation speed 27 days, 2hrs, 43 min & 11.47Sec.
  • Revolution Speed 27 days, 7hrs, 43 min & 11.47 Sec.
  • Time taken by moonlight to reach earth 1.3 Sec
  • Percent of surface visible from earth 59%
  • First man to reach moon Neil Armstrong and Edvin Aldrin on Apollo XI (1969)

Heights of Some Important Indian Peaks

  • SNo Peak Height in metres above mean Sea Level
  • 1 K2 8, 611
  • 2 Kanchen Junga 8, 598
  • 3 Nanga Parvat 8, 126
  • 4 Gasher Brum 8, 068
  • 5 Broad Peak 8, 047
  • 6 Disteghil Sar 7, 885
  • 7 Masher Brum E 7, 821
  • 8 Nanda Devi 7, 817
  • 9 Masher Brum W 7, 806
  • 10 Rakaposhi 7, 788
  • 11 Kamet 7, 756
  • 12 Saser Kangri 7, 672
  • 13 Skyang Kangri 7, 544
  • 14 Sia Kangri 7, 422
  • 15 Chaukhamba (Badrinath Peak) 7, 138
  • 16 Trisul West 7, 138
  • 17 Nunkun 7, 135
  • 18 Pauhunri 7, 128
  • 19 Kangto 7, 090
  • 20 Dunagiri 7, 066

Discussions & Questions

  • Hello sir I want to know that what should be study for general study 60 question for IES? ( - on ))

    1 Answer

    You need to have good command over current affairs and basic general knowledge, supplements of Pratiyogita Darpan are a good summarized material for the same.

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