Rivers of India – Indus and Brahmaputra

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Indus

Which is the longest river of the Indian subcontinent? – Indus or Sindhu

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What is the approximate length of Indus River? – 3,200 km

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What is the originating point of river Ganges? – Confluence of Sengge and Gar rivers near Kailash-Mansarovar region in Tibet, China

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Indus River passes through only one Indian state. Which is it? – Jammu & Kashmir

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Which river is also known as the Lion River? – Indus

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Which are the important tributaries of Indus in Jammu & Kashmir? – Shyok, Shigar and Gilgit

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Which are the most important tributaries of Indus? – Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej

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Which tributaries of Indus emerge from northwestern direction to merge into it? – Gumal, Zhob, Tochi and Swat

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Indus merges into which ocean? – The Arabian Sea

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Indus passes through which important city of Pakistan before merging into the seas? – Karachi

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brahmaputra

Brahmaputra

What is the originating point of Brahmaputra River? – Angsi Glacier near Mansarovar Lake (Tibet, China)

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What is the approximate length of Brahmaputra River? – 2,900 km (about 1,800 miles)

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Brahmaputra is known by which name in China? – Tsangpo

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Brahmaputra enters India through which state? – Arunachal Pradesh

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Brahmaputra is known by which name in Arunachal Pradesh? – Siang or Dihang (It is known by the name Siang as it enters Indian territory through a rocky and mountainous terrain.  Later in the plains of Arunachal Pradesh it is known as Dihang)

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How many times river Brahmaputra changes its course significantly during its flow? – Twice (Once while entering into India from China and secondly while entering Bangladesh from India)

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Brahmaputra flows through how many Indian states? – Two (Arunachal Pradesh and Assam)

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Longest flow of Brahmaputra occurs in which Indian state? – Assam

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One of the largest river-islands in the world is formed by Brahmaputra river in Assam. What is the name of this river –island? – Majuli (It is however shrinking fast and is experiencing serious threat to its existence)

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Which important city of Assam is situated on Brahmaputra River? – Guwahati

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Brahmaputra is known by which name in Bangladesh? – Jamuna

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Which are the important tributaries of Brahmaputra? – Dibang and Lohit (in Arunachal Pradesh), Kameng (in Assam) and Ganges (or Padma), Teesta and Meghna (in Bangladesh)

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Brahmaputra merges with which river to form the Sunderbans Delta? – Ganges or Padma

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Brahmaputra merges into which sea after joining the Ganges in Bangladesh? – Bay of Bengal (Later stages of Brahmaputra are known as Meghna)

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Which country is proposing to build a massive dam over Brahmaputra to utilize its mammoth water resources, a step that could drastically reduce river’s water flow into India? – China


 

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