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– Which is the most prominent desert river of India? – Luni (It is the only major desert river of India)
– Luni River is associated with which state of India? – Rajasthan (It is also the most prominent river of Rajasthan state)
– Which is the originating point of Luni River? – The Aravalli Range (The river emerges from Pushkar Valley of this mountain range near Ajmer)
– What is the ancient Sanskrit name of Luni River? –‘Lavanvari’ (Which means full of salt or ‘lavan’ as Luni stands out for its highly saline water
– Luni River is known by which name at the start of its journey? – Sagarmati River
– Which is the major tributary of Luni River? – Sarsuti (Sarsuti merges into Luni and from this place it gets its popular name of Luni)
– What is the approximate length of Luni River? – Around 500 km
– What is the general flowing direction of Luni River? – From North-East to South-West
– What is an important feature associated with Luni River? – This river instead of merging into the ocean, ends its journey in the marshy region of Rann of Kutchh in Gujarat
– What is the general nature of Luni River? – It is generally a season river and generally flows in the Monsoon season (It is also comparatively a much shallow river)
– Which is the only major river to flow through Haryana? – Ghaggar River
– What is the originating point of Ghaggar River? – Shivalik Hills (Himachal Pradesh)
– Which is the other river with which the Ghaggar River forms a joint river-system? – Hakra River
– What is the salient feature of Ghaggar-Hakra river system? – The river of this system is known as Ghaggar before Ottu Barrage (in Haryana) and afterwards is known as Hakra
– Which ancient Vedic river has been identified with the Ghaggar-Hakra river system by numerous historians? – Saraswati (Historians such as Max Muller and M.A. Stein had accepted the fact that the Vedic Saraswati River and today’s Ghaggar-Hakra river system were the same)
– Ghaggar River dries up in which region of Rajasthan? – Thar Desert
– Which is the only major river passing through Rajasthan which is perennial in nature? – Chambal River
– What is the originating point of Chambal River? – Singar Chouri Peak in Vindhya Range near Indore (Madhya Pradesh)
– Chambal River is the tributary of which major river? – Yamuna
– Chambal River flows through how many states? – Three (Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh)
– Which are the major dams situated on Chambal River? – Gandhi Sagar Dam (on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan) and Rana Pratap Sagar Dam (in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan)
– Which major city is situated on Chambal River? – Kota (Rajasthan)
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