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Ganga River Quiz


#1. From where does the river Ganga originate?

The River Ganga rises from the Gangotri glacier near Gaumukh (3,900 m) in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Here, it is known as the Bhagirathi. It cuts through the Central and the Lesser Himalayas in narrow gorges. At Devprayag, the Bhagirathi meets the Alaknanda; then, it is known as the Ganga.

#2. According to Hindu mythology, the name of the king who brought the river Ganga to earth was

#3. India's highest dam Tehri is located on which river?

The Tehri Dam is the highest dam in India and one of the highest in the world. It is a multi-purpose rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the Bhagirathi River near Tehri in Uttarakhand, India.

#4. Which river originates from the Nepal-China border in Tibet and joins Ganga near Hajipur (Bihar)?

The Gandak River (also known as the Narayani) is one of the major rivers of Nepal and a left-bank tributary of the Ganges in India. It originates from the Nepal-China border in Tibet and joins Ganga near Hajipur (Bihar).

#5. What is river Ganga called in Bangladesh?

In West Bengal in India, as well as in Bangladesh, the Ganges is locally called the Padma. The westernmost distributaries of the delta are the Bhagirathi and the Hugli (Hooghly) rivers, on the east bank of which stands the huge metropolis of Kolkata (Calcutta).

#6. In collaboration with which Indian Institute of Technology did National Mission for Clean Ganga launch Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (CGRBMS) in 2016?

#7. If we consider the total distance covered by a river within India, which is the longest river of our country?

#8. What is the name of the dam constructed on Sone River, a tributary of the Ganga?

Bansagar Dam is located on Sone River in Shahdol district.It is Multipurpose river Valley Project. Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh shares water for irrigation purpose from this project.

#9. The Ganga, rising near the glacier Gangotri in the Himalayas, flows through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Bengal and falls into the

#10. Through which of the following countries does the Ganga flow?

#11. Which of the following rivers is named as the Dakshina Ganga?

#12. In the Hindu mythology, who is known as Gangadhara, the “Bearer of the Ganga”?

#13. Who was the first European to mention the river Ganga?

Megasthenes was a Greek historian who came to India in the fourth century B.C. as an ambassador of Seleucus Nicator. He lived in the court of Chandragupta Maurya for about five years (302-298 B.C.). His experience of India is written in his book entitled “INDIKA”. Through his accounts, we come to know everything that he had seen in India – its geography, government, religion, and society. He is possibly the first European Traveller to mention the river Ganga.

#14. Sundarbans is the name given to the large Delta that are formed where the river basins of Ganga and Bramhaputra meet. Sundarbans are so called because of

#15. Which tributary of Ganga originates from Nepal-Sikkim border and joins Ganga in Bangladesh?

The Mahananda River is a trans-boundary river that flows through the Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar, and Bangladesh. It originates in the Himalayas: Paglajhora Falls on Mahaldiram Hill near Chimli, east of Kurseong in Darjeeling district.

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