Q 1. What is Supermoon? (Recent and hot topic in news these days).
Q 2. What are we talking about in the description below:
– It will have its 100-year anniversary on August 14, 2014.
– The American Society of Civil Engineers has named it one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
– France began work on the project in 1881, but had to stop because of engineering problems and high mortality due to disease. The United States took over the project in 1904, and took a decade to complete, which was officially opened on August 15, 1914.
– One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, it greatly reduced the time of travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Q 3. Which is world’s northernmost capital city of a sovereign state?
Q 4. Which is the largest lake of the world and where is it located?
Q 5. Which is the highest waterfall of the world and where is it located?
Q 6. Which is the most saline water-body in the world?
Q 7. Which country has the longest coastline in the world?
Q 8. Which is the only river which crosses the equator twice?
Q 9. It is also called as the continent for science because it provides unique opportunity to the scientists to learn about the world. Ronald Amundsen was the first person to reach there (Discovered in 1820). Which continent?
Q 10. Which is the only landlocked country in the South East Asian peninsula?
Ans 1. A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system.
The most recent occurrence was on August 10, 2014. The next and closest supermoon of 2014 will be on September 9.
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Ans 2. Panama Canal
Ans 3. Reykjavik – the capital and largest city of Iceland. Its latitude, at 64°08′ N, makes it the world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state.
Ans 4. Caspian Sea – It forms a part of the natural border between Europe and Asia. It is in anendorheic basin (it has no outflows) and is bounded to the northeast by Kazakhstan, to the northwest by Russia, to the west by Azerbaijan, to the south by Iran, and to the southeast by Turkmenistan.
Ans 5. Angel Falls, Venezuela (South America)
Ans 6. Lake Van, Turkey
Ans 7. Canada
Ans 8. Congo River, Africa
Ans 9. Antarctica – Also know as white continent because of the vast cover of ice on the surface. (It is the only planet where penguins are found)
Ans 10. Laos – Laos is a landlocked, mountainous country, widely covered by largely unspoilt tropical forest. Less than 5% of the land is suitable for subsistence agriculture, which nevertheless provides around 80% of employment. The main crop is rice, which is grown on the fertile floodplain of the Mekong River.
Laos, one of the world’s few remaining communist states, is one of east Asia’s poorest countries. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 it has struggled to find its position within a changing political and economic landscape.