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General Awareness is an important section of most of the competitive exams. Ususally the questions that come in it are associated with the largest, biggest, smallest, highest things or landscapes in India. Here is a list of all the important points for you to remember.

S. No.

Type

Place

1.

Longest River

Ganges

2.

Longest Tributary

Yamuna

3.

State with the longest coastline

Gujarat (1214.7 km)

4.

Longest Dam

Hirakud (stands across the river Mahanadi)

5.

Longest Beach

Marina Beach, Chennai

6.

Longest Electrified Railway Line

Situated between Cherlopalli and Rapuru stations of Andhra Pradesh

7.

Longest Road

NH 44 (Srinagar to Kanyakumari)

8.

Longest Railway Platform

Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

9.

Longest Canal

Indira Gandhi Canal

 

 

S. No.

Type

Place

1.

Largest Museum

Indian Museum (found by Asiatic Society of Bengal, Kolkata)

2.

Largest Desert

Thar Desert (also known as the Great Indian Desert; forms a natural boundary between India and Pakistan)

3.

Largest State in terms of area

Rajasthan

4.

Largest forest state

Madhya Pradesh

5.

Largest Mosque

Jama Masjid

6.

Largest Port

Jawaharlal Nehru Port (also known as Nhava Sheva, located in Maharashtra, Mumbai)

7.

Largest river island

Majuli Island (located in Assam at Brahmaputra river)

8.

Largest Library

National Library of India (Kolkata)

9.

Largest Lake of Saline Water

Chilka Lake (Odisha)

10.

Largest Union Territory

Jammu and Kashmir

 

 

S. No.

Type

Place

1.

Smallest state by area

Goa (3702 km2)

2.

Smallest state by population

Sikkim

3.

Smallest Union Territory

Lakshadweep (32 km2)

4.

Highest award

Bharat Ratna

5.

Highest Dam

Tehri Dam (located on Bhagirathi river in Uttarakhand, India)

6.

Highest Gallantry Award

Param Veer Chakra

7.

Highest Sports Award

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

8.

Highest Airport

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (Leh, J&K)

9.

Highest Waterfall

Jog Falls, Karnataka

10.

Rainiest Place

Mausinram (Meghalaya, India)

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