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310. Fact
Continental shelf
Land adjoining a continent submerged in the sea.

311. Fact
Cyclones
A low pressure system area in which the wind blows spirally inward.

312. Fact
Crop rotation
Growing different crops needing different minerals for their growth in the same piece of land in order to get more yield.

313. Fact
Date line
An imaginary line pointing north-south approximating to the meridian 180 (east or west) where the date changes by one day the moment it is crossed.

314. Fact
Delta
Alluvial deposit shaped like greek letter, formed at the mouth of the river, where it falls into the sea, e.g., the sunderban delta.

315. Fact
Dew
Condensed atmospheric water vapours due to the cooling of the air.

316. Fact
Dry farming
Growing of crops in low rainfall areas by moisture conservation, crop rotation but without irrigation.

317. Fact
Equator
An imaginary line dividing the earth into two equal parts.

318. Fact
Equinoxes
The day on which nights and days are of equal duration, e.g., march 22 and september 23.

319. Fact
Erosion
Wearing away of the earth's land surface by rain, wind, water, etc. Rendering the land infertile.

320. Fact
Eclipse
When one earthly body obscures another one partially or completely.

321. Fact
Fog
When the atmospheric moisture touches cold earth and condenses on dust particles.

322. Fact
Frost
When the atmospheric moisture deposits in the shape of icy flakes on the exposed objects or near the ground due to below freezing point temperature.

323. Fact
High seas
The parts of the sea which do not come under the territorial jurisdiction of the nations.

324. Fact
Iceberg
Huge mass of ice separated from glacier in the polar regions. These masses of ice float in the oceans with 9 parts submerged in the ocean and one part visible.

325. Fact
Isobars
Lines on the map connecting the places of the same pressure.

326. Fact
Isotherms
Lines on the map joining the places of the same temperature.

327. Fact
Isthmus
Narrow neck of land joining two land areas.

328. Fact
Kundan
Anew variety of wheat which gives high yields in both rained and irrigated tracts and responds well to low dose of water and fertiliser.

329. Fact
Lagoon
A shallow stream of water at the mouth of a river enclosed bu dunes of river silt.

330. Fact
Light year
The distance traveled by light in one year. It is equal to 9.4*10612 km.

331. Fact
Local time
Time calculated from the sun at noon at any place of earth.

332. Fact
Meridian
Imaginary line joining north and south poles and cutting the equator at right angles.

333. Fact
Mist
It is just like fog but contain more moisture.

334. Fact
Oasis
A part of the desert where water and vegetation are found.

335. Fact
Orbit
The path of the heavenly bodies.

336. Fact
Pygmallion point
The southernmost point of india, 700 km away from mainland india.

337. Fact
Prairies
Smooth, treeless, green plain of central and north america.

338. Fact
Reef
Jutting of rock or shingle or sand at just above or below sea level.

339. Fact
Savanna
Land covered with natural grass.

340. Fact
Sidereal day
Time taken by the earth to rotate once round its axis.

341. Fact
Snow line
Altitudinal line along which the area remains snow clad.

342. Fact
Spring tides
Higher tides in the ocean caused by the sun and the moon together. When the sun, the earth and the moon are positioned in a straight line.

343. Fact
Neap tides
Tides caused by the differences of the forces exerted by the moon and the sun when both are at right angles to each other.

344. Fact
Tornado
A brisk and violent storm generally having rotator motion.

345. Fact
Tundras
Peripheral area of arctic ocean.

346. Fact
Tycoon
Violent hurricane in china sea.

347. Fact
Weather satellite
Artificial satellite designed to forecast weather.

348. Fact
Westerlies
Constant winds blowing from south-west in the northern hemisphere and north-west in south hemisphere.

349. Fact
Arbitration
Referring dispute to disinterested party called arbitrator for decision, which will be binding.

350. Fact
Annuity
Payment of a fixed amount periodically for a limited time. It is an investment on which the owner receives not only interest on his money but also return of his capital.

351. Fact
Balance of trade
The difference between the value of imports and exports. It is favourable when the value of exported goods exceeds the value of imported goods. If it is reverse balance is unfavourable.

352. Fact
Balance sheet
Statements of accounts, generally os a business house prepared at the end of a year, showing debits and credits under broad heads, in order to find out the profit and loss positions in the outgoing year.

353. Fact
Barter
Exchange of commodity with other commodities without the interface of any form of currency.

354. Fact
Bond
Document by which a government, a company or a person agrees to pay a sum of money in a certain time.

355. Fact
Budget
Annual estimate of expenditure and revenue of a country or a subordinate authority like a corporation.

356. Fact
Bill of exchange
Written order by a drawer to pay sum on given date ot named payee.

357. Fact
Buyer's market
An economic phenomenon where there are more goods in market than demanded and so the buyers can dictate the prices of goods.

358. Fact
Clearing house
Place where officials of the banks meet daily to exchange cheques drawn on the respective banks and settle the account by the payment of balances only.

359. Fact
Cooperative farming
Joint farming wherein farmers pool their land, capital and resources and divide the produce at the end of the harvest in proportion to their land put in the pool. The farmers retain their proprietary rights.

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