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2020 JUN 8

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Sundarbans has been heavily damaged by the recent cyclone Amphan.


  • The Sundarbans is a mangrove area in the delta formed by the confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal.
  • It spans from the Hooghly River in India's state of West Bengal to the Baleswar River in Bangladesh.
  • Parts of Sundarbans are enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • The Sundarbans mangrove forest covers an area of about 10,000 sq. km, which is the largest single tract of mangrove in the world.


Q. Consider the following statements:

  • It is formed at confluence of Ganga and Meghna rivers.
  • Sundarbans are part of UNESCO world heritage list.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer to Prelims question