Q. Which of the following river is known as “Singi Khamban”?

[A] Ganga River

[B] Son River

[C] Indus River

[D] Brahmaputra River

Answer: C

Explanation: The Indus River is one of the largest river basins of the world, covering an area of 11,65,000 sq. km (in India it is 321, 289 sq. km and a total length of 2,880 km (in India 1,114 km).

  • The Indus also known as the Sindhu, is the westernmost of the Himalayan rivers in India.
  • It originates from a glacier near Bokhar Chu (31°15′ N latitude and 81°40′ E longitude) in the Tibetan region at an altitude of 4,164 m in the Kailash Mountain range.
  • In Tibet, it is known as ‘Singi Khamban; or Lion’s mouth.

Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Physical Geography