In news: Volkhov River


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Prelims level: Volkhov River

Why in the News?

Four medical students from India studying in a university in Russia drowned in Volkhov River near St. Petersburg.

About Volkhov River

  • The Volkhov River is a significant waterway in northwestern Russia.
  • It is located in the Leningrad Oblast and Novgorod Oblast of Russia, in the northwestern part of the country.
  • It stretches approximately 224 kilometers (139 miles) from Lake Ilmen to Lake Ladoga.
  • Origin: It flows out of Lake Ilmen north into Lake Ladoga, the largest lake in Europe.
  • Tributaries: The Msta River is the largest tributary of the Volkhov.
  • Major Cities: Several cities and settlements are situated along the banks of the Volkhov River, including Novgorod, Veliky Novgorod, and Volkhov.


[2020] Consider the following pairs:

River – Flows into

  1. Mekong – Andaman sea
  2. Thames – Irish Sea
  3. Volga – Caspian Sea
  4. Zambezi – Indian Ocean

Which of the pairs above is/are correctly matched?

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) 3 Only

(d) None of the above/More than one of the above.

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