Consider the following statements:

  1. The distance between the longitudes decreases towards poles
  2. The zero degrees meridian is also known as International Date Line

     Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

First statement is correct. Second statement is incorrect because the International Date Line is located on the 180º line of longitude in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Zero degrees meridian is called Prime Meridian.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module