The Sun

Today’s Topic of the Day is ‘The Sun’ which is one of the topics in NCERT Geography textbook Class VI. The topic of the Day (ToD) will help the aspirants to know the basic concepts and make their foundation strong while preparing for UPSC IAS Exam.

Reading Topic of the Day religiously will mould the aspirants to prepare for Current affairs in a very effective way and make relevant current affairs notes.

The Sun

The sun is the source of heat and light and the midpoint and for the solar system. It is made up of enormously hot gas. It gives the pulling force that binds the solar system. The sun is regarded as the ultimate. The sun is about 150 million km away from the earth. There are eight planets of the solar system that move around the sun in static paths. These paths are elongated and called as orbits. Mercury is the nearest planet to the sun.

Question on the topic

Consider the following statements

  1. There are eight planets revolving around the sun
  2. The elongated paths around sun through where the planets revolving the sun are known as Orbit

Select the correct ones

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

Answer: C