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Indian Standard Time is how many hours behind Greenwich Mean Time?
1. 6 hours 30 minutes
2. 5 hours 30 minutes  
3. 6 hours
4. 5 hours

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : 5 hours 30 minutes  

The correct answer is 5 hours 30 minutes.

  • The international standard timeline 0º longitude passes through a place called Greenwich, London.
  • From 0º longitude to 82½º east longitude, there is a 5-hour 30-minute time interval,
  • Since India is located in the Eastern Hemisphere, Indian Standard Time (82½º East Longitude) is 5 hours 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich Time.
  • That is, if it is 5:30 in the evening in India, then the time of day in London will be at 12:00.
  • 23½º North latitude line or Tropic of Cancer passes through the middle of India,
  • The Tropic of Cancer passes through Bangladesh between West Bengal and Tripura.
  • The longest length of the Tropic of Cancer in India is in the state of Madhya Pradesh and the minimum length is in Rajasthan.
  • The Tropic of Cancer passes through eight states of the country, which is from west to east Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura, and Mizoram.

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