Q1. Consider the following statements about natural disasters in India:

1) Of the 7,516 Km long coastline, close to 5,700 Km is prone to cyclones and tsunamis.

2) 58.6%of the landmass is prone to earthquakes of moderate to high intensity.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 2 only
  3. c) Both 1 and 2
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q2. Consider the following statements about the Deep Ocean Mission:

1) It is targeted to explore the Polymetallic nodules in the Central Indian Ocean Basin.

2) It is to be led by the Ministry of New and Renewable energy.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 2 only
  3. c) Both 1 and 2
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q3. Consider the following statements:

It is a national park and one of the premier tiger reserves in the country. It is known for its wildlife and has many types of biomes, but dry deciduous forest is dominant. Together with Nagarhole National ParkMudumalai National Park and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, it forms a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It is

  1. a) Periyar National Park
  2. b) Anamalai Tiger Reserve
  3. c) Bannerghatta National Park
  4. d) Bandipur Tiger Reserve

 

Q4. Consider the following statements about EL-Nino phenomenon:

1) During this phenomenon, a warm ocean current flows past the Peruvian Coast, in place of the cold Peruvian current, every 2 to 5 years.

2) The average difference in air pressure patterns across the Pacific is traditionally measured using the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI).

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 2 only
  3. c) Both 1 and 2
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q5. Consider the following statements about the National Commission for Minorities:

1) It shall consist of a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson and five Members to be nominated by the Central Government from amongst persons of eminence, ability and integrity.

2) The repository of powers to declare a community as 'a minority community' is vested with the commission.

Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 2 only
  3. c) Both 1 and 2
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Answers

1-(c)

2-(a)

3-(d)

4-(c)

5-(a)

Mains ques:

  1. Explain the role of Agro-biodiversity in resolving the nutrient deficiency in India. Do you think that food fortification can resolve the issue of hunger in India?

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