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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 27]

  • IAS baba
  • July 14, 2015
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 IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 27]

 

 

Topic- Indian Geography- Cropping/ Agriculture, IYB and Current Affairs

 

 

1. The best way to improve crop production in India is to increase the crop intensity ie by increasing gross sown area.

Which is not the hindering factor involved in improving the crop intensity?

  1. Infertile soil.
  2. Deficiency in moisture, especially in rain fed region.
  3. Insufficient usage of manures and fertilizers.
  4. Large tracts of black soil.

 

2. In India El Nino can have comparatively lesser impact on Sugarcane and Urad production.

What are the reasons?

  1. Sugarcane is largely grown under irrigated areas.
  2. Urad is mainly grown in regions where rainfall variability is very low.
  3. Urad is drought resistant crop.
  4. Sugarcane although a khariff crop requires very less water.

Choose the right pair of reasons from the codes below

  1. 1, 2.
  2. 1, 3.
  3. 2, 4.
  4. 3, 4.

 

 

3. Ragi, a millet is currently encouraged to include in the diet to supplement nutrients to counter the malnutrition that is haunting the country.

Consider the following statements Ragi.

  1. Ragi is rich in iron, calcium, roughphage and is mainly grown in dry regions.
  2. Among minor producers Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand are included.
  3. It is grown as a major crop in Bengaluru-Mysuru table land from where the country’s majority of Ragi production comes from.

Choose the correct statements from the code below.

  1. 1, 2 only.
  2. 2, 3 only.
  3. 1, 3 only.
  4. All the above.

 

 

4. Tea best grows in Assam, Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts of West Bengal. What is/are the uniqueness of this region which suits this crop?

  1. It has warm and humid climate.
  2. Showers are mainly concentrated in 4-5 months ie June to October in any year.
  3. Deep, fertile and well drained soil.
  4. Rugged topography of the relief near the Himalayan foot hills.

Choose the correct code.

  1. 1, 2, 3 only.
  2. 1, 3 only.
  3. 1, 3, 4 only.
  4. All the above.

 

 

5. Indian agriculture is termed to be an Intensive Subsistence Farming type. What are the characteristic that has made Indian agriculture to be categorized into that type?

  1. Very high population density.
  2. Labour intensive farming.
  3. Lower yield of production in terms of per capita labour force.
  4. Very small and fragmented land holdings.
  5. Usage of farm machinery.

Choose the correct code from the following.

  1. 1, 2, 3 only.
  2. 1, 2, 3, 4 only.
  3. 2, 3, 4 only.
  4. All the above.

 

6. Kerala has outpaced every other state in the country in terms of Rubber production. The reasons being

  1. It has hot and humid climate with precipitation more than 200cms annually.
  2. Very small dry spell during summers for 2-3 months.
  3. Well drained red soil with gentle slope and no stagnation of water.

Choose the correct reason/s from the code below.

  1. 1 only.
  2. 1, 2 only.
  3. 1, 3 only.
  4. All the above. 

 

7. Sugarcane grown in subtropical region has lower productivity than that is grown in tropical regions.

Consider the following statements about subtropical region ie Northern India which has low productivity in sugarcane production.

  1. Frost formations.
  2. Floods and water logging.
  3. High diurnal temperature.
  4. Low humidity.

Choose the correct reason/s from the codes below.

  1. 1, 2 only.
  2. 2, 3 only.
  3. 3, 4 only.
  4. 1, 2, 3 only.

 

8. The productivity in the Indian agriculture has stagnated since 1990’s although the usage of fertilizers has considerably increased since then.

What is/are the possible reason/s?

  1. Unscientific usage of fertilizers.
  2. Agriculture productivity in India has reached a zenith position and any further increase in the productivity cannot come through increase in the usage of fertilizers.
  3. Increasing monsoon vagaries because of Climate Change.
  4. Both 1 and 3.

 

9. What are the factors that have favoured the Wheat production in North West India?

  1. Western disturbances.
  2. Fertile alluvial soil brought down mainly by Indus and Ganga river system.
  3. Semi arid region.

Choose the correct code from the following.

  1. 1, 2 only.
  2. 2, 3 only.
  3. 1, 3 only.
  4. All the above.

 

10. Although green revolution brought a great success for our country during later 1960’s it also brought in few negatives. What are those negatives?

  1. Inter crop disparity.
  2. Inter personal inequalities.
  3. Environmental pollution.
  4. Regional economic disparity.
  5. Unemployment.
  6. Self sufficiency in all types of agricultural crop production.

 

Choose the correct code from the following.

  1. 1, 2, 3 only.
  2. 1 , 3, 4, 5 only
  3. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 only.
  4. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 only.

 

 

 

11. Arrange the following Tiger Reserves from North to South direction

  1. Kundermukh
  2. Bor
  3. Pilibhit
  4. Achanakmar

Correct sequence

  1. 4-3-2-1
  2. 3-4-2-1
  3. 1-4-3-2
  4. 2-3-4-1

 

12. Consider the following statements regarding National Green Tribunal (NGT)

  1. NGT can handle cases related to The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991
  2. The Tribunal shall be bound by the procedure laid down under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.
  3. It is a federal legislation enacted by the Parliament of India, under India’s constitutional provision of Article 21

Which of the above is NOT correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. Only 1
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. Only 2

 

13. Consider the following statements

  1. The constitution of National Park in India can only be done by Central Government
  2. Abolition of National Park can be done by State Legislation

Select the correct codes

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

 

14. Consider the following

  1. Markhor
  2. Brown palm civet
  3. Yellow Fronted Barbet
  4. Ovaria Lurida

Which of the above are ENDEMIC species of INDIA?

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  4. 2 and 4

 

15. Consider the statements about ‘Super-Heavy Elements’ recently in news

  1. Super-heavy elements are elements beyond atomic number 104.
  2. They are artificially created but do exist naturally
  3. India is part of development of super heavy element 117

Select the Wrong Statement/s

  1. 1 and 2
  2. Only 1
  3. Only 2
  4. Only 3

 

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