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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 27]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 27]

 


Q.1) Economy Survey mentions about ‘Rainbow Revolution’. Consider the following w.r.t it

  1. Food Processing
  2. Fisheries
  3. Forestry
  4. Horticulture
  5. Crop Cultivation
  6. Animal Husbandry

Which of the above are included in the concept of Rainbow Revolution?

a) 2, 3 and 5

b) 1, 3, 4 and 5

c) 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6

d) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6


Q.2) Consider the statements and choose the incorrect from the following:

a) India is a net importer of water and China is a net exporter of water

b) India’s has maximum exports in Rice, Sugar, Cotton and Soyabean

c) National output of pulses comes predominantly from un-irrigated land

d) A large share of output in wheat, rice and is from irrigated land


Q.3) Consider the impact of fall in the Crude Oil Price on Indian Economy

  1. Exporters of petroleum producers are negatively impacted
  2. It will help to narrow down Current Account Deficit
  3. The value of Indian Rupee will strengthen

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.4) Arrange the following countries in decreasing order of ‘Average Cereal Yields’

  1. China
  2. USA
  3. India
  4. Bangladesh
  5. Brazil
  6. Canada

Select the correct code

a) 2-1-3-5-6-4

b) 1-2-5-6-3-4

c) 2-1-5-4-6-3

d) 2-1-5-3-6-4


Q.5) Jan Aushadhi Scheme is a direct market intervention scheme of

a) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

b) Ministry of Economic Affairs

c) Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

d) Ministry of Science and Technology


Q.6) Which of the following pulses are covered under Minimum Support Price (MSP)?

  1. Arhar
  2. Masur
  3. Urad
  4. Moong

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2

b) 2, 3 and 4

c) 1, 3 and 4

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q.7) Consider the following

  1. Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme- Ministry of Agriculture
  2. Integrated Watershed Management Programme- Ministry of Rural Development
  3. Soil Health Card- Ministry of Water Resources

Select the incorrect match

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 3

c) 2 and 3

d) Only 2


Q.8) 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.

  1. Ragi is rich in iron, calcium, roughage 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.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All the above


Q.9) 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.

a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1, 3 and 4 only

d) All the above


Q.10) Sugarcane grown in subtropical region has lower productivity than that is grown in tropical regions.

Consider the following statements about subtropical region i.e 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.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 3 and 4 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only


Q.11) Consider the following statements:

  1. A short duration growing season between Rabi and Kharif is called Zaid.
  2. Zaid crops require warm dry weather for major growth period and longer day length for flowering.
  3. Major crops are seasonal fruits and vegetables like watermelon, musk melon, cucumber etc.
  4. Paddy seeds are sown in this season.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2,3 and 4

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.12) Consider the following statements regarding the milk production in India:

  1. India is the World’s leading milk producer.
  2. The growth of India’s milk production in year 2015-16 is higher than the average World’s growth of milk production.
  3. India has amongst the most productive breeds of milch animals.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.13) Sugar is one of the basic human necessities across the world. Sugarcane plantations became a major driver of large and forced human migrations in 19th and early 20th century. Consider the following statements regarding sugarcane and sugar production:

  1. It was in India that farmers discovered and began the farming of sugarcane.
  2. The process to produce sugar crystals was invented in India.
  3. European merchants started trading in sugar, which was a luxury and expensive spice in Europe.
  4. Europeans from India took sugarcane to Europe and it became an important crop to be grown in England and France.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2,3 and 4

c) 1,3 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.14) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Truck Farming’:

  1. The crops are grown at the back of truck and directly sold in market.
  2. Commercial growing of vegetables and fruits is called truck farming.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.15) European Union has extended ban on import of various food items causing a loss of approximately $2 million to India. Consider the following statements regarding EU ban on Indian items:

  1. EU has extended its ban indefinitely on the import of Indian mangoes.
  2. The ban was imposed as fruit flies were discovered in some of the consignments of mango.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.16) According to the report of Food and Agriculture Organisation, India is the largest producer of which of the following agricultural products in the world?

  1. Fresh fruits
  2. Jute
  3. Pulses
  4. Rice
  5. Wheat

Select the code from the following:

a) All of the above

b) 1,2,3 and 5

c) 1,2 and 3

d) 1 and 3


Q.17) Consider the following:

Term                                                   Meaning

  1. Floriculture                                    Production and marketing of Floral crops
  2. Olericulture                                    Production and marketing of vegetables
  3. Viticulture                                       Production and marketing of grapes
  4. Oenology                                         Study of wine

Which of the above are correctly matched?

a) 1 and 3

b) 2 and 4

c) 1,3 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.18) Between 1970 and 2011, the GDP share of agriculture has fallen from 43% to 16%. Which of the following statements is the correct reason for this?

  1. The agricultural production gradually decreased.
  2. There was a large scale rural to urban migration.
  3. The secondary and tertiary sectors grew very rapidly.

Select the code from below:

a) 1 and 2

b) 3 only

c) 2 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.19) Coconut is an important crop with almost all its parts used for some or the other purposes. Coconut is widely grown in India and India is the third largest producer of the world after Indonesia and Philippines. Consider the following statements regarding coconut:

  1. There are two basic varieties of coconut, the tall and the dwarf.
  2. The plant requires a year round warm and humid climate.
  3. Coarse sand soil is deemed perfect for coconut plantations.
  4. Coconut trees need saline water to grow.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2,3 and 4

c) 1,2 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.20) Indian seeds programme largely adheres to limited generation system for seed multiplication. The system recognises three kinds of generation, namely breeder, foundation and certified seeds. Consider the following statements:

  1. Breeder seed is the basic seed which is genetically pure and obtained from a healthy plant.
  2. Offspring’s of the Breeder seed which can be clearly traced to Breeder seed are called Foundation Seeds.
  3. Certified seed is the last stage, which actually reaches to a farmer. Certified seed is the progeny of foundation seed and must meet the standards of seed certification prescribed in the Indian Minimum Seeds Certification Standards, 1988.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.21) Consider the following

  1. Krishna Circuit
  2. Buddhist circuit
  3. Mahabharat Circuit

Which of the above circuits are included in the Swadesh Darshan scheme?

a) All

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1 and 3 only


Q.22) Consider the following

  1. Lake Tanganyika
  2. Lake Volta
  3. Lake Victoria

Which of the above lakes are not present in Kenya?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) All


Q.23) Consider the following statements with respect to “Medecins Sans Frontieres” (MSF)

  1. It is also called by the name Doctors without Borders
  2. It was formed aftermath of World War 2

Select the correct answer

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.24) The method of removing pollutants with the help of living organism like Bacteria is known as

a) Bio magnification

b) Bio Remediation

c) Leaching

d) Bio Accumulation


Q.25) Consider the following statements with respect to Dispersion of light

  1. The sequence VIBGYOR is in the order of increasing frequency.
  2. The red light used in the traffic light is visible even in dense fog, because it has lowest frequency in the VIBGYOR colour spectrum.

Select the correct option from code given below

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


 

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