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Questions Day 31-Geography and Current Affairs

Q1. Which of the following statements are correct?

  1. Tropical cyclones are more destructive and less frequent than the temperate cyclones.
  2. A tropical cyclone is frontal in origin whereas a temperate cyclone is thermal in origin.
  3. A cyclone is a more mature fully developed depression.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

Q2. Which of the following statements regarding census 2011 are correct?

  1. It is the 15th Indian National census, which was conducted in 2 phases.
  2. The percentage decadal growth during 2001-2011 has registered the sharpest decline since Independence
  3. For the first time biometric information was collected
  4. Census 2011 mascot was a female enumerator

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

 

Q3. Which of the following statements are correct?

  1. Access to agglomeration economies is one of the factors which influence industrial locations.
  2. Capital and transportation are of significant importance to house-hold industries for effective marketing and growth.
  3. Metal smelting, heavy engineering, chemical manufacture, textile production are examples of Smoke-stack industries.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

 

Q4. Which of the following statements is/are correct about ‘Intensive Subsistence Farming’ ?

  1. It is practised on areas of high population pressure on land.
  2. High doses of biochemical inputs are required.
  3. Irrigation requirements are minimal.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

 

Q5. Which among the following are the tributaries of Mahanadi ?

  1. Seonath
  2. Parbati
  3. Tel
  4. Mand

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q6. Consider the following statements about cardamom hills

  1. They are part of Eastern Ghats
  2. They lies in Kerala and Tamilnadu
  3. Anaimudi the highest peak in south India is in this range

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 2 and 3 only

Q7. Consider the following statements about ‘Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor’ :

  1. It is being constructed by Indian railways connecting Indian states from Punjab to West Bengal.
  2. World Bank is involved in financing the project
  3. It will directly benefit the power and heavy manufacturing industries located in the Northern and Eastern parts of India

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q8. Consider the following statements about national energy efficient agriculture pumps programme

  1. Farmers can replace their inefficient agriculture pump sets with a minimal amount
  2. The programme has been proposed by ministry of agriculture
  3. Pump sets will have smart control panes that has a sim card and smart meters

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

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

Q9. Consider the following statements regarding ports in india

  1. Ports comes under the union list
  2. FDI of up to 100% under the automatic route has been approved for port construction and management
  3. Enayam is the newest major port in india

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

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

Q10. The albedo gives the fraction of

  1. Short wave radiation that is absorbed by the earth’s surface.
  2. Long wave radiation that is absorbed by the earth’s atmosphere
  3. Short wave radiation that is reflected by the earth’s surface.
  4. Long wave radiation that is reflected by the earth’s atmosphere.

Q11. What do you mean by the phrase “Global Fishing Watch”?

  1. An Organisation, established under a Food and Agriculture Organisation convention, comprising governments of major-fishing nations and Non-Governmental Organisations working towards promoting sustainable fishing practices.
  2. It is a technology-tool, dependent on access to the Internet, which aims to offer a crowdsourced solution to the problem of illegal fishing.
  3. A purely Non-Governmental Organisation which will provide for technical, financial and educational support for the proper conservation of fish species whose existence are under threat due to illegal fishing.
  4. An organisation under the Food and Agriculture Organisation which originally dealt with illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Asia-Pacific region but now has been revamped to cover the same functions across all seas and oceans.

Q12. Which of the following statements regarding International Date Line are correct?

  1. International Date Line (IDL) is an imaginary line of navigation on the surface of the Earth that runs roughly following the 180° line of longitude.
  2. It passes through Alaska and some of the Pacific island countries.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Q13. Consider the following statements.

  1. Dal the largest freshwater lake in India
  2. Wular lake is an example for ox-bow lake.
  3. Bhimtal, Nainital, Loktak and Barapani are important fresh water lakes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q14. What is ‘shikara’ ?

  1. a traditional temple architecture
  2. group of elders in a village during post-gupta period
  3. a type of wooden boat found on Dal Lake and other water bodies of Jammu & Kashmir
  4. a peak in Aravalli mountains

 

Q15. During the south-west monsoon period after heavy rains for a few days, if rain fails to occur for one or more weeks, it is known  as break in the monsoon. These breaks in the different regions can be due to

  1. Wind blowing parallel to the coast in Western coastal areas.
  2. The appearance of the Western Tropical Cyclones from the Arabian Sea
  3. rain-bearing storms are not very frequent along the monsoon trough or the ITCZ.

Which of the above is/are correct?

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

 

Q16. Which of the following measures are effective for soil conservation ?

  1. Avoiding crop rotation
  2. Afforestation
  3. Encouraging the use of chemical fertilizers
  4. Limiting shifting cultivation

Select the correct answer using the codes below:

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

 

Q17. Consider the statements about occurrence of minerals in earth

  1. Metamorphic rocks minerals occur in beds
  2. Sedimentary rock minerals occur in layers
  3. Igneous rock minerals occur in lodes

which the following is/are correct?

 a)1,2,3
b)  1,2 only
 c) 2only
d)2,3 only

Q18. What is ‘bugyals’ ?

  1. the nomadic group inhabited in valley’s of great Himalayan range
  2. the summer grsslands in the higher reaches of great Himalayan ranges.
  3. a harvest festival in Garo hills of Meghalaya plateau
  4. a medicinal plant found in northern plains

 

Q19. Consider the following statements about Northern plains.

  1. The rivers, after descending from the mountains deposit pebbles in a narrow belt of about 8 to 16 km in width lying parallel to the slopes of the Shiwaliks  is known as Bhangar.
  2. All the streams disappear in this terai belt
  3. Dudhwa national park lies in Bhangar region.
  4. The newer, younger deposits of the flood plains are called khaddar.

which of the statements given above are/is not correct?

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

Q20. Consider the following conditions

  1. Cloudy sky
  2. Strong Winds
  3. Cold Dry Air
  4. Long winter nights

Which of the above condition can aid Temperature Inversion?

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

 

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