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Question:

Which of the following factors is responsible for deficient/excess Indian monsoon rainfall?

1. Tropical Easterly Jet

2. El Nino Southern Oscillation

3. Madden Julian Oscillation

4. Indian Ocean Dipole

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(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 2 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Check Answer:

Answer: D
Explanation

Question:

Which of the following has effect on 'Ocean Currents'?

1. Salinity differences

2. Shoreline configurations

3. Anthropogenic Pollution

4. Freshwater flux

 

 

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(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Check Answer:

Answer: C
Explanation

Question:

Which of the following regarding 'Tropical Cyclone' is/are correct?

1. It rarely forms within 5° of the equator.

2. It carries heat energy away from the tropics and transport it toward temperate latitudes.

3. Strong rotating winds of a tropical cyclone is due to conservation of angular momentum imparted by the Earth's rotation. 

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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Check Answer:

Answer: D
Explanation

Question:

Arrange the following in descending order contribution to 'Albedo' of Earth?

1. Fresh Snow

2. Deserts

3. Ocean

4. Clouds

5. Forests

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

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

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

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

Check Answer:

Answer: C
Explanation

Question:

Which of the following terms is associated with Volcano?

1. Cinder

2. Pyroclast

3. Caldera

4. Geyser

5. Karst

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(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2, 3 and 5 only

(c) 1, 2 , 3 and 4 only

(d) 2, 3, 4 and 5 only

Check Answer:

Answer: C
Explanation

Question:

Consider the following pairs:

          Island                                 Administered by

1. Diego Garcia           -               UK

2. Reunion                    -              Spain

3. Galapagos               -              Ecuador

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

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(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Check Answer:

Answer: C
Explanation

Question:

Which of the statements regarding 'Transports Internationaux Routiers' (TIR) Convention is/are correct?

1. It is an international transit system under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia-Pacific.

2. It facilitates the seamless movement of goods only amongst the Parties to the Convention.

3. India is a party to the Convention.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Check Answer:

Answer: B
Explanation

https://www.thehindu.com/business/india-gets-first-tir-shipment-via-chabahar-port-from-afghanistan/article26525062.ece

Question:

Consider the following statements regarding 'Wetlands':

1. It can be either artificial or natural, permanent or seasonal.

2. It occurs naturally on every continent.

3. Intertidal zone is included under the definition of wetland.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Check Answer:

Answer: D
Explanation

Question:

Which of the following are adaptation of plants to tundra region?

1. Growing under a layer of snow

2. Growing close together and low to the ground

3. Perennial in nature

4. Cup-shaped flowers

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(a) 1, 2 and 4 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 2, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Check Answer:

Answer: D
Explanation

https://sciencing.com/plant-adaptations-tundra-8042887.html

Question:

Consider the following statements regarding 'Ocean upwelling':

1. Upwelling zones can be identified by warm sea surface temperatures and high concentrations of chlorophyll.

2. Coastal upwelling is both seasonal and permanent in nature.

3. Arctic ocean does not have upwelling zones due to the presence of sea ice.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Check Answer:

Answer: B
Explanation

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/upwelling.html