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Prelims -Geography

Question:

Consider the following statements regarding the relief features of India:

1. The Indo-Gangetic plains are spread over four states only

2. Mangroves are present in three regions only

3. Only two peaks rise above 2000 metres in Peninsular India 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) None of the statements are correct

Check Answer:

Answer: D
Explanation

Question:

Which of the following sequence of capitals is correctly arranged from south to north? 

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(a) Jakarta - Manila - Seoul - Beijing

(b) Canberra - Wellington - Bangkok - Seoul

(c) Colombo - Dhaka - Naypyidaw - New Delhi

(d) Riyadh - Sana’a - Baghdad - Istanbul

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

Question:

Consider the following statement regarding a National Park in India :

1. It is also a Tiger reserve, an Elephant reserve and a  Biosphere reserve

2. It is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site

3. It is located in Himalayan foothills 

Which one of the following National Park fits all of the above criterion?  

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(a) Namdapha National Park

(b) Neora Valley National Park

(c) Nanda Devi National Park

(d) Manas National Park

Check Answer:

Answer: D
Explanation

Question:Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System is between India and -View

(a) Pakistan

(b) China

(c) Bangladesh

(d) Myanmar

Check Answer:

Answer:
Explanation

• In the aftermath of Pathankot attack, the government had okayed a plan to stop infiltration on 2900 kilometres western border with Pakistan under the name Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS).

Question:Which of the below is/are incorrect? -View

(a) A summer ‘vortex’ of cold air over the Karakoram, a large mountain range spanning the borders of India, Pakistan and China, is causing the glaciers in the region to grow in spite of global warming.

(b) Acting like a counter-weighted temperature control, the unique summer interaction of the Karakoram vortex and the South Asian Monsoon causes temperatures in the Karakoram and Pamir to cool while those in the Central and Eastern Himalaya are warming,

(c) Both a and b

(d) Neither a nor b

Check Answer:

Answer: Both a and b
Explanation

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/08/karakoramanomaly/ http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/cool-karakoram-glaciers-defy-global-warming-trend/article9818629.ece