UPSC  Geography

1. Choose the false statement among the following statements:

World Conference on Disaster Management in May 1994 was subsequently called the Yokohama Strategy and Plan of Action for a Safer World. The issue of Natural Disaster was raised at the U.N. General Assembly in 1992 and was finally formalised at the world conference on Disaster management in 1994. The Tropical cyclone of 1971 in India is the deadliest one till date. Unscientific land use and construction activities in fragile areas are some of the disasters that are the results of indirect human actions.

2. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer.
List I (Minerals)
A. Coal
B. Gold
C. Mica
D. Manganese
List II (Typical areas of occurrence)
1. Bhandara
2. Karanpura
3. Hutti
4. Nellore

A-1; B-3; C-2; D-4 A-2; B-3; C-4; D-1 A-3; B-4; C-2; D-1 A-2; B-1; C-4; D-3

3. Which one of the following National Highways passes through Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Orissa?


4. Which of these is/are flood prevention and mitigation strategy?
1. Construction of flood protection embankments
2. Depopulating the flood plains
3. Afforestation
4. Decongesting river channels
Select the correct option using the codes given below

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

5. Match List-I (Mangrove) with List II (State) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
A. Achra Ratnagiri 1. Karnataka
B. Coondapur 2. Kerala
C. Pichavaram 3. andhra Pradesh
D. Vembanad 4. Maharashtra
5. Tamil Nadu

A-2; B-1; C-5; D-4 A-4; B-5; C-3; D-2 A-2; B-5; C-3; D-4 A-4; B-1;C-5; D-2

6. Consider the following statements :
1. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research uses fast reactor technology
2. Atomic Minerals Directorate for Research and Exploration is engaged in heavy water production
3. Indian Rare Earths Limited is engaged in the manufacture of Zircon for Indias Nuclear Programme beside other rare earth products.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

1,2 and 3 1 and 2 1 and 3 2 and 3

7. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

The Western Ghats are relatively lower in their northern region. The Anai Mudi is the highest peak in the Western Ghats. Tapi river lies to the South of Satpura The Narmada and the Tapti river valleys are said to be old rift valleys.

8. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists.
List-I (Atomic Power Plants /Heavy Water Plants) List-II (State)
A. Thai 1. andhra Pradesh
B. Manuguru 2. Gujarat
C. Kakrapar 3. Maharashtra
D. Kaiga 4. Rajasthan
5. Karnataka

A-2; B-1;C-4; D-5 A-3; B-5;C-2; D-1 A-2; B-5;C-4; D-1 A-3; B-1;C-2; D-5

9. Consider the following:
1. Mahadeo Hills
2. Sahyadri Parvat
3. Satpura Range
What is the correct sequence of the above from the north to the south?

1,2,3 2,1,3 1,3,2 2,3,1

10. With reference to India, which one of the following statements is not correct?

About one-third of the area of the country records more than 750 millimetres of annual rainfall The dominant source of irrigation in the country is wells Alluvial soil is the predominant type of soil in northern plains of the country The mountain areas account for about thirty percent of the surface area of the country


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