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UPSC Geography Prelims Questions | 2018-Set-2

 6. With reference to the 'Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA)', which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. GACSA is an outcome of the Climate Summit held in Paris in 2015.
2. Membership of GACSA does not create any binding obligations.
3. India was instrumental in the creation of GACSA. 
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer. b)

7. Consider the following pairs: 
Towns sometimes mentioned in news -  Country
1. Aleppo:                  Syria
2. Kirkuk:                  Yemen
3. Mosul:                 Palestine
4. Mazar-i-sharif:   Afghanistan
Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?
a) 1 and 2
b) 1 and 4
c) 2 and 3
d) 3 and 4

Answer. b)

8. Consider the following statements:
1. The Earth's magnetic field has reversed every few hundred thousand years.
2. When the Earth was created more than 4000 million years ago, there was 54% oxygen and no carbon dioxide.
3. When living organisms originated, they modified the early atmosphere of the Earth.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer. c)

9. With reference to the circumstances in Indian agriculture, the concept of "Conservation Agriculture" assumes significance. Which of the following falls under Conservation Agriculture?
1. Avoiding the monoculture practices
2. Adopting minimum tillage
3. Avoiding the cultivation of plantation crops
4. Using crop residues to cover the soil surface
5. Adopting spatial and temporal crop sequencing/crop rotations 
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a) 1, 3 and 4
b) 2, 3, 4 and 5
c) 2, 4 and 5
d) 1, 2, 3 and 5

Answer. c)

10. Which one of the following is an artificial lake?
a) Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
b) Kolleru (Andhra Pradesh)
c) Nainital (Uttarakhand)
d) Renuka (Himachal Pradesh)

Answer. A)

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