Daily UPSC Prelims Current Affairs – November 11, 2022 [Mock Test]

1. Which of the following could be the reason for Kerala witnessing heavy rainfall in August 2022?

  1. Westerly winds flowing-in from the Arabian Sea.
  2. Presence of an east-west shear zone.
  3. Presence of a north-south trough running between Chhattisgarh and Comorin areas.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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2. With respect to atmosphere, which of the following is/are correct about ‘Shear Zone’?

  1. It is a horizontal zone that can prevail only in the northern hemisphere.
  2. It allows active winds of high speeds to interact.
  3. It causes intense drought over the area under its influence.

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Only 1 & 2
[D] Only 1 & 3

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3. Consider the following statements:

  1. The power to create or rename a new district lies with the Centre.
  2. A district can be abolished by an executive order.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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