Quiz 423: Geographical Knowledge for Civil Services Examinations

1.In India, more than 1.5 million children under five continue to die each year as a result of acute diarrhoea. Recently the WHO (World Health Organization) had recommended a new ORS formula for the clinical management of diarrhoea. This new ORS includes the use of which of the following additional elements along with oral rehydration therapy (ORT) to decrease the incidence and severity of diarrhoea?
(A)Selenium
(B)Magnesium
(C)Zinc
(D)Sodium

2.Which among the following soil type has a property of holding moisture for release of plants during the dry period?
(A)Alluvial
(B)Black
(C)Lateritic
(D)Red & Yellow

3.Water hyacinth is a free floating weed, which infests an estimated 200,000 hectares of the India’s waterways, choking off plant, fish, and animal growth. This weed was introduced in India before 1900 from which of the following regions?
(A)North America
(B)South America
(C)Australia
(D)Africa

4.Which among the following National Park in India is also called the last house of White winged Wood Duck?
(A)Salim Ali National Park , Jammu & Kashmir
(B)Nameri National Park , Assam
(C)Ghana National Park, Rajasthan
(D)Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Haryana

5.Which among the following National Park is distinct in India because it encompasses a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve (all of them)?
(A)Manas Tiger Reserve
(B)Kanha Tiger Reserve
(C)Panna Tiger Reserve
(D)Simplipal Tiger Reserve

6.Which among the following is the correct location of India’s National Institute of Hydrology (NIH)?
(A)Goa
(B)Mumbai
(C)Roorki
(D)Haridwar

7.One of the major objectives of the National Water Mission is to increase the water use efficiency by 20%. Which among the following is the correct definition of the water use efficiency?
(A)In increase the ground water level by proper management of rainwater
(B)To make the irrigation facilities to maximum crop areas
(C)To save water from evaporation and runoff or subsurface drainage
(D)To make bodies of water clean and usable for drinking purposes

8.Dr. Mahesh Rangarajan committee which recently submitted its report is related to conservation / reintroduction of which of the following endangered animals?
(A)Asiatic Lion
(B)Cheetah
(C)Rhinoceros
(D)Elephant

9.Annada, rasi & Kalinga-3 are the seed varieties for profitable intercrops for which of the following grains?
(A)Mustard
(B)Rice
(C)Gram
(D)Wheat

10.In recent times, there is an increasing use of Castor Cake in agriculture. Which among the following is the property of Castor Cake which makes it most suitable for application at the time/ or prior sowing ?
(A)It is a good biofertilizer which makes the soil rich in nitrogen
(B)It is used to amend the soil alkalinity
(C)It has some toxins which control the soil borne pathogens
(D)It helps the soil to retain moisture

11.Where are located the headquarters of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific?
(A)Singapore
(B)Bangkok
(C)Jakarta
(D)Kuala lumpur

12.In India, which among the following state has the maximum estimated Uranium Resources?
(A)Jharkhand
(B)Tamil Nadu
(C)Madhya Pradesh
(D)Andhra Pradesh

13.Which among the following is a correct definition of an Ecotone?
(A)a transition between two types of ecosystems particularly plant communities
(B)a transition between two types of ecosystems particularly soil structure & chemical Composition
(C)a transition between two types of mountain ranges
(D)a transition between two types of ecosystems such as water and land

14.One Torr is equivalent to how many mm of Mercury?
(A)1 mm
(B)10 mm
(C)0.1 mm
(D)100 mm

15.Which among the following atolls in the British Indian Ocean Territory was a controversy between India and United States a few years back?
(A)Diego Garcia
(B)Egmont Islands
(C)Peros Banhos •
(D)Salomon Islands

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