UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 490

Consider the following GI Protected varieties of India and their respective states:
1. Navara Rice – Tamil Nadu
2. Kalanamak Rice – Uttar Pradesh
3. Pokkali Rice  – Kerala
Which among the above matches is / are correct?
The first European nation to break through the Portuguese monopoly in the east was__:
Consider the following prehistoric sites with states where they are located:
  1. Didwana - Rajasthan
  2. Sanganakallu - Karnataka
  3. Uttarabaini - Jammu & Kashmir
Which of the above is/are correct?
Use of magnetic water has been found more beneficial in agricultural applications like growth of legumes, chick peas and black eyed beans etc. With this reference, consider the following statements:
  1. Plants treated with magnetic water have more water holding capacity than those treated with normal water
  2. Magnetic water increases the surface tension of water which facilitates faster movement of nutrients and water within soil
  3. Plants treated with magnetic water have more height than those treated with normal water
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
As per recent studies, which disease has been held responsible for highest infant mortality in India?


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