UPSC Paper 1 Mock Test - 36


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QUESTION: 1

The division of India into five parts is to be found in which of the following Brahmanas?

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QUESTION: 2

The concept of the Eight-fold Path forms the theme of

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Recently the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was passed in the Parliament with the approval of Rajya Sabha. This Bill seeks to amend

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QUESTION: 4
What is the main cause of extinction of pink headed duck from the forests of India?
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QUESTION: 5
The species of animal protected in Kaziranga sanctuary is
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QUESTION: 6

With reference to the Hoysala temple architecture, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It coexisted with the architectural works of the Mughals
2. The exterior walls having been built using granite, these temples lack ornamentation and decoration
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QUESTION: 7

Budgetary deficits must be financed by either taxation, borrowing or printing money. If a government relies mostly on borrowing, which of the following is a possible outcome?
1. It transfers the burden of reduced consumption on future generations
2. It reduces the quantum of financial resources available for the private sector
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QUESTION: 8

Who among the following is/are members of the electoral college for the election of both, the President as well as the Vice President?
1. Elected members of the Parliament
2. Nominated members of the Parliament
3. Elected members of the state legislative assemblies
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QUESTION: 9

Consider the following statements::
1. India is party to the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), a plurilateral agreement within the framework of the World Trade Organisation
2. Only by being party to the GPA can a government provide preference to domestic products if the purchase is meant for its own use and not commercial
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 10

Which of the following is/are features of ISRO’s “Solar Calculator” app?
1. It suggests optimum tilt angle for solar photovoltaic panel installation at any given location
2. The latitude and longitude coordinates are required to be keyed in manually for the app to work
3. It works only with smartphones that have an ‘auto brightness control’ functionality
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QUESTION: 11

In economics, “hysteresis” arises when
1. A single disturbance affects the course of the economy
2. Unemployment increases and people subsequently become accustomed to a lower standard of living
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QUESTION: 12

With reference to the Union Public Service Commission, consider the following statements:
1. To be considered for appointment as a member of the Commission, he/she must have held office for at least ten years either under the Union or a State Government
2. The chairman and members of the Commission hold office for a term of six years or until they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier
3. The President must appoint a Chairman before the sitting Chairman is due for retirement
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 13

Consider the following statements:
1. Discussions on the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridor predates the formal launch of China’s Belt and Road Initiative
2. The BCIM economic corridor will pass through the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and West Bengal before entering Bangladesh
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 14

Consider the following pairs:
National Park – State in which it is located
1. Gorumara National Park – Assam
2. Jaldapara National Park – West Bengal
3. Panna National Park – Madhya Pradesh
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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QUESTION: 15
Consider the following pairs:
Famous Place – Region
1. Kedarnath – Himachal Himalayas
2. Sukma – Balaghat Range
3. Cochin Shipyard – Coromandel Coast
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
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QUESTION: 16

Which among the following subjects do both, the 42nd and 156th report of the Law Commission of India, deal with specifically?

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QUESTION: 17
Consider the following statements
1. ‘Operation Pawan’ was the operation by the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to take control of Jaffna from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
2. ‘Operation Meghdoot’ was the operation by the Indian Armed Forces to capture the Siachen Glacier
Select the correct statements
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QUESTION: 18

Key issues that have been raised with reference to the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 include
1. A civil wrong being treated as a criminal act
2. The utilisation of Waqf funds for payment of subsistence allowance to the estranged wife
3. The potential for misuse of the law against Muslim men due to the non-cognizable nature being assigned to the offence of pronouncing triple talaq
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QUESTION: 19
Acid rain is caused by the pollution of environment by
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QUESTION: 20
Agariyas is a group of people known for Salt Farming. They are from which of the following state?
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QUESTION: 21
MCA-21 is a major initiative taken up by the Government of India in which one of the following areas?
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QUESTION: 22
Which state/part of India was the first to hold an election based on universal adult franchise in independent India?
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QUESTION: 23
Construction of the Zojila tunnel will provide all weather connectivity between
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QUESTION: 24
‘Mission Raftaar’ is concerned with which of the following ministries?
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QUESTION: 25
Which among the following states does NOT organise state-sponsored bird festivals?
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QUESTION: 26
Lending by commercial banks consists mainly of
1. Cash credit
2. Short-term loans to private investors
3. Banks’ investments in government securities
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QUESTION: 27

As per the latest data by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the WPI with the revised base year of 2011-12 has rised from 2.60 percent in September to ______ in October.

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QUESTION: 28

The Dodd-Frank Act passed by the US Congress in 2010 has a section that declares certain minerals as ‘conflict minerals’. Which one of the following minerals is NOT one among them?

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QUESTION: 29
Name the first northeastern state of India to launch Point of Sale (POS) facility for electricity bill payment?
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QUESTION: 30

India defeated which of the following country to win Hockey Asia Cup held in October 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh?

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QUESTION: 31

According to the latest estimates of the Asian Development Bank, the economies of developing countries of Asia are expected to grow at ___ percent in 2017.

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QUESTION: 32

Which state government has recently announced lifetime monthly pension to the Hindi ‘satyagrahis’ and hiked financial assistance to veterans of the Second World War (WW-II) and their widows?

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QUESTION: 33
Who has been selected for the 31st Moortidevi Award for the year 2017?
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QUESTION: 34

Due to the evolving liquidity conditions, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled a bond sale worth Rs. ________ crore via the open market operation (OMO) which was scheduled for November 23.

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QUESTION: 35

The Indian government has decided to assist which country in developing and setting up digital locker services?

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QUESTION: 36

Who has been appointed as India’s G 20 Sherpa for the Development Track of the G20 till December 31, 2018?

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QUESTION: 37

Which of the following e-commerce company has tied up with Union Textile Ministry to work directly with weavers and elevate their economic stature.

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QUESTION: 38
Which Indian city has recently become the first ever city of the country to have its own logo?
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QUESTION: 39

Who will be the head of the Multi-Agency Group (MAG) that will monitor investigations related to the Paradise Papers on offshore financial holdings?

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QUESTION: 40
Who among the following won Shanghai Masters 2017?
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QUESTION: 41
What is the capital of Burundi?
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QUESTION: 42

India has become the second largest fish producing country in the world with total fish production reaching about ______ million tonnes in 2016-17.

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QUESTION: 43
Who has been appointed as the President of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA)?
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QUESTION: 44
Where did three-Day International Conference – ‘FIPSPHYSIOCON 2017’ held?
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QUESTION: 45
In which state is the Birsa Munda Tribal University inaugurated?
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QUESTION: 46
Sonepur Cattle Fair is an annual event held in which state?
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QUESTION: 47

Who has become the 1st cricketer from Bangladesh to be inducted in MCC World Cricket Committee?

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QUESTION: 48
The U.N. Security Council has unanimously imposed new sanctions on which country for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test?
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QUESTION: 49
I.V. Sasi who passed away recently was a noted __________film director.
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QUESTION: 50
The 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference was hosted by which country?
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QUESTION: 51
What is the capital of Kazakhstan?
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QUESTION: 52

According to a report by Nomura, the current account deficit (CAD) of India for the financial year 2017-18 is expected to be around ________ percent of gross domestic product (GDP)

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QUESTION: 53
Who has become the first Sikh politician to lead major Canadian party?
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QUESTION: 54

The 2017 APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit is being held in which country?

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QUESTION: 55

Soumya Swaminathan has been appointed as one of the deputy directors general of the World Health Organization (WHO). Who is the another one?

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QUESTION: 56
According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), What is the rank of India’s Women Cricket Team?
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QUESTION: 57

Which among the given organization has been named as the recipient of the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice 2017?

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QUESTION: 58

Name the head of the committee formed by the government to oversee the merger proposals of public sector banks.

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QUESTION: 59

National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17), India has been declared free from infective Trachoma which is a contagious bacterial infection causing damage to ____

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QUESTION: 60

Mahindra & Mahindra has launched which programme to empower women working in the agriculture sector by promoting efficient and ergonomic farm tools and equipment?

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QUESTION: 61
National Education Day is observed on ___________
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QUESTION: 62
Which one of the following statements is correct?
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QUESTION: 63

Name the long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft which was dispatched by Indian Navy to Manila to undertake a Search and Rescue (SAR) for missing sailors of a merchant vessel that sank off the coast of Philippines?

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QUESTION: 64

There is now a tendency to set up more sugar factories in south India because of:
1. Longer crushing season
2. Higher productivity of sugarcane
3. Scarcity of other cash crops
4. Efficient transport system
Which of the above answers are correct?

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QUESTION: 65
The famous Dilwara Temples are situated in
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QUESTION: 66
‘Sagarmala’ is a name associated with—
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QUESTION: 67

Which one of the following antimicrobial drugs is suitable for treatment of both tuberculosis and leprosy?

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QUESTION: 68

Consider the following statements:
Which of the following are characteristics shown by a breastfed baby when compared to a bottle-fed baby?
1- It is less obese.
2-It shows greater capaciity to resist diseases.
3- It gets more vitamins and proteins.
4- Its growth in height is abnormal.
Of these statements which option is correct

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QUESTION: 69
When too much money is choosing two few goods, the situation is-
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QUESTION: 70

With reference to the human body, consider the following statements :
1. The production of somatotropin goes up when a person exercises.
2. Men s testes produce progesterone.
3. Women's adrenal glands secrete testosterone.
4. Stress causes the adrenals to release very less amount of cortisol than usual.
Which of these statements are correct?

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QUESTION: 71

Consider the following statements associated with the Deccan Traps.
1. From the Cretaceous to the Eocene, intense volcanic activity took place in Peninsular India
2. The volcanic lava spread out in horizontal sheets, filling the irregularities of the pre-existing topography
3. The trap country is characterised by conical hills and extensive flat surfaces
Which of these statements given above are correct?

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QUESTION: 72

Consider the followings statements:
The south-west monsoon originates in India primarily due to
1. Low pressure in the Punjab plain
2. High pressure in areas south of 80°N latitude
3. Equatorial low being filled up by descending currents
4. The Himalayas
Which of these statements given above are correct?

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QUESTION: 73

Place the four metropolitan cities of India, in the order of their decreasing population strengths, as per the 1991 census data
1. Delhi
2. Kolkata
3. Mumbai
4. Chennai

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QUESTION: 74

Which of the following is not a financial committee of Parliament in India?

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QUESTION: 75

Which of the following pairs are correctly mathced?
1. Karst topography : Blind Vally
2. Humid topography : Stone lattice
3. Aeolian topography : Ventifacts
4. Periglacial topography : Pingo

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QUESTION: 76

Consider the following statements :
1. Integrated Forest Protection Scheme has been formulated by merging has been formulated by merging two existing schemes 'Forest Fire Control and Management' and 'Bridging of Infrastructure Gaps in the Foresty Sector in the North Eastern Region and Sikkim'.
2. Integrated Forest Protection Scheme is a joint venture of Central and State governments .
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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QUESTION: 77
Consider the following statements:
National Water Policy, 2002 provides for-
1. Stress on maintenance of irrigation projects
2. Participatory approach to water management.
3. Conventional methods of water conservation
4. Dam safety legislation to ensure proper inspection, maintenance and surveillance.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
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QUESTION: 78
Which of the following are considered as All India Financial Institutions (AIFIs)?
1. Five all India development banks.
2. Two specialized financial institutions.
3. Six investment institutions.
4. ICICI and UTI
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QUESTION: 79
IRDP is a programme of:
1. Wage employment.
2. Community assets generation.
3. Individual asset generation.
4. Desert development.
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QUESTION: 80
Consider the following archaeological sites:
1. Damdama
2. Kurnool caves
3. Takkalakota
4. Naikund
Their correct sequence in order of their antiquity is
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QUESTION: 81

Consider the following leaders:
1. Balwantrai Mehta
2. J.N. Sen Gupta
3. Sardool Singh Kaveeshar
4. Sudhakar Rao
Who among these were NOT the chief conveners of the All-India State's People's Conference (AISPC)?

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QUESTION: 82
Consider the following persons:
1. Sir Attar Singh
2. Bhai Teja Singh
3. Sohan Singh Bhakna
4. Kartar Singh Jhabbar
Who among these were NOT the organizers of the Singh-Sabha Movement?
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QUESTION: 83
Consider the following events:
1. August Offer
2. Poona Pact
3. Third Round Table Conference
4. Communal Award
The correct chronological sequence of these events is
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QUESTION: 84

Consider the following statements:
1. Brahmans were extempted from execution of death penalty in all the ancient Indian scriptures, texts and law books
2. Dayabhaga, a treatise on inheritance was written by Jimutavahana of 12th century
3. The Arthashastra deals with crime and punishment, and suggests many forms of execution
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 85
The chief justice of a high court is appointed by the president after consultation with
1. The chief justice of India
2. The governor of the state
3. The chief minister of the state
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QUESTION: 86
Supreme Court is a court of record. This implies
1. It can punish for its contempt
2. Its decisions are admitted as evidence and cannot be questioned in any court of law
3. It has to keep a record of all the important cases that are conducted in India
4. Its decisions, once taken, are binding upon it.
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QUESTION: 87
Which of the following are among the fundamental duties as listed in the Constitution?
1. To preserve the heritage of our composite culture
2. To abide by the constitution
3. To strive for excellence in scientific research to win international fame
4. To render national service when called upon to do so
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QUESTION: 88
Part V of the constitution deals with
1. Union Executive
2. Parliament
3. Supreme Court and High Courts
4. Comptroller and Auditor-General
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QUESTION: 89

Mahmud of Ghazni is said to have made several plundering raids into India. What was the total number of those raids and what was the target of the last raid?

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QUESTION: 90
Which of the following is/are among the discretionary powers of the governor?
1. Selecting a chief minister if no single party has a clear majority in the state assembly
2. Dismissing a ministry at any time
3. Reserving a bill for the president
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QUESTION: 91
Arrange in correct sequence :
1. Revolt of Rao Bharmal
2. Revolt of Velu Thambi
3. Rebellion of Birabhadra Rauze
4. Rebellion of Kattabomman
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QUESTION: 92
Who was the Zamorin?
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QUESTION: 93
Kosalai-nadu, conquered by Rajendra Chola, was located on the banks of the -
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QUESTION: 94
Identify the founder of the French East India Company ?
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QUESTION: 95
Who was the first British Governor of Sind ?
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QUESTION: 96
Who was the Governor of Madras who concluded the treaty of Mangalore with Tipu Sultan?
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QUESTION: 97

Which of the following statements regarding laterite soils of India are correct ?
1. Latrerites are generally red in colour
2. Laterites are rich in nitrogen and potash
3. These are well developed in Rajasthan and U.P.
4. Tapioca and cashewnuts grow well on this soil
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

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QUESTION: 98

Consider the following statements :
The belt of coniferous forests in nepal, Sikkim and Assam Himalayas is at a higher altitude than those in Kashmir Himalayas because Sikkim and Assam Himalayas :
1. are at lower latitudes
2. get lesser snowfall at lower heights
3. have higher temperatures at lower heights
4. have lower altitudes
5. have more rainfall at lower heights
Which of these are correct ?

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QUESTION: 99

Which of the following is the headquarters of World Trade Organisation (WTO)?

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QUESTION: 100
Official laguages of the UNO are:
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