IAS prelims 2016 Solutions – Geography

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  • Eight questions from geography <much less than the current trend of avg 15 questions>
  • Not a single question from physical geography or maps <my last minute tip of going through physical geography book>
  • Three questions from current affairs
  • Five questions very easy
  • Previous year papers, Newscards, Tikdams help

1.  What is/are the importance/importances of the ‘United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification?

  1. It aims to promote effective action through innovative national programmes and supportive inter-national partnerships.
  2. It has a special/particular focus on South Asia and North Africa regions, and its secretariat facilitates the allocation of major portion of financial resources to these regions.
  3. It is committed to bottom-up approach, encouraging the participation of local people in combating the desertification.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

2. Which of the following is/are tributary/tributaries of Brahmaputra?

  1. Dibang
  2. Kameng
  3. Lohit

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

  • Repeat/ analysis of papers
  • Look at question no. 5 <which river flows from Arunachal asked in 2014>
  • Dihang and Lohit is common knowledge
  • Kameng is also true

3. With reference to ‘Initiative for Nutritional Security through intensive Millets Promotion’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. This initiative aims to demonstrate the improved production and post-harvest technologies, and to demonstrate value addition techniques, in an integrated manner, with cluster approach.
  2. Poor, small, marginal and tribal farmers have larger stake in this scheme.
  3. An important objective of the scheme is to encourage farmers of commercial crops to shift to millet cultivation by offering them free kits of critical inputs of nutrients and micro-irrigation equipment.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

  • Moderate
  • 3rd is false as kit is not free.
  • I told you, whenever there is free thing, you need to think.
  • Also why would govt want to discourage commercial crops. No logic
  • Millet is grown mainly in rainfed areas by small and tribal farmers, thus they have larger stake. Plus assistance in this mission is provided to farmers with holding size <2 hectare
  • 1st is common sense, innocuous statement

4. With reference to ‘Red Sanders’, sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a tree species found in a part of South India.
  2. It is one of the most important trees in the tropical rain forest areas of South India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 2 Only
  3. c) Both 1 and 2
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2
  • Red sanders smugglers plus shooting in Andhra Pradesh
  • Andhra meaning south INdia
  • No tropical rain forest in Andhra, it’s deciduous
  1. Recently, which of the following States has explored the possibility of constructing an artificial inland port to be connected to sea by a long navigational channel?

(a) Andhra Pradesh

(b) Chhattisgarh

(c) Karnataka

(d) Rajasthan

  • Moderate as 2 options can be eliminated
  • Has to be a landlocked state
  • Eliminate Andhra and karnataka
  • Rajasthan is the answer, shipping port in Jalore t rann of kutch to arabian sea
  • Was in news from july to november
  • CD missed the news

6. Recently, linking of which of the following rivers was undertaking?

a)    Cauvery and Tungabhadra

b)    Godavari and Krishna

c)    Mahanadi and Son

d)    Narmada and Tapti

  1. Consider the following pairs:

Famous place    Region

  1.    Bodhgaya    : Baghelkhand
  2.    Khajuraho    : Bundelkhand
  3.    Shirdi    : Vidarbha
  4.    Nasik (Nashik)    : Malwa
  5.    Tirupati    : Rayalaseema

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

(a)    1, 2 and 4

(b)    2, 3, 4 and 5

(c)    2 and 5 only

(d)    1, 3, 4 and 5

8. In which of the following regions of India are shale gas resources found?

  1.    Cambay Basin
  2.    Cauvery basin
  3.    Krishna-Godavari Basin

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)    1 and 2 only

(b)    3 only

(c)    2 and 3 only

(d)    1, 2 and 3

  • Very easy/ 2013 mains question / Cd explains
  • 6 basins in India
  • https://www.civilsdaily.com/shale-gas-can-transform-energy-geopolitics-but-how/

By Dr V

Doctor by Training | AIIMSONIAN | Factually correct, Politically not so much | Opinionated? Yes!

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