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51 Which of the following cities lies to the western most longitude ?
A Nagpur
B Jaipur
C Hyderabad
D Bhopal

Answer: Option [B]

Jaipur lies to the western-most longitude. India extends between latitudes 8°4’N and 37°6'N. The longitudes are 68°7'E and 97°25'E. The Tropic of Cancer passes through eight states in India and divides the country into two equal parts. The latitude and longitude coordinates of Jaipur are : 26.9124° N, 75.7873° E.

52 The highest multipurpose dam built on the river Ravi is :
A Kahalgaon
B Rihand dam
C Bhakra Nagal
D Ranjit Sagar dam

Answer: Option [D]

The highest multipurpose dam built on the river Ravi is Ranjit Sagar dam. Ranjit Sagar Dam is hydroelectric project on river Ravi. It is shared by Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. Its height is 160m and it is used for both irrigation as well as power generation.

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53 Which of the following is the main spice producer ?
A Malabar coast
B Coromandel coast
C Sunderbans delta
D Deccan trap

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Malabar coast. Malabar coast is the main spice producer comprising Kerala and Southern Tamil Nadu. As it lies in tropical conditions with ample rainfall. I is best suited for spice production.

54 where is Nathpa Jhakri Power Project located ?
A Arunachal Pradesh
B Andhra Pradesh
C Himachal Pradesh
D Uttarakhand

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Himachal Pradesh. The 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Project, located in Kinnaur and Shimla Districts of Himachal Pradesh, was a run-of-the river type development, proposed to harness hydroelectric potential of the upper reaches of the river Satluj.

55 The largest irrigation area in India is occupied by
A Cotton
B Rice
C Wheat
D Sugarcane

Answer: Option [B]

The largest irrigation area in India is occupied by Rice. In India about one-fourth of the total cropped area is under rice cultivation. Rice production has been increased greatly since 1960s. In irrigation rice is the dominant crop. It occupies approximately 30% of the irrigation area. Rice plant grows in the abundant water environment.

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