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66 Farakka Barrage was commissioned to
A save Kolkata port
B divert water to Bangladesh
C supply drinking water to Kolkata
D link North and South Bengal

Answer: Option [A]

Farakka Barrage was commissioned to save Kolkata port. Farakka Barrage constructed by India, about 18 km upstream near Monohorpur, to save Calcutta Port from silting, but in the process causing widespread and devastating effects, especially in southwestern Bangladesh.

67 Which amongst the following States / UTs has no identified tribal community?
A Odisha
B Delhi
C Andhra Pradesh
D Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Option [B]

More than two-third of the ST population is concentrated only in the seven States of the country, viz. Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. There is no ST population in 3 States (Delhi NCR, Punjab and Haryana) and 2 UTs (Puducherry and Chandigarh), as no Scheduled Tribe is notified.

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68 Sundarbans of eastern India is an example of :
A Marine Ecosystem
B Grassland Ecosystem
C Forest Ecosystem
D Mangrove Ecosystem

Answer: Option [D]

Sundarbans of eastern India is an example of Mangrove Ecosystem. The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove ecosystem in the world. Named after the dominant mangrove tree species, Heritiera fomes, known as sundri in Bengali, Sundarbans itself literally means 'beautiful forest' in Bengali.

69 The Iron and Steel Industry at which of the following places was developed with German technical collaboration ?
A Rourkela
B Bhadravati
C Durgapur
D Bhilai

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Rourkela. Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), in Rourkela, Odisha is the first integrated steel plant in the public sector in India. It was set up with West German collaboration with an installed capacity of 1 million tonnes in the 1960s. It is operated by Steel Authority of India.

70 The largest number of cotton textile mills is in-
A Karnataka
B Maharashtra
C Tamil Nadu
D Gujarat

Answer: Option [B]

The largest number of cotton textile mills is in Maharashtra. Maharashtra is one of the leading producers of cotton textile in India. Mumbai has rightly got the epithet of ‘Cottonopolis of India’. The textile mills are mostly found in the cities of Sholapur, Kolhapur, Pune, Jalgaon, Akola, Sangli, Nagpur, Satara, Wardha, Aurangabad and Amravati.

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