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211 In which of the following grouping of States of India is rubber grown on a commercial scales ?
A Sikkim - Arunachal Pradesh - Nagaland
B Odisha - Madhya Pradesh - Maharashtra
C Kerala - Tamil Nadu - Karnataka
D Maharashtra - Gujarat - Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Kerala - Tamil Nadu - Karnataka. Rubber is a tropical crop grown primarily in Kerala. Kerala accounts for 90% of total rubber production in India. Along with Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu also grows rubber on commercial scale.

212 The standard time of a country differs from the GMT in multiples of______
A Half hour
B One hour
C Two hours
D Four minutes

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Half hour. The Standard Meridian is selected in a manner that it is divisible by 15° or 7° 30' so that the difference between its standard time and the Greenwich Mean Time may be expressed as multiples of an hour or half an hour. The Indian Standard Time (IST) is calculated from 82°30'E meridian passing through Mirzapur.

213 The only sanctuary where Kashmir stag is found in
A Gir
B Dachigam
C Mudumalai
D Kanha

Answer: Option [B]

The only sanctuary where Kashmir stag is found in Dachigam. Dachigam was initially established to ensure the supply of clean drinking water to Srinagar city. A protected area since 1910, it was declared as a national park in 1981. The park is best known as the home of the hangul, or Kashmir stag.

214 The variety of coffee largely grown in India is:
A Arabica
B Kents
C Coorgs
D Old Chicks

Answer: Option [A]

The variety of coffee largely grown in India is Arabica. The two main varieties of coffee viz., Arabica and Robusta are grown in India. Arabica is mild coffee, but the beans being more aromatic, it has higher market value compared to Robusta beans. On the other hand Robusta has more strength and is, therefore, used in making various blends.

215 Sardar Sarover dam is being built on the river
A Mahi
B Chambal
C Tapti
D Narmada

Answer: Option [D]

Sardar Sarover dam is being built on the river Narmada. A concrete gravity dam, 1210 meters (3970 feet) in length and with a maximum height of 163 meters above the deepest foundation level, is under construction across river Narmada.


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