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221 Which one among the following is the highest peak ?
A Kamet
B Nanda Devi
C Kun Lun
D Nanga Parbat

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Nanda Devi. Nanda Devi is the second-highest mountain in India, after Kangchenjunga, and the highest located entirely within the country. It is the 23rd-highest peak in the world.

222 Which of the following are not grown in the Kharif season ?
A Barley and mustard
B Jower and rice
C Bajra and rice
D Maize and jower

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Barley and mustard. The word “Kharif” is Arabic for autumn since the season coincides with the beginning of autumn or winter. Kharif crops also are known as monsoon crops. These are the crops that are cultivated in the monsoon season. The Kharif season differs in every state of the country but is generally from June to September. These crops are usually sown at the beginning of the monsoon season around June and harvested by September or October. Rice, maize, bajra, ragi, soybean, groundnut, cotton are all Kharif types crops.

223 The ‘Chipko Movement’ is related to
A Deforestation
B Wildlife preservation
C Forest conservation
D Scientific agriculture

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Forest conservation. Chipko movement, also called Chipko andolan, nonviolent social and ecological movement by rural villagers, particularly women, in India in the 1970s, aimed at protecting trees and forests slated for government-backed logging.

224 Under which plan did the Government introduce an agricultural strategy which gave rise to Green Revolution?
A Sixth Five Year Plan (FYP)
B Second FYP
C Fourth FYP
D Third FYP

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is Third FYP. Under the third five year plan, the government introduced an agricultural strategy which gave rise to green revolution in India. Under the third plan the goal was to establish self reliance and self generating economy. But the earlier plans had shown that the agricultural production was the limiting factor; so agriculture was given top priority.

225 Generally, the soil of the northern plains of India has been formed by
A aggradation
B degradation
C erosion
D weathering in situ

Answer: Option [A]

Generally, the soil of the northern plains of India has been formed by aggradation. Soil of northem plains is alluvial soil which is the result of deposition of sediments by the process of aggradation. These soil cover almost 40% of the area of India.


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