UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 156
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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
- Arabian plate
- Nazca plate
- Eurasia plate
1 and 2
2 and 3
All of them
The theory of plate tectonics proposes that the earth's lithosphere is divided into seven major and some minor plates. Young Fold Mountain ridges, trenches, and/or faults surround these major plates
The major plates are as follows :
(i) Antarctica and the surrounding oceanic plate
(ii) North American (with western Atlantic floor separated from the South American plate along the Caribbean islands) plate
(iii) South American (with western Atlantic floor separated from the North American plate along the Caribbean islands) plate
(iv) Pacific plate
(v) India-Australia-New Zealand plate
(vi) Africa with the eastern Atlantic floor plate
(vii) Eurasia and the adjacent oceanic plate.
Some important minor plates are listed below:
(i) Cocos plate : Between Central America and Pacific plate
(ii) Nazca plate : Between South America and Pacific plate
(iii) Arabian plate : Mostly the Saudi Arabian landmass
(iv) Philippine plate : Between the Asiatic and Pacific plate
(v) Caroline plate : Between the Philippine and Indian plate (North of New Guinea)
(vi) Fuji plate : North-east of Australia.
Other minor plates can be seen in the map given in previous question. "
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1) Is floral festival celebrated predominantly by the Hindu women of Tamil Nadu.
2) Bathukamma means Mother Goddess come Alive
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 and 2
Statement 2: is correct. In Telugu, Bathukamma means 'Mother Goddess come Alive' and Goddess MahaGauri-'Life Giver' is worshipped in the form of Bathukamma
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- It is a statutory body under the MoEF
- It has been established under the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
The Animal Welfare Board of India is a statutory advisory body on Animal Welfare Laws and promotes animal welfare in the country. It was established in 1962 under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
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Wildlife Institute of India
Centre for Wildlife Studies
Wildlife Trust of India
The quadrennial survey will cover almost 4,00,000 sq km of tiger habitats in India. This time, the almost 500-day-long process began in December 2017 across different parts of the country. Designed by scientists at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), it involves four distinct phases.
Almost 15,000 pairs of camera 'traps' are being placed across protected areas and reserve forests in 18 States - all to count the elusive national animal. Photographs of the big cats and indirect tiger signs will contribute to the fourth All India Tiger Estimation, undertaken to ascertain India's current tiger population. But scientists will arrive at the final number only by the first quarter of 2019, for the process is lengthy, the science complex, and the implementation of the exercise challenging.