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Question 56
Consider the following statements regarding Earth Overshoot Day

1.Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity's demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.

2.It is hosted and calculated by an international think tank Global Footprint Network (GFN).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Both 1 and 2

Question 56 Explanation: 

Both the statements are correct "

Question 57
Recently, which among the following place/site has been identified as '8 wonders of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)'?
Taj Mahal
Ajanta Caves
Statue of unity
Akshardham Temple

Question 57 Explanation: 
The Statue of Unity has been included in the 8 wonders of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
About 8 Wonders of SCO:The Eight Wonders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO) project embraces eight unique archeological and historical monuments of the SCO member states.These eight sites are:
* Statue of Unity in India
* Daming Palace in China
* Navruz Palace in Tajikistan
* Mughals Heritage in Pakistan
* Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan
* Po-i-Kalan complex in Uzbekistan
* Tamgaly Gorge in Kazakhstan
* Golden Ring of Russia. "
Question 58
Declared as a national geo-heritage site in 1975, this island is estimated to be geological formation that goes back to a time when Greater India broke away from Madagascar. It is renowned for its unique hexagonal columns of basaltic lava. This is
St. Mary's Island, Karnataka
Divar Island, Goa
Umananda Island, Assam
Munroe Island, Kerala

Question 58 Explanation: 
  • An ancient circular lake created by a meteorite strike in Maharashtra and a hexagonal mosaic of basaltic rocks in an island off Udupi are poised to become global geo parks, under a Geological Survey of India (GSI) plan.
  • Lonar Lake in Maharashtra and Mary's Island and Malpe beach in coastal Karnataka are the GSI's candidates for UNESCO Global Geo Park Network status.

St. Mary's Island, declared a national geo-heritage site in 1975, and is estimated to be an 88-million-year-old formation that goes back to a time when Greater India broke away from Madagascar "

Question 59
Match correctly the following items of List A with that of List B: List A(Climate Group) List B(Climate Types)
  1. Tropical Climate A. Taiga Climate
  2. Dry Climate B. Mediterranean Climate
  3. Warm Temperate rainy Climate C. Savanna Climate
  4. Humid Middle LatitudeClimate D. Steppe Climate
E. Tundra Climate Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1-C, 2-D, 3-B, 4-A
1-B, 2-D, 3-C, 4-A
1-D, 2-B, 3-A, 4-C
1-C, 2-A, 3-B, 4-D

Question 59 Explanation: 
The world has been divided into five climatic groups and they are further sub-divided into 13 climatic types. They are as follows:

I Climatic Groups Climatic Types

(A) Tropical climates (hot all seasons):

(i) Tropical rain forest

(ii) Savanna Climate Am

(iii) Monsoon Climate

(B) Dry climates:

(iv) Desert Climate

(v) Steppe Climate

(C) Warm temperate rainy or Middle latitude rainy:

(vi) Mediterranean

(vii) China Type Climate climates

(viii)West European Climate

(D) Humid Middle latitude (severe winters) Climate:

(ix) Taiga Climate climates

(x) Cool East-coast Climate

(xi) The Continental Climate

(E) Polar climates:

(xii) Tundra Climate

(xiii) Ice-cap Climate

Question 60
15. The 101 New Integrated Cold Chain Projects, which was in news recently is launched by which ministry?
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Question 60 Explanation: 
Ministry of Food Processing Industries has been constantly involved in setting up new cold chain infrastructure which has both cold storage and processing facilities.

MoFPI is building National Cold Chain Grid in the country so that all food producing hubs are connected to cold storage and processing industries.

There are 60 questions to complete.


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