IAS (Admin.) Prelims GS Paper-I (Past Paper Ans/Explanations): Questions 17 - 20 of 210

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Question number: 17

» Geography

Appeared in Year: 2016

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Question

Which of the following is/are the advantage/advantages of practising drip irrigation?

1. Reduction in weed

2. Reduction in soil salinity

3. Reduction in soil erosion

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

1 and 3 only

b.

1 and 2 only

c.

3 only

d.

None of the above

Question number: 18

» Social and Economic Development

Appeared in Year: 2016

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Question

India’s ranking in the ‘Ease of Doing Business Index’ is sometimes seen in the news. Which of the following has declared that ranking?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

World Bank

b.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

c.

World Economic Forum

d.

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Question number: 19

» History

Appeared in Year: 2016

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Question

With reference to the economic history of medieval India, the term Araghatta’ refers to

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Bonded labour

b.

Waterwheel used in the irrigation of land

c.

Wastel and converted to cultivated land

d.

Land grants made to military officers

Question number: 20

» Environment and Ecology

Appeared in Year: 2016

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Question

In which of the following regions of India are you most likely to come across the `Great Indian Hornbill’ in its natural habitat?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Salt marshes of western Gujarat

b.

Higher Himalayas of Jammu and Kashmir

c.

Western Ghats

d.

Sand deserts of northwest India

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