5. Natural Resources of India

Q- Where is the Forest Reserve Institute of India located?
(a) Dehradun (b) Bhopal
(c) Lucknow (d) Delhi
Ans: (a)

Q- Correlate the following: List-I (Industry) List-II (Field)
A. Basic industries 1. Fertilizer
B. Strategic industries
2. Petroleum
C. Critical industires
3. Automobile
D. Goods-based industries
4. Arms and Ammunition Codes A B C D
(a) 4 2 3 1
(b) 4 1 2 3
(c) 1 4 2 3
(d) 2 4 3 1
Ans: (d)

Q- Singhbhum is famous for
(a) Coal
(b) Iron
(c) Copper
(d) Aluminium
Ans: (b)

Q- Which State in India is estimated to have the largest coal reserves in India?
(a) Bihar
(b) Jharkhand
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Odisha
Ans: (b)

Q- Which one among the following is a ‘Hot Spot’ for biological diversity in India?
(a) Western Ghat
(b) Sundarban
(c) Chilka Lagoon
(d) Eastern Ghat
Ans: (b)

Q- Sundarbans of Eastern India is an example of
(a) Forest Ecosystem
(b) Mangrove Ecosystem
(c) Grassland Ecosystem
(d) Marine Ecosystem
Ans: (b)

Q- Major coalfields of India are located in the river valley of
(a) Damodar
(b) Godavari
(c) Mahanadi
(d) Wardha
Ans: (a)

Q- Which among the following is not one of the important gold mines in the country?
(a) Hospet
(b) Kolar
(c) Hutti
(d) Ramgiri
Ans: (a)

Q- Which one of the following is the highest gravity dam?
(a) Beas Dam
(b) Nangal Dam
(c) Bhakra Dam
(d) Hirakud Dam
Ans: (c)

Q- The largest river of Peninsular India is
(a) Narmada (b) Godavari
(c) Mahanadi (d) Cauvery
Ans: (b)

Q- Gold Mines in India are located mainly at
(a) Kolar
(b) Raniganj
(c) Jadugoda
(d) Veeranam
Ans: (a)

Q- The minimum forest cover to maintain ecological balance in the plains is
(a) 25% (b) 33%
(c) 40% (d) 50%
Ans: (b)

Q- When was the first National Forest Policy issued by the Government of India?
(a) 1940 (b) 1942
(c) 1952 (d) 1999
Ans: (c)

Q- What is the longest irrigation canal in India called?
(a) Yamuna canal
(b) Sirhind canal
(c) Indira Gandhi Canal
(d) Upper Bari Doab Canal
Ans: (c)

Q- The world’s largest Railway Platform is at
(a) Talchar
(b) New York
(c) Gorakhpur
(d) None of the above
Ans: (c)

Q- In India, the State known for its sandalwood is
(a) Karnataka (b) Assom
(c) Kerala (d) West Bengal
Ans: (a)

Q- Which among the following is an international river?
(a) Brahmaputra
(b) Cauvery
(c) Krishna
(d) Narmada
Ans: (a)

Q- Nuclear energy is a mineral-based energy source. It is derived from
(a) Uranium (b) Thorium
(c) Plutonium (d) All of these
Ans: (d)

Q- The national forest policy aims at maintaining how much of the total geographical area under forests
(a) Half
(b) One-third
(c) One-fourth
(d) One-fifth
Ans: (b)

Q- Which one of the following is the central theme of the Chipko Movement, started by Sunderlal Bahuguna in 1973?
(a) Conservation of river water
(b) Protection of birds
(c) Protection of cheetals
(d) Conservation of forests
Ans: (d)

Q- The Korba coalfield is located in
(a) Odisha
(b) Chhattisgarh
(c) West Bengal
(d) Asom
Ans: (b)

Q- Where is the Rail-wheel Factory situated?
(a) Srirangpattam
(b) Gulbarga
(c) Hampi
(d) Yelahanka
Ans: (d)

Q- The Buckingham Canal, which has been declared a National Waterway of India recently, is a canal running from
(a) Punjab to Haryana
(b) Mumbai to Goa
(c) Vijayawada to Villupuram
(d) Cochin to Kozhikode
Ans: (c)

Q- The Government of India has decided to declare which of the following rivers a ‘National River’?
(a) Ganga
(b) Yamuna
(c) Brahamputra
(d) Cauvery
Ans: (a)

Q- Assertion (A) : Chhotanagpur region has the largest reserve of coal in India. Reason (R) : Chhotanagpur is a plateau region. Codes
(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and
(R) is the correct explanation of
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but
(R) is not a correct explanation of (A)
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true
Ans: (b)

Q- Which of the following ‘geographical indicators’ has not been recognised for patent protection?
(a) Mysore silk
(b) Naga Mircha
(c) Darjeeling Basmati
(d) Kani Shawl
Ans: (c)

Q- Th ‘Red Data Books’ published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) contains lists of
1. Economic plant and animal species present in the biodiversity hotspots
2. Threatened plant and animal species
3. Protected sites for conservation of Nature and natural resources in various countries Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 3
(b) Only 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) Only 3
Ans: (b)

Q- Assertion (A) : Large dams cause increasd salinity of the soil. Reason (R) : Salt comes to the surface of the soil as the water table rise. Codes
(a) Both (A) and (R) are individually true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(b) Both (A) and (R) are individually true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true
Ans: (b)

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