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Zooxanthellae loss in corals largely occur due to
1. Exposure of coral to elevated concentrations of various chemical contaminants
2. High temperature of ocean water and increased sedimentation of ocean bed Which of the above statements is/are correct?
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9%
1 only
18%
2 only
70%
Both 1 and 2
2%
Neither 1 nor 2
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Solution:

Zooxanthellae is what gives colour to corals and provide them food.

1. Bleaching, or the paling of coral colour occurs; when (i) the densities of zooxanthellae decline and (ii) the concentration of photosynthetic pigments within the zooxanthellae fall.
2. There are many causes of coral bleaching.
3. Major Temperature changes, extreme low tides, tectonic uplift etc. can potentially induce bleaching.
4. Moreover, Sedimentation, Fresh Water Dilution, inflow of Inorganic Nutrients (e.g. ammonia and nitrate) etc. too cause the same.
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Which of the Parliamentary committees are not chaired by Speaker?
1.Public Accounts Committee
2.Business Advisory Committee 3.Estimates Committee 4.Rules Committee 5.Committee on Public Undertakings 6.General Purposes Committee Select the answer code:
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15%
2, 4, 6
46%
1, 3, 5
26%
1, 2, 4
13%
4, 5, 6
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Solution:

The Speaker appoints the chairman of all the parliamentary committees of the Lok Sabha and supervises their functioning. He himself is the chairman of the Business Advisory Committee, the Rules Committee and the General Purpose Committee.
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Consider the statements about the office of ‘whip’.
1. The office has been established by Rules ofBusiness in each House of Parliament.
2. Only the ruling party is allowed to have a whip in each house of Parliament. Which of the statements is/are correct?
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27%
1 only
15%
2 only
36%
Both 1 and 2
22%
Neither 1 nor 2
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Solution:

The office of ‘whip’ is mentioned neither in the Constitution of India nor in the Rules of the House nor in a Parliamentary Statute. It is based on the conventions of the parliamentary government.

Every political party, whether ruling or Opposition has its own whip in the Parliament. He is appointed by the political party to serve as an assistant floor leader.

He is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the attendance of his party members in large numbers and securing their support in favour of or against a particular issue.

He regulates and monitors their behaviour in the Parliament. The members are supposed to follow the directives given by the whip. Otherwise, disciplinary action can be taken.
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Equator passes through which of the following countries?
1. Indonesia
2. Maldives 3. Somalia 4. Brazil 5. Kenya 6. Ecuador Select the correct answer code:
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12%
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
29%
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
24%
1, 3, 4, 5, 6
35%
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Solution:

The equator passes through 13 countries: Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia and Kiribati.
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Tropic of Cancer passes through which of the following countries?
1. India
2. Pakistan 3. Bangladesh 4. China 5. Myanmar Select the correct answer code:
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38%
1, 3, 4, 5
11%
1, 2, 3, 4
15%
1, 2, 4, 5
36%
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Solution:

Moving east of the Prime Meridian, the Tropic of Cancer passes through the following Countries:

1. Algeria
2. Niger
3. Libya
4. Egypt
5. Saudi Arabia
6. UAE (Abu Dhabi)
7. Oman
8. India
9. Bangladesh
10. Myanmar
11. China
12. Taiwan
13. Mexico
14. Bahamas
15. Western Sahara
16. Mauritania
17. Mali
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Which of the following techniques for soil conservation is best used in coastal and flat dry areas?
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38%
Sheltered belts
18%
Terrace farming
28%
Countour barriers
16%
Countour ploughing
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Solution:

All techniques mentioned above in b, c and d are used in hilly terrains. For e.g. terrace farming is used to cut flat steps in hilly farms to reduce water erosion and make farm cultivable. They are not suited to flat dry (where water erosion is not significant) and coastal areas.

In the coastal and dry regions, rows of trees are planted to check the wind movement to protect soil cover. These are known as shelter belts. These trees also yield valuable resources and supplement farm income.
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Apart from Latitude and Altitude, which of the following factors affect the climate of a region?
1. Pressure and wind systems
2. Continentality 3. Ocean currents Select the correct answer code:
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6%
1, 2
11%
2, 3
16%
1, 3
66%
1, 2, 3
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Solution:

There are six major controls of the climate of any place. They are: latitude, altitude, pressure and wind system, distance from the sea (continentality), ocean currents and relief features.
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Consider the statements.
1. Buddhist Viharas are permanent shelters or monasteries for dwelling and rest.
2. Udayagiri Caves were constructed during the reign of Ashoka. 3. Kailash temple is located in Ellora. Which of the statements is/are correct?
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27%
1, 3
20%
2, 3
20%
3 only
32%
1, 2, 3
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Solution:

Udayagiri Caves were constructed during the times of Gupta.
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One of the most important buildings in Fatehpur Sikri, it is also known as the “Dream of Stones”:
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44%
Panch Mahal
27%
Jantar Mantar
19%
Meenakshi Temple
11%
Hawa Mahal
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Solution:

All options could be eliminated except A.

Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur. Jantar Mantar (there are many, but the famous one) is in Delhi. Meenakshi Temple is in TN.

The Panch Mahal is known as the wind catcher tower. It was commissioned by sikarwar rajputs.

This is an extraordinary structure employing the design elements of a Buddhist Temple; entirely columnar, consisting of four stories of decreasing size arranged asymmetrically upon the ground floor.