Daily UPSC MCQs

5TH FEBRUARY ,2021 : DAILY 10.30 A.M UPSC PRELIMS(10 QUESTIONS) MCQs

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1. If a particular plant species is placed under Schedule VI of The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, what is the implication?

 
 
 
 

2. With reference to the period of Gupta dynasty in ancient India, the towns Ghantasala, Kadura and Chaul were well known as

 
 
 
 

3. What is/are the advantage/advantages of zero tillage in agriculture?

  1. Sowing of wheat is possible without burning the residue of previous
  2. Without the need for nursery of rice saplings, direct planting of paddy seeds in the wet soil is
  3. Carbon sequestration in the soil is

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4. According to India’s National Policy on Biofuels, which of the following can be used as raw materials for the production of biofuels?

  1. Cassava
  2. Damaged wheat grains
  3. Groundnut seeds
  4. Horse gram
  5. Rotten potatoes
  6. Sugar beet

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5. Which one of the following statements best describes the term ‘Social Cost of Carbon’? It is a measure, in monetary value, of the

 
 
 
 

6. With reference to pulse production in India, consider the following sentences:

  1. Black gram can be cultivated as both Kharif and rabi
  2. Green-gram alone accounts for nearly half of pulse
  3. In the last three decades, while the production of Kharif pulses has increased, the production of rabi pulses has

Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

 

 
 
 
 

7. “The crop is subtropical in A hard frost is injurious to it. It requires at least 210 frost-free days and 50 to 100 centimeters of rainfall for its growth. A light well-drained soil capable of retaining moisture is ideally suited for the cultivation of the crop.” Which one of the following is the crop?

 

 
 
 
 

8. With reference to solar water pumps, consider the following statements:

  1. Solar power can be used for running surface pumps and not for submersible pumps,
  2. Solar power can be used for running centrifugal pumps and not the ones with

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

9. With reference to the current trends in the cultivation of sugarcane in India, consider the following statements:

  1. A substantial saving in seed material is when ‘bud chip settlings’ are raised in a

nursery and transplanted in the main field.

  1. When direct planting of setts is done, the germination percentage is better with single-budded setts as compared to setts with many
  2. If bad weather conditions prevail when setts are directly planted, single-budded setts have better survival as compared to large
  3. Sugarcane can be cultivated using settlings prepared from tissue

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 

 
 
 
 

10. In the context of India, which of the following is/are considered to be practice(s) of eco-friendly agriculture?

  1. Crop diversification
  2. Legume intensification
  3. Tensiometer use
  4. Vertical farming

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