Target UPSC prelims 2019: Daily MCQs #16

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1. Consider the following statements about Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel:
1. It designated the entire Western Ghats as an Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA).
2. It divided the area into three zones depending on ecological vulnerability.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 & 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

2. Consider the following statements:
1. Both Mullaperiyar Dam and Idukki Dam are built across the river Periyar.
2. Both dams are located in Kerala but operated and maintained by Tamilnadu.
Which of the above statements is/are
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 & 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

3. Arrange the following hills from East to West according to their geographical location:
1. Barail Range
2. Garo Hills
3. Khasi Hills
4. Jaintia Hills
Select the correct answer using the code given below
a. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4
b. 1 – 4 – 3 – 2
c. 4 – 3 – 2 – 1
d. 2 – 3 – 4 – 1

4. Consider the following statements regarding Biodiversity Heritage Sites:
1. Biodiversity Heritage Sites (BHS) are identified by the central government in consultation with state governments.
2. National Biodiversity Authority provides the guidelines for selection and management of BHS.
3. Ameenpur lake in Telangana was the first waterbody in the country to be declared a BHS.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 1 and 2 only
c. 2 and 3 only
d. 1 and 3 only

5. Which of the following statement(s) about Pradhan Mantri Awaz Yojana- Urban is/ are correct?
1. The scheme is a completely centrally sponsered scheme.
2. Under the scheme, people of both low- income and middle- income groups can avail credit linked subsidy.
3. Ministry of Urban Development is the nodal ministry for implementing the scheme.
a. 2 only
b. 2 and 3 only
c. 1 and 2 only
d. 1, 2 and 3


1. c
Gadgil committee is formally called as Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP).

2. b
Mullaperiyar dam is located in Kerala but is operated and maintained by Tamil Nadu. Idukki Dam is owned by the Kerala State Electricity Board.


4. c
BHS are identified by the State governments in consultation with the local bodies.

5. a
The components of the scheme are
1. In-situ Rehabilitation of existing slum dwellers using land as a resource through private participation.
2. Credit Linked Subsidy
3. Affordable Housing in Partnership
4. Subsidy for Beneficiary-led individual house construction/enhancement.

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