UPSC - Civil Service (Preliminary) General Studies Solved Paper 1 - 2014

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) - Civil Service (Preliminary) General Studies Paper 1 Solved Question Paper of UPSC exams with Answers and appropriate explanation held on 24th August 2014.

What are the significances of a practical approach to sugarcane production known as ‘Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative’?

1. Seed cost is very low in this compared to the conventional method of cultivation.

2. Drip irrigation can be practiced very effectively in this.

3. There is no application of chemical/ inorganic fertilizers at all in this.

4. The scope for intercropping is more in this compared to the conventional method of cultivation.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

[A] 1 and 3 only
[B] 1, 2 and 4 only
[C] 2, 3 and 4 only
[D] 1, 2, 3 and 4

If a wetland of international importance is brought under the ‘Montreux Record’, what does it imply?

[A] Changes in ecological character have occurred, are occurring or are likely to occur in the wetland as a result of human interference.
[B] The country in which the wetland is located should enact a law to prohibit any human activity within five kilo metres from the edge of the wetland
[C] The survival of the wetland depends on the cultural practices and traditions of certain communities living in its vicinity and therefore the cultural diversity therein should not be destroyed
[D] It is given the status of ‘World Heritage Site’

Which one of the following pairs of islands is separated from each other by the ‘Ten Degree Channel’?

[A] Andaman and Nicobar
[B] Nicobar and Sumatra
[C] Maldives and Lakshadweep
[D] Sumatra and Java

Consider the following pairs :

Programme / Project Ministry

1. Drought-Prone Area Programme : Ministry of Agriculture

2. Desert Development Programme : Ministry of Environment and Forests

3. National Watershed Development Project for Rainfed Areas : Ministry of Rural Development

Which of the above pairs

[A] 1 and 2 only
[B] 3 only
[C] 1, 2 and 3
[D] None
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