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Geography

Tsunami



Question:

Which of the following can possibly cause Tsunami?

1. Earthquake

2. Tropical cyclone

3. Comets or meteorites falling from space in ocean body

4. Torrential rainfall.

5. Volcanic Eruptions

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A. 1, 3, 5 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
D. 1 and 3 only

Answer: A

Explanation: Tsunami is caused primarily due to strong upheaval in the water body. This strong upheaval can be brought up by earthquake, volcanic eruptions or big rocks falling in the ocean body (This may include meteorite or big comets falling in the water body too). Rainfall or cyclones don’t have much impact on the Tsunami.
Purpose of the Question:
Recent volcanic eruption had led to tsunami in Indonesia. Hence, candidates should be aware about the factors that trigger tsunami.

Source: The Hindu

Geography

Black Sea



Question:

Countries bordering the “Black sea” are

1. Moldova

2. Georgia

3. Turkey

4. Ukraine

Choose the correct option from the code given below

A. 1, 2, 3 only
B. 2, 3, 4 only
C.1, 2, 3 and 4
D. 1 and 3 only

Answer: B

Explanation: Moldova does not share a border with Black sea, but it does have access to Black sea via Danube River.
Black Sea Bordering Countries: Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania
Purpose of the Question:
Black sea region is in news due to the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

Source: The Hindu

Geography

Pulicat Lake



Question:

Cyclonic storm “Gaja” has brought back the avian to Pulicat Lake. Consider the following statements about Pulicat Lake:

1. It is India’s second largest brackish water lake on the Malabar Coast.

2. The barrier island of Sriharikota separates the lake from the Arabian Sea.
3. The primary inflows to the Pulicat Lake are Arani, Kalangi and Swarnmukhi.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

A. 3 only

B. 2 only

C. 1, 2 and 3

D. 1 and 3 only

Answer: A

Explanation:
• Pulicat Lagoon is the second largest brackish water lagoon in India, after Chilika Lake. It is present in Coromondal Region i.e. Andhra Pradesh– Tamil Nadu Border but its major portion is present in Nellore District of AP. Hence, statement 1 is incorrect.
• The barrier island of Sriharikota separates the lake from the Bay of Bengal and is home to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. Statement 2 is also incorrect.
• The primary inflows to the Pulicat Lake are Arani, Kalangi and Swarnmukhi.
Purpose of the Question:
Pulicat Lake is in news due to the Cyclone Gaja. The cyclonic storm has proved to be a boon for the migratory birds have brought inflows to the lake.

Source:
The Hindu