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Among the following States, _____ has the lowest birth rate in India.

(a) Kerala

(b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Bihar

(d) West Bengal

Solution: (a)
As per the 2013 data for the Sample Registration Survey (SRS), conducted by the Registrar General of India, India’s birth rate has declined by 0.2 points with Kerala registering the lowest in 2013. The highest Crude Birth Rate (CBR) was reported in Bihar (27.6) and the minimum in Kerala (14.7). Interestingly, during 2013, Bihar also reported the highest Total Fertility Rate (TFR) of 3.4, while West Bengal reported the lowest TFR of 1.6.

Which State in India has the largest coastline?

(a) Tamil Nadu

(b) Andhra Pradesh

(c) Gujarat

(d) West Bengal

Solution: (c)
The total coastline of India measures about 7,517 km, which is distributed among nine coastal states and four Union Territories. Gujarat has the longest coastline of 1915.29 km. Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have the second and third longest coastlines.

Barren Island, the only active volcano in India is situated in

(a) Andaman Islands

(b) Nicobar Islands

(c) Lakshadweep

(d) Minicoy

Solution: (a)
Barren Island is an island located in the Andaman Sea. It is the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia. It is one of the most easterly of Andaman islands. Along with the rest of the Andaman Islands, it is a part of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Which of the following cities is the new capital of Seemaandhra?

(a) Amaravati

(b) Secunderabad

(c) Vijayawada

(d) Vishakhapatnam

Solution: (a)
Amaravati will be the capital of residual Andhra Pradesh, known as Seemandhra. It is located on the southern banks of the Krishna river in Guntur dis trict, within the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region. The foundation stone for the planned city was laid on 22 October 2015, at Uddandarayunipalem area by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

Which is called the “Lake District of India”?

(a) Nainital

(b) Shimla

(c) Sikkim

(d) Matheran

Solution: (a)
Nainital in Uttarakhand is famously referred to as the ‘Lake District of India.’ Situated at almost 2,000m above sea level, it is mainly known for Nainital Lake, a natural freshwater body. The British, fond of this lake and its scenic beauty, termed gave the place its famous sobriquet.