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Which of the following states has the lowest literacy rate?

(a) Kerala

(b) Rajasthan

(c) Bihar

(d) Maharashtra

Solution: (c)
As per the 2011 census, Bihar has the lowest literacy rate of 63.82% among all the states and union territories of India. It is followed by Telangana, Arunachal Pradesh and Rajasthan in terms of lowest literacy rates. Bihar has also the lowest male literacy rate (73.39%) in India.

Which is the first Indian State to go wholly organic?

(a) Meghalaya

(b) Sikkim

(c) Manipur

(d) Assam

Solution: (b)
Sikkim, in December 2015, became India’s first fully organic state by implementing organic practices on around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land. Around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land was converted to certified organic land by implementing organic practices and principles as per guidelines laid down in National Programme for Organic Production.

Over the years, birth rate in India has _____ and death rate has _____.

(a) risen, fallen

(b) risen, risen

(c) fallen, risen

(d) fallen, fallen

Solution: (d)
Both birth rate and death rate show a falling trend in India. Recent data shows that birth rate has gradually decreased in the past decade except during the years 2005 and 2007. Death rate has also fallen consistently due to drastic improvement in provision and access to better health services and living conditions. India is, at present, in late third stage of demographic transition that is marked by declining birth rate and low death rate.

Raipur is the capital of which Indian State?

(a) Jharkhand

(b) Goa

(c) Himachal Pradesh

(d) Chhattisgarh

Solution: (d)
Raipur is the capital city of Chhattisgarh. It is also the largest city in Chhattisgarh. It was formerly a part of Madhya Pradesh before the state of Chhattisgarh was formed on 1 November 2000.

What is the source of natural energy of the hot springs at Manikaran in Himachal Pradesh?

(a) Geothermal Energy

(b) Biomass Energy

(c) Thermal Energy

(d) Hydro Energy

Solution: (a)
Manikaran is famous for hot springs that are produced by the emergence of geothermally heated groundwater that rises from the Earth’s crust. The water from hot springs in non-volcanic areas is heated in this manner. An experimental geothermal energy plant has also been set up here.