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Census data released on July 15, 2011 reflects that 13.48 percent urban population lives in

(a) Uttar Pradesh

(b) Bihar

(c) Maharashtra

(d) Rajasthan

Solution: (c)
According to 2011 Census, the number of births in rural areas have increased by nine crore in the last decade. The statistics reveal that while the maximum number of people living in rural areas in a particular state is 15.5 crore in Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai tops the list having the maximum number of people in urban areas at five crore. The data also reflects that 18.62 per cent of the country’s rural population lives in Uttar Pradesh and 13.48 per cent urban population lives in Maharashtra. During 2001- 11, the rate of growth of rural population has been 12.18 per cent. The growth of the country’s rural population is steadily declining since 1991, the report said. Meghalaya (27 per cent) and Bihar (24 per cent) witnessed the largest growth in population among States in the past decade. Four States that recorded a decline in the rural population during 2001-11 are Kerala (by 26 per cent), Goa (19 per cent), Nagaland (15 per cent) and Sikkim (5 per cent).

Which of the following is correctly matched?

(a) Assam – Itanagar

(b) Arunachal Pradesh – Guwahati

(c) Tripura – Agartala

(d) Nagaland – Shillong

Solution: (c)
Agartala is the capital of the Indian state of Tripura and is the second-largest city in North-east India after Guwahati in terms of municipal area as well as population. It is situated in North-east India. It lies on the bank of Haroa River and is located 2 km from Bangladesh. Agartala has temples and palaces. As per 2011 census, Population of Agartala city has exceeded 5,12,000. Agartala has a monsoon influenced humid subtropical climate with large amounts of rain almost all year. The city experiences long, hot and wet summers, lasting from April to October.

Which one of the following states does not have a railway station?

(a) Sikkim

(b) Himachal Pradesh

(c) Jammu & Kashmir

(d) Nagaland

Solution: (a)
Sikkim lacks significant railway infrastructure. The closest major railway stations are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri in neighboring West Bengal. However, the New Sikkim Railway Project has been launched to connect the town of Rangpo in Sikkim with Sevoke. The project is expected to be complete by 2015.

Which one of the following States does not use thermal electricity?

(a) Andhra Pradesh

(b) Tamil Nadu

(c) Arunachal Pradesh

(d) Madhya Pradesh

Solution: (c)
There is not even a single thermal plant in India’s North East and most of the power needs in the region and also power source in North East Grid comes from hydro-projects. In Arunachal Pradesh, the entire electricity generation is hydro.

Which one of the following is a coastal district of Tamil Nadu?

(a) Periyar

(b) Kanyakumari

(c) Madurai

(d) Trichirappalli

Solution: (b)
Kanyakumari, formerly known as Cape Comorin, is a town in Kanyakumari District in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Kanyakumari lies at the southernmost tip of mainland India. It borders the Laccadive Sea to the southwest, south, and to the south-east. It is the confluence of the Western Coastal Plains and Eastern Coastal Plains.