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UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2024 (General Studies)
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
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One of the following regions has the world’s largest tropical peatland, which holds about three years worth of global carbon emissions from fossil fuels; and the possible destruction of which can exert detrimental effect on the global climate. Which one of the following denotes that region?

A

Amazon Basin

B

Congo Basin

C

Kikori Basin

D

Rio de la Plata Basin

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UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2024 (General Studies)
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
+2
-0.66

Consider the following:

1. Carabid beetles

2. Centipedes

3. Flies

4. Termites

5. Wasps

Parasitoid species are found in how many of the above kind of organisms?

A

Only two

B

Only three

C

Only four

D

All five

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UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2024 (General Studies)
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
+2
-0.66

Consider the following statements:

Statement-I:
Many chewing gums found in the market are considered a source of environmental pollution.
Statement-II:
Many chewing gums contain plastic as gum base.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

A

Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II explains Statement-I

B

Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct, but Statement-II does not explain Statement-I

C

Statement-I is correct, but Statement-II is incorrect

D

Statement-I is incorrect, but Statement-II is correct

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UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2024 (General Studies)
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
+2
-0.66

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which one of the following is the largest source of sulfur dioxide emissions?

A

Locomotives using fossil fuels

B

Ships using fossil fuels

C

Extraction of metals from ores

D

Power plants using fossil fuels

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