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Plants are killed in winter by frost
Options: because of desiccation and mechanical damage to the tissues, because no photosynthesis takes place at such low temperature, because respiration ceases at such low temperature, because there is no transpiration
Options: reduction in the value of a currency vis-a-vis major internationally traded currencies, permitting the currency to seek its worth in the international market, fixing the value of the currency in conjunction with the movement in the value of a basket of pre-determined currencies, fixing the value of currency in multilateral consultation with the IMF, the World Bank and major trading partners
One of the reasons for India's occupational structure remaining more or less the same over the years has been that
Options: investment pattern has been directed towards capital intensive industries, productivity in agriculture has been high enough to induce people to stay with agriculture, ceiling on land holdings have enabled more people to own land and hence their preference to stay with agriculture, people are largely unaware of the significance of transition from agriculture to industry for economic development
The most plausible explanation for the location of the Thar desert in western India is
Options: the obstruction caused by the Aravalis to the rain-bearing wind that proceeds to the Ganga Valley, the evaporation of moisture by heat, the absence of mountains to the north of Rajasthan to cause orographic rainfall in it, that the moisture carried by the South-west monsoon is driven away by the dry upper air current
The periodic rise and fall of the sea level on the earth, gives rise to tides. This is related to
Options: the position of the moon with reference to the earth and the gravitational pull exerted mainly by the moon and partly by the sun, infrared rays from the sun, ultraviolet rays from the sun, None of the above
The land-sea distribution or the positions of the world's continents and major oceans influences
Options: the major pressure belts that develop from the general circulation of the atmosphere, the development of the mid-latitude cyclonic depressions, at the convergence zone between polar and subtropical air masses, both (a) and (b), None of the above