1.Horse latitudes are characterised by –
a) Calm winds and Little precipitation
b) Rapid winds and Little precipitation
c) Calm winds and Large precipitation
d) Rapid winds and Large precipitation
2.Why oceans in northern Hemisphere are warmer than Southern Hemisphere?
a) Unequal distribution of land and water
b) Difference in insolation
c) Tilt of earth axis
d) Presence of frozen continental mass (Antarctica) in southern Hemisphere
3.Which of the following gas is consistently seen to be most abundant in a volcanic eruption?
a) Hydrogen Sulphide
b) Carbon Dioxide
c) Sulphur Dioxide
d) Water Vapour
4.As pointed out in Economic Survey 2017-18, what does the term ‘feminisation of agriculture’ mean –
a) Increased women specific government schemes in agriculture
b) Predominance of women at all levels of the agricultural value chain – from production, pre-harvest, post-harvest processing, and packaging to marketing
c) Increased tendency of women to take up agriculture over other occupations
d) Agriculture becoming more and more unskilled labour oriented attracting women
5.Which of the following places will not host one of the five strategic oil reserves?
a) Chandikole (Odisha)
b) Bikaner (Rajasthan)
c) Nagpur (Maharastra)
d) Padur (kerala)
The horse latitudes are subtropical regions known for calm winds and little precipitation. The horse latitudes are regions located at about 30 degrees north and south of the equator.
Unequal distribution of land and waterNorthern Hemisphere the isotherms deviate to the north over the ocean and to the south over the continent. This can be seen on the North Atlantic Ocean. The presence of warm ocean currents, Gulf Stream and North Atlantic drift, make the Northern Atlantic Ocean warmer and the isotherms show a poleward shift indicating that the oceans are warmer and are able to carry high temperatures poleward. An equator ward bend of the isotherms over the northern continents shows that the landmasses are overcooled and that polar cold winds are able to penetrate southwards, even in the interiors. It is much pronounced in the Siberian plain.
Superheated water vapor is the most common gas released during volcanic eruptions. Water vapor can account for 97 percent or more of total gas emissions from a volcano, but can also be a relatively minor discharge in some volcanoes. As volcanic magma — molten rock — rises to the surface, the pressure on the magma is reduced. Under these conditions, water vapor expands in volume, often with explosive force. According to the Volcano Hazards Program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the rapid expansion of water vapor is one of the primary forces that contribute to volcanic explosions.
Other two are Vizag in Andhra and Mangalore in Karnataka.