UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Which of the following are correct regarding the Humboldt current?
    1. It is a cold current and badly affected in the year of EI-Nino.
    2. This makes the East Pacific region rice in microscopic marine animals.
    3. It caused drier climatic condition in nearby landmass.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 3            

    C)  Only 2             

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The flow of EI-Nino current (waver current) affect the ' the Humboldt or Peruvian current and creates low pressure zone in the Eastern Pacific region. The cold water chills any wind that blows onshore so that the Chilean and Peruvian coasts practically rainless. The region is rich in microscopic plants and animals that attract huge shoals of fist- Humboldt current is cold current, it causes drier condition in the nearby landmass.                     

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