UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Consider the statements in light of landslides in Indian. It is caused due to
    1. poor ground conditions.
    2. geomorphic phenomena
    3. natural physical force                                                 
    4. heavy spells of rainfall coupled with impeded drainage.
    5. vegetation removal and excavation at the toe of stope of mountains.
    Which of the statements] given above are correct?

    A)  1, 3 and 5                    

    B)  1, 2 and 3          

    C)  1 and 4           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Landslides are defined as the Mass Movement of rock debris and Earth down a slope where by following, sliding and flowing. The action of gravity is the primary driving force a that affects the stability of slope. Other causes includes Groundwater Loss or absence of vertical vegetative structure, so nutrients and soil structure. Geomorphic phenomenon such as erosion, earthquake and volcanic eruptions. Weakening of a slope through saturation by snow met glaciers melting or heavy rains. 0Heavy rainfall, deforestation, cultivation and constructian so, all of the Statements given above are correct.

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