UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Consider the following statements regarding Chhotanagpur Plateau.
    1. It is located in Jharkhand, East of Bundelkhand and ends up in Rajmahal hills East.
    2. It is a storehouse of coal, iron-ore, mica etc. which support the steel industries and engineering industries.
    3. Its origin is due to intense volcanic activity, which occurred millions of years ago and eruption of lava through fissures being solidified.
    Which of the statements] given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  1 and 2     

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The Chhotanagpur Plateau is a plateau in Eastern India which covers much of Jharkhand state as well as adjacent parts of Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar and Chhattisgarh Chhotanagpur Plateau is a storehouse of minerals like mica, bauxite, copper, limestone, iron-ore and coal. The Damodar valley is rich in coal and it is considered as the prime source of cooking coal in the country. Massive coal deposits are found in the central basin spreading over\[2883\,\,k{{m}^{2}}\]. The important coalfields in the basin are Jharia, Raniganj, Wes" Bokaro, East Bokaro, Ramgarh, South Karanpura and North Karanpura.The Chhotanagpur Plateau is a continental plateau, an extensive area of land thrust above the general land. The plateau has been formed by continental uplift from forces acting deep inside the Earth.

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