This crop is both food and a fodder crop. It is sown all over India including some of the areas of the Northeast. In India, it is grown in both kharif and rabi seasons. It requires 50- 100cm of rainfall and a temperature ranging from 21°C to 27°C. Globally, it is known as the queen of cereals because it has the highest genetic yield potential among cereals. The crop is sensitive to moisture stress and gives poor yield in excess soil moisture and salinity stress. Which of the following crop has been described in the passage given above?
Answer : A
MAIZE PRODUCTION IN INDIA
Maize is one of the most versatile emerging crops having wider adaptability under varied agro- climatic conditions. Globally, maize is known as the queen of cereals because it has the highest genetic yield potential among cereals.
It is highly valued for its multifarious use as food, feed, fodder and raw material for a large number of industrial products. Among the maize-growing countries, India ranks 4th in area and 7th in production, representing around 4% of the world’s maize area and 2% of total production.
In India, maize is principally grown in two seasons, rainy (kharif) and winter (rabi). Kharif maize represents around 83% of the maize area in India, while rabi maize corresponds to 17% maize area.
Over 70% of kharif maize area is grown under the rainfed condition with a prevalence of many biotic and abiotic stresses. A temperature of 21°C- 27°C and 50-100cm rainfall is suitable for its cultivation.
Consider the following pairs:
River Drains into
1. Vistula : Baltic sea
2. Don : Sea of Azov
3. Volga : Caspian sea
How many pairs given above are correctly matched?
Which of the following statements is correct regarding ‘acidic lava’?
These are produced when coriolis force is balanced by the pressure gradient. They flow parallel to the isobars in the middle latitudes aloft in the troposphere. They do not occur near the surface of the earth due to the presence of frictional force. Which of the following is best described by the passage given above?
Consider the following statements:
1. Glaciers are not found in tropical regions.
2. The Siberian climate is not found in the southern hemisphere.
3. Tropical Cyclones are not found beyond 30 degree latitude.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
In the context of climatology, which of the following best describes the Fujiwhara effect?
Consider the following rivers:
Which of the above rivers flow into the Indian Ocean?
‘Unity of Voice, Unity of Purpose’ was the theme of which of the following recently conducted summits?
Consider the following statements with reference to the Eastern Ghats:
1. The Eastern Ghats are discontinuous ranges passing through Odisha, Telangana, Andhra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
2. Limestone, bauxite and iron ore are found in the Eastern Ghats hill ranges.
3. The Eastern Ghats are older than Western Ghats.
4. Javadi and Shevaroy hills lie north of the Kaveri river.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the pyrocumulonimbus clouds?
1. These are thunder clouds created by intense heat from the Earth’s surface.
2. They are formed similarly to cumulonimbus clouds.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
In which of the following hills is Mawsynram, the wettest place on earth, situated?
The reserve was declared as Nation’s first Tiger Sanctuary in 1962. The river Thamirabarani originates from this tiger reserve. The reserve is also known as the “River Sanctuary” with as many as 14 rivers originating from this Tiger Reserve. Choose the correct in given option.
Which of the following countries are located between Tropic of Capricorn and the Equator?
Select the correct option:
Corfu or Kerkyra island located in Ionian Sea belongs to which of the following country?
Which of the following statements is not correct regarding earthquakes?