UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2011

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    Between India and East Asia, the navigation time and distance can be greatly reduced by which of the following?
    1. Deepening the Malacca straits between Malaysia and Indonesia.
    2. Opening a new canal across the Kra Isthmums between the Gulf of Siam and Andaman Sea.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Exp. [c] Malacca straits is very narrow and a canal across Kra Isthmums links South Asia to China. In fact, China has already made agreements with Myanmar to undertake this project.

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