UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2011

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    There is a concern over the increase in harmful algal blocks in the sea-waters of India. What could be the causal factors for this phenomenon?                         
    1. Discharge of nutrients from the estuaries.
    2. Run-off from the land during the monsoon.
    3. Upwelling in the seas.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  Only 1

    B)  1 and 2

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Exp. [a] All the three processes help in bringing nutrients to the sea surface which promotes algal growth.

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