UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2011

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    In the Union Budget 2011-12, a full exemption from the basic customs duty was extended to the bio-based asphalt (bio-asphalt). What is the importance of this material?
    1. Unlike traditional asphalt, bio-asphalt is not based on fossil fuels.
    2. Bio-asphalt can be made from non-renewable resources.
    3. Bio-asphalt can be made from non-organic waste materials.
    4. It is eco-friendly to use bio-asphalt for surfacing of the roads.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1, 2 and 3                    

    B)  1, 3 and 4

    C)  2 and 4           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Exp. [b] Bio-asphalt is bio-version of asphalt which is used for laying tar on roads. The statement 2 contradicts the other affirmative statements. Hence, the correct option is .

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