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Water Dispute General Knowledge MCQs - 1

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Water Dispute General Knowledge MCQs - 1

1. Which of the following countries are in conflict with India on water sharing issue?
(a) Pakistan
(b) Bangladesh
(c) Nepal
(d) All of them ✓

2. Just after partition, when did India cut off Pakistan's water supply without notice thus creating drought like condition?
(a) February, 1948
(b) March, 1948
(c) April 1948 ✓
(d) May, 1948

3. To solve water crises Indus Water Treaty was signed in 1960 under which who was to act as guarantor of this Treaty?
(a) World Bank
(b) IMF
(c) Security Council
(d) None of them ✓

4. Indus Water Treaty is primarily a bilateral treaty with the world bank being
(a) Guarantor
(b) Signatory ✓
(c) Witness
(d) None of them

5. Indus Water Treaty allows India the right to hydroelectric power generation from the western rivers but only by run off river installating without affection or building
(a) Volume of water
(b) Direction of water
(c) Storage capacities
(d) All of them ✓

6. On which river Baghliar Dam is being constructed by Indians, violating the Indus Water T reaty?
(a) Jhelum
(b) Sutluj
(c) Chenab ✓
(d) Ravi

7. Which of the following was the major points of concern for Pakistan which was/were
(a) Run of the river plant do not require a high dam of 475 feet
(b) The calculation of ‘poundage’ and firm powers’ in design is inconsistent with Indus Water Treaty
(c) The gates were not designed at the highest
(d) All of them ✓

8. Despite the signing of Indus Water Treaty which other dispute emerged in 1985?
(a) Kishanganga project
(b) Wullar Berrage ✓
(c) UrMf
(d) Pakal Dul Dam

9. Kishanganga hydroelectric power project is another violation of Indian Water Treaty. This project is nearing completion with a 22 km tunnel to divert the water of Neelum, river to Wuller Barrage. Neelum river is an integral part of _______
(a) Chanab
(b) Jhelum ✓
(c) Ravi
(d) Sutluj

10. Kishanganga project contravenes the Indus water treaty because it is being built on river Neelum to divert its water to Wullar Barrage and impacts
(a) Flow of the water in the river
(b) Pakistan prior right for its proposed 969 MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower project ✓
(c) Both of them
(d) None of them

11. The Court of Arbitration, The Hague flagged a go-ahead to India in the construction of the ______ hydro-electric project on 18 Feb 2013.
(a) Neelum-Jhelum
(b) Kishanganga ✓
(c) Pak Dul Dam
(d) Uri-tl

12. The UN General Assembly approved a motion granting Palestine non-member observer state status on ______.
(a) 29 Nov. 2012 ✓
(b) 29 Oct. 2012
(c) 29 Sept. 2012
(d) 29 Aug. 2012


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