Match the pairs
Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below:
A. Golden Triangle 1. Myanmar
B. Bermuda Triangle 2. Opium producing area of South East Asia
C. Rice bowl of Far East 3. China
D. Red basin 4. North Atlantic Ocean
A B C D
(a) 3 2 4 1
(b) 2 4 1 3
(c) 4 3 2 1
(d) 1 4 3 2
Option b us the right answer.
Golden Triangle –
The Golden Triangle is one of Asia’s two main opium-producing areas. It is an area of around 367,000 square miles (950,000 km2) that overlaps the mountains of three countries of Southeast Asia.
Bermuda Triangle –
The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is a loosely defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
Rice Bowl of Far east –
The major agricultural product is rice, which covers about 60% of the country’s total cultivated land area. Rice accounts for 97% of total food grain production by weight. Through collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute 52 modern rice varieties were released in the country between 1966 and 1997, helping increase national rice production to 14 million tons in 1987 and to 19 million tons in 1996. By 1988, modern varieties were planted on half of the country’s ricelands, including 98 percent of the irrigated areas. In 2008 rice production was estimated at 50 million tons.
The Sichuan Basin or Szechwan Basin, is a lowland region in southwestern China is also known as Red Besin. Despite its historical name, it is not only synonymous to Sichuan province, comprising its central and eastern portions as well as part of Chongqing Municipality (which itself was, until 1997, politically part of Sichuan). Due to its relative flatness and fertile grounds, it is heavily populated with a population of more than 100 million. In addition to being a dominant geographical feature of the region, the Sichuan basin also constitutes a cultural sphere that is distinguished by its own unique customs, cuisine, and dialects. It is also called the “Red Basin.” It is famous for rice cultivation. It is also the principal gas-producing region of China.