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Assertion

Ladakh region receives very less rainfall.

Reason

Ladakh lies to the rain shadow region of Himalayas.

A

Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion

B

Both Assertion and Reason are correct but Reason is not the correct explanation for Assertion

C

Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect

D

Both Assertion and Reason are incorrect

Medium

Solution

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Correct option is
A

Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion

 Ladakh region being a high altitude cold desert of India is noticeable by extreme dryness with sensitive moisture scarcity throughout the year. Annual rainfall is enormously low due to the rain shadow effect caused by Karakoram ranges on one side, potent Greater Himalayas and Zanskar ranges on the other side

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