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Wind currents are generated due to:

A

Uneven heating between the equator and the poles

B

Change in atmospheric pressure

C

Thunderstorm

D

Cyclone

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Correct option is
A

Uneven heating between the equator and the poles

The correct answer is option(A).
We know poles are cooler than equator as highest intensity of the sun's heat and light falls on the equator and it reduces as we go either side of the equator towards the poles. Cooler air from the surrounding areass of the equator comes towards the equator to fill the place of warm air which rises up due to sun's heating. Hence, wind currents are generated due to uneven heating.

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