Q. Consider the following statements:
1. Western Ghats are known for their biological diversity and endemism.
2. Western Ghats are younger than Himalayas.
3. Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve lies in the southern part of the Western Ghats with respect to the division created by the Palghat gap.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 3 only

[C] )2 only

[D] 1 and 2 only

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct. Western Ghats are known for their biological diversity and endemism.

Statement 2 and 3 are incorrect. Western Ghats are older than Himalayas. The northern part of the WG includes the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

Source: The Hindu