Q. With reference to Kalbaishakhi, consider the following statements:
1.These are localized rainfall and thunderstorm events which occur in Bangladesh and the Indian states.
2.They occur mostly in the month of August with their frequency increasing in early December.
3.These are helpful for Kharif crops like jute and paddy and gives relief after the midday heat.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct: These are localized rainfall and thunderstorm events which occur in Bangladesh and the Indian states.

Statement 2 is incorrect: They occur mostly in the month of March with their frequency increasing in May and early June.

Statement 3 is correct: These are helpful for Kharif crops like jute and paddy and gives relief after the midday heat.

Source: The Hindu