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Questions Day 28- Environment, Ecology and Current Affairs

  1. Consider the statements regarding Ecosystems and transfer of energy:
  1. In an aquatic ecosystem, Grazing Food Chain is the major conduit for energy flow
  2. In a terrestrial ecosystem, a much larger fraction of energy flows through the detritus food chain than through the GFC.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2
  1. Consider  the following statements regarding Energy source of an ecosystem:
  1. Sun is the only source of energy to all ecosystems.
  2. All of the incident radiation of sun is photosynthetically active radiation
  3. An ecosystem may not need a constant supply of energy to synthesise molecules they need.

Which of the above statements is/are NOT true?

  1. 3 only
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1, 2 and 3
  1. Which of the following statements is/are true?
  1. Genetic Biodiversity refers to the  variation of genes within species
  2. Species Diversity relates to the number of species in a defined area.
  3. Ecosystem diversity is diversity of habitats and ecological processes occurring within each ecosystem type

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1, 2 and 3
  1. Which of the following can be a reason for high species diversity in equatorial and tropical regions?
  1. Tropical latitudes had a long evolutionary time for species diversification
  2. Tropical environments, unlike temperate ones, are less seasonal
  3. Availability of more solar energy

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1, 2 and 3
  1.  Which of the following is/are variable gases in the atmosphere?
  1. Carbon Dioxide
  2. Oxygen
  3. Nitrogen
  4. Hydrogen
  5. Water Vapour
  6. Ozone

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1,2 and 5
  2. 2, 3. 4 and 6
  3. 1, 5 and 6
  4. All the above
  1. Which of the following is/are true regarding Acid Rain?
  1. Normally rainwater has a pH of 5.6
  2. Acid rain refers to the ways in which acid from the atmosphere is deposited on the earth’s surface

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2
  1. Consider the statements regarding Biosphere:
  1. The biosphere is absent at extremes of North and South poles, deepest oceans etc.
  2. The Biosphere Includes all living organisms on earth, together with the dead organic matter produced by them.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
  1. What do you understand by the concept of “Green GDP”?
  1. The monetary value of all the ecological resources within a country’s boundary.
  2. The total investment received on the environment-friendly project as a share of total GDP.
  3. An index of economic growth with environmental consequences of growth factored into conventional GDP.
  4. All of the above can be definition of green GDP
  1.  In the wake of Supreme Court describing the side effects of Endosulfan, Consider the following statements
  1. Endosulfan is a most toxic pesticide having hazardous effects on human genetic and endocrine systems.
  2. The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in 2011 added it in list of banned substances and phasing it out as an agrichemical.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2
  1.  “Bunkar Mitra” recently in news is
  1. Government helpline for Handloom Weavers
  2. An app launched by railway to help passengers
  3. An initiative by Ministry of Women and Child Development
  4. Web portal for Self Help Groups
  1.   The “Red Data Books” published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) contain lists of
  1. Endemic plant and animal species present in the biodiversity hotspots.
  2. Threatened plant and animal species.
  3. Protected sites for conservation of nature and natural resources in various countries.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 3 only
  1.  Which of the following pair is wrongly matched?
  1. Basel Convention – Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
  2. Cartagena Protocol – Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity
  3. Stockholm Convention – Persistent Organic Pollutants
  4. Rotterdam Convention – Carbon Trading
  1. Which of the following organisation coordinates Operation Thunderbird?
  1. Interpol
  2. UNFCCC
  3. CITES
  4. Birdlife International
  1.  Consider the following statements about Black Bucks
  1. Black bucks are found in natural conditions only in North India
  2. The basic difference between a deer and antelope is the way it sheds and regrows its horns

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
  1. Which if the following is/are a major coral reef area identified for intensive conservation and management?
  1. Gulf of Mannar
  2. Gulf of Khambat
  3. Gulf of Kutch
  4. Andaman and Nicobar
  5. Lakshadweep

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1,2,3,4 and 5
  2. 1,3,4 and 5 only
  3. 1, 4 and 5 only
  4. 1,2,4 and 5 only
  1. Consider the following statements-
  1. Hangul is a subspecies of the European red deer and the only Asiatic survivor of red deer.
  2. It is critically endangered species which exists in Kashmir only.
  3. The Dachigam National Park is the habitat of Hangul

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1, 2 and 3
  1. Which of the following river flows through Pakke Tiger Reserve?
  1. Kameng
  2. Lohit
  3. Subansiri
  4. Barack
  1. Which of the following can be used to produce ethanol for petrol blending?
  1. Algae
  2. Sugarcane
  3. Sugar beet
  4. Jatropha

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1, 2 and 4
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 2,3 and 4
  4. All the above
  1. Which of the following statements is/are true regarding ENVIS (Environmental Information System)?
  1. It aims at information collection, storage and dissemination related to environment sector for promoting sustainable practices.
  2. ENVIS is a centralised repository and organisation under MoEFCC.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2
  1. Udaipur Declaration on Disaster Management is related to which of the following organisation?
  1. United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  2. National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)
  3. BRICS
  4. G-20

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