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Questions Day 29- Environment, Ecology and Current Affairs

Q1. 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 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

Q2. Consider following statements with reference to ‘Project MIDAS’ :

  1. It is a US-based Antarctic research project.
  2. It is investigating the effects of a warming climate on the Larsen C ice shelf in West Antarctica.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q3. Under The Minamata Convention on Mercury which of the following is/are to be banned?

  1. All type of batteries containing Mercury
  2. The dental fillings using mercury amalgam
  3. Switches and relays containing mercury
  4. Soaps and cosmetics containing mercury
  5. Mercuric thermometers and blood pressure devices

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1,2,3,4 and 5
  2. 2,3,4 and 5 only
  3. 1,2,3 and 4 only
  4. 1,2 and 4 only

Q4. 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

Q5. In the wake of Ken- Betwa River link project getting environment, forest & tribal clearances, Consider the following statements

  1. It will irrigate the drought-prone Bundelkhand region but will also submerge about 10 percent of the kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
  2. Ken-Betwa Project is India’s first inter-State river interlinking project.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q7. Which of the following regions on earth qualify as biodiversity hotspots?

  1. High endemism
  2. The biodiversity of the region is threatened

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q8. 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 re-grows 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

Q9. What would happen if phytoplankton of an ocean is completely destroyed for some reason?

  1. The ocean as a carbon sink would be adversely affected
  2. The food chains in the ocean would be adversely affected

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q10. Consider the following statements:

  1. Biodiversity is normally greater in the lower latitudes as compared to the higher latitudes
  2. Along the mountain gradients, biodiversity is normally greater in the lower altitudes as compared to the higher altitudes

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

Q11. How does National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) help in protecting the Indian agriculture?

  1. NBA checks the biopiracy and protects the indigenous and traditional genetic resources.
  2. NBA directly monitors and supervises the scientific research on genetic modification of crop plants.
  3. Application for Intellectual Property Rights related to genetic/biological resources cannot be made without the approval of NBA.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 ,2 and 3
  4. 1 and 3 only

Q12. Consider the following statement about Olive Ridley Nesting-

  1. Shifting of the river mouth towards north has forced the turtles to change their nesting sites.
  2. Turtles can keep the fertilized eggs inside their body for two to three years.

Which one of the above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q13. Consider the following statement regarding

  1. Project Elephant (PE), a centrally sponsored scheme, was launched in 1992 to provide financial and technical support to major elephant bearing states in the country for protection of elephants, their habitats and corridors.
  2. One of the major drawbacks of the project is that it has no provision to address the issues of human –elephant conflict and welfare of domesticated elephants
  3. Kerala, Karnataka and Tamilnadu are home to more than half of the elephant population in India.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1 and 3 only

Q14. Which of the following is/are target(s) of Aichi target, which is an outcome of Nagoya Protocol?

  1. Protection of the coral reefs
  2. Protection of the marine and coastal areas
  3. Reduction in the loss of the natural habitat
  4. Conservation of the forest areas

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. 2, 3 and 4 only
  3. 1, 3 and 4 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q15. Consider the following statements regarding “Zika Replicon” a novel tool developed by scientists for producing zika vaccine

  1. Zika replicon system is a novel tool to replicate the Zika virus by stripping it of the genes that make the virus infectious.
  2. Replicons are basically segments of viral genome that can replicate on their own, independent of the cellular chromosome.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q16. In the context of India being elected as the vice chair and chair respectively in 2018 & 2019 to Kimberly Process Certificate scheme (KPCS), consider the following statements

  1. KPCS is a joint initiative of the governments, industry and civil societies to prevent the entry of conflict diamonds from the mainstream rough diamond market.
  2. It was established in 2003 through a United Nations General Assembly Resolution. India is founder member of the scheme.
  3. In India, the scheme is administered through the Department of Commerce under the aegis of the Union Commerce and Industry Ministry.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1,2 and 3

Q17. Project 15A sometimes in news is

  1. To develop Kolkata class of stealth guided missile destroyers constructed for Indian Navy
  2. To develop Arihanth class submarines for Indian Navy
  3. To develop Kolkata class of stealth guided missile destroyers constructed for Indian Coast Guard
  4. To develop Vishakpatnam class of stealth guided missile destroyers constructed for Indian Navy

Q18. In the context of worst coral die-off recorded at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, consider the following statements

  1. Corals exist in highly sediment, saline waters of warm tropical oceans with minimum temperature of 20° C.
  2. Coral bleaching causes corals to expel tiny photosynthetic algae, draining them of their colour. It calcifies the corals to turn into white.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q19. Which of the following state has become first state in the country to adopt ‘Fly Ash Utilisation Policy’?

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Karnataka

Q20. Consider the following statements about Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA)

  1. It was launched by Ministry of Women and Child Welfare
  2. The nationwide programme will provide fixed day assured, comprehensive and quality antenatal care to pregnant women on the 9th of every month.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 

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