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Prelims -Environment

Question:
Ethmostigmus centipedes are found in which of the following regions? 
 
1. Western Ghats
 
2. Eastern Ghats
 
3. Western Himalayas
 
4. North Eastern India 
 
Select the correct answer from the given codes: 
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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1, 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) All of the above

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/moving-continents-created-new-centipede-species/article26224724.ece

Question:
Which of the following are incorrect regarding Asiatic lion?
 
1. It’s habitat is found only in Gujarat state of India.
 
2. Listed in schedule II of Wildlife (protection) act, 1972.
 
Select the correct answer from the given codes:
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(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Check Answer:

Answer: B
Explanation

Question:
Which of the following are incorrect regarding UNFCCC?
 
1. It aims to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere
 
2. Kyoto Protocol was negotiated under this framework.
 
3. Parties to UNFCCC are classified as Annex I, Annex II countries and developing countries.
 
4. India is in Annex II countries. 
 
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 4 only

Check Answer:

Answer: B
Explanation

Question:
Consider the following statements regarding 'National Green Tribunal' (NGT):
 
1. The Chairperson of the NGT is a retired Judge of the Supreme Court.
 
2. The NGT has been vested with powers to hear any matter relating to the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and the Indian Forest Act, 1927.
 
3. Orders can be appealed to the Supreme Court. 
 
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect? 
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(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

Question:

Which of the following best describes the term  'Carrying Capacity'?

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(a) An environment with maximum population size of the species that can be sustained indefinitely.

(b) The number of animals of a particular species that can live in a well defined ecosystem.

(c) The amount of water a tree can hold in a particular environment.

(d) The extent to which an environment can tolerate the pollution with out affecting the fauna and flora.

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

Question:

Which  one  of  the  following  best  describes the  term  ‘Crepuscular  animals’? 

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(a) Animals that are active primarily during twilight hours

(b) Animals that go into a very deep sleep during winter

(c) Animals that go into dormancy during hot times of year to conserve energy

(d) Animals that are active primarily during daytime

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

Question:
Consider  the  following  statements  regarding National  Clean  Energy  Fund  (NCEF) :
 
1. NCEF is administered by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC).
 
2. It  is  a  non-lapsable  fund  under  Public Accounts of India.
 
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?
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(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

Question:

Consider the following statements:

1. Red Panda is the state animal of Sikkim.

2. Red panda is a herbivore.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect? 

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(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Check Answer:

Answer: B
Explanation

The Endangered Red Panda is the only living species of family Ailuridae and also found in Assam, northern Arunachal Pradesh near Bhutan border and Meghalaya Plateau. It is the state animal of Sikkim and can be spotted at other wildlife sanctuaries of North East Indian states such as the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary and Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary. - https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/what-do-we-know-about-the-red-panda/article24740631.ece

Question:

Consider  the  following  statements  regarding ‘Indicator Species’ :

1.  It  is  any  biological  species  that  defines health of a certain ecosystem.

2.  The drop in numbers of butterflies indicate rainfall deficit.
 
Which  of  the  statements  given  above  is/are correct?.
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(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 & 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Check Answer:

Answer: C
Explanation

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/burrowing-frogs-add-to-diversity-of-western-ghats/article19105005.ece

Question:Global climate risk index is published by -View

(a) German Watch

(b) World Health Organization

(c) UNEP

(d) World Meteorological Organization

Check Answer:

Answer:
Explanation

 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/global-warming/india-sixth-most-vulnerable-country-facing-extreme-weather-events-report/articleshow/61581900.cms