Quiz 52: General Knowledge → Agriculture & Biodiversity

1. Which among the following has the function of recommending Minimum Support Prices for various commodities to the Government?
[A]National Farmers Commission
[B]Agriculture Cost & Price Commission
[C]Central Statistical Organization
[D]Department of Agriculture


2. The crop sown in July -August and harvested in October is called?
[A]Rabi
[B]Kharif
[C]Zaid
[D]None of them


3. Sona, PB 18 and Kalyan were the High Yielding Variety Seeds used in HYVS programme for which among the following crops?
[A]Wheat
[B]Rice
[C]Cotton
[D]Maize


4. What does the word Olericulture refer to ____?
[A]Cultivation of Fruits
[B]Cultivation of Vegetable
[C]Cultivation of Oil Seeds
[D]Cultivation of Cash Crops


5. Inter-racial hybridization programme between japonicas and indicas varieties of which among the following crops was initiated during 1950-54?
[A]Wheat
[B]Rice
[C]Sugarcane
[D]Cotton


6. Pusa hybrid 4″ is a variety of which crop?
[A]Potato
[B]Tomato
[C]Banana
[D]Brinjal


7. The year 2011 will be remembered for the world ridding itself of one of the most dreaded livestock diseases called____?
[A]Foot and Mouth Disease
[B]Rinderpest
[C]Rabies
[D]Cowpox


8. ‘Arka Kirthiman’ and ‘Arka Lalima’ are two new varieties of which among the following crops?
[A]Potato
[B]Ginger
[C]Onion
[D]Garlic


9. Which among the following is the closest to the meaning of ” Silviculture”?
[A]Cultivation of Silk Worms
[B]Cultivation of Textile Crops
[C]Forest Development
[D]Cultivation of Timber


10. Which among the following states has recently become the first state in India to launch a policy to establish Special Agriculture Zones (SAZs),?
[A]Uttar Pradesh
[B]Gujarat
[C]Haryana
[D]Uttarakhand


11. Consider the following statements:
1. Gene Bank is a conservation methodology in plants in which freezing cuts from the plant, or stocking the seeds is done.
2. Gene Bank is an in-situ mode of conservation
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2


12. Which among the following confers the “Equator Prize” to recognize outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity?
[A]United Nations Environment Programme
[B]United Nations Development Programme
[C]World Food Organization
[D]World Bank


13. At which among the following places is located the head office of International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems(ISME)?
[A]Manila, Philippines
[B]Jakarta, Indonesia
[C]Okinawa, Japan
[D]Chennai, India


14. Which among the following country has the largest share in global mangrove areas?
[A]Indonesia
[B]Brazil
[C]Mexico
[D]Australia


Explanation
15. Which among the following country is considered to have the world’s first sustainable biofuels economy?
[A]Mexico
[B]Indonesia
[C]Brazil
[D]China

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