Quiz 426: Environment Knowledge for Civil Services Examinations

1.Out of the 81,000 animal species so far described from India, Invertebrates have a lion’s share with about 68,000 organisms and microorganisms. In this context, consider the following:
1. Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
2. Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
3. Biological Diversity Act, 2002
Which among the above emphasize(s) upon conservation of the Invertebrates?
(A)1 only
(B)2 only
(C)3 only
(D)2 & 3 only

2.Despite the International Whaling Commission (IWC) 1986 moratorium on commercial whaling, there is a continuous Whaling in Japan in recent times, creating an international controversy. A few months back the then Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd proposed to bring the issue to International Court of Justice in aim of stopping Japan from whaling. Which among the following statements is correct in this context?
(A)Japan has largest stock of whales and the IWC allows Japan to allow limited Whaling
(B)Japan allows the Whaling through conducting scientific research, though the meat is sold in the market
(C)Japan does not come under the purview of the IWC
(D)None of them

3.REDD Plus Programme is concerned with which of the following?
(A)Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT)
(B)Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
(C)Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
(D)Earth Summit

4.Consider the following statements:
1. National Tiger Conservation Authority is an statutory authority with legal backing to ensure tiger conservation.
2. Project Tiger had no statutory status
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)1 only
(B)2 only
(C)Both 1 & 2
(D)Neither 1 nor 2

5.Who among the following heads National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)?
(A)Prime Minister
(B)Environment Minister
(C)Minister of Water Resources
(D)Environment Secretary

6.The Supreme Court’s Samata judgment (1997) nullified all mining leases granted by the State government of Andhra Pradesh in the Scheduled areas and asked it to stop all mining operations, thus protecting the land of tribal people. Under which is the following schedules of Indian Constitution, Supreme Court protected the land of the tribal people through this judgment?
(A)Schedule 4
(B)Schedule 5
(C)Schedule 6
(D)Schedule 9

7.Consider the following statements:
1. Now a Days Travel Companies are running “Human Safari Tours” to enable tourists to glimpse members of a rare and endangered tribe “Jarawa” in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
2. Human Safari Tours are promoted by the Government
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)1 only
(B)2 only
(C)Both 1 & 2
(D)Neither 1 nor 2

8.Which among the following article was inserted in the Indian Constitution by 42nd amendment 1976, in purview of India being a signatory of Stockholm Conference of 1972?
(A)Article 45
(B)Article 47A
(C)Article 48A
(D)Article 51A

9.Pilgrims to which of the following Hindu lakes used to consider “eaten by crocodiles” as sacred until the British caught the crocodiles and shifted them to nearby reservoir?
(A)Nakki Lake
(B)Pushkar Lake
(C)Suraj Tal
(D)Manimahesh Lake

10.Consider the following statements:
1. Asian Brown Cloud is a layer of air pollution that covers parts of northern Indian Ocean, India, and Pakistan
2. Asian Brown Cloud is a permanent phenomena
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)1 only
(B)2 only
(C)Both 1 & 2
(D)Neither 1 nor 2

11.Buddha Nullah has been the main source of Pollution of which among the following rivers ?

12.In which state is located the “Kunchikal Falls”, highest tiered waterfalls in India?
(A)Uttar Pradesh

13.Mountain Railways of India refer to the railway lines built in the mountains of India in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, during the British Raj, even being run today by the Indian Railways. How many railway lines refer to the Mountain Railways of India ?

14.Solar Valley, world’s largest solar water heater manufacturer is located in which of the following countries?

15.Consider the following statements:
1. Biofertilizers supply direct nutrients to the crops
2. Biofertilizers are able to take care of Nitrogen, Potassium & Phosphate to the plants
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)1 only
(B)2 only
(C)Both 1 & 2
(D)Neither 1 nor 2

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