Environment & Biodiversity Current Affairs MCQs

This category comprises 50 random questions from the total 102 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in Environment & Biodiversity Current Affairs category published in gktoday from 1 January, 2019 till October 20, 2020.

1. Which river, which was recently in news for failed rejuvenation efforts, is known as Mexico’s most polluted waterway by the UN?

[A] Santiago river
[B] Rio Grande
[C] River Lerma
[D] Colorado river

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2. What is Landouria tonywhitteni that was named after Tony Whitten?

[A] Snail
[B] Grasshopper
[C] Snake
[D] Beetle

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3. Bhitarkanika National Park, sometimes seen in news is situated in which Indian state?

[A] Odisha
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Himachal Pradesh
[D] Maharashtra

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4. A one-horned rhinoceros calf was recently born at the Manas National Park. The National park is situated in which state?

[A] Arunachal Pradesh
[B] Assam
[C] Sikkim
[D] Himachal Pradesh

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5. According to the recent IMD report, which state had the highest number of deaths due to unusual weather conditions?

[A] Uttar Pradesh
[B] Bihar
[C] Rajasthan
[D] Himachal Pradesh

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6. According to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD’s) Statement on Climate of India During 2019 report, Arabian Sea on India’s west coast saw a 400% rise in cyclones, a record that is repeated only after 1902. Which five cyclones hit Arabian Sea in 2019?

[A] Vayu, Pabuk, Kyarr, Bulbul and Pavan
[B] Vayu, Pabuk, Kyarr, Bulbul and Fani
[C] Pabuk,Vayu, Kyarr, Bulbul and Fani
[D] Vayu, Hikka, Kyarr, Maha and Pavan

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7. Which major tech-company recently announced that it has planned to cut more than half of carbon emissions across its supply chain, by 2030?

[A] Google
[B] Microsoft
[C] Infosys
[D] IBM

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8. 1t.org, a platform to support and conserve 1 trillion trees around the world, was recently convened by which international organisation?

[A] World Wide Fund for Nature
[B] World Environment Federation
[C] World Economic Forum
[D] Food and Agricultural Organisation

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9. The Supreme Court of India recently permitted to introduce which animal to Indian habitat from Namibia?

[A] African elephant
[B] African Lion
[C] African Cheetah
[D] African Rhinoceros

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10. How many wetlands in India were recently added to the ‘Ramsar Site’ list?

[A] 8
[B] 10
[C] 12
[D] 14

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