Environment & Biodiversity Current Affairs MCQs

This category comprises 50 random questions from the total 59 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in Environment & Biodiversity Current Affairs category published in gktoday from 1 January, 2019 till May 30, 2020.

1. Fausta, a female black rhino, believed to be the world’s oldest rhino, had recently died in Tanzanian conservation area. What is the IUCN status of the black rhinos?

[A] Least concern
[B] Endangered
[C] Critically Endangered
[D] Near threatened

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2. Which state is going to conduct its maiden snow leopard survey?

[A] Uttrakhand
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] Haryana
[D] Punjab

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3. 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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4. Which nation has recently banned the ‘reef toxic’ sunscreen?

[A] Australia
[B] New Zealand
[C] Palau
[D] Nauru

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

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

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6. Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is going to initiate the Asiatic Lion Census in May 2020. What is the IUCN status of the Asiatic Lions?

[A] Endangered
[B] Critically Endangered
[C] Vulnerable
[D] Near threatened

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7. According to the recent data from the Ministry of Forest Environment and Climate Change (MoEFCC), what is the total number of tiger deaths occurred in India during 2019?

[A] 95
[B] 100
[C] 105
[D] 110

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8. Which is the first country to ban sun screens, that are toxic to coral reefs and sea life?

[A] Palau
[B] Philippines
[C] Taiwan
[D] Papua New Guinea

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9. Which state will have the country’s first rehabilitation centre for freshwater turtles?

[A] Madhya Pradesh
[B] Bihar
[C] Chhattisgarh
[D] Odisha

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10. 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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