Environment, Ecology & Biodiversity MCQs

Environment, Ecology & Biodiversity Multiple choice questions for GK paper in SSC, NDA, CDS, UPSC, UPPSC and State PSC Examinations.

11. National Space Center for “Megha-Tropiques Mission” to study the water cycle in the tropical atmosphere in the context of climate change is located in which country?

[A] Italy
[B] France
[C] Germany
[D] Poland

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12. The National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) which started as a Central Sector Scheme since Rabi season 1999-2000, has been recently modified. The modified NAIS will be launched in how many districts as a Pilot scheme?

[A] 50 Districts
[B] 100 Districts
[C] 150 Districts
[D] 200 Districts

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13. In which year, the Traditional Forest Dwellers Act was enacted in India ?

[A] 2002
[B] 2005
[C] 2006
[D] 2008

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14. Consider the following statements:

  1. At present, there are 18 notified Biosphere Reserves in India
  2. All the Biosphere Reserves of India are included in UNESCO’s MAB World Network
  3. Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve was the First Biosphere Reserve of India to be listed in UNESCO’s MAB (Man & Biosphere) Framework

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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15. Which among the following planet / body shows anti-green house effect?

[A] Mars
[B] Venus
[C] Jupiter
[D] Titan

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16. Who among the following is the author of the famous book “Silent Spring” which is credited for being of much help in launching the environment movement?

[A] Ian Lowe
[B] Pat Hutchings
[C] Mike Kingsford
[D] Rachel Carson

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17. Identify the non Green-House Gas(GHG) from the following :

[A] Methane
[B] Nitrous oxide
[C] Sulphur Hexafluoride
[D] Carbon Monoxide

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18. An aquatic plant introduced from America to check pollution turned out to be a troublesome weed in Indian water bodies. The name of this ‘invasive alien species’ is :

[A] Opuntia
[B] Aegilops
[C] Eichhornia
[D] Pistia

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19. The ranking of countries as the highest per capita emitters of Carbon Dioxide in the world, takes into acount their annual CO2 emissions from :
1.Burning of fossil fuels
2.Cement Manufacture
3.Land Use such as deforestation

[A] Only 1
[B] 1 and 2
[C] 1 and 3
[D] 1,2 and 3

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20. Which among the following awards  institued by the Government of India for individuals or communities from rural areas that have shown extraordinary courage and dedication in protecting Wildlife?

[A] Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar
[B] Medini Puruskar Yojana
[C] Amrita Devi Bishnoi Award
[D] Pitambar Pant National Award

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