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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 18]

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  • July 6, 2015
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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 18]

 

 

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Topic- Environment/IYB/Current Affairs

 

1. Floods in Punjab-Haryana region are mainly result of

  1. Improper drainage
  2. High density of rivers/streams
  3. Salt encrustation
  4. Very heavy rainfall

Select the correct code:

  1. 1, 3 and 4 Only
  2. 1, 2, and 4 Only
  3. 1, 2 and 3 Only
  4. All of the above

 

 

2. Consider the statements regarding protective adaptation.

  1. Cryptic coloration
  2. Resemblance coloration
  3. Warning coloration

Select the correct code:

  1. 1 and 2 Only
  2. 1 and 3 Only
  3. 2 and 3 Only
  4. All of the above

 

3. Humus in soil is useful because it

  1. Increases water retention in soil
  2. Improves soil structure
  3. Sets ground for capillary mechanism to enrich top layer with minerals from beneath.

Select the correct code:

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. 1 and 2 Only
  4. 1 and 3 Only

 

4. Consider the areas focused in recently released World Bank’s report “Building Resilience for Sustainable Development of the Sundarban”

 

  1. Health issues of human settlements there.
  2. Destruction of ecosystem services
  3. Coastal mining.

Select the correct code:

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. 1 and 2 Only
  4. 1 and 3 Only

 

5. Consider the statements about Soil health card scheme.

  1. It will indirectly result into increase level of nutrient loading in local streams.
  2. It would reduce the problem of temporary inundation.
  3. It has been rolled out to check the excess use of fertilizers.

Select the correct code:

  1. 1 and 2 Only
  2. 1 and 3 Only
  3. 2 and 3 Only
  4. 3 Only

 

 

6. Green economy as a concept embraces

  1. Carbon free economy
  2. Resource efficient economy
  3. Socially inclusive economy

Select the correct code:

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. 2 and 3 Only
  4. All of the above

 

 

7. Consider the statements regarding Nano pollution:

  1. Living organisms may not have appropriate means to deal with Nanowastes as Nano-particles don’t appear in nature
  2. Due to their size, they can penetrate the animal cells but not plant cells as they have mechanism of Nano particles
  3. Nano-particles do not have any impact on human immune system.

Select the correct code:

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. 1 and 2 Only
  4. 1 and 3 Only

 

 

8. What do you think would help in securing the nutrition security for impoverished masses of India?

  1. By emphasizing over Bio fortification.
  2. By including coarse grains in PDS system.
  3. By creating enabling environment for cooperative type of functioning.
  4. Increasing cultivation cover for rice and wheat.
  5. By increasing processing capacities in India.

Select the correct code:

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 5 Only
  2. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Only
  3. 1 and 2 Only
  4. All of the above

 

9. Consider the statements about aquatic adaptation:

  1. Skin of most aquatic forms is rich in mucous glands.
  2. They have a fatty layer below the skin for insulating the body.
  3. The hollow outgrowth of the alimentary canal functions as an organ of flotation.

Select the correct code:

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. 1 and 2 Only
  4. All of the above

 

10. Consider the statements regarding global energy subsidies

  1. U. S.A is the largest spender on energy subsidies while china stands at second place.
  2. Energy subsidies exceed the estimated public health spending for the entire globe.

Select the correct code:

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. BOTH
  4. NONE

 

 

India Year Book and Environment/Current Affairs

 

11. Namami gange programme would implicitly strengthen the Indian compliance to

  1. Convention of biological diversity.
  2. Ramsar convention.
  3. Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals(CMS)

Select the correct code:

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. All of the above
  4. 1 and 3 Only

 

12. Match the following

  1. Champions of the Earth –                    Rajiv Gandhi Environment Award
  2. Clean Technology –                               Goldman Environment Prize
  3. Environmental Activists –                   United Nations Environmental Program

Select the correct code

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 2 and 3
  3. All
  4. None

 

13. Consider the following species

  1. Whales
  2. Sharks
  3. Polar Bears
  4. Gazelles

Which of the following species have been recently given protection under UN Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)?

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  4. 1, 2 and 4

 

 

14. Consider the following

  1. Mushroom
  2. Cocoa
  3. Flowers
  4. Root and tuber crops

Which of the above is part of horticulture?

  1. 1, 3 and 4
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. All

 

 

15. Consider the following regarding fisheries production

  1. India is the largest producer of fish in the world
  2. India is the second largest producer of fresh water fish in the world

Select the wrong statement/s

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

 

16. Horticulture includes

  1. Viticulture
  2. Floriculture
  3. Oenology
  4. Pomology

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 3 and 4
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 2 and 4
  4. All

 

 

17. Consider the following statements

  1. The earliest treatise on dance available to us is Bharat Muni’s Natyashastra, the source book of the art of drama, dance and music.
  2. The Natyashastra is also known as the fifth veda

Select the correct code

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

 

 

18. Match the following

 

  1. Ramman                                                                            Rajasthan
  2. Mudiyettu                                                                          Ritual Theatre of Kerala
  3. Kutiyattam                                                                        Sanskrit Theatre
  4. Kalbelia folk songs and dances                                     Religious festival of Garhwal

 

Chose the correct code

  1. 1, 3 and 4
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 4
  4. All

 

 

 

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