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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 42]

  • IAS baba
  • July 29, 2015
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 IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 42]

 

Topic – Environment, India Year Book and Current Affairs

 

1. Consider the following statements regarding Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015

  1. A National CAF (NCAF) will be established for pan India to compensate loss of forest land diverted for non-forest purpose.
  2. The NCAF will be established under Consolidated Fund of India.
  3. Compensatory afforestation is defined as afforestation done in lieu of the diversion of forest land for non forest use under the Indian Forest Act, 1927.

Select the correct code/s

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 1 and 3
  3. Only 1
  4. None

 

2. Arrange the following in increasing order of Tree Cover in India

  1. East Deccan
  2. West Coast
  3. Central Highland
  4. Eastern Himalayas

Codes

  1. 2-1-3-4
  2. 1-2-3-4
  3. 4-1-3-2
  4. 3-2-4-1

 

3. Forest Fire is increasingly affecting the flora and fauna of the region. Consider the statements regarding this

  1. In India, highest forests fire vulnerability is for Arunanchal Pradesh
  2. Semi-Evergreen and Evergreen Forests are most vulnerable
  3. Controlled fires helps in regenerating the forests types like Moist, Evergreen and Montane Temperate Forests.

Select the correct option

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only 3
  4. All

 

 

4. The decomposed organic matter is called Humus and is very useful for the soil. Consider the following statements regarding Humus

  1. Humus is only produced naturally
  2. It includes cellular structure decay of plants, animals and micro-organisms
  3. It is an unstable entity due to constant degradation tendency

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 2
  4. None

 

5. Consider the following

  1. Open Forest
  2. Very Dense Forest
  3. With a tree canopy of more than 20 %
  4. Bamboo and Palm Trees are excluded
  5. Scrubs

Which of the above constitute FOREST COVER?

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 5
  2. 2, 4 and 5
  3. 1, 3, 4 and 5
  4. 1 and 2

 

6. “It refers to preventative, injurious or destructive effects on the insect life history which result from the insect’s use of a resistant host variety or species for food”. It is

  1. Antifeedant
  2. Antibiosis
  3. Biological Control
  4. Endotoxin

 

7. It is the actual expression of the character as determined by a person’s genes & the environment in which he has lived. This statement suits most to which of the following

  1. Genotype
  2. Phenotype
  3. Allel
  4. Inheritence

 

8. Consider the following

  1. Lady bugs
  2. Caterpillars
  3. Virus
  4. Fungi
  5. Dragonflies

Which of them are used as Bio-Control Agents?

  1. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
  2. 1, 2, 4 and 5
  3. 3, 4 and 5
  4. 1, 3, 4 and 5

 

9. Arrange the following in correct chronology of launch

  1. National Urban Livelihood Mission
  2. Indira Awas Yojna
  3. Jawahar Lal Nehru National Solar Mission
  4. Swarna Jayanti Shahri Rozgar Yojna

Correct code

  1. 4-2-1-3
  2. 2-3-1-4
  3. 2-4-3-1
  4. 4-1-2-3

 

 

10. Consider the following statements

  1. National Rural Livelihood Mission has been restructured into Swamjayanti Gram SwarozgarYojana (SGSY)
  2. Recently SGSY is subsequently renamed as ‘Aajeevika’.
  3. The restructuring of schemes are consequence of inefficient social mobilization of poor, improper SHG’s formation and low credit mobilization.

Select the Wrong code

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

 

11. National Social Assistance Program of GoI is in consonance to which article of Indian Constitution?

  1. Article 40
  2. Article 16
  3. Article 335
  4. Article 41

 

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