IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 ENVIRONMENT & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 12]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 12]


Q.1) Consider the following statements:

  1. Colonies of snowflake coral have been recently documented off the coast of Vishakhapatnam.
  2. These snowflake coral (Carijoa riisei) are native species of India.
  3. It inhabits reefs and underwater structures such as shipwrecks and piers, attaching itself to metal, concrete and even plastic.

Select the correct option:

(a) Only 3

(b) 1 and 2

(c) 2 and 3

(d) None of the above

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding the planet’s sixth mass biological extinction event:

  1. The number of rodents doubles and the abundance of the disease-causing ectoparasites that they harbour decreases.
  2. Megafauna face the highest rate of decline.
  3. The number of invertebrate animals such as beetles, butterflies, spiders and worms has increased by 20 per cent.

Select the incorrect option:

(a) Only 3

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and 3

(d) All of the above

Q.3) The Red list of threatened species is prepared by the:

(a) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

(b) International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

(c) UN Environment Assembly (UNEA)

(d) UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Q.4) Consider the following statements:

  1. Genetic diversity refers to the variation of genes within species.
  2. Specie richness refers to the variety of species within a region.

Select the incorrect statement:

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Which of the following has been set up under MAB program of UNESCO?

(a) National Park

(b) Sanctuary

(c) Buffer Zone

(d) Biosphere Reserves

Q.6) Where is Kedarnath Sanctuary located?

(a) Bihar

(b) Himachal Pradesh

(c) Uttarakhand

(d) Uttar Pradesh

Q.7) Identify the State:

  1. Lai Haroba, Shim Lam and Thang-Ta are the trademark dances of this State.
  2. The sacred groves are known as Umanglai.
  3. Sangai is the State Animal and Nongin, its State Bird.

Select the correct option:

(a) Mizoram

(b) Manipur

(c) Nagaland

(d) Assam

Q.8) What do you mean by ‘Kanams’?

(a) Backwaters of Kerala

(b) Patch of biodiversity-rich small groves

(c) Coral reef off the coast of Tamil Nadu

(d) A small island near Lakshwadeep

Q.9) Identify this animal with CITES listing—

  1. Its fur is famously known as ‘Shahtoosh’ which is used to make luxury shawls.
  2. It is listed as endangered.

Select the correct animal:

(a) Lion-tailed Macquae

(b) Slow Loris

(c) Blue-eyed Black Lemur

(d) Tibatian Antelope

Q.10) BIOFIN is –

(a) A portable remote imaging spectrometer

(b) Hybrid of debt & equity financing model for addressing the lack of finance in leveraging India’s efforts to safeguard its environment

(c) A pilot project to measure the hearing sensitivity of whales

(d) A global partnership to help government plan and pay for its actions on biodiversity conservation and sustainable use

Q.11) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Peatlands’

  1. All wetlands include peat
  2. Peatlands act as huge source of carbon
  3. Peatlands regulate regional and local climate

Select the correct statement/s

(a) Only 1

(b) 1 and 2

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) 2 and 3

Q.12) The definition of the word ‘wetland’, under the Convention, is any land area that is saturated or flooded with water, either seasonally or permanently. Which of the given options form part of an Inland wetland?

  1. Flood Plains
  2. Swamps
  3. Seagrass Meadows
  4. Aquifers
  5. Estuaries
  6. Marshes
  7. Coral Reefs

Select the correct option

(a) 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7

(b) 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

(c) 1, 2, 4 and 6

(d) 1, 2 and 5

Q.13) Consider the following regarding ‘Conservation International’

  1. It is an international organization under United Nation Environment Program (UNEP) that aims to help stabilize global climate, protect fresh water, and ensure human well-being
  2. Biodiversity Hotspots is an initiative of Conservation International

Select the incorrect statement/s

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both

(d) None

Q.14) Identify the correct statement regarding ‘Therukoothu’

(a) A Martial Art form of Tamil Nadu

(b) A stage drama prevalent in Andhra Pradesh

(c) A traditional folk art form of Tamil Nadu.

(d) A form of regional folk dance of Karnataka

Q.15) Consider the statements w.r.t ‘Sacred Groves’

  1. It is included in Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
  2. Nakshatravana, is a sacred grove consisting of trees
  3. The sacred groves are also found in Rajasthan

Select the correct statement/s

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 3

(c) Only 1

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.16) Consider the following statements with respect to Swadesh Darshan scheme

  1. The scheme aims for Integrated Development of Tourist Circuits around Specific Themes.
  2. Under this scheme 12 pilgrimage sites that were part of HRIDAY will be merged with Swadesh Darshan scheme

Select the correct option

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both

(d) None

Q.17) Consider the following

  1. Amritsar
  2. Amravati
  3. Dwarka
  4. Gaya
  5. Kedarnath
  6. Kamakhaya

Which of the following pilgrimage sites are included under HRIDAY SCHEME?

(a) 1,2,3, and 5 only

(b) 2,3,4 and 5 only

(c) 1,2,3 and 4 only

(d) All

Q.18) Indian Air force successfully test fired BrahMos missile from Pokran test range. Consider the following statements with respect to BrahMos missile

  1. It is a long range supersonic cruise missile
  2. It consists of ram jet engine
  3. It is co developed by India and Russia

Select the correct option

(a) 2 and 3 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3 only

(d) 1 and 2 only

Q.19) Consider the following statements with respect to “Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana”

  1. Strengthening of local democracy through strong and transparent Gram Panchayat is an important objective of SAGY
  2. As per the scheme each MP is required to develop three model villages by 2019

Select the incorrect statement

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both

(d) None

Q.20) Mawphlang sacred forest is found in which of the following north-eastern state of India

(a) Sikkim

(b) Manipur

(c) Meghalaya

(d) Nagaland

Q.21) Consider the following

  1. Australia Group
  2. Wassaner Arrangement
  3. Missile Control Technology Regime
  4. Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty

India is a member of which of the above treaties?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) None

Q.22) Consider the following statements with respect to Indian nuclear test and its spill over effects.

  1. Operation Shakti was the assigned code name of India’s first successful nuclear bomb test on 1974.
  2. The NSG was founded in response to the Indian nuclear test in 1974
  3. Nuclear Supplier Group is a multinational body concerned with reducing nuclear proliferation by controlling the export and re-transfer of nuclear materials

Select the correct option

(a) All

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1 and only

Q.23) Recently conservation of Indigenous cow breeds were in news. Consider the following statements with respect to cows.

  1. Cows normally tend to produce two types of milk known as A1 and A2
  2. A2 milk is considered to be richer and helps human beings to fight various diseases.
  3. Indigenous cow breed like Gir, Sahiwal, Gersy normally produce A2 type of milk

Select the incorrect answer using the codes given below

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) All

Q.24) Global Burden on Food borne diseases is a report released by which of the following international agencies

(a) FAO

(b) WHO

(c) UNDP

(d) WTO

Q.25) Consider the following FDI contributors of India for 2015-16

  1. Mauritius
  2. Singapore
  3. USA
  4. Netherlands
  5. Switzerland

Arrange the above countries in decreasing order of FDI ?

(a) 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 4

(b) 2 – 1 – 4 – 3 – 5

(c) 2 – 1 – 3 – 4 – 5

(d) 1 – 2 – 4 – 3 – 5


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