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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 ENVIRONMENT & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 22]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-22.


Importance of Self – Tracking: Learning from Last Year

Last year, aspirants used to comment their answers in the comment box on daily basis. There were huge participation in discussion. Putting answers in comment box has been very effective to self-track yourself after updating the score. In the end, you can cross check your performance through Disqus profile.

It was highly effective in the last edition of 60 Days that propelled aspirants to monitor their performance and learn through discussion. Let you solve these questions with full honesty and write your result in the comment box. Interact with peers to know your mistakes.

The importance of this initiative stands time-bound and aggressive reverse engineering to learn the concepts. Many of you must be busy with your own strategy but let us tell you honestly that in the last two months, it is very important to revise and consolidate your learning. Just reading won’t suffice.

So, take out few hours from your schedule and make it a revision exercise.

How can you make the best use of it?

Be honest to your effort and do not start competing with XYZ aspirants here just for the sake of marks. It is more important for you to introspect and check your learning than focusing on others. Try to answer the questions in 20 minutes only. 

Do not get into negative feeling that I don’t have enough knowledge to answer these questions. Feel like you are taking the real exam. What would be your response then?

The same will be replicated in UPSC exam. Here, you get marks only and nothing else matters. So, make effort to know the answers to all questions. Do not cheat 😛

 

DETAILED MICRO ANALYSIS MATRIX SAMPLEis given here. You can download this and do an assessment for yourself.  DOWNLOAD

  • You can copy paste the same format/modify as per your need in Google Spreadsheet and update it on daily basis.
  • Feedback talks about daily test results.
  • Follow-up talks about daily target achieved from sources and the number of revisions to do/done and dates. Sources column is to ensure that aspirants do not run behind various sources and follow the same throughout.

 

Are you ready? Let’s start!


[Day 22]: ENVIRONMENT AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Consider the following pairs.

Zone Activities
     1.  Core The core zone is to be kept-free from all human pressures external to the system.
   2. Transition uses and activities include restoration, demonstration sites for

enhancing value addition to the resources, limited recreation, tourism, fishing and grazing.

    3. Buffer zone of cooperation where conservation, knowledge and management skills are applied

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

    1. 1 only
  1. 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. All the above

Q.2) Consider the following statement about Red Data Book.

  1. Increase in the number of red pages indicates increase in number of critically endangered species.
  2. Increase in number of green page indicates the increase in conservation efforts.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None

Q.3) Which of the following are examples of in-situ conservation?

  1. National Parks
  2. Sanctuaries
  3. Biosphere reserves
  4. Recreational gardens

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. 2, 3 and 4 only
  3. 1, 3 and 4 only
  4. All the above

Q.4) Which of the following are the Biodiversity Conservation initiatives in India?

  1. Schedule list of Wild Life Protection Act 1972
  2. Captive Breeding
  3. Project Tiger
  4. Sea Turtle Project

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. 2, 3 and 4 only
  3. 1, 3 and 4 only
  4. All the above

Q.5) Consider the following statements about Aichi Target.

  1. The ‘Aichi Target’ is adopted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at its Nagoya conference.
  2. They are a series of goals that were set for protection and conservation of biodiversity.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None

Q.6) Recently Red Sanders was in news. Consider the following statements about it.

  1. Red Sanders is an endemic tree of South India.
  2. They are found in Tropical Moist Deciduous forest.
  3. Red Sanders usually grow in the rocky, degraded and fallow lands with Red Soil and hot and humid climate.
  4. IUCN has put it under the category of endangered species.

Which of the statements is/are correct?

  1. 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 4 only
  4. All the above

Q.7) Consider the following statements about Talle WildLife Sanctuary:

  1. Talle Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh.
  2. It is one of the homes for clouded leopard.

Which of the statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None

Q.8) Which of the following state animals are correctly matched?

  1. Clouded leopard–Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Hangul – Jammu and Kashmir
  3. Barahsingha- Madhya Pradesh

Select the code from following:

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

Q.9) Which of the following species are critically endangered in India?

  1. Malabar Civet
  2. Red Panda
  3. Namdhapa Flying Squirrel
  4. Leather back turtle

Select the code from following:

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

Q.10) Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Flagship species?

  1. A flagship species is a species selected to act as an ambassador, icon or symbol for a defined habitat, issue, campaign or environmental cause.
  2. Only Keystone species are selected as Flagship species so that other species are also benefitted.

Select the code from below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.11) Consider the following statements:

  1. Indicator species is an organism whose presence, absence or abundance reflects a specific environmental condition.
  2. Indicator species indicates the different seral levels of succession.
  3. Lichens can be used as an indicator species to check the presence of SO2.

Which of the above statements regarding Indicator species are correct?

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

Q.12) Ameenpur lake has recently received the Biodiversity Heritage Tag. Consider the following statements regarding this?

  1. It is the first water body in India to receive this tag
  2. Ameenpur lake lies in Karnataka.
  3. The Biodiversity Heritage Tag is awarded by UNESCO

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.13) Arrange the following states in the descending order according to the population of tigers in them:

  1. Uttarakhand
  2. Karnataka
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Madhya Pradesh

Select the code from below:

  1. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4
  2. 2 – 1 – 4 – 3
  3. 2 – 3 – 4 – 1
  4. 2 – 4 – 3 – 1

Q.14) Government of India in collaboration with the Norwegian Government has established a “Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law (CEBPOL)” in the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), Chennai. Which of the following activities will be undertaken by CEBPOL?

  1. Collect, collate, analyse and disseminate information relating to biodiversity policy and law at regional, national and international levels.
  2. Execute short and long-term training courses and sensitisation programmes on biodiversity policies and laws for various target groups.
  3. Prepare for the Government of India, country position papers on various aspects relating to biodiversity polices and law for international meetings and negotiations.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.15) The Great Hornbill, Buceros bicornis, is a near threatened species, and is on the IUCN red list. Which of the following statements is NOT true about them?

  1. It’s the State bird of both Arunachal Pradesh and Kerala
  2. They are unique to the Western Ghats
  3. Sound of their take off is akin to the start of the steam locomotive of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway
  4. None

Q.16) Recent studies have shown that all citrus species available today came from the foothills of this mountain stretch? Which one are we talking about?

  1. The Andes
  2. The Appalachian mountains
  3. The Himalayas
  4. The Alps

Q.17) Scientists believe more than 75% of creatures in the ocean use this mechanism to lure, intimidate, stun, mislead, find mates and thrive. Which process are we talking about?

  1. Chemiluminescence
  2. Bioluminescence
  3. Phosphorescence
  4. Bioflourescence

Q.18) Consider the following statements in regard to Aquatic Ecosystem:

  1. Neustons are unattached organisms which live at the air-water interface
  2. Nektons are organisms which remain attached to stems and leaves of rooted plants and substances emerging above the bottom mud
  3. Planktons includes both microscopic plants like algae and animals like crustaceans and protozoans
  4. Benthos or benthic organisms are those found living in the bottom of the water mass

Which of the above given statement(s) is/are correct?

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

Q.19) Consider the below statements and select the correct statement from the codes given below:

  1. When succession is brought about by living inhabitants of that community itself, the process is called Autotrophic succession
  2. When succession is brought about by outside forces is known as Allogenic succession.

Choose the correct answer:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.20) Consider the following about Coral Reefs:

  1. Snowflake coral is posing a major threat to the coral reef colonies in the Gulf of Mannar, Gulf of Kutch and the Sunderban Islands.
  2. It can destabilize the marine ecosystem because it may crowd out other species like corals, sponges, algae, ascidians that contribute to the rich marine biodiversity of the region.

Choose the correct option

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.21) Consider the following pairs in relation to schedules under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972:

Schedule  : : Description

  1. Schedule I : : includes the animals which may be hunted
  2. Schedule II and III : : provides for absolute protection of species and high penalties
  3. Schedule IV and V : : species are also protected, but the penalties are much lower
  4. Schedule VI : : includes plants that are prohibited for cultivation and planting

Which of the pairs given above is/are incorrectly matched?

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

Q.22) Consider the following statements about ‘FoSCoRIS’

  1. It is launched by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries
  2. It ensures that Indian food businesses comply with food safety and hygiene standards

Select the correct statements

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.23) The Trade and Development Report (TDR) is released by

  1. World Economic Forum
  2. World Bank
  3. UNCTAD
  4. World Trade Organisation

Q.24) Parali I island, one of biodiversity-rich uninhabited islands has disappeared due to coastal erosion. Where is it located?

  1. Andaman
  2. Lakshadweep
  3. Odisha Coast
  4. Gulf of Khambhat

Q.25) Consider the following statements about Interconnection Usage Charge (IUC)

  1. It is a charge payable by a service provider, whose subscriber originates the call, to the service provider in whose network the call terminates
  2. Only calls made via wireless to wireless devices attract IUC in India
  3. IUC is regulated by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

Select the correct statements

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

Q.26) Consider the following statements about Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA)

  1. It is a statutory body
  2. It is under the aegis of Ministry of Women & Child Development
  3. It deals with inter-country adoptions according to Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption

Select the correct statements

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

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