M.I.C.S. SHOTS UPSC PRELIMS 2020 ENVIRONMENT PART- I

QUES 1. Consider the following statements with respect to  Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary:
1.It is India’s first wildlife sanctuary with golden langur as the primary species.
2. It is situated in Tripura.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                       (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2         (d) Neither 1 nor 2

QUES 2. Consider the following statements with respect to Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary:
1. It is located in Bhagalpur District of Bihar.
2. It is the only natural habitat of  Gangetic dolphins in India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                      (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2         (d) Neither 1 nor 2

QUES 3. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘CAFÉ’ Regulations:
1. It is aimed at improving fuel efficiency of vehicles by lowering carbon dioxide emissions.
2.The norms are applicable for petrol and diesel vehicles only and not for LPG and CNG passenger vehicles.
2. CAFE regulations in India came into force from 2017.
Select the correct statements
a) 1 & 2 Only
b) 2 & 3 Only
c) 1 & 3
d) 1 , 2 & 3

QUES 4. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘impressed tortoise’, recently discovered in Arunachal Pradesh.
1.Impressed Tortoise is an elusive, medium-sized species that inhabits moist, primary forests of hilly tracts of the Indo- Burma hot-spot.
2 . It is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ in the IUCN Red List
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                      (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2         (d) Neither 1 nor 2

QUES 5. Consider the following statements with respect to Arogyapacha:
1. Arogyapacha (Trichopus zeylanicus) is a highly potent medicinal plant endemic to the Agasthya hills.
2. This ‘miracle plant’ is known for its traditional use by the Kani tribal community to combat fatigue.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                      (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2         (d) Neither 1 nor 2

QUES 6. Which among the following statements with respect to ‘Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary’ is incorrect?
(a) The sanctuary is a part of the Krishna estuary.
(b) It has extensive mangrove and dry deciduous tropical forest.
(c) It is home to the critically endangered white-backed vulture and the long billed vulture.
(d) It is the second largest stretch of mangrove forests in India.

QUES 7.‘Abujh Marias’ , a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) , primarily inhabit the state of
a) Manipur
b) Jharkhand
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Chhattisgarh

QUES 8.Consider the following statements about Bonn Challenge:
1. The Bonn Challenge is a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030.
2. Underlying the Bonn Challenge is the forest landscape restoration (FLR) approach, which aims to restore ecological integrity at the same time as improving human well-being through multifunctional landscapes.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                       (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2          (d) Neither 1 nor 2

QUES 9.Consider the following statements with respect to Hope Island:
1. Hope Island is a small tadpole shaped Island situated off the coast of Kakinada in Bay of Bengal.
2. It is a part of the Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary.
3. It is a relatively young island, formed in the last 200 years into a 16-kilometre-long sand spit from the sand carried by the waters of Krishna delta.
Select the incorrect statements
a) 1 and 2
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
d) All of the above

QUES 10. Consider the following statements:
1. Among the 29 species of turtles around the world, there are 20 in Assam alone.
2. Western Ghats and the Northeast are the two main biodiversity hotspots for turtles.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                      (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2         (d) Neither 1 nor 2