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

QUES 1.  Consider the following statements with respect to ‘United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)’
1. It is the only internationally legally binding framework set up to address the problem of desertification.
2.It is the only convention stemming from a direct recommendation of the Rio Conference’s Agenda 21.
3.It has nearly 90 parties.
Select the correct statements
a) 1 & 2 Only
b) 2 & 3 Only
c) 1 & 3
d) 1 , 2 & 3

QUES 2. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Rhizoctonia solani’
1. It is a plant pathogenic bacterium endemic to India.
2. It causes the Sheath Blight disease in rice.
Select the correct statements
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 ‘International Whaling Commission (IWC)’
1. IWC has adopted a moratorium on commercial whaling.
2 . It allows non-zero whaling quotas for aboriginal subsistence
3. Japan is the only country who opposes a moratorium on commercial whaling.
Select the correct statements
a) 1 Only
b) 1 & 2 Only
c) 2 & 3 Only
d) 1 , 2 & 3

QUES 4.Which among the following has been officially declared as state butterfly of Tamil Nadu
a) Parnassius maharaja
b) Pachliopta hector
c) Meandrusa sciron
d) Cirrochroa thais

QUES 5. Consider the following statements with respect to Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve:
1 . It extends across the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
2 .The reserve is the source of three major river systems: the Brahmani, the Baitarni and the Son River.
Select the correct statements
a) 1 Only
b) 2 Only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

QUES 6. Consider the following statements with respect to Special Rhino Protection Force (SRPF):
1. It is basically a tiger protection force named after the rhino since the threat of poaching is more for the one-horned herbivore.
2. It has been raised at the initiative of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

QUES 7.Which of the following is not one of the five key interventions under Jal Shakti Abhiyan?
a) Bore well recharge structures
b) Small hydropower projects
c) Water conservation and rainwater harvesting
d) Renovation of traditional and other water bodies

QUES 8. Consider the following statements with respect to Akademik Lomonosov:
1. It is the world‟s largest wind power station.
2. It has been established by Russia.
Which of the statement(s) 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 National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR):
1. It is an autonomous research organisation which works under the Ministry of Earth Sciences. .
2. It is the nodal agency for the implementation of the Indian Antarctic Programme including the maintenance of India’s permanent station in Antarctica.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

QUES 10. ‘Working on a Warmer Planet – The Impact of Heat Stress on Labour Productivity and Decent Work’ is a report published recently by:
a. World Bank.
b. World Economic Forum.
c. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
d. International Labour Organisation.