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

QUES 1 . Consider the following statements with respect to Gangetic river dolphins:
1.They fall under Schedule I of the Indian Wild Life (Protection) Act
2 . They have been declared a critically endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
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 . Freshwater dolphin species are not found in
(a) Yangtze river in China
(b) Indus river in Pakistan
(c) Nile river in Egypt
(d) Amazon river in South America

QUES 3. Consider the following statements with respect to River Mahananda
1. It is a trans-boundary river that flows through India and Bhutan.
2. It is a tributary of River Brahmaputra.
3. Gangetic River Dolphins were recently found in this river.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2 and 3

QUES 4 . The main objective of MOSAiC mission is?
(a) To study the impact of HCFCs on environment.
(b) To study the impact of deep sea mining on environment.
(c) To study the impact of climate change in the Antarctic Region.
(d) None of the above.

QUES 5 . Pygmy hog is a critically endangered species found only in?
(a) Kaziranga National Park
(b) Manas National park
(c) Orang National Park
(d) Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

QUES 6 . Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is located in which of the following states?
(a) Gujarat
(b) Chhattisgarh
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Karnataka

QUES 7 . Plan Bee seen in the news recently is a/an
(a) Scheme to promote apiculture in India.
(b) Project aimed to safeguard Elephants
(c) Scheme to increase export of honey
(d) Scheme to increase consumption of honey

QUES 8 . Consider the following statements with respect to locusts.
1. Locusts are related to grasshoppers, and the two insects behave in the same manner although they look differently.
2. A swarm of locusts (locusts in large groups) entering from East Asian countries is getting to be a menace in North-East 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 9 . In ancient times Karez system was related with:
(a) A type of soil management system.
(b) Supplying water through subterranean tunnels.
(c) A type of water efficient farming.
(d) A type of trade of foodgrains.

QUES 10. Consider the following statements with respect to Green Credit Scheme:
1. It prohibits “forests” to be traded as a commodity.
2. It allows the Forest Department to outsource one of its responsibilities of reforesting to non-government agencies.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2