ENVIRONMENT FOR UPSC PRELIMS 2020 , TEST-2

QUES 1 . Consider the following statements:
1. Nearly one third of the wild tigers that inhabit the world are found in India.
2.According to All India Tiger Estimation Report for 2018 there are nearly 4000 tigers 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 2. Which among the following is the first species to be officially declared threatened due to deep-sea mining.
(a) Sea Pangolin
(b) Vaquita
(c) Humpback Whale
(d) Narwhal

QUES 3. ‘Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary’,is part of
(a) Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
(b) Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve
(c) Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve
(d) Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve

QUES 4. Recently, ‘Dracaena cambodiana’, a plant which yields a bright red resin was discovered in
(a) Mizoram
(b) Assam
(c) Nagaland
(d) Manipur

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 ‘Van Dhan Vikas Karyakram’
1. It aims to tap into the traditional knowledge and skill sets of tribal people by adding technology and Information Technology for upgradation of output at each stage and to convert the tribal wisdom into a remunerative economic activity.
2. Implementation of Van Dhan Vikas Karyakram is done through Van Dhan Kendras.
Select the correct statements
a) 1 Only
b) 2 Only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

QUES 7. Which among the following is the only State in India having all three species — gharial, mugger and saltwater crocodile.
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Odisha
(c) Gujarat
(d)Tamil Nadu

QUES 8. With respect to Henderson Island recently in the news, consider the following statements:
1. It is an uninhabited coral atoll.
2. It lies at the centre of the South Pacific Gyre.
3. It was included on the UN World Heritage List in 1988.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
a. 3 only
b. 1 and 3 only
c. 2 and 3 only
d. 1, 2 and 3

QUES 9. 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 10. Consider the following statements
1. It is a designated Ramsar Site.
2. It is the largest brackish, humid tropical wetland ecosystem located on the southwest coast of India.
3. It supports the third largest waterfowl population in India during the winter months.
Identify the wetland that correctly matches with the above description:
a. Point Calimere
b. Pallikaranai Wetlands
c. Kadulandi Wetlands
d. Vembanad-Kol Wetlands