ENVIRONMENT FOR UPSC PRELIMS 2020 , TEST-20

Q 1 . Which of the following statements regarding Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF) are correct?
1. It is a joint fund between India and European Union.
2. It aims to leverage private sector funding in Green Infrastructure projects in India.
3. The joint fund will be established under NIIF.
Select the code from below:
a) 1 and 2
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
d) All of the above

Q 2 . Consider the below statements with regard to National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC)
1. It is a Central Sector Scheme.
2. The projects related to adaptation in sectors such as agriculture, animal husbandry, water, forestry, tourism etc. are eligible for funding under NAFCC.
3. National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) is the National Implementing Entity for implementation of adaptation projects under NAFCC.
Which of the above given statement(s) is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 3 . National Mission on sustainable habitat is one of the missions under National Action plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). Which of the following statements is/are NOT correct regarding National Mission on Sustainable Habitat?
1. The aim of the mission is to make cities sustainable through improvements in energy efficiency in buildings, management of solid waste & shift to public transport.
2. The mission is being implemented by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Select the code from following:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q 4 . Consider the below statements with regard to Under2 Coalition and identify the correct statement:
a) It is a group of ambitious governments from around the world committed to combating climate change.
b) It is in relation to limiting the use of plastic which are above 2 microns.
c) It is in relation to limiting the use of plastic and plan policy on alternatives.
d) It deals with conservation of Antarctica and Antarctic

Q 5 . Water Scarce Cities Initiative- is an initiative of
a) UNEP
b) World Bank
c) IUCN
d) UNDP

Q 6 . Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation is launched by
a) International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
b) International Atomic Agency
c) International Energy Forum
d) International Energy Agency

Q 7 . Which of the following are the negative environmental impacts of agriculture?
1. Global warming
2. Soil erosion
3. Deforestation
4. Introduction of alien species
Select the code from following:
a) 1,2 and 3
b) 2,3 and 4
c) 1 and 3
d) All of the above

Q 8 . Which of the following statements are correct regarding ‘Radiative Forcing’?
1. It is the method of artificially trapping more heat from sun.
2. Negative radiative forcing means that Earth loses more energy to space than it receives from the sun.
Select the code from following:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q 9 . Which of the following statements correctly defines contrails?
a) These are enzyme tracks left by blue whales which can help scientists to track their movement.
b) This is a mechanism of counting tigers with unique trail of each tiger.
c) These are line shaped clouds produced by aircraft engine exhaust.
d) These are the smoke trails produced by high chimneys.

Q 10 . Consider the following statements about GreenCo Rating System.
1. It facilitates companies in improving their overall green performance.
2. It is applicable to manufacturing facilities only.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None