ENVIRONMENT FOR UPSC PRELIMS 2020 , TEST-25

Q 1 . Consider the following statements:
1 . Green house gas emissions have risen at a rate of 3% per year in the last decade.
2 . G20 nations collectively account for half of all emissions.
Which among the above statements is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q 2 . The correct order of the largest  emitters of green house gases is
(a)  USA > China  >India  > EU
(b)  USA > China  > EU > India
(c)  China > USA >India  > EU
(d) China > USA > EU > India

Q 3 . Consider the following statements about UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report 2019:
1 . China, EU, Mexico, Russia and Turkey are projected to meet their green house gas emission targets with their current policies.
2 . India is projected to  lag behind its targets by
around 15%.
Which among the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q 4 . Which among the following is correct about   United Nations highest environmental honour ,Champions of the Earth :
(a) It is a forward-looking prize designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists.
(b) It supports innovative, small-scale and locally driven entrepreneurs around the globe who integrate social and environmental benefits into their business models.
(c) It recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development
(d) The award celebrates outstanding figures from the public and private sectors and from civil society whose actions have had a transformative, positive impact on the environment.

Q 5 . Which among the following is incorrect about The Faith for Earth Initiative:
(a) UN Environment launched the Faith for Earth Initiative in  2017.
(b) The goal of Faith for Earth is to strategically engage with faith-based organizations and partner with them to collectively achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and fulfill the objectives of the 2030 Agenda.
(c) Its vision is that of a world where everything is at optimum .
(d) It advocates shared values that spell CREATION.

Q 6 . Consider the following statements with respect to Edscottite:
1 . Edscottite is an iron carbide mineral with the formula Fe5C2.
2 . It is an anthropogenic mineral.
Which among the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q 7 . Which among the following is not a south-bank tributaries of the Brahmaputra?
(a) Subansiri
(b) Burhi Dihing
(c) Dibang
(d) Dhansiri South

Q 8 . Ujh Multipurpose Project  planned to be
constructed in Kathua District of J&K will be on
(a)  River Ujh which is a major tributary of River Ravi.
(b) River Ujh which is a major tributary of River Jhelum.
(c)  River Ujh which is a major tributary of River Chenab.
(d)  River Ujh which is a major tributary of River Indus.

Q 9 . Jayakwadi Dam has been built across the
(a) Godavari River
(b) Krishna River
(c) Cauvery River
(d) Narmada River

Q 10 . Northern European Enclosure Dam (NEED) is a
set of two proposed dams to
(a) separate the Norwegian Sea from the Atlantic Sea
(b) separate the North Sea from the Atlantic Sea
(c) separate the  Irish Sea from the Atlantic Sea
(d) separate the  Barents Sea from the Atlantic Sea