UPSC  Current Affairs

31. Consider the following rivers
1. Mandovi
2. Zuari
3. Barak
Which of the above river does not flow in the state of Goa?

2 and 3 only 1 and 3 only 3 only 1 and 2 only

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32. Operation Red lotus is a group of Maratha Mughal alliance led by which of the following freedom fighter

Balaji baji rao Shah Alam Tantya tope Balaji Vishwanath

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33. Consider the following
1. World bank – New York
2. WTO – Washington
3. UNESCO – Paris
Which of the above international organisation and there headquarters is wrongly matched?

1 and 3 only 1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only None of the above

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34. Consider the following statement with respect to CERN
1. CERN is the world’s largest body of experts in nuclear and particle physics, where scientists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of universe by using the most sophisticated scientific instruments and advanced systems.
2. CERN is the birthplace of “www” (World Wide Web. which is regularly used to browse the internet.
Select the correct option with respect to CERN

1 only 2 only Both None

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35. Which of the following is/are legally binding?
1. Nagoya Protocol
2. Convention on Biological Diversity
3. Paris Agreement on Climate Change
Select the correct code

Only 2 1 and 2 1, 2 and 3 1 and 3

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36. Which among the following can effectively be examples of ‘Secondary Succession’?
1. Formation of a new Island after volcanic eruption 2. The renewal of a forest after a fire 3. A flooded land 4. The renewal of a crop after harvesting
Select the correct option

1, 2 and 3 2, 3 and 4 1, 3 and 4 All

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37. Consider the following with regard to National Green Tribunal (NGT)
1. NGT is bound by procedure laid down under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
2. He tribunal has Original as well as Appellate jurisdiction
3. Tribunal is competent to hear cases for several acts such as Forest Right Act, Biological Diversity Act, Environment (Protection) Act, Water & Air (Prevention & control of Pollution) Acts.
Select the incorrect code

1 and 2 Only 2 1 and 3 1, 2 and 3

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38. Consider the following statements about the ‘Green India Mission’ (GIM). Its mission is/are
1. To increase forest/tree cover to the extent of 5 million hectares
2. To enhance ecosystem services like timber and non-timber produce
3. To enhance provisioning services like carbon sequestration, hydrological services and biodiversity
Identify the incorrect statement/s

1 and 2 2 and 3 Only 1 1 and 3

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39. Loss of biodiversity in a region may lead to
1. Decline in plant production
2. Increased resistance to environmental perturbations such as drought
3. Decreased variability in certain ecosystem processes such as plant productivity, water use, and pest and disease cycles
Select the correct statement/s

1 and 2 Only 3 Only 1 Only 2

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40. Consider the following assumptions regarding Pugmark method
1. The entire potential tiger habitat in India had to be effectively covered during the pugmark census.
2. All the four paw prints of every individual tiger in the surveyed area had to be detected during the censuses.
3. The same hind pugmark of each one of these individual tigers must be lifted from suitable and comparable substrates or from standardized soil track-plots.
4. The shape of each pugmark lifted had to be recorded without distortion by the thousands of census personnel involved in the operation.
5. Supervisory officials were expected to be subsequently able to segregate the pugmarks of each individual tiger correctly, based on footprint shape, track measurements, and prior local knowledge.
Select the appropriate code

Failure of assumptions 1 and 2 would lead to under-counts Failure of assumptions 3 and 4 would lead to over-counts Failure of assumption 5 could lead to either undercounts or over-counts. a, b and c holds true

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