80+ Ecology, Biodiversity & Climate Change Quiz from UPSC Prelims

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In which of the following regions of India are you most likely to come across the ‘Great Indian Hornbill’ in its nature habitat?

  1. Sand deserts of northwest India
  2. Higher Himalayas of Jammu and Kashmir
  3. Salt marshes of western Gujarat.
  4. Western Ghats

Answer. D


Which of the following are the key features of ‘National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)’?

  1. River basin is the unit of planning and management.
  2. It spearheads the river conservation efforts at the national level.
  3. One of the Chief Ministers of the States through which the Ganga flows becomes the Chairman of NGRBA on rotation basis.

Select the correct Answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1,2 and 3

Answer. A


Why does the Government of India promote the use of ‘Neem-coated Urea’ in agriculture?

  1. Release of Neem oil in the soil increases nitrogen fixation by the soil microorganisms.
  2. Neem coating slows down the rate of distribution of urea in the soil
  3. Nitrous oxide, which is a greenhouse gas, is not at all released into the atmosphere by crop fields.
  4. It is a combination of a weedicide and a fertilizer for particular crops.

Answer. D


In the context of the development in Bio informatics, the term ‘Transcriptome’, sometimes seen in the news , refer to

  1. A range of enzymes used in genome editing
  2. The full range of mRNA molecules expressed by an organism
  3. The description of the mechanism of gene expression
  4. A mechanism of genetic mutations taking place in cells

Answer. B


What is/are the unique about the ‘Kharai Camel’ a breed found in India

  1. It is capable of swimming up three kilometers in seawater
  2. Its survives by grazing on mangroves
  3. It lives in the wild and cannot be domesticated

Select the correct Answers using the code given below

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer. A


Recently, our scientists have discovered a new and distinct spices of banana plant which attains a height of about 11 meters and has orange – colored form of pulp. In which part of India has been discovered?

  1. Andaman Islands
  2. Anaimalai Forests
  3. Maikala Hills
  4. Tropical rainforest of North east

Answer. A


With reference to an initiative called ‘the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity (TEEB)’which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. it is an initiative hosted by UNEP IMF and world economic forum
  2. it is a global initiative that focuses on drawing attention to the economic benefits of biodiversity
  3. it presents an approach that can help decision-makers recognize demonstrate and capture the value of ecosystem and biodiversity

Select the correct and Answer using the code given below

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1,2 and 3

Answer. C


With reference to ‘red sanders ‘sometimes seen in the news consider the following statements:

  1. it is tree species found in a part of south India
  2. it is one of the most important trees in the tropical rain forest areas of south India

Which of the statements given above is/are correct

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. both 1 and 2
  4. neither 1 nor 2

Answer. A


Which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Proper design and effective implementation of UN-REDD+ programme can significantly contribute

  1. protection of biodiversity
  2. resilience of forest ecosystem
  3. property reduction

Select the correct Answer using the code given below

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer. D


A sandy and saline area is the natural habitat of an Indian animal species. The animal has no predators in that area but its existence is threatened due to the destruction of its habitat.

Which one of the following could be that animal ?

(a) Indian wild buffalo

(b) Indian wild ass

(c) Indian wild boar

(d) Indian gazelle

Answer: b

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