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Current affairs MCQ's with answers (19-03-2019)

Q1. Solar tsunami were discovered by
C. European space agency
D. Russian space agency

Q2. Vaquita porpoise is also known as
A. Panda of ocean
B. Panda of sea
C. Panda of ice
D. None of these

Q3. Dongria kondh tribe is related to which state
A. Karnataka
B. Odisha
C. Maharashtra
D. Kerala

Q4. AFINDEX-19 is started at
A. Pune
B. Karnal
C. Chennai
D. None of these

Q5. Who directs CPCB to prepare noise pollution maps
B. Ministry of environment
C. Ministry of housing and urban development
D. None of these

Correct answers

Previous Year UPSC Questions - Environment and Ecology

1. Consider the following statements:

1. Biodiversity is normally greater in the lower latitudes as compared to the higher latitudes.
2. Along the mountain gradients, biodiversity is normally greater in the lower altitudes as compared to the higher altitudes.

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

Correct Answer:
(c) Both 1 and 2

2. Three of the following criteria have contributed to the recognition of Western Ghats, Sri Lanka and lndo Burma regions as hotspots of bio diversity :

1. Species richness 
2. Vegetation density 
3. Endemism 
4. Ethno-botanical importance 
5. Threat perception 
6. Adaptation of flora and fauna to warm arid humid conditions 

Which three of the above are correct criteria in this context?

A) 1, 2 and 6 

B) 2, 4 and 6 

C) 1, 3 and 5 

D) 3, 4 and 6 

Correct Answer:
C) 1, 3 and 5 

3. Biodiversity forms the basis for human existence in the following ways: 

1. Soil formation 
2. Prevention of soil erosion 
3. Recycling of waste 
4. Pollination of crops 
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A) 1, 2 and 3 only 

B) 2, 3 and 4 only

C) 1, and 4 only

D) 1,2,3 and 4 

Correct Answer:
D) 1,2,3 and 4 

4. Which one of the following is not a site for in situ method of conservation of flora?

A) Biosphere Reserve 

B) Botanical Garden 

C) National Park 

D) Wildlife Sanctuary 

Correct Answer:
B) Botanical Garden

5.  Among the following states, which one has the most suitable climatic conditions for the 
cultivation of a large variety of orchids with minimum cost of production, and can develop an export oriented industry in this field?

A) Andhra Pradesh 

B) Arunachal Pradesh 

C) Madhya Pradesh 

D) Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer:
B) Arunachal Pradesh

6. 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 

Correct Answer:
B) Indian wild ass

7. The 'Red Data Books' published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) contain lists of 

1. Endemic plant and animal species present in the biodiversity hotspots. 
2. Threatened plant and animal species. 
3. Protected sites for conservation of nature and natural resources in various countries. 
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

A) 1 and 3 

B) Only 2 

C) 2 and 3 

D) Only 3 

Correct Answer:
B) Only 2

8.The 2004 Tsunami made people realize that mangroves can serve as a reliable safety hedge against coastal calamities. How do mangroves function as a safety hedge?

(a.) The mangrove swamps separate the human settlements from the sea by a wide zone in which people neither live nor venture out

(b.) The mangroves provide both food and medicines which people are in need of after any natural disaster

(c.) The mangrove trees are tall with dense canopies and serve as art excellent shelter during a cyclone or tsunami

(d.) The mangrove trees do not get uprooted by storms and tides because of their extensive roots

Correct Answer:
(d.) The mangrove trees do not get uprooted by storms and tides because of their extensive roots

9. There is a concern, over the increase in harmful algal blooms in the seawaters 
of India. What could be the causative factors for this phenomenon? 

1. Discharge of nutrients from the estuaries 
2. Run-off from the land during the monsoon.
3. Upwelling in the seas 

Select the correct answer from the codes given below

A) Only 1 

B) 1 and 2 

C) 2 and 3

D) 1,2 and 3 

Correct Answer:
D) 1,2 and 3

10. The Himalayan Range is very rich in species diversity. Which one among the following
is the most appropriate reason for this phenomenon?

A) It receive a high rainfall that supports luxuriant vegetative growth

B) It is a confluence of different bio-geographical zones 

C) Exotic and invasive species have been introduced riot in this region

D) It has less human interference

Correct Answer:
B) It is a confluence of different bio-geographical zones

Current affairs MCQ's with answers (13-03-2019)

Q1. Astronomers from Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai have identified a new population of ultraviolet stars in the globular cluster NGC 2808 using the Indian multi-wavelength space observatory
A. AstroSat
B. Restrosat
C. Masterosat
D. None of these

Q2. According to the report by world gold council India stands at which position in gold reserve.
A. 9th
B. 10th
C. 11th
D. 12th

Q3. The 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament was held at
A. Finland
B. Ireland
C. Australia
D. Canada

Q4. Who is the winner of gold medal in 56kg at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament.
A. Kavinder Singh
B. Kulwinder Singh
C. Kuljeet Singh
D. None of these

Q5. How many Indian states have banned e- cigarette.
A. 10
B. 11
C. 12
D. 13

Correct answers

Current affairs MCQ'S With answers (12-03-2019)

Q1. Which day is celebrated as National Uprising Day by Tibetan activists.
A. March 09
B. March 10
C. March 11
D. March 12
Q2. Pinaka rocket system is developed by
C. India and America
D. India and Russia
Q3. 50th Raising Day celebrations of Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) takes place at
A. Ghaziabad
B. Chennai
C. Noida
D. Karnal
Q4. China’s Long March Rocket Series which is the mainstay of China’s space programme since 1970 has successfully completed its
A. 100 launches
B. 200 launches
C. 300 launches
D. None of these
Q5. Which country has won the First Prize in the category of TV Cinema Spot at the prestigious international Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019.
A. Sri Lanka
B. China
C. India
D. Bangladesh
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Current affairs MCQ's with answers (11-03-2019)

Q1. Who is appointed as  the chancellor of Gujarat Central University.
A. Hasmukh Sharma
B. Hasmukh Adhia
C. Hasmukh Rana
D. None of these
Q2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the new Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute of Archaeology at
A. Greater Noida
B. Karnal
C. Kurukshetra
D. Chennai
Q3. Marayur jaggery is the new GI tag of
A. Kerala
B. Karnataka
C. Nagaland
D. Maharashtra
Q4. Nari Shakti Awards, earlier known as Stree Shakti Awards was constituted by the government of India in the year
A. 1991
B. 1992
C. 1993
D. 1994
Q5. The Kashi Vishwanath temple located on the bank of
A. Ganga river
B. Narmada river
C. Krishna
D. Gomti
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Current Affairs January - Ebook with answers

Current affairs MCQ's with answers (06-03-2019)

Q1. India has nominated which  member of Niti Aayog  to head Food and Agricultural Organisation.
A. Ramesh Chandra
B. Ramesh Kumar
C. Ramesh Chaudhary
D. None of these
Q2.  Who is appointed as the director-general of the National Archives of India.
A. P V Ramesh
B. P V Sharma
C. P V Kishore
D. None of these
Q3. Jalamrutha scheme is launched by which state.
A. Kerala
B. Karnataka
C. Maharashtra
D. Madhya Pradesh
Q4. Which Company has bagged the international sustainability award Green Era Award for Sustainability in Lisbon, Portugal.
B. TVS motor
C. Reliance
D. Bajaj Allianz
Q5. Who is the chairman of NALSA.
A. Justice S A Bobde
B. Justice A K Sikri
C. Justice M K Rajan
D. None of these
Correct answers