Q1. A term ‘EGS77’, recently seen in the news, is

(a) An artillery gun

(b) A newly discovered exoplanet

(c) An anti-tank guided missile

(d) A group of galaxies

 

Q2. Consider the following statements with respect to the ‘Bonn Challenge’:

  1. It is a global effort to bring the world’s deforested and degraded land into restoration.
  2. It also involves the forest landscape restoration (FLR) approach, to restore the ecological integrity and improving human well-being through multifunctional landscapes.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q3. The 1995 ‘Basel Ban Amendment’, often seen in the news, is associated with which of the following?

(a) Prohibition of global waste dumping

(b) Banning the sale of petrol and diesel cars

(c) Banking reforms

(d) Banning of single use plastic

 

Q4. With reference to the Election Commission of India, consider the following statements:

  1.  It is an autonomous constitutional authority, responsible for conducting and administering Union and State election processes at each level in the country.
  2. The EVMs are kept under the complete control of the presiding officer at the polling booths.

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

 

Q5. Consider the following statements:

  1.  The Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference is organized annually in India by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune.
  2. Drosophila i.e. a fruit fly is one of the most widely-used and preferred model organisms in biological research across the world.

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

 

Ques  Ans

1-(d)

2-(c)

3-(a)

4-(d)

5-(b)

Mains Ques:

  1. What are the possible reasons for the frequent forest fires in certain regions? Discuss the impact of such fires on our environment and ecology.