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Question1) Which of the following organ / tissue of human body is most sensitive to intake of lead?


"Heart"

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: False

Explaination: Correct Answer:  [ Brain ]


Explanation:

Brain is the most sensitive part in human body with respect to lead poisoning.



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Question2) Stockholm Convention is a global treaty associated with which of the following?


"Protect the environment from Persistent Organic Pollutants"

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Correct Answer:  [Protect the environment from Persistent Organic Pollutants]


Explanation:

The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants (POPs). POPs are chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of living organisms and are toxic to humans and wildlife. 



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Question3) Every year, a monthlong ecologically important campaign/festival is held during which certain communities/ tribes plant saplings of fruit-bearing trees. Which of the following are such communities/ tribes?


"Gond and Korku"

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Correct Answer:  [ Gond and Korku]


Explanation:

This question is based upon recent trends in Gond and Korku tribes in Madhya Pradesh of planting fruit tree saplings conciding with Hari jiroti festival.



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Question4) Which one of the following committee was constituted to review environmental laws in the country?


"Subramanian Committee" 



Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Correct Answer:  [ Subramanian Committee]


Explanation:

T S R Subramanian Committee was constituted to review environmental laws in India. The committee has submitted its recommendations to the government recently.



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Question5) Which among the following is responsible for depletion of Ozone?


"Chlorofluoro carbon"

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Correct Answer:  [Chlorofluoro carbon ]


Explanation:

Ozone molecules got destroyed when the chlorine and bromine atoms come into contact with ozone in the atmospheric layer of stratosphere. CFC (Chlorofluoro carbon) slowly moves upward to the stratosphere and are broken up by ultraviolet radiation, which releases chlorine atoms.



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Question6) Red Data Book is published by ___-?


"United Nations Environment Programme"

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: False

Explaination: Correct answer: [International Union For The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources]


Explanation:

The World Conservation Union, formerly International Union for the Conservation Health of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) has enlisted endangered plants and animals in the Red Data Book.

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Question7) Protection of wild life comes under which of the following in Constitution of India?


Fundamental duties


Directive Principles


Seventh Schedule


Select the correct option from the codes given below:


 "1, 2 & 3"

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Correct Answer:  [1, 2 & 3 ]


Explanation :

The protection of wildlife was incorporated in the constitution via 42nd amendment by adding Article 48 A which mandates that State shall endeavor to protect and improve the environment and to safeguard the forests and wildlife of the country. The same amendment also included forests and protection of wild animals in the Concurrent List – Seventh Schedule (Article 256) of the Constitution. Protection of wildlife is also enshrined in Article 51 A (g) of the Constitution that it shall be the fundamental duty of every citizen to protect and improve the natural environment including forests and Wildlife.



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Question8) Headquarters of International Maritime Organization (IMO) is located at:

"London"

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Correct Answer: [London]


Explanation:

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) was formed in 1948, following an agreement at a UN conference held in Geneva. They met for the first time in 1959. It is headquartered in London, United Kingdom and currently has a total of 174 member states and 3 associates.



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Question9) On 23 December 2005, the Government of India enacted the Disaster Management Act, which envisaged the creation of the National Disaster Management Authority. Who among the following heads this authority?


"Prime Minister of India"

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Correct Answer:  [Prime Minister of India]


Explanation:

The Disaster Management Act, 2005 received the Presidential assent on 23 December, 2005. It envisaged the creation of the National Disaster Management Authority with not more than nine members (including a Vice-Chairperson) and the Prime Minister of India as its chairperson.



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Question10) Which among the following is a wildlife trade monitoring network?


"Traffic"

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Correct Answer:  [TRAFFIC]


Explanation:

Founded in 1976, TRAFFIC`s headquarters are located in Cambridge, United Kingdom, DISS (Disability Information Services) is located in UK, PETA is People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals not related to wild life, UN-HABITAT is United Nations Human Settlements Programme



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