If you travel through the Himalayas, you are likely to see which of the following plants naturally growing there?
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Which one of the following is the process involved in photosynthesis?
Consider the following with respect to ‘EDGE’ species.
1. These species have few close relatives and are often extremely distinct in the way they look, live and behave.
2. These unique species are also on the verge of extinction, and if they disappear there will be nothing like them left on the planet.
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What would happen if phytoplankton of an ocean is completely destroyed for some reason?
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With reference to two non-conventional energy sources called ‘coal bed methane’ and ‘shale gas’, consider the following ‘statements:
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1. Animal Welfare Board of India is established under the Environment(Protection) Act, 19862.
2. National Tiger Conservation Authority is a statutory body.
3. National Ganga River Basin Authority is chaired by the Prime Minister.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
Human activities in the recent past have caused the increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but a lot of it does not remain in the lower atmosphere because of :
With reference to food chains in ecosystems, consider the following statements :
Which of the statements given above is / are correct?
Which among the following are ‘Nocturnal’ in nature?
Consider the statements with reference to ‘Blue Carbon’
(a) It is carbon stored in coastal, terrestrial and marine ecosystem
(b) The Blue Carbon Initiative currently focuses on carbon in coastal and terrestrial ecosystems – mangroves, tidal marshes, sea grasses and forests
(c) The rates of blue carbon sequestration and storage capacities in ecosystems are comparable to (and often higher than) those in carbon-rich terrestrial ecosystems such as tropical rainforests and peatlands.
In India, cluster bean (Guar) is traditionally used as a vegetable or animal feed, but recently the cultivation of this has assumed significance. Which one of the following statements is correct in this context?
Every year, a month long 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?
If you walk through countryside, you are likely to see some birds stalking alongside the cattle to seize the insects, disturbed by their movement through grasses, Which of the following is/are such bird/birds?
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Wetlands Confluence of rivers
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
Consider the following:
Which of the above is/are the emission/ emissions from coal combustion at thermal power plants?
The formation of ozone hole in the Antarctic region has been a cause of concern. What could be the reason for the formation of this hole?
Three of the following criteria have contributed to the recognition of Western Ghats-Sri Lanka and Indo-Burma regions as hotspots of biodiversity:
Which three of the above are correct criteria in this context?
If a wetland of international importance is brought under the ‘Montreux Record’, what does it imply?
Government of India encourages the cultivation of ‘sea buckthorn’. What is the importance of this plant?
Which of the statements given above is /are correct?
Rhodiola has been a significant herb of research interests among the scientist all over the world. Consider the statements w.r.t Rhodiola1. It is approved by FDA to cure, treat or prevent disease
2. It has proved significance as anti-depressant
3. It has immunomodulatory, adaptogenic and radio-protecting abilities.
4. The leafy part can be used as vegetables
5. It is found in cold regions only
Which of the following statements is /are correct
In the Union Budget 2011-12, a full exemption from the basic customs duty was extended to the bio-based asphalt (bioasphalt). What is the importance of this material?
Which of the statements given above are correct?
Brominated flame retardants are used in many household products like mattresses and upholstery. Why is there some concern about their use?
With reference to ‘Eco-Sensitive Zones’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
With reference to’ Green Climate Fund’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
a) It will support projects, programmes, policies and other activities wrt climate change in all developing countries.
(b) Severely affected countries are eligible to receive resources from GCF
(c) GCF board comprises of members from all the countries party to UNFCCC
Lichens, which are capable of initiating ecological succession even on a bare rock, are actually a symbiotic association of
There is some concern regarding the nanoparticles of some chemical elements that are used by the industry in the manufacture of various products. Why?
The Himalayan Range is very rich in species diversity. Which one among the following is the most appropriate reason for this phenomenon?
A particular State in India has the following characteristics :
Which one among the following States has all the above characteristics?
With reference to a conservation organization called Wetlands International’, which of the following statements is/are correct?