Current Questions

Biodiversity & Conservation:

Ambassador Of Chilika Lake

The Chilika Development Authority (CDA), Odishahas designateda species of cat as ambassador of Chilika Lake, as an important step towards conservation of the vulnerable species. What is the name of cat species?


Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016

With reference to the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act (CAFA), 2016, consider the following statements:

  1. The Act established a National Compensatory Afforestation Fund under the Public Account of India and State Compensatory Afforestation Fund under the Public Account of each state.
  2. The National Fund gets 60% of funds collected and the remaining 40 % goes to respective State Fund.
  3. The collected funds must be utilized only for afforestation and regeneration of forest ecosystem and not for wild life protection and infrastructure development.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


First Museum On Ganga

Name the first museum on Ganga to showcase the culture, biodiversity and rejuvenation activities done in Ganga River inaugurated recently by the Prime Minister?


Sonneratia Alba

Recently, which of the following states set to become the first coastal state to declare a state mangrove tree species- Sonneratiaalba, as a symbol to enhance conservation of the salt-tolerant vegetation?


Asian Elephant

Consider the following statements with reference to Asian Elephant:

  1. Government of India has declared Indian elephant as National Heritage Animal in year 2011.
  2. Since 1986, the Asian elephant has been listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List.
  3. The Asian elephant is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Hoolock Gibbons

Consider the following statements with reference to ‘Hoolock Gibbons’:

  1. The Hoolock gibbons are three primate species of genus Hoolock in the Gibbon family and are native to Eastern Bangladesh, Northeast India, Myanmar and Southwest China.
  2. Eastern Hoolock is listed as ‘Vulnerable’in the IUCN Red List.
  3. Western Hoolock is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’in the IUCN Red List.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Melaghat Tiger Reserve

Consider the following statements with reference to the Melaghat Tiger Reserve:

  1. The Tapti Riverand the Gawilgadh ridge of the Satpura Range forms the boundaries of the reserve.
  2. It was among the first nine tiger reserves notified in 1973-74 under Project Tiger.

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Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

Consider the following statements with reference to the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park:

  1. Dibru-Saikhowa is a National Park as well as a Biosphere Reserve situated in the south bank of the river Manasin Assam.
  2. Feral Horses are free roaming horses also known as wild horses, found only in the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.

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Assam Wildlife Sanctuary To Upgrade To National Park

Recently, the government of Assam has decided to upgrade it’s one of the Wildlife Sanctuary into national park. What is the name of the Wildlife Sanctuary?


Schizothorax Sikusirumensis Fish

In which of the following state, a new species of fish named ‘Schizothorax sikusirumensis’ has been discovered?


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