Current Questions

Biodiversity & Conservation:

Sunderban National Park

Consider the following statements with reference to the Sunderban National Park:

  1. The present Sundarban National Park was declared as the core area of Sundarban Tiger Reserve in 1973 and a wildlife sanctuary in 1977.
  2. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed in 1986, and it has been designated as a Ramsar site since 2018.
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Red Panda

Consider the following statements with reference to the Red Panda:

  1. The red panda is the only living member of the genus Ailurus and the family Ailuridae.
  2. It is endemic to the temperate forests of the Himalayas, and ranges from the foothills of western Nepal to China in the east.
  3. It is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN red list of Threatened Species and under Schedule II of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

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Lake Declared A Living Entity

Recently, which of the following lakes has been declared as a‘living entity’ by the Punjab and Haryana High Court?


UN Convention On Migratory Species

Recently, three animals were included in Appendix I of UN Convention on Migratory Species at the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) in Gandhinagar (Gujarat).

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Pangolin

Consider the following statements:

  1. Pangolins have large, protective keratin scales covering their skin; they are the only known mammals with this feature.
  2. Five species of pangolin are found is Asia—Chinese, Sunda, Indian, and Philippine pangolins—and they're listed by the IUCN as critically endangered.

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Ban On CFL And Incandescent Bulbs

Recently, which of the following state decided to impose ban the sale of both Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and Incandescent (filament) Bulbs from November, 2020?


Asiatic Cheetah

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Asiatic cheetah is smaller and paler than the African cheetah.
  2. The Asiatic cheetah is listed as vulnerable species while the African Cheetah is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN).
  3. In the 2015 update of the IUCN Red List, the Asiatic cheetah is considered regionally extinct in Iraq, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

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Mineral Accretion Technology

Consider the following statements with reference to the Mineral Accretion Technology:

  1. Mineral Accretion Technology is a coral reef restoration technology that utilizes low voltage electricity to improve the health and growth rates of corals and other marine organisms.
  2. As electricity flows to the metal structures placed underwater, minerals, much the same as those the corals use to create their skeletons, fall out of the water and accumulate onto the structure, thus giving the technology its name.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Senna Spectabilis

Recently, the Kerala Government has planned to arrest the rampant growth of aninvasive plant species in the forest areas of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR), including the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.What is the name of that invasive plant species?


Hoolock Gibbon

Consider the following statements with reference to the Hoolock Gibbon:

  1. The Hoolock Gibbon is the only ape found in India.
  2. Two species of Hoolock Gibbon are found inhabiting the Indian forests.
  3. Of the two, the Western Hoolock is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN RedList, while the Eastern Hoolock is listed as Endangered.

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