Current Questions

Biodiversity & Conservation:

Conclave Of Himalayan States

Which of the following state given below recently hosted the first ever Conclave of Himalayan States?


Integrated Management Plan For Chilika & Ansupa

Recently, the Odisha government has approved an Integrated Management Plan for the conservation of biodiversity of two lakes in the State. Name of the lakes are given as follow:

  1. Chilika Lake
  2. Ansupa Lake
  3. Pata Lake
  4. Kanjia Lake

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Discovery Of A Plant Species In Andaman Islands

Recently, the discovery of a lesser known plant species in Andaman Islands could help scientists reconstruct the continental connection of the insular island region in the Bay of Bengal with peninsular India and Sri Lanka in the remote past. What is the name of the plant species discovered?


CITES Wildlife Species Listing

Recently, India submitted a proposal at Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species on Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) regarding changes in the listing of its 5 wildlife species. Choose the correct set of these species from the options given below:


New Light Urban Rail Transit System

Recently, the government, in an attempt to make commuting smooth and easy in small cities, has proposed a new light urban rail transit system. What is the name of this new rail transit system?


Kappaphycus Alvarezii

Recently, Kappaphycus alvarezii has been in news. What is it?


Immunocontraceptive Project

Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has launched a project for undertaking Immunocontraceptive Project for population management of wild animals. Consider the following statements regarding the project:

  1. The project includes four species of wild animals, viz. Elephant, Wild boar, Monkeys and Hog Deer.
  2. It will begin in Assam and then implemented in rest of the country.
  3. The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and the National Institute of Immunology (NII) will develop a protocol of immunocontraception.
  4. It is technology that uses a female animal’s immune system to build a protein around the egg that prevents it from fertilising.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Insectivorous Plants

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Insectivorous Plants’:

  1. They prefer to grow in areas having less sunlight as they are not capable of doing photosynthesis.
  2. They grow in acidic and nutrient deficient soil.

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Mycorrhizal Biotechnology

Mycorrhizal Biotechnology has been used in rehabilitating degraded sites because Mycorrihza enables the plants to:

  1. Resist drought and increase absorptive areas
  2. Resist disease infestation
  3. Tolerate extreme of PH

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:


Maveli

‘Maveli’ sometimes seen in the news is related to?


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