Current Questions

Biodiversity & Conservation:

Olive Ridley Turtles

Which of the following are nesting sites for Olive Ridley Turtles in India?

  1. Sagar Island
  2. Hope Island
  3. Gulf of Khambat

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Olive Ridley Turtles

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Olive Ridley Turtles’:

  1. It is a migratory species that is found only in Indian Ocean.
  2. Its IUCN status is ‘Endangered’.
  3. It is listed in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act and in Schedule II of CITES.

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Invasive Species

This plant is native to Mexico, where it is called as Mesquite, but now this has become an invasive species all across the world including India; when it was introduced in India it was called as ‘Wonder Tree’ (due to its usage as firewood by the farmers), but is now called as ‘Devil Tree’. These references are with respect to which plant?


Indian Vultures

Consider the following statements:

  1. Diclofenac drug is responsible for decline in the Vulture population in India.
  2. At present there is no alternative drug to Diclofenac.
  3. Indian Vulture is listed as ‘Endangered’ as per the IUCN Red List.

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IUCN Status Of Vultures

Which of the following Vultures are listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ as per the IUCN Red List?

  1. Cinerous Vulture
  2. Indian Vulture
  3. White Rumped Vulture
  4. Slender Billed Vulture

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Neelakurinji

Consider the following statements about ‘Neelakurinji’:

  1. It is found only in the Western Ghats.
  2. Nilgiri Hills gets its name from the Neelakurinji flowers.
  3. It is an invasive species of Strobilanthes family.

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Neelakurinji

Consider the following statements about ‘Neelakurinji’:

  1. It blossoms only once in 12 years.
  2. Dongaria Kondh tribals use it as a reference to calculate their age.

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Batagur Baska

Consider the following statements about ‘Batagur Baska’:

  1. It is found only in fresh waters.
  2. It is omnivorous and is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ as per the IUCN.
  3. A captive conservation breeding programme has been implemented in Kanha National Park.

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Rhinos In India

Which of the following statements are correct with respect to Rhinos in India?

  1. In India, only one-horned Rhino is found.
  2. Rhinos can be found in the Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park, Pobitora Reserve Forest and Orang National Park.
  3. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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Bumphead Parrotfish

Consider the following statements about ‘Bumphead Parrotfish’:

  1. It is protected under Schedule 1 of Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
  2. It is listed as ‘Endangered’ as per IUCN Red List.

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