Current Affairs Questions

Ecology & Environment:

World Health Organization (WHO)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new air quality guidelines - Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs).
  2. Redefining the threshold of safe air, this is the first revision after the last updation in 2010.
  3. The guidelines cover six pollutants - particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), PM 10, ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and carbon monoxide (CO).

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?


‘Renewables Integration In India 2021’

Consider the following statements:

  1. A report on ‘Renewables Integration in India 2021’ was jointly launched by NITI Aayog & International Energy Agency (IEA).
  2. India is the second largest energy-consuming country in the world.
  3. Per capita electricity consumption across 28 Indian States and 8 Union Territories is still around a third of the world average.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?


World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Antarctica recently recorded the highest temperature of 17.5 degrees Celsius.
  2. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO)is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) with 193 Member States and Territories.
  3. A large high-pressure system over the area created föhn conditions which led to the local warming.

Which of the above statements is/are true?


Convention On Biological Diversity (CBD)

Consider the following statements:

  1. The first draft of Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework released recently by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) aims to guide actions worldwide through 2030 to preserve and protect nature and its essential services to people.
  2. The framework will be presented for consideration at the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD (COP-14), to be held in China in October 2021.
  3. One of the 21 key targets of the framework includes nature-based contributions to global climate change mitigation efforts of least 10 GtCO2e per year.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?


International Union For Conservation Of Nature (IUCN)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Every year, International Tiger Day is celebrated on 30th July.
  2. The day marks the anniversary of the agreement of Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit held in Russia in 2010.
  3. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List has classified the tiger as ‘Endangered.’

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?


Madrid Protocol On Antarctic Region

With reference to Madrid Protocol on Antarctic region, consider the following statements:

  1. The Parties to the Protocol commit to comprehensively protect the environment of the Antarctic region.
  2. Under the Protocol, mining is banned on Antarctic region.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


‘New Atlantic Charter’

Consider the following statements regarding ‘New Atlantic Charter’ Agreement that was in news recently:

  1. It is agreement between USA and China.
  2. The Charter touches upon topics like climate change, the Covid-19 crisis and the emerging role of technology.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

Consider the following statements:

  1. The EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ package proposes to cut greenhouse gases by 55 per cent by 2050.
  2. The proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) will require foreign producers to pay for the carbon emitted while manufacturing their products.
  3. As per the proposal, a new Emissions Trading System (ETS) for buildings and road transport, separate from the EU’s current ETS, will become operational by 2026.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?


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