Current Questions

Environmental Pollution, Degradation & Climate Change :

International Convention For The Prevention Of Pollution From Ships

With reference to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), consider the following statements:

  1. MARPOL is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes.
  2. The current convention is a combination of 1973 Convention and the 1978 Protocol, which entered into force on 2 October 1983.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Paris Agreement

Recently, the world’s fourth largest emitter, Russia, formally adopted the Paris Agreement. Consider the following statements regarding the Paris Agreement:

  1. The Agreement came in to force on 22nd April 2016 – Earth Day – at UN Headquarters in New York.
  2. It aims to substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit the global temperature increase in this century to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, while pursuing means to limit the increase to 2 degrees.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Glacier Loss

Recently, which of the following countries, in a unique move, commemorated its first glacier lost due to climate change and global warming?


Desertification

Which of the following are the causes of Desertification?

  1. Animal Grazing 2. Tsunami
  2. Drought 4. Deforestation

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


Dead Zones

Consider the following statements with respect to Dead Zones:

  1. They are the hypoxic zones in the ocean of such low oxygen concentration.
  2. Dead zones unique to the Gulf of the Mexico

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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