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Biodiversity & Conservation :

Water Buffaloes

Recently, two Asiatic Water Buffaloes died due to the anthrax, in the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Consider the following given statements about the Water Buffaloes:

  1. Asiatic Water Buffalo has been listed as aLeast Concern species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
  2. It is included in CITES Appendix-III and is legally protected in Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Thailand.

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Wildlife Protection Act (WLPA), 1972

Recently, the Enforcement Directorate has issued a provisional attachment order in respect of three chimpanzees and four marmosets in connection with a money laundering probe into a Wildlife (Protection) Act case.Consider the following statements regarding the Wildlife Protection Act(WLPA),1972:

  1. It prohibits the injuring, destroying and removing any part of a wild animal’s body.
  2. It also has provisions regarding the is also against taxidermy, which is the preservation of a dead wild animal as a trophy, or in the form of rugs, preserved skins, antlers, horns, eggs, teeth, and nails
  3. Schedule V of the act provides protection and inhibit trade of medicinal plants as well as agricultural species of plants.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Recently, which of the following state decided to implement bio fencing in order to reduce human animal conflict?

Conservation Of Gharial

Recently, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Madhya Pradesh government to submit progress report on conservation of gharial.Consider the following statements about the gharial:

  1. The gharial is listed on CITES Appendix I.It is classified as a endangered species in IUCN list.
  2. The species is protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

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Rudrasagar Lake

Recently, the Tripura government distributed free ducklings for people residing near Rudrasagar Lake in order to increase income of the citizens as well as boost tourism. Consider the following statements regarding the Rudrasagar Lake:

  1. Rudrasagar Lake is located in Kailashahar, North Tripura.
  2. It has identified as one of the wetlands of National Importance for conservation and sustainable use and designated as a Ramsar site under Ramsar convention on wetlands of international importance.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Recently, NilgiriTahr’s population has increased from 568 in 2018 to 612 in 2019 in the Mukurthi National Park, Tamil Nadu.Consider the following statements regarding the NilgiriTahr:

  1. It has been listed as “Critically Endangered” by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
  2. It has been listed under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  3. It is endemic to the Nilgiri Hills and the southern portion of the Western Ghats inTamil Nadu and Kerala.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Compensatory Afforestation Fund

Recently, the Union Environment Ministry has transferred Rs. 47,436 crore to 27 States for afforestation under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF).Consider the following statements regarding CAF:

  1. The fund was established by the CAF Act was passed by the Centre in 2015 and the related rules were notified in 2018.
  2. The fund will be used for compensatory afforestation, additional compensatory afforestation, penal compensatory afforestation, net present value, catchment area treatment plan or any money for compliance of conditions stipulated by the Central Government while according approval under the provisions of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

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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?

Gooty Tarantula

Recently, a rare Tarantula(Gooty Tarantula) was discovered in Pakkamalai Reserve Forests in Tamil Nadu. Consider the following statements:

  1. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has categorised it as Extinct in the Wild.
  2. The species is endemic to India.
  3. The species is known to inhabit the Eastern Ghats area as well as in the forest of north eastern regions.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

Conclave Of Himalayan States

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

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