Concept Application and Fact for Prelims Day-56

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This is the Day-56 questions of the CAF Revision plan for prelims. The questions are based on the syllabus as provided in the schedule. Aspirants are requested to go through the detailed CAF strategy to understand the need of the UPSC prelims and to prepare well for the same. Attempt the questions honestly. The link to key answers and explanations of this test is at the end of the questions. The maximum time to attempt the 15 questions is 20 minutes.


Q.1) With reference to the REDD+ Programme. Consider the following statements.

1. It is a collaborative programme of the FAO, UNDP and UNEP.

2. The incentives so received from REDD+ to India, would be passed onto the local communities involved in the protection and management of forest.

3. It includes incentives for positive elements of conservation and sustainable management of forest.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.2) The Forest carbon partnership facility is related to which among the following?

(a) Montreaux Record

(b) Man and biosphere

(c) REDD+

(d) Wetland International


Q.3)   Which of the following clearly define Corporate environment responsibility.

(a) Integrate environment concern into the main stream of corporate policies

(b) Corporate giving part of profit for environment conservation

(c) Corporate giving extra cess in the name of environment.

(d) Corporate should focus only on environment sustainable products.


Q.4) Which of the following process is/are examples of ex-situ bioremediation?

1. Composting

2. Solid waste treatment

3. Subsurface treatment of groundwater

4. Bioventing

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3 only


Q.5) The term Biomining refers to?

(a) Extraction of important information through analysis of genome

(b) Extraction of metals, from ores using micro organisms

(c) Use of microorganisms for extraction of ores from mines

(d) Use of enzymes for commercial production of industrial chemicals


Q.6) Which of the following is/are objectives of the National Bamboo Mission?

1. To increase the area under bamboo plantation in non-forest Government and private lands

2. To improve post-harvest management

3. To announce MSP for bamboo ensuring fair remuneration to growers

4. To promote skill development capacity building, awareness generation, etc.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1, 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) 1, 3 and 4 only


Q.7) Soil characterised by large soil animals (especially plentiful earthworms), incorporation of organic matter through the topsoil and active bacterial decomposition is called as

(a) Mull Soil

(b) Mor Soil

(c) Peaty Soil

(d) Forest Soil


Q.8) they represent relatively homogeneous, spatially-explicit landscape functional units that are useful for stratifying landscapes into ecologically distinct features for the measurement and mapping of landscape structure, function and change. The lines best define which of the following.

(a) Ecotone

(b) Ecological niche

(c) Ecotopes

(d) Ecozones


Q.9) The Monitoring the Killing of Elephants acronyms as MIKE. The prime objectives of the MIKE are to measure levels and trends in the illegal poacher of elephants. Which of the following are MIKE sites in India?

  1. Chirang Ripu
  2. Eastern Dooars
  3. Garo Hills
  4. Mysore

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2, 3, and 4 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) All the above


Q.10) ‘Dusky Eagle Owls’ are naturally found in

(a) Western Ghats

(b) Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary

(c) Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

(d) Keoladeo National Park


Q.11) Consider the following pairs

  1. Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary – Uttarakhand
  2. Gundla Brahmeshwaram Wildlife Sanctuary – Andhra Pradesh
  3. Nagarjuna Sagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve – Telangana

Which of the pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.12) Which of the following species recently got extinct?

(a) Yangtze giant soft-shell turtle

(b) The Gangetic soft shell turtle

(c) Gangetic Dolphin

(d) Indus Dolphin


Q.13) “It is one of the medium-sized wild cats which roam the high and cold snow-covered mountains of Ladakh. The cat is agile and strong and is high adapted to the thin air atmosphere of Ladakh”. The above lines describe

(a) Loin tailed macaque

(b) Woolly necked stork

(c) Himalayan Griffons

(d) Eurasian Lynx


Q.14) ‘The Crying Keelback’ recently in news is a

(a) A fish that mimics crying

(b) A new species of spider that has been discovered in Western Ghats

(c) A rare species of wild cat

(d) A new species of snake that has been discovered in Arunachal Pradesh.


Q.15) With reference to ‘dugong’, a mammal found in India, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It is a herbivorous marine animal.
  2. It is found along the entire coast of India
  3. It is given legal protection under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 3 only


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