People & Environment for NTA UGC NET JRF Paper 1

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1.Which organisation is to set up a ‘Community response forum’ to analyse the impact of Stubble burning on places in and around Delhi?

[A] NASA
[B] ISRO
[C] FAO
[D] Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

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  Answer 1
Explanation: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is to set up a ‘Community response forum’ to analyse the impact of Stubble burning on places in and around Delhi. The panel also aims to suggest possible solutions for the grave environmental issue. The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) of NASA will involve in developing this community forum. It also focusses on biomass burning and its impact on regional air quality in the Indian sub-continent. ©navclasses

 

2.Which forest is said to be in a risk of changing from Forest to Savanna, as per a recent study?

[A] Congo Rainforest
[B] Amazon Rainforest
[C] Daintree Rainforest
[D] Tongass National Forest

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  Answer 2
Explanation: In a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications, the resilience of tropical rainforests under two additional extreme scenarios is explored. As per the study, rainfall in the Amazon is very low that up to 40% of the forest is at a risk of changing into a savanna-like environment, with fewer trees and biodiversity. The study also simulated the effect of emissions from burning fossil fuels between now and the end of the century. ©navclasses

 

3.As per the statement of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), which monsoon has completely withdrawn from India?

[A] Southwest monsoon
[B] Northeast monsoon
[C] Retreating monsoon
[D] Winter Monsoon

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  Answer 1
Explanation: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that southwest monsoon has completely withdrawn from India on 28th October, 2020. The IMD has also stated that the northeast monsoon has commenced. Under the influence of North East Monsoon (also known as retreating monsoon), there would be ample rainfall over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, parts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. ©navclasses

 

4.The Lonar Lake that has been declared as Ramsar Wetland, is located in which state?

[A] Maharashtra
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Odisha

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  Answer 1
Explanation: The Lonar lake located in the state of Maharashtra and Sur Sarovar (Keetham lake) located in Agra of Uttar Pradesh, have been additionally included in the list of recognised Ramsar sites. With this addition, India has 41 Ramsar wetlands, which is one among the highest in Asia. Ramsar Conservation of Wetlands is an International treaty for conserving and wise use of wetlands. It is named after the city in Iran, where the treaty was signed in 1971. ©navclasses

 

5.India’s Apex Committee for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (AIPA), formed recently has how many members?

[A] 5
[B] 11
[C] 17
[D] 25

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  Answer 3
Explanation: The Indian Government has constituted a Apex Committee for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (AIPA). It was formed through a gazette notification. The committee comprises of 17 members. It is entrusted with the responsibility of formulating policies and programmes for implementing the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), under Paris Agreement 2015. The Secretary of Union Environment Minister would be the Chairperson. ©navclasses

 

6.Scientists have discovered an undiscovered population of blue whales in which region?

[A] Western Indian Ocean
[B] North Pacific Ocean
[C] Atlantic Ocean
[D] Arctic Ocean

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  Answer 1
Explanation: In a recently published study in the ‘Endangered Species Research’ journal, Scientists analysed sound recordings from the Arabian Sea coast and found a blue whale song which had never been described. Hence, they have confirmed that a previously undiscovered population of blue whales are living in the western Indian ocean. ©navclasses

 

7.Tso Kar Wetland Complex, which was declared a Ramsar site, is located in which Indian state/UT?

[A] Himachal Pradesh
[B] Sikkim
[C] Ladakh
[D] Uttarakhand

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  Answer 3
Explanation: Tso Kar Wetland Complex located in Ladakh has been declared as India’s 42nd Ramsar site i.e as wetland of international importance. This is the highest number of such sites in South Asia. The high-altitude wetland complex Changthang region is of two connected lakes, the freshwater Startsapuk Tso and the hypersaline Tso Kar, in Ladakh. ©navclasses

 

8.Sitabani Wildlife Reserve, which was making news recently, is located in which state?

[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Uttarakhand
[C] Odisha
[D] Arunachal Pradesh

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  Answer 2
Explanation: The Tourism Ministry of Uttarakhand has requested the state government of Madhya Pradesh, to bring in white Tiger. Uttarakhand has made this request to bring white tigers to Nainital’s Sitabani Wildlife Reserve for a Tiger safari project. White tiger cubs are present in the Maharaja Martand Singh Judeo White Tiger Safari and Zoo in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. ©navclasses

 

9.India’s first pollinator park has been established in which state?

[A] Haryana
[B] Uttarakhand
[C] Himachal Pradesh
[D] Sikkim

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  Answer 2
Explanation: India’s first pollinator park has been established in the city of Nainital, Uttarakhand. It has been developed by research wing of the Uttarakhand Forest Department. The four-acre-park has over 40 species of butterflies, honeybees, birds and insects. The park aims to create awareness among people about the conservation of these species. It also aims to promote research on threats to habitat and impact of pollution on these species. ©navclasses

 

10.Asian Waterbird Census 2021, which was seen in the news recently, is to be conducted in which state?

[A] Kerala
[B] Tamil Nadu
[C] Andhra Pradesh
[D] Gujarat

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  Answer 3
Explanation: The annual waterbird census is to be conducted in the state of Andhra Pradesh, by the state forest department. The regions included are the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, areas near Godavari estuary, Kolleru Lake, Atapaka Bird Sanctuary and Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary in Krishna estuary. Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and Wetland International will provide technical support. ©navclasses

 

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