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MCQs - 17th March 2019
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Q1. Polymetallic nodules contain which of the following minerals in commercially attractive concentrations? 1. Zirconium 2. Iron 3. Nickel 4. Cobalt Select the correct answer using the code given below: A) 1, 2 and 3 only B) 2, 3 and 4 only C) 1, 3 and 4 only D) All of the above
B) 2, 3 and 4 only Polymetallic nodules are rounded accretions of manganese and iron hydroxides that cover vast areas of the seafloor, but are most abundant on abyssal plains at water depths of 4000-6500 metres. They range in size from a few millimeters to tens of centimeters. The composition of nodules varies with their environment of formation, but in addition to manganese and iron, they can contain nickel, copper and cobalt in commercially attractive concentrations as well as traces of other valuable metals such as molybdenum, zirconium and Rare Earth Elements
Q2. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) has created which of the following new institutions on the international scene? 1. International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea 2. International Seabed Authority 3. Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf 4. International Whaling Commission Select the correct answer using the code given below: A) 1, 2 and 3 only B) 2, 3 and 4 only C) 1, 3 and 4 only D) All of the above
A) 1, 2 and 3 only The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) It is an international treaty which was adopted and signed in 1982. The Convention has created three new institutions on the international scene: the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Seabed Authority, the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.
Q3. In addition to regulation of whaling, International Whaling Commission (IWC) works to address which of the following issues? 1. Ocean noise 2. Pollution and debris 3. Sustainable whale watching Select the correct answer using the code given below: A) 1 and 2 only B) 2 and 3 only C) 1 and 3 only D) All of the above
D) All of the above In addition to regulation of whaling, today's IWC works to address a wide range of conservation issues including bycatch and entanglement, ocean noise, pollution and debris, collision between whales and ships, and sustainable whale watching.
Q5. Consider the following statements: 1. National Board for Wildlife has been created under the Environment Protection Act, 1986. 2. The National Board for Wild Life is chaired by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: A) 1 only B) 2 only C) Both 1 and 2 D) Neither 1 nor 2
D) All of the above CEPF grantees work in developing and transitional countries in the world's biodiversity hotspots. CEPF is a joint initiative of: l'Agence Fran aise de D veloppement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, and the World Bank.
Q8. The National Bamboo Mission focuses on development of bamboo in limited States. Which of the following are among those States? 1. Maharashtra 2. Karnataka 3. Sikkim 4. Meghalaya Select the correct answer using the code given below: A) 1 and 2 only B) 3 and 4 only C) 1, 3 and 4 only D) All of the above
D) All of the above The National Bamboo Mission focuses on development of bamboo in limited States where it has social, commercial and economical advantage, particularly in the North Eastern region and States including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Answer- A) A tornado is a tightly spinning column of air in contact with the ground beneath a thunderstorm cloud whereas a funnel cloud spins in mid-air without touching the ground