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Environment and ecology: current affairs- December( part 2)
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  1. Environment and Ecology Current affairs - December


  2. Consider the statements regarding 'project Blue flag' for cleanliness of 1. This project was launched by ministry of environment, forest and climate 2. The 'Blue Flag' is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental 3. beaches change Education (F E) This pilot project will be funded throughongoing Integrated Coastal Management Programme (ICMP) Selectthe correctanswerusing the codes given below: (a.) 1, 2 and 3 (b.) 2, 3 and 4 (c.) 1 and 4 only (d.) 2 and 4 only


  3. Answer: a (1,2 and 3) he Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has launched pilot project 'Blue Flag' to develop and enhance standards of cleanliness on beaches The 'Blue Flag' is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)that a beach, Marina or sustainable boating tourism operator, meets its stringent standards. . The ministry has launched the project with an aim to enhance standards of cleanliness and development of beaches in India. For this, each state or union territory has been asked to nominate a beach which will be funded through the ongoing Integrated Coastal Management Programme. Except for Daman and Diu, all the states have nominated pilot beaches in their receptive territories including Goa.


  4. Q. Consider the following statements 1. Blue flag is one of the programme under foundation for environmental education (FEE) 2. The FEE is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation promoting sustainable development through environmental education Choose correct option given below 1. 1only 2. 2 only 2. Both 1 and 2 4. none


  5. Answer: c (both) . It was established in 1981 It is Headquartered at Copenhagen, Denmark. It is active through five programmes; Eco-Schools, Blue Flag, Young Reporters for Environment (YRE), Green Key and Learning about Forests (LEAF)


  6. Schaller's Wood Scorpion: It is a new species of scorpion recently identified from Tripura. They are found in low elevations in parts of Tripura, including Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary and Bison National Park Wood scorpions are also called dwarf scorpions as theyare onlyabout 3 cm long and live in small burrows on the ground, making them very difficult to spot. . . It is the th wood scorpion species from India. India is home to more than 125 species of scorpions. Nine of India's 11 wood scorpions are endemicto the country Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary and Bison National Park is well known for Indian Bison locally known as Gaur. Situated in state of Tripura bordering Bangladesh.(in N,S and W) It also supports of viable population of Holook Gibbon(highly endangered onl ape species of indian subcontinent), Spectacled Langurs, slow loris, Pig Tailed Macaque.


  7. Tattey Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Situated in Arunachal pradesh. from here. o A new species of frog Odorrana arunachalensis was discovered recently . The presence of a black band-like mark between the eyes is a distinguishing characterthat separates it from all the other frog species. Talley It is home to highly endangered species like clouded leopard. Pleioblastus simone is a bamboo variety only found in Talley Valley NOTE: state bird of Arunachal pradesh? Hornbill festival recently held at which state?


  8. Which of the following statement is correct? 1. Ganga gram project is a part of government's clean Ganga 2. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation is the nodal agency mission- Namami Gange' for implementation of the Ganga Gram Project. Options: a) 1 only b) c) Both 1 and 2 d) 2 only none


  9. Answer: c (both) Explanation: Ganga Gram is a project for sanitation based integrated development of all 4470 villages along the River Ganga. Ministry of Drinking Waterand Sanitation is the nodal agency for implementation of the Ganga Gram Project. o


  10. Q. Consider the following statements: 1. Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is located in Chandrapur district of 2. It is often referred to as "The Jewel of Vidarbha". Maharashtra. 3. Telangana State is planning to construct eco-friendly bridges over a canal cutting across the tiger corridor linking TATR for the free movement of Tigers. Choose the correct code given belovw a) 1and 2 only b) 2 and3 only c) all of the above d) iand 3 only