Environment and Ecologv Current affairs January 2018
Q. Which of the following is state flower of Uttarakhand and known for its medical purposes. a) Echinacea b) Lavender istock c) White Lilly d) Brahma kamal
Answer: d Explanation: Brahma Kamal, the state flower of Uttarakhand, it is native to Himalayas, northern Burma and southwest china. The plant, which grows above an altitude of 14,000 feet, is under imminent threat p by the two factors. The species - its botanical name is Saussurea Obvallata is found only in the Himalayas.The species is declining around the shrines of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Brahma Kamal clears recurrent urinary tract infections, and can be used as an excellent medicine for sexually transmitted diseases. It is also an excellent medicine in treating fever. Not just this, the flowers, rhizomes, and leaves are used for the treatment of bone ache, intestinal ailments, cough, and cold. The plant is considered a herb in Tibetan and Chinese medicine as well. Catchingthe flower in bloom is a rare sight. Brahma Kamal blooms in the late evening and stays for only a couple of hours. The flower remains intact throughout its life cycle. Can be seen in mid October after which it perishes and becoming visible again in April. It blooms only one night in a year, exposing its star-like petals. The one who sees the blooming flower, is believed to be blessed by Lord Brahma, and will have prosperity and wealth
Q. Which among the following flowers is closely linked to the 'Phool Sankranti' festival of Uttarakhand? [AJTulip [B]Daffodil [C]Rhododendron [D]Dahlia
Answer: c Explanation With the blooming of the rhododendrons, locals in the It is state flower of J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, It have bright coloured flower which bloom from late Garhwal Himalayas celebrate 'Phool Sankranti,a festival of flowers. state tree of Sikkim and Uttarakhand. winter through early summer.
Q. Recently there was a proposal to translocate some of the lions from their natural habitat in Gujarat to which one of the followingsites?  (a) Corbett National Park (b) Kuno Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary (c) Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary (d) Sariska National Park
a. Consider the following statements: Sangai Deer also called the Dancing Deer is the state animal of Manipur. 1. 2. It is listed as an endangered species by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The deer is endemic to Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP) and got translocated to Pumlen Pat which is close existing habitat to Loktak. 3. Choose the correct code a) 1 and 2 b) 1 and 3 c) 2 and 3 d) All of the above
Answer: d Explanation: Sangai deer is found only at the Keibul Lamjao National Park. It is listed as "endangered" in IUCN Red List and Schedule I of the Indian Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. The deer is endemic to Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP) was KLNP is a floating biomass in Manipur's Loktak Lake. It is only Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India translocated to Pumlen Pat which is close existing habitat to Loktak. floating national park in the world. and is famous for the phumdis floating over it
Q. If you want to see gharials in their natural habitat, which one of the following is the best place to visit? [ 2017] (a) Bhitarkanika Mangroves (b) Chambal River (c) Pulicat Lake (d) Deepor Beel
Q. The endangered mammal Irrawady Dolphin can be spotted in which of the following lake? a) Loktak b) Chilika c) Wular d) Dal
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