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Current Affairs Quiz 1-05-2018

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1. Consider the following statements in respect of Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA):

  1. It ensures expeditious and transparent utilization of compensatory levies realized in lieu of forest land diverted for non-forest purpose.
  2. The Funds will be primarily spent on afforestation to compensate for loss of forest cover, regeneration of forest ecosystem, wildlife protection and infrastructure development.
  3. CAMPA act establishes the National and State Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authorities to manage the National and State Funds.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 

 

 
 
 
 

2. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Amur Falcon Conservation?

  1. The government has successfully reduced the hunting of Migratory Amur Falcons.
  2. The birds have been satellite tagged.
  3. The hunting was observed in all North Eastern states.

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3. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed ______ to the UN University Council

a)Radha Kumar
b)Arvind Joshi
c)Ashwini Kumar
d)Charu Bagchi
e)Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay
 
 
 
 

4. e-Eye” initiative is an example of technological intervention in the efforts towards conservation. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the initiative?

  1. It uses long range, intelligent thermal and infrared cameras for surveillance.
  2. It is used for surveillance only during low vision.
  3. The cameras used can scan 360 degrees and track animal and human movement.

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5. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding OPERATION THUNDER BIRD?

  1. It is INTERPOL’s multi-national and species specific enforcement operation.
  2. Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) coordinated the operation in India. 

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6. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding National Biodiversity Targets.

  1. India has developed 12 national biodiversity using Aichi targets as a framework.
  2. All these targets have year 2020 as a target year.

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7. Which country to host the multi-nation counter-terrorism exercise “Peace Mission 2018”?

a)Russia

b)India

c)China

d)Tajikistan

 
 
 
 

8. Which of the following activities is/are prohibited within the wetlands in India?

  1. Conversion for non-wetland uses including encroachment of any kind.
  2. Setting up of any industry and expansion of existing industries.
  3. Discharge of untreated wastes and effluents.

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9. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Guidelines for Eco-Tourism in Protected Areas.

  1. New tourist facilities can be set up on forest lands.
  2. The State Forest Department should be the arbiter in case of any dispute regarding the ecological advisability of any tourism plans.

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10. Name the person who has been for selected for ‘Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver’, Japan’s highest civilian award.

a)Hemant Shesh
b)Indra Singh
c)Nand Kishore Singh
d)Mridula Garg
e)Sukumar Azhikode
 
 
 
 

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