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Exercise :: Environment - Latest Current Affairs

  • Environment - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which of the following is the 11th Biosphere Reserve from India to be included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR) of UNESCO?

A. Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve
B. Great Nicobar Island Biosphere Reserve
C. Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
D. Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

UNESCO has included the Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve (KBR) in the list of World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WNBR) at the 30th Session of the Man and Biosphere International Coordinating Council (ICC) in Palembang, Indonesia. With this, KBR has now become the India's 11th internationally designated WNBR and joined the list of other biospheres such as Nandadevi, Simlipal, Sunderbans, Nokrek , Pachmarhi and Nilgiri. The reserve, which is located in Sikkim, includes a range of ecoclines varying from subtropical to arctic, as well as vast natural forests in different biomes that support an immensely rich diversity of forest types and habitats resulting in high species diversity and endemism. The core zone of the biosphere alone has over 150 glaciers and 73 glacial lakes, the prominent one being the famous 26-km-long Zemu glacier. It is home to a number of globally threatened fauna including musk deer, snow leopard, red panda and Himalayan Tahr and many ethnic communities including Lepcha, Nepalese, and Bhutia.

2. 

Which committee has been constituted by the Union Government to continuously monitor the solutions to air pollution?

A. C.K Mishra committee
B. Bhure Lal committee
C. Sunita Narain committee
D. Harsh Vardhan committee

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Union Environment ministry has constituted a 7-member committee to continuously monitor the short-term and long-term solutions to air pollution. It will be headed by C.K Mishra, the Secretary of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC).

3. 

Which festival was promoted by the Environment Minister recently?

A. National Memorial Scheme
B. Performing Arts Grant Scheme
C. Van Mahotsav Festival
D. Scheme for Promoting International Related Scheme Festival

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Environment Minister Dr.Harsh Vardhan launched a month-long plantation drive to Mark Van Mahotsav. It was part of Van Mahotsav celebrations, that is celebrated in the first week of July every year since 1950 in India. Van Mahotsav (Festival of Trees) is an annual tree-planting movement in India.

4. 

NGT announced Rs. 1 lakh fine on violators for dumping e-waste around __________.

A. Ramganga
B. Buriganga
C. Alaknanda
D. Brahmaputra

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The national Green Tribunal (NGT) announced anyone found dumping electronic waste(e -waste) on the banks of river Ramganga in Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh have to pay Rs one lakh as environment compensation. India is the fifth-largest producer of e-waste, discarding roughly 18.5 lakh metric tonnes of electronic waste annually.

5. 

Which is the first industry using plasma technology for the disposal of hazardous waste for the conservation of the environment and natural resources?

A. Madras Rubber Factory(MRF)
B. Madras Fertilizers Limited MFL
C. Bharat Sinchar Nigam Limited BSNL
D. Steel Authority of India Limited SAIL

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

State-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) using plasma technology for the disposal of hazardous waste for the conservation of the environment and natural resources.