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Exercise : Environment - Latest Current Affairs
  • Environment - Latest Current Affairs
1.
Which country became the first in the world to lose all its glaciers?
Brazil
Colombia
Venezuela
Argentina
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Venezuela, situated on the northern coast of South America, became the first country globally to lose all its glaciers. By 2011, five of Venezuela's glaciers had disappeared, leaving only the Humboldt Glacier in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Despite efforts, even this glacier, also known as La Corona, has significantly diminished over time.

2.
Where was the Eco-Friendly Water Treatment Solution developed by the Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy (IIPE)?
New Delhi
Visakhapatnam
Mumbai
Bengaluru
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Eco-Friendly Water Treatment Solution was developed by the Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy (IIPE) in Visakhapatnam. This innovative technology utilizes a Surface Modification Technique of Membrane to treat muddy river water efficiently while promoting environmental protection and sustainability.

3.
In which state will India's first 15 MW floating solar plant by SAIL be installed?
Maharashtra
Madhya Pradesh
Gujarat
Chhattisgarh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
SAIL-Bhilai is setting up Chhattisgarh's first 15-Mw floating solar plant in the state itself, specifically in the Maroda-1 reservoir located in Durg district. This initiative highlights the state's commitment to renewable energy and sustainability, showcasing BSP's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and promote eco-friendly practices in Chhattisgarh.

4.
Which country's coast near Dar es Salaam is set to be hit by Cyclone Hidaya from the Indian Ocean?
Oman
Mozambique
Madagascar
Tanzania
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Cyclone Hidaya is forecasted to hit the coast of Tanzania near Dar es Salaam, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to regions like Tanga, Morogoro, and the islands of Unguja and Pemba. This severe storm, named after the Arabic word for "Guidance," poses a potential threat to Tanzania's coastal areas, necessitating preparations and precautions to mitigate the impact of the cyclone and ensure the safety of the affected regions.

5.
Which country is planning to use "Orangutan diplomacy" to address concerns about the environmental impact of palm oil production?
Indonesia
Thailand
Philippines
Malaysia
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The "Orangutan diplomacy" strategy involves Malaysia gifting the endangered great apes to palm oil trading nations, showcasing the nation's commitment to biodiversity conservation. This initiative is similar to China's panda diplomacy and aims to address concerns about palm oil's environmental impact on rainforests in Malaysia and Indonesia.