Science Current Affairs Quizzes for the week revolves round the concerns of environmental issues and the latest developments in the world of science. It will talk about the rarest whale of the Pacific Ocean and world's largest network of marine reserves. By solving these quizzes, you can test your knowledge in the science and tech arena and prepare yourself for the upcoming competitive examinations like IAS|PCS, SSC, MBA, Banking and more.
1. The Supreme Court of India in November 2012 expressed its concerns on the growing smog cover over the National Capital, which is caused due to the pollution created by the increase in the number of vehicles in the Capital. Which of the following statements is true in this context?
a) One can see the smog cover in the sky even during the hot summer days when the wind density is low and weak.
b) Smog cover in the sky can only be seen in the cold winter months.
c) Smog in itself is the mixture of smoke and fog, which is the combination of pollutants created from industries and vehicles.
d) Smog is a mixture of fog and pollutants.
i. Statements a and c are correct
ii. All the above statements are correct
iii. Statements a and d are correct
iv. None of the above statements is correct
Answer. (i) Statement a and c are correct
2. When was the term Photochemical Smog first used and described?
a) In 1970s
b) In 1980s
c) In 1950s
d) In 1940s
Answer. (c) 1950s
3. The world's rarest whale species was spotted for the first time by scientists of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean. What is the name of this rarest whale species?
a) Spade-toothed beaked whales
b) Bowhead Whales
c) North Pacific Right Whales
d) Southern Right Whales
Answer. (a) Spade-toothed beaked whales
4. The research paper published by the scientists presents a positive report about the change in the number of vultures, which resulted in a catastrophic decline in its number by more than 99 percent in past two decades. The study reveals that there has been a marginal rise in the population of Vultures between 2011 and 2012. Who published the research paper?
a) Delhi Development Authority (DDA)
b) Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)
c) Delhi University’s Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Systems
d) None of these
Answer. (b) Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)
5. Australia on 16 November 2012 created the world's largest network of marine reserves, protecting more than 2.3 million square kilometres of ocean environment. However, the Marine reserve creation is going to ruin coastal communities and it will also affect thousands of jobs with a serious impact on US $ 2 billion aquaculture Industry. This was criticised by which organisation/organisations?
a) Commonwealth Fisheries Association
b) Australian Marine Alliance
c) Both of these
d) None of these
Answer. (a) Commonwealth Fisheries Association