GK Questions and Answers on the Biodiversity and Legislation

Human beings are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature. Thus, to keep biodiversity and the environment in a healthy condition is a need of the day. Efforts are being made at the international and national levels to maintain the resilience characteristics of the ecosystems with a set objective to make them sustainable. Here, we are giving 10 GK Questions and Answers on the Biodiversity and Legislation for the aspirant who are preparing for different competitive examination.
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GK Questions and Answers on the Biodiversity and Legislation
GK Questions and Answers on the Biodiversity and Legislation

Human beings are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature. Thus, to keep biodiversity and the environment in a healthy condition is a need of the day. Efforts are being made at the international and national levels to maintain the resilience characteristics of the ecosystems with a set objective to make them sustainable.

1. The United Nations sponsored Earth Summit of 1992 ended with the declaration of principles which came to be known as Agenda 21. What do 21 stand for?

A. 21st Century

B. 21 Principles

C. 21 Declarations

D. 21 signatories

Ans: A

2. Which of the following was not part of Earth Summit Agreements of 1992?

A. Climate Change Framework

B. Inclusive Development

C. Sustainable Development

D. Earth Charter

Ans: B

3. Which was the new organisation came into existence after the Earth Summit of 1992?

A. UN Commission on Inclusive Development

B. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

C. UN Commission on Sustainable Development

D. UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Ans: C

4. Which of the following greenhouse gases is/are not included under Kyoto Protocol?

A. Methane

B.  Nitrous Oxide

C. Hydro-Fluorocarbon

D. Ozone

Ans: D

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5. Find out the odd one.

A. Basel Convention: To control trans-boundary movement of hazardous wastes.

B. Stockholm Convention: To restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants

C. Nagoya Protocol: Handling of living modified organisations

D. Cartagena Protocol: Bio-safety

Ans: C

6. Match the following

          Set I

a. Hyderabad Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutant     

b. Stockholm Convention                                                       

c. Rotterdam Convention                                                          

d. UN Framework Convention on Climate Change                  

          Set II

1. Coastal Ecosystem

2. Organic Pollutant

3. Trade on Hazardous chemicals

4. Climate Change

Code:

       a        b        c          d

A.    1        2        3         4

B.    4        3        2         1

C.    4        1        3         2

D.    1        4        2         3

Ans: A

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7. Consider the following statement (s) related to the International Protocol and treaties

I.  The Poznan Summit was held December 2008 to help the poorest nations to cope up with the effects of climate change.

II. The Montreal Action Plan is an agreement hammered out at the end of the conference to extend the life of the Kyoto Proto beyond 2012.

Code:

A. Only I

B. Only II

C. Both I & II

D. Neither I nor II

Ans: C

8. Which of the following act was for the protection and improvement of environment?

A. Environmental Protection Act, 1982

B. Biodiversity Act, 2002

C. Forest (Convention) Act, 1980

D. Wildlife act, 1972

Ans: A

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9. Which act provides for setting up of National Biodiversity Authority (NBA)?

A. Environmental Protection Act, 1982

B. Biodiversity Act, 2002

C. Forest (Convention) Act, 1980

D. Wildlife act, 1972

Ans: B

10. Consider the following statement (s) related to the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.

I.  To declare any area as air pollution control area.

II. To take samples from the concerned unit.

Code:

A. Only I

B. Only II

C. Both I & II

D. Neither I nor II

Ans: C

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