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UPSC Geography Prelims Questions | 2014-Set-4

 16. Which one of the following pairs of islands is separated from each other by the 'Ten Degree Channel'?

a) Andaman and Nicobar
b) Nicobar and Sumatra
c) Maldives and Lakshadweep
d) Sumatra and Java

Answer. A)

17. Consider the following pairs: 
Program/Project                                                                     Ministry 
1 Drought-Prone Area Programme:             Ministry of Agriculture
2. Desert Development Programme:           Ministry of Environment and Forests
3.National Watershed Development Project for Rainfed Areas: Ministry of Rural Development
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) None

Answer. D)

18. With reference to Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), consider the following statements :
1. It is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
2. It strives to conserve nature through action-based research, education, and public awareness.
3. It organizes and conducts nature trails and camps for the general public.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer. c)

19. With reference to 'Global Environment Facility, which of the following statements is/are correct?
a) It serves as a financial mechanism for the 'Convention on Biological Diversity and the 'United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
b) It undertakes scientific research on environmental issues at the global level.
c) It is an agency under OECD to facilitate the transfer of technology and funds to underdeveloped countries with a specific aim to protect their environment.
d) Both (a) and (b)

Answer. a)

20. Consider the following pairs :
1. Dampa Tiger Reserve:                     Mizoram
2. Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary:                Sikkim
3. Saramati Peak:                                 Nagaland
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer. c)

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