UPSC Geography Prelims Questions | 2019-Set-2

 6. Consider the following statements:

The Environment Protection Act, 1986 empowers the Government of  India   to
1. state the requirement of public participation in the process of environmental protection, and the procedure and manner in which it is sought
2. lay down the standards for emission or discharge of environmental pollutants from various sources 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2


Answer. c)



7. As per the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 in India, which one of the following statements is correct?
a) Waste generator has to segregate waste into five categories.
b) The Rules are applicable to notified urban local bodies, notified towns, and all industrial townships only.
c) The Rules provide exact and elaborate criteria for the identification of sites for landfills and waste processing facilities.
d) It is mandatory the part of the waste generator that the waste generated in one district cannot be moved to another district.


Answer. c)



8. Consider the following statements:
1. Asiatic lion is naturally found in India only.
2. Double-humped camel is naturally found in India only.
3. One-horned rhinoceros are naturally found in India only. 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3


Answer. a)



9. Consider the following pairs:
 Famous Place                                 River
1. Pandharpur:                         Chandrabhaga
2. Tiruchirappalli:                  Cauvery
3. Hampi:                             Malaprabha 
Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?
a) 1 and 2 only 
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only 
d) 1, 2 and 3



Answer. a)



10. In the context of which of the following do some scientists suggest the use of cirrus cloud thinning technique and the injection of sulfate aerosol into the stratosphere?
a) Creating artificial rains in some regions
b) Reducing the frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones
c) Reducing the adverse effects of solar wind on the Earth
d) Reducing the global warming


Answer. D)

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