Environment – Miscellaneous Topics – Old Year Questions

हिंदी में पढ़ें

Basic Questions

1. Which of the following is known as “Dakshin – Gangotri” ?

(a) The place of origin of the river Kaveri
(b) The place where Periyar flows Northwards
(c) India’s first Antarctic Research Station
(d) The rocket launching centre in Kerala

[Uttrakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2007]


2. The name of India’s third research station in Antarctica?

(a) Bharati
(b) Swagatam
(c) Hindustan
(d) Maitri

[53rd to 55th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2011]


3. Which one of the following is the correct definition of “Agenda 21”?

(a) It is an action plan of U.N.O. for protecting human rights.
(b) It is a book of 21st chapters on nuclear disarmament.
(c) It is an action plan for the conservation of the global environment in the 21st century.
(d) It is an agenda for the election of the President in the next meeting of SAARC.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


4. “Momentum for Change: Climate Neutral Now” is an initiative launched by:

(a) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(b) The UNEP Secretariat
(c) The UNFCCC Secretariat
(d) The World Meteorological Organization

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2018]


5. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from codes given below :

List – I List – II
A. Skin Cancer 1. Clorofluorocarbon
B. Noise Pollution 2. Ultraviolet Light
C. Global Warming 3. Decibel
D. Ozone Hole 4. Carbon dioxide

Codes :

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 2 3 1 4
(d) 4 3 2 1

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2015]


6. In Uttar Pradesh, the first biotech park was established–

(a) Agra
(b) Allahabad
(c) Lucknow
(d) Varanasi

[U.P.P.C.S (Mains) 2011, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010, U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2010, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005]


7. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

List – I  List – II
(Institute)  (Place)
A. National Institute of Nutrition 1. Pune
B. Wild Life Institute of India 2. Jaipur
C. National Institute of Ayurveda 3. Dehradun
D. National Institute of Naturopathy 4. Hyderabad

Codes :

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 4 3 2 1

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2004]


8. Which among the following are India’s permanent and operational research stations in Antarctica?

(a) Bharati and Arya
(b) Bharati and Dakshin Gangotri
(c) Bharati and Maitri
(d) Dakshin Gangotri and Maitri

[UPPCS (Pre) 2021]


9. The symbol ‘ECOMARC’ related to which of the following?

(a) Goods of best quality
(b) Safe goods for environment
(c) Exported goods
(d) Imported goods

[UPPCS (Pre) 2021]


10. With Jaipur’s ‘Jantar Mantar’ being granted World Heritage site status by UNESCO, how many sites in India till August 2010 have been granted this status?

(a) 29
(b) 28
(c) 27
(d) 26

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2009]


11. The recently included building in the list of the world heritage site list of UNESCO is –

(a) Buland Darwaza
(b) Char Minar
(c) Mahabodhi Temple
(d) Sun Temple of Konark

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


12. The “Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative” (KSLCDI) is a collaboration among which three nations?

(a) India, Afghanistan, China
(b) India, Nepal, Afghanistan
(c) India, Nepal, Pakistan
(d) India, China, Nepal

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


13. ‘Vegetation is the true index of climate’. This statement is associated with

(a) Thornthwaite
(b) Koppen
(c) Trewartha
(d) Stamp

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


14. Tsunami is the result of –

(a) Shrinking of the Earth’s crust
(b) Cyclones
(c) Marine earthquakes
(d) Tides

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


15. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Centre for Ecological – Bengaluru Science (CES)
(b) Wildlife Institute of India – Dehradun
(c) Indian Institute of – Kolkata Forest Management
(d) G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan – Almora
Environment and Development

[U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2012]


16. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using codes given below the lists:

List-I List-II
(Institute)  (City)
A. Forest Research 1. Jodhpur Institute
B. Indian Grassland 2. New Delhi and Fodder Research Institute
C. Central Arid Zone 3. Dehradun Research Institute
D. Indian Agricultural 4. Jhansi Research Institute

Codes :

(a) 2 4 1 3
(b) 3 4 1 2
(c) 1 3 2 4
(d) 4 2 3 1

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


17. The Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar is awarded every year for –

(a) Significant contribution to the field of environment
(b) Outstanding contribution to the field of afforestation
(c) Outstanding contribution in the field of wasteland development
(d) Exemplary work in the field of wildlife conservation and research

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Mains) 2004]


18. Which one of the following pairs is not matched correctly?

(a) Appico Movement – P. Hegde
(b) Chipko Movement – S.L. Bahuguna
(c) Sava Narmada Movement – Medha Patkar
(d) Silent Valley Movement – Baba Amte

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2009]


19. Medha Patkar is related to which movement?

(a) Chipko Movement
(b) Narmada Bachao Andolan
(c) Naxalite Movement
(d) Harm to agricultural land

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1993]


20. What is the full form of NGT?

(a) National Green Tribunal
(b) National General Tribe
(c) New General Tribunal
(d) National Green Tribe

[M.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


21. The “Rally for Valley” programme in India was organized to highlight the problems of :

(a) Environment Degradation
(b) Biodiversity
(c) Resettlement
(d) Harm to agricultural land

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2003]


22. The World Habitat Day is observed on:

(a) March 21
(b) March 23
(c) June 5
(d) October 5

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2000]


23. With reference to the role of UN-Habitat in the United Nations program working towards a better urban future, which of the statements is/are correct?

1. UN-Habitat has been mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities to provide adequate shelter for all.
2. Its partners are either governments or local urban authorities only.
3. UN-Habitat contributes to the overall objective of the United Nations system to reduce poverty and to promote access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 only

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2017]


24. The United Nations Conference on Climate Change, COP21 was held in

(a) Moscow
(b) Paris
(c) Berlin
(d) Tokyo

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


25. The World Anti-Tobacco Day is Celebrated every year on–

(a) 12th May
(b) 13th May
(c) 21st May
(d) 31st May

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


26. 19th November is observed as the

(a) World Green Day
(b) World Anti-Poverty Day
(c) World Toilet Day
(d) World Clean Water Day

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) (Re. Exam) 2015]


27. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer using codes given below the lists :

List – I List – II
(Important Day)  (Date)
A. World Environment Day 1. March 21
B. World Forestry Day 2. June 5
C. World Habitat Day 3. September 16
D. World Ozone Day 4. October 4
  5. October 10

Codes :

(a) 2 1 4 5
(b) 1 2 4 3
(c) 1 2 3 4
(d) 2 1 4 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2001]


28. Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

List-I List-II
(World Days)  (Date)
A. World Earth Day 1. 22 March
B. World Cities Day 2. 11 July
C. World Population Day 3. 31 October
D. World Water Day 4. 22 April

Codes :

(a) 4 3 2 1
(b) 1 2 3 4
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 2 1 4 3

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


29. The Prime Minister of India launched “Swachha Bharat Mission” o൶ cially on –

(a) Independence Day
(b) Republic Day
(c) Gandhi Jayanti
(d) Environment Day

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


30. United Nation’s highest environmental honour – ‘Champion of the Earth’ award 2018 was conferred on-

(a) Narendra Modi
(b) Medha Patkar
(c) Uma Bharti
(d) Sonam Wangchuk

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2017]


31. In which district will the National Dinosaur Fossil Park be set up ?

(a) Balaghat
(b) Mandsaur
(c) Dhar
(d) Mandla

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2010]


32. India’s first National Centre for Marine Biodiversity (NCMB) is located in which city?

(a) Bhavnagar
(b) Jamnagar
(c) Mumbai
(d) Puducherry

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


33. Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI) is situated at :

(a) Ahmedabad
(b) Bangalore
(c) Hyderabad
(d) Jodhpur

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Spl) (Mains) 2008, U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Spl) (Pre) 2010]


34. Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment is situated in which of the following cities ?

(a) New Delhi
(b) Thiruvananthapuram
(c) Kolkata
(d) Jodhpur

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Spl) (Mains) 2014]


35. AGMARK Act came into force in India in –

(a) 1937
(b) 1952
(c) 1957
(d) 1965

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009]


36. The term ‘Domestic Content Requirement’ is sometimes seen in the news with reference to :

(a) Developing solar power production in our country
(b) Granting licenses to foreign T.V. channels in our country
(c) Exporting our food products to other countries
(d) Permitting foreign educational institutions to set up their campuses in our country

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2017]


37. In which of the scientific fields, Borlaug award is given:

(a) Medicine
(b) Space Research
(c) Agriculture
(d) Atomic Physics

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2001]


38. Which of the following is the main component of natural gas?

(a) Ethane
(b) Butane
(c) Carbon mono-oxide
(d) Methane

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


39. Which one of the following is the national aquatic animal of India?

(a) Salt-water crocodile
(b) Olive ridley trutle
(c) Gangetic dolphin
(d) Gharial

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2015]


40. For weather science dispatch, which of the following is used to fill balloons?

(a) Oxygen
(b) Carbon dioxide
(c) Methane
(d) Helium

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1997]


41. Why is a plant called Prosopis juliflora often mentioned in the news?

(a) Its extract is widely used in cosmetics
(b) It tends to reduce the biodiversity in the area in which it grows
(c) Its extract is used in the synthesis of pesticides
(d) None of the above

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2018]


42. For the betterment of human life, which of the following steps is important?

(a) Afforestation
(b) Ban on mining
(c) Protection of Wildlife
(d) Reduce the use of natural resources

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2009]


43. If LANDSAT data for an area is received today, then the data for an adjacent area to its west will be
available –

(a) In the next orbit of the satellite on the same day
(b) Next day at the same local time
(c) After a certain number of days at the same local time
(d) After the variable controllable time

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


44. Which of the following hurricane affected the northeastern and eastern coastal area of USA in 2012?

(a) Katrina
(b) Vilma
(c) Rita
(d) Sandy

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2014]


45. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from codes given below the lists :

List-I List-II
(State)  (National Park)
A. Assam 1. Kaziranga
B. Gujarat 2. Kanha
C. Madhya Pradesh 3. Corbett
D. Uttaranchal 4. Gir

Codes :

(a) 3 2 4 1
(b) 2 4 1 3
(c) 1 3 2 4
(d) 1 4 2 3

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


46. Tree useful for prevention of dust pollution –

(a) Sita Ashok
(b) Mahua
(c) Poplar
(d) Neem

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2007]


47. Seaweeds are the main and important source of the following element :

(a) Iodine
(b) Chlorine
(c) Bromine
(d) None of the above

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2017]


48. Which of the following is not correctly matched? Animal Breed

(a) Buffalo – Bhadawari
(b) Cow – Sindhi
(c) Goat – Jamunapari
(d) Sheep – Tharparkar

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2021]


49. The Ringelmann scale is used to measure the density of

(a) Smoke
(b) Polluted water
(c) Fog
(d) Noise

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2021]


High-Level Questions

1. How many agreements are there in Agenda 21?

(a) 4
(b) 5
(c) 6
(d) 7

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


2. With reference to ‘The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)’, consider the following statements:

1. It is an organization of the European Union in working relations with NATO and WHO.
2. It monitors the chemical industry to prevent new weapons from emerging.
3. It provides assistance and protection to States (Parties) against chemical weapons threats.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2016]


3. Which of the following best describes/describe the aim of ‘Green India Mission’ of the Government of India?

1. Incorporating environmental benefits and costs into the Union and State Budgets thereby implementing the ‘green accounting’
2. Launching the second green revolution to enhance agricultural output so as to ensure food security to one and all in the future
3. Restoring and enhancing forest cover and responding to climate change by a combination of adaptation and mitigation measures.

Select the correct answer using codes given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2016]


4. How is the National Green Tribunal (NGT) different from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)?

1. The NGT has been established by an Act whereas the CPCB has been created by executive order of the Government.
2. The NGT provides environmental justice and helps reduce the burden of litigation in the higher courts whereas the CPCB promotes cleanliness of streams and wells, and aims to improve the quality of air in the country.

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

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2018]


5. Prestigious ‘Tyler Prize’ is given in the field of –

(a) Drama
(b) Woman Rights
(c) Child Rights
(d) Environment Protection

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2004]


6. Rajiv Gandhi Environment Award is given for outstanding contribution to :

(a) Afforestation and conservation of wastelands
(b) Neat technology and development
(c) Wildlife Conservation
(d) Hindi books on environment

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2006]


7. ‘Global 500’ awards are given for achievements in:

(a) Population control
(b) Campaign against terrorism
(c) Protection of the environment
(d) Campaign against drugs

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2003, U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2002, U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2001]


8. ‘R2 Code of Practices’ constitutes a tool available for promoting the adoption of

(a) environmentally responsible practices in the electronics recycling industry
(b) ecological management of ‘Wetlands of International Importance’ under the Ramsar Convention
(c) sustainable practices in the cultivation of agricultural crops in degraded lands
(d) ‘Environmental Impact Assessment’ in the exploitation of natural resources

[I.A.S (Pre) 2021]


9. International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) is :

(a) 1991-2000
(b) 1981-1990
(c) 2001-2010
(d) 2011-2020

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


10. District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is headed by

(a) District Magistrate
(b) District Collector
(c) Any of them as the case may be
(d) None of the above

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


11. Where is the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) located ?

(a) Nagpur
(b) New Delhi
(c) Hyderabad
(d) Pune

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


12. The Disaster Management Act was made in

(a) 2006
(b) 2003
(c) 2005
(d) 2009

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


13. When was National Disaster Management Authority formed?

(a) 2006
(b) 2008
(c) 2011
(d) 2005

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2021]


14. Functions of Development of Disaster Management Knowledge-cum-Demonstration Center (SRIJAN) are:

(a) Creating knowledge-cum-demonstration centers
(b) Creating awareness
(c) Providing local need-based information
(d) All the above

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


15. Section ……. of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 empowers the Governor of a State to establish a State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA).

(a) Section 14(1)
(b) Section 15
(c) Section 16
(d) None of the above

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


16. Which of the following statements are true?

1. Natural disasters cause maximum damage in developing countries.
2. The Bhopal gas tragedy was man-made.
3. India is a disaster-free country.
4. Mangroves reduce the impact of cyclones.

Select the correct answer from codes given below:

Codes :

(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 4
(d) 1, 3 and 4

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


17. Which of the following is post post-disaster measure?

(a) Zoning
(b) Reconstruction
(c) Planning and Policies
(d) Early warning

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2021]


18. Which one of the following countries celebrates National Cleanliness Day on the last Saturday of every month:

(a) France
(b) Italy
(c) Sierra Leone
(d) Singapore

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2003, U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2002]


19. Which one of the following has been recognized as a Mega-diverse country?

(a) New Zealand
(b) Australia
(c) Nepal
(d) Austria

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) (Re Exam.) 2015]


20. Which of the following is called “graveyard of Dinosaurs”?

(a) China
(b) Montana
(c) Argentina
(d) Brazil

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2010]


21. The ‘Eco Mark’ Scheme was launched in 1991 to encourage consumers to buy products with less harmful environmental impact. Which one of the following consumer products is not notified under this Scheme?

(a) Soaps and Detergents
(b) Paper and Plastics
(c) Cosmetics and Aerosols
(d) Drugs and Antibiotics

[U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2013]


22. With reference to pre-packaged items in India, it is mandatory for the manufacturer to put which of the following information on the main label, as per the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011?

1. List of ingredients including additives
2. Nutrition information
3. Recommendations, if any, made by the medical profession about the possibility of any allergic reactions
4. Vegetarian/non-vegetarian

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 4
(d) 1 and 4 only

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2016]


23. Which Indian scientist is recognised by ‘UNEP’ as Father of Economic Ecology ?

(a) B.P. Pal
(b) Yash Pal
(c) M.S. Swaminathan
(d) R. Mishra

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007]


24. With reference to the 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

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2014]


25. Which one of the following is the evergreen fruit plant?

(a) Apple
(b) Almond
(c) Peach
(d) Loquat

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


26. Weather monitoring device SODAR is established at –

(a) Jaipur
(b) Cuttak
(c) Chandigarh
(d) Kaiga and Kalpakkam

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


27. Winterline, the natural phenomena is observed in which part of the country?

(a) Shimla
(b) Darjeeling
(c) Mussoorie
(d) Nanital

[Uttarakhand Lower Sub. (Pre) 2010]


28. Glaciation of peninsular India occurred during which of the following ice-age?

(a) Huronian ice age
(b) Carboniferous Ice Age
(c) Pleistocene Ice age
(d) Little Ice Age

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Spl) (Mains) 2010]


29. The Monoclimax Theory was propounded by –

(a) F.E. Clements
(b) C.C. Park
(c) D.V. Ager
(d) S.J. Gould

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2021]


30. If you walk through the countryside, you are likely to see some birds stalking alongside the cattle to seize the insects disturbed by their movement through grasses. Which of the following is/are such bird/birds?

1. Painted Stork
2. Common Myna

3. Black-necked Crane

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 3 only

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2014]


31. Which of the following has the lowest mean net primary productivity?

(a) Temperate forests
(b) Tropical forests
(c) Temperate grasslands
(d) Tropical savanna

[U.P.P.C.S. (Re. Exam) (Pre) 2015]


32. The Marine National Park of India is located in –

(a) Kutch
(b) Sundarban
(c) Chilka Lake
(d) Nicobar Islands

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


33. The Marine National Park is located in

(a) Gulf of Kutch
(b) Sunderbans
(c) Chilka Lake
(d) None of the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2016]


34. “Bhitarkanika” which has recently been included in the list of ‘World Heritage Sites’ is situated in –

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Chhattisgarh
(c) Odisha
(d) West Bengal

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Mains) 2008]


35. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from codes given below the lists :

List-I List-II
(Wild Life Sanctuary) (State)
A. Namdapha 1. Karnataka
B. Bandipur 2. Arunachal Pradesh
C. Periyar 3. Manipur
D. Lamjao 4. Kerala

Codes :

(a) 2 1 4 3
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 4 2 1 3
(d) 2 4 3 1

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2015]


36. The five rhino range nations, that signed a declaration “The New Delhi Declaration on Asian Rhinos 2019” are India, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia and

(a) Vietnam
(b) Thailand
(c) Myanmar
(d) Bhutan
(e) None of the above/ more than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


37. Which one of the following states has the maximum area under teak forest in India?

(a) Jharkhand
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Uttrakhand
(d) Madhya Pradesh

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


38. Recently, there was a growing awareness in our country about the importance of Himalayan nettle (Girardinia diversifolia) because it is found to be a sustainable source of

(a) Anti-malarial drug
(b) Biodiesel
(c) Pulp for paper industry
(d) Textile fibre

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2019]


39. World’s most problematic aquatic weed is :

(a) Azolla
(b) Eichornia
(c) Trapa
(d) Wolffia

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2021]


40. Which of the following statements about India’s largest Charkha is/are true?

1. It was inaugurated in Noida.
2. It is made of used plastic waste.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below :

(a) Only1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


41. How many Indian beaches have been recommended for the Blue Flag Certification recently?

(a) Six
(b) Seven
(c) Eight
(d) Nine
(d) None of the above/More than one of the above

[66th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2020]


42. Where was the Mitti Bachao (Save the Soil) Movement started in India?

(a) Thane, Maharashtra
(b) Mysore, Karnataka
(c) Darbhanga, Bihar
(d) Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh

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43. World Ozone Day is celebrated on

(a) 25th December
(b) 21 April
(c) 16th September
(d) 30th January

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