31 August 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions

Q.1) With reference to the Shale gas exploration in India, consider the following statements:

  1. The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) is the nodal agency.
  2. No clearances as per the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) process are required for the Fracking activities in the shale gas exploration.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

a) Both 1 and 2

b) Only 1

c) Only 2

d) None of the above.

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] The shale gas challenge

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Q.2) A recent census has revealed that the population of the Nilgiri tahr has grown by an impressive 18% in the last two years, from 480 to 568. Which of the statements about the Nilgiri Tahr is/are correct?

  1. It has “Critically Endangered” status as per IUCN Red List.
  2. It is endemic to Nilgiri Hills only.
  3. Eravikulam National Park is home to the largest population of this Tahr.

Select the correct codes from the following options:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All are correct.

Inspired by: The Nilgiri tahr climbs population charts

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Q.3) Cystisus scoparius and Gorse are the names of which of the following biotic/abiotic elements?

a) Exotic Weeds

b) Invasive Alien Species of Pests

c) Medicinal Plants

d) Animal fodder plants

Inspired by: The Nilgiri tahr climbs population charts

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Q.4) The mainstream Brahmaputra River does NOT flow through which of the following states?

  1. Mizoram
  2. Meghalaya
  3. Assam
  4. Sikkim

Select the correct codes:

a) 1, 2, 3

b) 1, 2, 4

c) 1 and 4

d) 2 and 4

Inspired by: Heavy discharge of Waters from China threatens Arunachal

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Q.5) Exercise KAKADU 2018 is recently held in which of the following countries?

a) Indonesia

b) Russia

c) Australia

d) Myanmar

Inspired by: [pib] Indian Naval ship Sahyadri reaches Darwin, Australia for exercise KAKADU 2018

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/pib-indian-naval-ship-sahyadri-reaches-darwin-australia-for-exercise-kakadu-2018/

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