Answers of DPPGE- 17 February

Q.1.Which of the following is/are correct about Mediterranean climate –

1) It is characterized by dry summers and wet winters

2) It is found only at the coast of Mediterranean sea

3) It is favourable for Viticulture

4) It is characterized by wet summers and dry winters

Options-

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 1,3 and 4

c) 1 and 3

d) 2,3 and 4

Solution: Option c

Mediterranean climate is also found at Chile, part of North American etc.

Q.2. Which of the following currents are cold currents-

1) Labrador current

2) Benguela current

3) Humboldt current/ Peru current

4) Oyashio current

5) Kuroshio current

Options-

a)1,2,3 and 5

b)1,3,4 and 5

c)1,2,3 and 4

d)2,3,4 and 5

Solution: Option c

Q.3.Which of the following are land-locked countries-

1)Laos

2)Tajikistan

3)Turkmenistan

4)Mongolia

Options-

a) 1,3 and 4

b)1,2 and 4

c)2,3 and 4

d)1,2 and 3

Solution: Option b

Q.4. Which of the tribes are found in Andaman and Nicobar islands-

1. Onges

2.Jarawas

3. Todas

4.Sentinelese

5.Shompens

6. Kurumbas

Options-

a) 1,2,3 and 6

b)3,4,5 and 6

c)1,2,4, and 5

d)1,3,5 and 6

Solution: option c

Q.5.Match the following-

List 1                                 List 2

A. Paris                              1. Dnieper river

B. Vienna                          2. Seine river

C. London                         3. Danube river

D. Kiev                                4. Thames

Codes:

A   B   C   D

a) 2   3   4   1

b) 1   2   4   3

c) 2   1   3   4

d) 4   2   3   1

Solution: option a

Q.6. Which of the following is/are incorrect International Solar alliance-

1) It was launched in COP 20

2) It will function from National Institute of Solar energy , Gurgaon

3) It will be a common platform for cooperation among solar resource rich countries lying fully or   partially between tropics of Cancer and Capricorn

4) More than 120 countries are part of this alliance

5) Its tasks include cooperation in training ,building institutions, common standard and investment

Options-

a) 2 and 4

b)1 and 5

c) 1 and 3

d) only 1

Solution: option d

Q.7.Which of the following is true about India’s INDC (intended nationally determined contributions) pledged before COP 21 in Paris –

1) By 2030, 40% of total installed power generation capacity would be from non-fossil fuel sources

2)To create an additional carbon sink of 2.5-3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent through additional forest and tree cover by 2030

3) By 2030, to reduce the emission by 33-35% from its 2005 level

4) It will not be binding on India

Options-

a) 1 and 3

b)1,2 and 3

c)1,2, and 4

d) all of the above

Solution: option c

By 2030, to reduce the emission intensity by 33-35% from its 2005 level

Q.8. Arrange the following in the increasing order of their contributions to green house gas –

a) European Union < China < India < USA

b) India <European Union < USA <China

c) USA <India <China < European Union

d)European Union <India <USA <China

Solution: option b

Q.9. Which of the following is/are true about National Air Quality Index (NAQI) –

1) It is an initiative under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

2) It is to act as ‘ one number-one color-one description’

3) It has been divided in six categories from Good to Severe

4) It will consider five pollutants to calculate the air quality Index

Options-

a)2,3 and 4

b)1,2 and 4

c)1,2 and 3

d) 2 and 4

Solution: option c

Q.10. Which of the following is true about the Indian Long term ecological observatories (I-LTEO) programme launched by India –

1) It was launched to scientifically monitor 8 different biomes across the country

2) It was launched on the sidelines of COP-21 of UNFCCC in Paris

Options –

a) Option 1 only

b) Option 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above

Solution: option c

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