UPSC NDA & NA Exam: August 2011

1.Consider the following statements about a report on ‘Status of Tigers, Copredators and Prey in India, 2010’ released by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in July 2011.

1) India registered a 20 percent decline in tiger population over the last survey in the year 2006.

2) The report warns that tigers are in danger due to an overall more than 12 percent loss of habitat.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

a) 1 only    b) 2 only         c) both 1 and 2 only      d) neither 1 nor 2

Ans- B


2.Government of India in July 2011 gave its nod for accepting international regulations for the prevention of air pollution emanating from ships. In this regard, which of the following statements is / are correct?

1) According to the regulations, limits have been set on Sulphur oxide and Nitrogen oxide
emissions from ship exhausts.

2) India is the first country to ratify the convention for the prevention of pollution from ships of the international maritime organization.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 only       b) 2 only        c) both 1&2          d) neither 1 nor 2


3.The supreme court of India on July 29, 2011 directed the suspension of all mining operations and transportation in Bellary district of Karnataka till further order. In this respect, which of the following statements is / are correct?

1) The court was convinced that over-exploration of the area had caused large – scale environmental

2) The court felt that Article 21 of the Constitution (Right to life) the violated by such exploration.

3) The court directed the central government to prepare rehabilitation scheme for restoration of the forest wealth.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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


4. Which one among the following statements regarding South Sudan, which officially joined the international community as an independent nation on July 9, 2011 is not correct?

a) the capital of the new nation is Juba

b) it is Africa’s first post – colonial nation

c) India has stationed peackeepers in South Sudan

d) The nile flows through Sudan before entering South Sudan and then flowing into Egypt.


5.Why was Sucheta Kadethankar in the news recently?

a) She secured highest rank among women in Civil services examination 2010

b) She is the first Indian to cross the Gobi Desert

c) She is the first Indian to cross the English Chanel

d) She is the first Indian to climb Mount Everest twice


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