Environmental Studies Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Environmental Studies Quiz Set 28

Questions
1 Discarded paint drums, pesticide cans, CFL bulbs, tube lights, expired medicines, broken mercury thermometers, used batteries etc., generated at the household level are collected as
1 Household dry waste
2 e-waste
3 Domestic hazardous waste
4 Composite waste

Answer: Domestic hazardous waste
2 Which one of the following is a Schedule-I animal of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 ?
1 Ferret Badgers
2 Himalayan Crestless Porcupine
3 Bengal Porcupine
4 Fishing Cat

Answer: Fishing Cat
3 The effluent and emission standards for industries have been notified under ;
1 The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
2 Motor Vehicle Act, 1988
3 The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
4 The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.

Answer: The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
4 Which one of the following does not belong to the EIA process ?
1 Establishing the baseline environmental status.
2 Identification, prediction and assessment of environmental impacts
3 Suggesting the mitigation and compensation measures
4 Implementation of EMS auditing procedures.

Answer: Implementation of EMS auditing procedures.
5 In India, the validity of EIA clearance period for a mining project is
1 10 years
2 20 years
3 5 years
4 30 years

Answer: 30 years
6 According to EIA notification of 2006, which category of projects does not need EIA clearance ?
1 Category B2
2 Category B1
3 Category A
4 Category A and B1

Answer: Category B2
7 Ministry of Corporate Affairs enhanced the scope of CSR activities in Clean Ganga Fund set-up by the Central Government for rejuvenation of the river Ganga vide notification made in the year
1 2013
2 2011
3 2015
4 2014

Answer: 2014
8 In open oceans, a permanent thermocline normally occurs at a depth of
1 100 – 200 m
2 200 – 400 m
3 500 – 800 m
4 800 – 1100 m

Answer: 500 – 800 m
9 A certain type of coal is burnt at a rate of 0.5 kg/s. If the sulfur content of the coal is 5% and 5% of sulfur remains in ash, how much sulfur dioxide is formed per day ?
1 4104 kg/day
2 7776 kg/day
3 1800 kg/day
4 3600 kg/day

Answer: 4104 kg/day
10 Choose the correct statement among the following :
1 Groundwater pollution through chemical contamination in Ganga-Brahmaputra delta region are primarily due to
2 Arsenic, Fluoride, Nitrate
3 Cadmium, Mercury, Iron
4 Nickel, Zinc, Manganese

Answer: Arsenic, Fluoride, Nitrate
11 With respect to water content (%) identify the correct sequence of various types of coals.
1 Lignite > Sub-bituminous coal > Anthracite
2 Sub-bituminous coal > Lignite > Anthracite
3 Lignite > Anthracite > Sub-bituminous coal
4 Anthracite > Lignite > Sub-bituminous coal

Answer: Anthracite > Lignite > Sub-bituminous coal
12 In India, target for generating electric power from small hydropower projects by the year 2022 is
1 5 GW
2 10 GW
3 50 GW
4 500 GW

Answer: 5 GW
13 The band gap in GaAs solar cell is
1 ~ 1.4 eV
2 ~ 0.7 eV
3 ~ 1.1 eV
4 ~ 0.6 eV

Answer: ~ 1.4 eV
14 For a given energy and duration of exposure, the radioactivity associated with which of the following is more harmful in biological terms ?
1 X-rays
2 Fast neutrons
3 Fast protons
4 Heavy ions

Answer: Heavy ions
15 Which among the following wetlands are under Montreux Record ?
1 Chilka Lake
2 Keoladeo National Park
3 Tso Moriri
4 Nal Sarovar

Answer: Keoladeo National Park

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