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- Which is the first Indian city to have a city animal?
Ans: Guwahati (Gangetic River Dolphin)
- Which city is known as ‘the Gateway to North-East India?
- In which river is the famous peacock island situated?
- Regur soil & chemozem are the other names of which type of soil?
Ans: Black soil
- Which mountain range is situated between the Narmada &Tapti rivers?
- What is the approximate coastal length of India?
Ans: 7, 517 KM
- Which is the smallest country having land border with India?
- In which year was the Wildlife Protection Act enacted?
- The subjects of forests & protection of wildlife are included in which List of the Constitution?
Ans: Concurrent List
- Which Section of the Wildlife Protection Act deals with the declaration of National Parks?
Ans: Section 35
- Which mountain range is described as the backbone of Himalayas?
Ans: Himadri (Greater Himalayas)
- Which major port of India is situated at the confluence of Mahanadi with Bay of Bengal?
Ans: Paradip Port (Odisha)
- Which port was named as Deen Dayal Port in September 2017?
Ans: Kandla (Gujarat)
- Which agency handles the operations of the Bombay High offshore oilfields?
- Where is the headquarters of the Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)?
- Which Indian river flows through the rift valley between the Vindhyan & Satpura ranges?
- Which river rises from Maikala range near Amarkantak?
- Which river is known as The Twin of Narmada’?
- The Kakrapar & Ukai dams are built across the river _____.
- Which river is known as ‘the salt river?
- Which Indian river flows through the Thar desert?
- Rajaji National park is situated in which state?
- Which is the oldest National Park of India, established in 1936?
Ans: Jim Corbett National Park
- Which body was established for the effective & expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection?
Ans: The National Green Tribunal
- The National Green Tribunal was established on _____.
Ans: October 18, 2010
- Who was the first chairman of the National Green Tribunal?
Ans: Justice Lokeshwar Singh Panta
- What is the most important feature of the western disturbances?
Ans: Winter rainfall
- Which is the only region in India that experiences the Arctic type of climate?
Ans: Ladakh (Jammu & Kashmir)
- Which river is known as ‘Singi Khamban in Tibet?
- Across which river is the Mahatma Gandhi Setu built?
- Which city of Tamil Nadu is known as The Mango City?
- Which area of Bihar is known as ‘the Land of Leechi’?
- Which is the ‘Orange City of India?
- The Flamingo Tourism Festival is celebrated in which state?
Ans: Andhra Pradesh
- Which lake is situated in the border between Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu?
Ans: The Pulicat Lake
- The process of protecting an endangered plant or animal species in its natural habitat is the example of _____.
Ans: In situ conservation
- The process of protecting endangered species outside its natural habitat is example for _____.
Ans: Ex situ conservation
- Which environmental protection movement in India started against the agricultural practice of growing one single crop over a wide area (Monoculture)?
Ans: Appiko movement
- The Appiko movement started at which state?
Ans: Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka
- Who was the leader of the Appiko movement?
Ans: Panduranga Hegde
- In which Indian state is the Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary situated?
- The Dibru-Saikhowa & Orang National Parks are situated in which state? Ans: Assam
- Which is the only Indian state with an ethnic Nepali majority?
- Which Indian state’s official animal is Red Panda?
- Which is the first organic state of India?
- Which state is the leading producer of cardamom?
- Which water body was known as ‘Chola Lake’ in ancient period?
Ans: Bay of Bengal
- Which water body is also known in the names of ‘Purva Payodhi & Gangasagar’?
Ans: Bay of Bengal
- In which sea is the famous sea canyon of ‘Swatch of No Ground’ situated?
Ans: Bay of Bengal
- Where is the headquarters of the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research?
- Where is the headquarters of the Central Institute of Sub-tropical Horticulture?
- The establishment of a forest or stand of trees in an area where there was no previous tree cover is known as _____.
- The largest copper mines of India Khetri is situated in which state?
- In which river is the Sivasamudram Island situated?
- In which river is the famous Sivasamudram Falls?
- Where is the headquarters of the Soil & Land Use Survey of India (SLUSI)?
Ans: New Delhi
- In which place is the Kerala Soil Museum, the worlds largest soil museum situated?
Ans: Parottukonam (Thiruvananthapuram)
- The Andaman & Nicobar Islands consists of _____ islands in total.
- _____ Seperates the Andamans from the Nicobar Islands.
Ans: Ten Degree Channel
- Which is the highest point in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands?
Ans: Saddle Peak
▪ Where is the headquarters of the National Biodiversity Authority?
- The sea zone over which a country has special rights regarding the exploitation & use of marine resources is known as _____.
Ans: Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
- The Exclusive Economic Zone stretches from the baseline out to _____ nautical miles from a country’s coast.
Ans: 200 nautical miles
- Where is the Central Drug Research Institute?
- Which place is known as ‘the Capital of King Cobra’?
Ans: Agumbe (Karnataka)
- In which Indian state is the Salim Ail National Park?
- Which Indian National Park is famous for the snow leopards?
Ans: Hemis National Park (Jammu – Kashmir)
- Which is the only National Park of India that is North of the Himalayas?
Ans: Bemis National Park
- Which river’s upper stream is known as ‘Yarlung Tsangpo’?
- Which river is known as ‘Dihang’ in Arunachal Pradesh?
- Which district of Uttarakhand is known as ‘the District of Lakes’?
- Which is the only land locked state of south India?
- In which state is the famous Mrugavani National Park situated?
- The Damodar Valley Corporation was created similar to _____ in the USA.
Ans: Tennessee Valley Authority
- Which lake is situated at the capital of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar?
Ans: Dal Lake
- The Mughal garden of Shalimar Bagh is situated at _____.
- Which lake of Rajasthan is known as ‘Tirtha RaJj’?
Ans: Pushkar Lake
- What is the name of the large area of salt marshes situated in western Gujarat?
Ans: The Rann of Kutch
- Where is the headquarters of the Wildlife Institute of India?
- Which range of Himalayas is also known as Mahabharata range?
Ans: Lesser Himalayas (Himachal)
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