Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Environmental Studies Bits; U.P.PCs Combined State/ Upper Sub ordinate Services(Pre.) Exam-2012:

1. The minimum area of the land required to completely sustain the life of one person is called his Ecological foot print.

2. The non-biotic pollutant of underground water is Arsenic.

3. The transitional zone between two distinct communities is known as Eco tone.

4. The regions, Eastern Himalaya and Western Ghats of India are designated as biodiversity hotspots.

5. Rise in normal temperature of sea water is the most effective factor of coral bleaching.

6.The substances chlorofluoro carbons, Halans and Carbon tetrachloride are Ozone depleting.

7. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute is situated at Nagpur.

8. The Cycling of elements in an ecosystem is called Bio geo-     chemical cycles.

9. Lichens are the best indicator of Air Pollution.

10. The World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5th.

11. Algeria, Brazil and Kenya have global atmosphere watch stations to collect data on world temperatures.

12. India doesn't have a global atmosphere Watch Station to collect data on World temperatures.

13. As an ecosystem, wetlands are useful for
      (i) nutrient recovery and cycling.
      (ii) releasing heavy metals through absorption by plants.
      (iii) in reducing siltiation of rivers by retaining sediments.

14. Center for Ecological Sciences (CES) is in Bengaluru.

15. Wildlife Institute of India is in Dehradun.

16. Indian Institute of Forest Management is in Bhopal.

17. G.B.Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development is in Almora.

18. The United Nations Convention on climate change ratified by more than 50 countries became effective on 21st March,1994.

19. Carbondioxide, Methane and Nitrous oxide are called Green House gases.

20.'Eco mark' is given to the Indian products that are Environment friendly.

21.'Chipko' movement was basically against Deforestation.

22. Sustainable Development is a case of inter-generational sensibility in respect of use of Natural resources.

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