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Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 1

National wildlife action plan strategies mentioned which of the following statements:

1. Strengthening and Enhancing the Protected Area Network

2. Effective Management of Protected Areas

3. Conservation of Wild and Endangered Species and Their Habitats

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Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 1

Strategy for Action

  • Adopting and implementing strategies and needs outlined above will call for action covering the following parameters:

i. Strengthening and Enhancing the Protected Area Network

ii . Effective Management of Protected Areas

iii. Conservation of Wild and Endangered Species and Their Habitats

iv. Restoration of Degraded Habitats outside Protected Areas

v. Control of Poaching, Taxidermy and Illegal Trade in Wild Animal and Plant Species

vi. Monitoring and Research

Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 2

Consider the following statements.

1. A National Afforestation Programme (NAfP) was launched in 2002, which involves plantation in degraded forests of the country.

2. Joint Forest Management started in consonance with the CAMPA Policy 1988.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 2
  • Joint Forest Management (JFM) started in consonance with the National Forest Policy 1988, which has recognized the importance of involving the local communities and the government has issued necessary resolutions and guidelines subsequently to initiate such institutions and strengthen it further. Hence statement 2 is incorrect.

  • A National Afforestation Programme (NAfP) was launched in 2002, which involves plantation in degraded forests of the country. NAfP is a flagship programme of National Afforestation and Eco-development Board (NAEB) and provides physical and capacity-building support to the Forest Development Agencies (FDAs), which are the implementing agencies.

Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 3

Consider the statements regarding Eco mark is/are correct?

1. To recognize good environmental performance.

2. It is used to identify the environment-friendly product.

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Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 3 ECO MARK
  • A government scheme of labelling of environment-friendly products to provide accreditation and labelling for household and other consumer products which meet certain environmental criteria along with quality requirements of the Bureau of Indian Standards for that product.

  • Objective - to recognize good environmental performance as well as improvements in the performance of the unit

  • Any product, which is made, used or disposed of in a way that significantly reduces the harm to the environment, could be considered as an ‘Environment-Friendly Product’.

Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 4

'National clean energy' fund constituted which of the following account?

Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 4 NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY FUND
  • ‘National Clean Energy Fund’ (NCEF) was constituted in the public account of India in the Finance Bill 2010-11.

  • Objective - to invest in entrepreneurial ventures and research & innovative projects in the field of clean energy technology.

Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 5

Which of the following agency is responsible for the implementation of project URBAN SERVICES ENVIRONMENTAL RATING SYSTEM (USERS)?

Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 5 Project funded by UNDP executed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and implemented by TERI.
  • Aim - to develop an analytical tool to measure the performance, concerning delivery of basic services in local bodies of Delhi and Kanpur. (Identified as pilot cities).

  • Performance measurement (PM) tool was developed through a set of performance measurement indicators that are benchmarked against set targets using the inputs-outputs efficiency outcomes framework.

Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 6

Comprehensive performance Environmental index more than 70 indicating status

Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 6
  • Classification of industrial clusters: CEPI score status measures > 70 critically polluted detailed investigations and appropriate remedial action 60 – 70 severely polluted surveillance and implementation of pollution control < 60 normal.

  • The Central and State Pollution Control Board, in collaboration with IIT, Delhi has applied the CEPI for environmental assessment of 88 Industrial Clusters across the country. 43 such industrial clusters having CEPI greater than 70, on a scale of 0 to 100, have been identified as critically polluted.

Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 7

Which of the following statements is/ are incorrect?

1. LaBL is a campaign by UNEP that promotes the use of solar lanterns specially designed and manufactured on a decentralized basis

2. LaBL has successfully engaged the public sector and leveraged Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 7 LIGHTING A BILLION LIVES (LaBL)
  • LaBL is a campaign by TERI that promotes the use of solar lanterns specially designed and manufactured on a decentralized basis.

  • LaBL has been able to engage with government interventions under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihood Project, Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi, and has facilitated the spread of mobile telephony with support from the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India.

  • LaBL has successfully engaged the private sector and leveraged Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

  • This initiative has the potential to contribute towards the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by improving energy access for the rural poor.

Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 8

Identify the mission for ECO CLUBS?

Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 8 ECO-CLUBS (NATIONAL GREEN CORPS)
  • The main objectives of this programme are to educate children about their immediate environment and impart knowledge about the eco-systems, their inter-dependence and their need for survival, through visits and demonstrations and to mobilise youngsters by instilling in them the spirit of scientific inquiry into environmental problems and involving them in the efforts of environmental preservation.

Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 9

'Mangroves' for the Future are a partnership-based initiative promoting investment in coastal ecosystems for sustainable development. Which of the following countries are members of this initiative?

Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 9 Mangroves for the Future are a partnership-based initiative promoting investment in coastal ecosystems for sustainable development. Mission.
  • Member countries: India, Indonesia, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam. Outreach countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Timor Leste. Dialogue countries: Kenya, Malaysia, Tanzania.

  • MFF provides a collaborative platform to help countries, sectors and agencies in the MFF region tackle the growing challenges to coastal sustainability.

Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 10

National Bamboo mission implemented by which ministry?

Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 5) - Question 10 NATIONAL BAMBOO MISSION
  • The National Bamboo Mission is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with 100% contribution from the Central Government.

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