101501. Which one of the following terms describes not only the physical space occupied by an organism, but also its functiona l role in the community of organisms?
101502. Contour bunding is a method of conservation used in
101503. Perumbra is :
101504. Meteriology is the science of ..........
101505. India will host the world Tiger Summit for the first time in 2010. The Summit will be organized in ______
101506. Average annual rainfall of Kerala is about?
101507. Biosphere reserves are meant to
101508. Highly polluting industries comes under the category of
101509. What are' the possible limitations of India in mitigating the global warming at present and in the immediate future ? 1. Appropriate alternate technologies are not sufficiently available. 2. India cannot invest huge funds in research and development. 3. Many developed countries have already set up their polluting industries in India. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
101510. Indiscriminate disposal of used fluorescent electric lamps causes mercury pollution in the environment. Why is mercury used in the manufacture of these lamps ?
101511. Consider the following pairs : Protected area Well-known for 1. Bhiterkanika, Orissa Salt Water Crocodile 2. Desert National Park,Rajasthan Great Indian Bustard 3. Eravikulam, Kerala Hoolak Gibbon Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched ?
101512. Sustainable development is described as the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In this perspective, inherently the concept of sustainable development is intertwined with which of the following concepts ?
101513. Due to their extensive rice cultivation, some regions may be contributing to global warming. To what possible reason/reasons is this attributable ? 1. The anaerobic conditions associated with rice cultivation cause the emission of methane. 2. When nitrogen based fertilizers are used, nitrous oxide, is emitted from the cultivated soil. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
101514. India is a party to the Ramsar Convention and has declared many areas as Ramsar Sites. Which of the following statements best describes as to how we should maintain these sites in the context of this Convention ?
101515. Which is not a ketone body?
101516. Consider the following statements: 1. The boundaries of a National Park are defined by legislation. 2. A Biosphere Reserve is declared to conserve a few specific species of flora and fauna. . 3. In a Wildlife Sanctuary, limited ' biotic interference is permitted. Which of the statements given above is /are correct ?
101517. Consider the following statements : 1. Biodiversity hotspots are located only in tropical regions. 2. India has four biodiversity hotspots i.e., Eastern Himalayas, Western Himalayas, Western Ghats and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
101518. Mon 863 is a variety of maize. It was in the news for the following reason
101519. Vultures which used to be very common in Indian countryside some years ago are rarely seen nowadays. This is attributed to
101520. What would happen if phytoplankton of an ocean is completely destroyed for some reason? 1. The ocean as a carbon sink would be adversely affected. 2. The food chains in the ocean would be adversely affected. 3. The density of ocean water would drastically decrease. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
101521. Consider the following agricultural practices: 1. Contour bunding 2. Relay cropping 3. Zero tillage In the context of global climate change, which of the above helps/help in carbon seques-tration/storage inthe soil?
101522. Consider the following: 1. Black-necked crane 2. Cheetah 3. Flying squirrel 4. Snow leopard Which of the above are naturally found in India?
101523. Which of the following can be threats to the biodiversity of a geographical area? 1. Global warming 2. Fragmentation of habitat 3. Invasion of alien species 4. Promotion of vegetarianism Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
101524. What is the difference between the antelopes Oryx and Chiru?
101525. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment describes the following major categories of ecosystem services-provisioning, supporting regulating, preserving and cultural Which one of the following is supporting services?
101526. The National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 was enacted in consonance with which of the following provisions of the constitution of India? 1. Right to healthy environment, construed as a part of Right to life under Article 21 2. Provision of grants for raising the level of administration in the Scheduled Tribes under Article 275(1). 3. Power and functions of Gram Sabha as mentioned under Article 243(A) Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
101527. How does National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) help in protecting the Indian agriculture? 1. NBA checks the biopiracy and protects the indigenous and traditional genetic resources. 2. NBA directly monitors and supervises the scientific research on genetic modification of crop plants. 3. Application for Intellectual Property Rights related to genetic/biological resources cannot be madewithout the approval of NBA. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
101528. Poor Man's Ooty
101529. When was National Agricultural insurence scheme introduced?
101530. The Samarsasa Suttha Sanmarga Sangam was founded by
101531. The first railway line was laid between ……… in 1853
101532. IRDP was introduced in the year
101533. The institution(s) which is/are setup to promote funding of voluntary organisations is/are
101534. In Which of the following places was the first telegraph line of india set up
101535. Who laid the foundation of the British Empire
101536. The Cyber crimes regulation court was established by the Goverment of india tn the year
101537. The Brahmo Samaj was established by
101538. Annamalai university was establishes in
101539. Reserve Bank of India was established in the year
101540. The term SWIFT is used in financial world. The alphabet S in the abbreviation SWIFT stands for :
101541. The term pre-shipment finance relates to :
101542. In Trade Finance, a financial transaction involving the purchase of receivables from exporters by a third party who takes all the risks associated with the receivables is known as :
101543. BIFR is a financial word dealing with :
101544. Which among the following is a key anchor in Economic and Financial Stability ?
101545. What is the rate used to convert Indian rupee into United States Dollar ?
101546. In his budget (2014-15) speech, Finance Minister had announced setting up a commission to look into various aspects of expenditure reforms. Accordingly, an Expenditure Management Commission has recently been set up. The commission is headed by :
101547. Which of the following is a function of the agent bank relating to flow of money in the process of loan syndication?
101548. In order to develop infrastructure in the country at a faster pace, the Govt. of India has fixed some targets. In order to achieve this target, at present, how many kilometers of highway is required to be constructed per day?
101549. Many a times, we read in newspapers that some big banks have revised their lending lends to make them dearer or cheaper. Though the decision to raise the lending rates is always in the hands of the banks normally they announce this decision of theirs: Immediately after the union Budget is presented in the Lok sabha every year. When the RBI makes changes in its policy rates. When the monetary and Credit Policy of the RBI is reviewedperiodically.
101550. The process by which the central bank of a country controls the supply of money in the economy by exercising its control over interest rates in orer to maintain price stability and achieve high economic growth is known as: