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Thursday, 15 February 2018

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE- Questions and Answers -111

2751. To show the grave concern of rising sea level, which island nation held the world's first- ever under-water cabinet meeting?
- Maldives 

2752. Who is popularly known as 'The Tree Mother of Africa'?
- Wangari Mathai 

2753. What is the name of the organisation founded by Wangari Mathai for the protection of environment? 
- Green Belt Movement 

2754. Which country held its cabinet meeting at the MountEverest in a bid to highlight the issue of Global Warming?
- Nepal 

2755. Who is the author of the book 'Silent Spring', which played a key role in the modern environment movement? 
- Rachel Carson 

2756. In order to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change, the WWF started an event in 2007, which is observed on the last Saturday of March every year. Name theevent? 
- Earth Hour 

2757. The .United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, which was held in Rio de Janeiro inl992 is popularly known as? · 
- Earth Summit 

2758. The 1971 Convention on Wetlands, held in Iran is popularly known as? · 
- Ramsar Convention

2759.The Movement that practises the Gandhian methods of satyagraha and non-violent resistance, through the act of hugging trees to protect them from being felled is ......?
- The Chipco Movement 

2760. The modern Chipco Movement started in the early 1970s in the Garhwal Himalayas of which state?
- Uttarakhand

2761. Kyoto Protocol deals with ? 
- Green House Gas Reduction

2762. The International Agreement dealing with substances that deplete the Ozone Layer is known as ..... ? 
- Montreal Protocol 

2763. What is the new name of the Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah? 
- Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden 

2764. The World Sparrow Day is observed on ?
- March 20 

2765. The 2009 United Nations Cilimate Change Conference is commonly known as ------? 
- Copenhagen Summit

2766. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, aimed at fighting global warming is popularly known as ? 
- Kyoto Protocol

2767. The Kyoto Protocol entered into force·on ? 
- 16 February 2005

2768. Which is the most important green house gas? 
- carbon dioxide 

2769. In which year Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed?
- 1931

2770. Who founded the Poona Sarvajanik Sabha in 1870? 
- MG Ranade

2771. Who said " Satyagraha is the tool of strong people"?
- Mahathma Gandhi 

2772. Who was called 'Lok Manya'? 
- Bal Gangadhar Tilak 

2773. Who headed the boundary commission appointed to demarcate the boundary between India and Pakistan? 
- Cyril Radcliff 

2774. Who was elected as the president in the All India Kisan Sabha held in Lucknow in 1936? 
- Swami Sahajanand Saraswati 

2775. The only Keralite to become the president of INC: 
- C Sankaran Nair
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