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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Geography - Questions and Answers - 13

361. Which river rises in the Aravallis and flows into the Gulf of Cambay
- Sabarmati

362. Rourkela steel plant was built on the banks of

- Brahmani river

363. Which river forms its delta in Orissa

- Mahanadi

364. Jog waterfall, highest in India, is on

- Sharavati River

365. Which river flows between Vindhyas and Satpuras

- Narmada

366. Artificial harbour located on the east coast of India

- Chennai

367. The largest river of south India

- Godavari

368. Deepest port of India

Vishakapatanam

369. What kind of soil predominates in the Sunderbans area ·

Alluvial

370. Who are believed to be the oldest inhabitants of India ·
-Negitos

371. Which is the westernmost limit of the Siwalik hills

- Potwar basin

372. Which river flows in the Kashmir valley

- Jhelum

373. National Institute of Oceanography is located at

- Panaji (Goa)

374. Who is the first environmentalist to get the Nobel Peace Prize?

- Wangari Mathai

375. Which country is the ·first ·to bring a Parliamentary Legislation on climate change?

- Canada

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

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

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

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

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

381. 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 the event?
- Earth Hour

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

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

384. 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

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

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

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

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

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

390. The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference is commonly known as ------?
- Copenhagen Summit
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