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Friday, 16 February 2018

Geography - Questions and Answers- 23

376. To show the grave concern of rising sea level, which island nation held the world's first- ever under-water 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 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 environment 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 theevent?
- 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 Cilimate Change Conference is commonly known as ------?
- Copenhagen Summit

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

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

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

394. Which river is known as 'Kalindi' in Puranas?


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