Answer is Option D. -> Uttarakhand Answer: (d)The Nanda Devi National Park (Biosphere Reserve) is situated around the peak of Nanda Devi, in Uttarakhand. It was established in 1982. Along with the adjoining Valley of Flowers National Park, it was inscribed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.
Question 2. In India, which type of forest among the following occupies the largest area?
Answer is Option C. -> Forest Owlet Answer: (c)
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change lists Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux Blewitt) as one of the "critically endangered species" of India under the bird category.
It is found in the dry deciduous forest of South Madhya Pradesh, in northwest Maharashtra and north-central Maharashtra.
It has been endangered due to logging operations, burning and cutting of trees.
Answer is Option D. -> Lion sanctuary Answer: (d)
The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary s the sole home of the pure Asiatic Lions (Panthera leo persica) and is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species.
The April 2010 census recorded the lion count in Gir at 411, an increase of 52 compared to 2005. The lion breeding programme covering the park and the surrounding area has bred about 180 lions in captivity since its inception.
Question 6. Which one of the following is the first National Park of India ?
Answer is Option D. -> Corbett National Park Answer: (d)Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. The park—named for the hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment—was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park.
Question 7. A Sandy and Saline area is the natural habitat of Indian animal species. The animal is threatened due to the destruction of its habitat. Which one of the following could be that animal?
Answer is Option A. -> Western Ghats Answer: (a)
The Western Ghats is regarded as one of the world’s ten "Hottest biodiversity hotspots". It has over 7,402 species of flowering plants, 1,814 species of non-flowering plants, 139 mammal species, 508 bird species,
179 amphibian species, 6,000 insects species and 290 freshwater fish species. At least 325 globally threatened species occur in the Western Ghats.
Question 9. Open stunted forests with bushes and small trees having long roots and sharp thorns repeated spines are commonly found in
Answer is Option B. -> Arunachal Pradesh Answer: (b)
Namdhapa National Park is the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot and is located in Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India. It is also the largest national park in India in terms of area.
It is located in the Eastern Himalayan sub-region and is recognized as one of the richest areas in biodiversity in India. The park harbours the northernmost lowland evergreen rainforests in the world at 27°N latitude.