Daily Five May 17 2017

Daily Five May 17 2017


Date: 17/05/2017
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Prelims Questions

1. Your friend recently came back from a trip to a forest. He shows you the picture of Clouded leopard, Hoolock gibbon and Sangai deer which he took from that forest. He asks to guess in which region of India he visited. What would the correct answer for this?

a. Forests of Western Ghats
b. Forests of North East India
c. Forests of Central India
d. Forest of Eastern Ghats

2. In which of the following places Dolphins can be spotted in India
a. Ganges
b. Chilika Lake
c. Both
d. None

3. Bonn Convention, frequently in news is related to
a. Conservation of wetlands
b. Conservation of migratory species
c. Prevention of cruelty on animals
d. None

4.  National Board for Wildlife is headed by
a. Ministry of Environment
b. Cabinet Secretary
c. Person appointed by Prime Minister
d. None

5. Identify the one which is incorrectly matched
a. Ross sea – North America
b. White Sea – Russia
c. Baltic Sea – Europe
d. Yellow sea – Asia

Ans:
1. B
Clouded leopard is mostly seen in Meghalaya, it is most uncommon and is one of the smallest of five big cats found in India,
It is state animal of Meghalaya also occurs in west Bengal, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh and other neighbouring states.

Sangai deer- Manipur
The brow antlered deer is rare and endangered species found only in marshy wetland of keibul lamjao national park in manipur and is state animal of manipur.

Hoolock Gibbon -Mizoram
Only species of ape found in Indian subcontinent extended from north east India to neighbouring countries

As the states mentioned above are located in north-east India so these animals are found in forest of North-east India

2. C
Dolphin spotting in India
https://www.google.co.in/amp/www.india.com/travel/articles/dolphin-spotting-in-india/amp/
3. B
Bonn convention, The convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals also known as CMS, aims to conserve “terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range”
The convention facilitates the adoption of strict protection measures for endangered migratory species, it is an intergovernmental treaty, concluded under the aegis of the UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME.
4. D
National board for wildlife is “Statutory organization” constituted under the wildlife protection Act
The board is advisory in nature and advises the central government on framing polices and measures for conservation of wildlife in the country
its composition: the national board for wildlife is chaired by India’s prime minister!!
National Board for Wildlife – General Knowledge Today
http://www.gktoday.in/national-board-for-wildlife/
5. A
Ross sea surrounds Antarctica. It’s important because recently it became World’s largest marine park

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