IAS (Admin.) Prelims GS Paper-I (Past Paper Ans/Explanations): Questions 119 - 121 of 210

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Question number: 119

» Science

Appeared in Year: 2017

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Question

Due to some reasons, if there is a huge fall in the population of species of butterflies, what could be its likely consequence/consequences?

  1. Pollination of some plants could be adversely affected.
  2. There could be a drastic increase in the fungal infections of some cultivated plants.
  3. It could lead to a fall in the population of some species of wasps, spiders and birds.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

1 only

b.

1 and 3 only

c.

1,2 and 3

d.

2 and 3 only

Question number: 120

» Social and Economic Development

Appeared in Year: 2017

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Question

Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme is sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Reserving some skilled jobs to rural and urban poor in some public sector undertakings.

b.

Certifying the skills acquired by trainees under the National Skill Development Program.

c.

Certifying the skills acquired by construction workers through traditional channels.

d.

Enrolling the persons in Universities for distance learning programs.

Question number: 121

» Environment and Ecology

Appeared in Year: 2017

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Question

In India, if a species of tortoise is declared protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, what does it imply?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

It no longer exists in the wild, a few individuals are under captive protection; and now it is impossible to prevent its extinction.

b.

It is endemic to a particular region of India.

c.

It enjoys the same level of protection as the tiger.

d.

Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

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