Forest and Environment Quizzes - Current Affair MCQs


Recently 12 cheetahs from which country have been brought to Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh?

a) Namibia

b) Thailand

c) South Africa

d) Kenya

Ans: C – South Africa

  • Twelve cheetahs from South Africa have been brought to Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Of these 12 cheetahs, seven are male and five are female.
  • With the inclusion of these cheetahs, the total number of cheetahs in Kuno National Park has increased to 20.

  • Eight cheetahs were brought to India from Namibia in September last year.

The recently discovered 'Omorgus Khandesh' is a species of which of the following?

a) Panda

b) Pigeon

c) Beetle

d) Monkey

Ans: C – Beetle

  • According to a paper published in the New Zealand-based journal Zootaxa, a new species of beetle has been discovered in India.
  • Omorgus khandesh is necrophages and is also called keratin beetle.

  • The beetle is important to forensic science because it helps determine the time of death of an animal or human.

Which country has declared a national emergency after Cyclone Gabrielle?

a) Japan

b) America

c) New Zealand

d) Australia

Ans: C - New Zealand

  • The government has declared a national emergency after Cyclone Gabriel hit the North Island in New Zealand.
  • Flooding and landslides following the storm have cut off connectivity to many parts of the country, including some settlements near Auckland.

  • Emergency has been imposed in New Zealand for the third time. Earlier in 2019 at the time of the Christchurch terror attack and again in 2020 due to the Kovid epidemic, emergency was imposed in the country.

Renowned writer K.V. Tirumalesh has passed away, he was the author of which language?

a) Marathi

b) Gujarati

c) Kannada

d) Odyssey

Ans: C - Kannada

  • Renowned Kannada writer K.V. Tirumalesh has passed away at the age of 82 in Hyderabad.
  • He was an Indian poet, writer and critic of Kannada and English languages ​​and a retired professor.

  • He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for his poetry collection 'Akshaya Kavya' in Kannada.

India has tied up with which country to bring 12 cheetahs per year?

a) South Africa

b) Namibia

c) Brazil

d) Kenya

Ans: A – South Africa

  • India has signed MoU with South Africa to bring 12 Cheetahs per year.
  • South Africa will provide 12 cheetahs per year to India over the next eight to ten years.

  • In the year 2022, Namibia had given eight cheetahs to India.

Recently, a rare orange colored bat has been found in Kanger Ghati National Park, in which state is this national park located?

a) Maharashtra

b) Chhattisgarh

c) Madhya Pradesh

d) Karnataka

Ans: B – Chhattisgarh

  • A 'rare orange colored bat' known as 'painted bat' has been found in a banana plantation in Parali Bodal village of Kanger Valley National Park in Bastar, Chhattisgarh.
  • Its scientific name is 'Carivoula Picta'.
  • This species is commonly found in Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

  • In India, this bat has so far been seen in the Western Ghats, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha and Kanger Valley of Chhattisgarh.

The RE-HAB project aims to reduce the attack of which of the following?

a) Bee

b) Elephant

c) Tiger

d) Crocodile

Ans: B – Elephant

  • KVIC through RE-HAB project of Honey Mission Program aims to reduce elephant attacks on humans and farmers' crops.

  • Under the RE-HAB project, 'bee-hives' are created by installing bee boxes along the way of elephants to prevent their entry into human habitations.

In which state a rare plateau with 76 species of plants and shrubs from 24 different families has been discovered?

a) Maharashtra

b) Chhattisgarh

c) Madhya Pradesh

d) Telangana

Ans: A – Maharashtra

  • A rare low-altitude basalt plateau with 76 species of plants and shrubs from 24 different families has been discovered in the Thane region of the Western Ghats, one of India's four global diversity hotspots.

  • This could be helpful for studying the effects of climate change on the survival of plateau species and raising awareness of the conservation needs of rock outcrops and their enormous biodiversity value in a global context.