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13-05-2019

1

Consider the following statements about Lecanorchis taiwaniana:

1. It is a mycoheterotroph, one of two types of parasitic plants that have abandoned photosynthesis.

2. Its India’s smallest orchids in terms of size and duration of bloom.

3. This new species is discovered in Western Ghat forests.

Select the correct answer using the given below code:

2

Consider the following statements about Bt Brinjal:

1. It is the first food crop made to contain an insecticidal protein, sourced from the genes of the soil bacterium.

2. It is the first genetically modified food crop whose commercial cultivation is allowed in India.

Select the correct code:

3

Consider the following statements about Yemen Crisis:

1. The United Nations has called it the world’s most severe humanitarian crisis.

2. The Stockholm Agreement, offers a peace process for war-ravaged Yemen.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

4

Consider the following statements about Maldharis:

1. Maldharis are the nomad tribal herdsmen community of Gujarat.

2. The Gir Forest National Park is home to Maldharis.

3. Jheels and Virdasare their traditional groundwater harvesting systems.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

5

Consider the following statements about Smithophis atemporalis or the Mizo rain snake:

1. It is closely related to Olive forest snake (Rhabdops olivaceous) which is endemic to Western Ghats.

2. It’s a newly discovered non-venomous snake which is commonly seen in human dominated landscapes after rains.

Which of the above-mentioned statements are correct: