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Saturday, June 4, 2011

World Environment Day : June 05

World Environment Day (WED) is a day that stimulates awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and public action. It is on 5 June.

Q? : The Giant Panda is the official symbol of the WWF. In which country is this animal found : [ Environment , Zoology ]
Answer: China

Q? : Project Tiger, a programme to maintain a viable population of tigers in the country and to chalk out areas for their habitat, was launched in the year [ Environment , Zoology ]
Answer: 1973

Q? : One of the following bird species was thought to be extinct but has been rediscovered in India by the BNHS . Name the species: [ Environment , Zoology ]
Answer: Forest Owlet

Q? : On this day in 1972, the Stockholm Conference on Human Environment was held in Sweden. Since then the World Environment Day is celebrated on this day. State the date
Answer: June 5

Q? : Mangroves are salt-tolerant forest ecosystems. Name the largest mangrove forests in the world : [ Environment , Zoology ]
Answer: The Sunderbans in West Bengal

Q? : How many developmental sectors have been brought under the ambit of environmental impact assessment notification 2006 made by ministry of environment and forests in Dec 2010 ?
Answer: 37

Thought of this Hour : Fight for the Nature 

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