UGC NET Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on People & Environment - August 2016

1. The arsenic pollution in ground water in Bangladesh and parts of India is due to
(A) industrial waste
(B) thermal power plants
(C) natural sources
(D) agricultural practices

2. Among the following air pollutants which directly impacts human health as well as climate?
(A) Soot
(B) Sulphur dioxide
(C) Oxides of nitrogen
(D) Chlorofluoro carbons

3. Assertion (A): The problems of environmental sustainability are difficult to resolve.
Reason (R): Our understanding how environment works and how different human choices affect environment is inadequate.

Choose the correct code:
(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true and (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false and (R) is true.

4. The percentage share of electrical power from solar energy in the total electric power generation from all renewable energy sources sought to be achieved by Indian government by the year 2022, is
(A) ~ 57.1%
(B) ~ 65.5%
(C) ~ 47.5%
(D) ~ 75%

5. As part of Intended Nationally Determined contributions, Indian government through additional forest and tree cover has resolved to create an additional carbon sink (in terms of carbon dioxide equivalent) by year 2030 to the extent of
(A) 3.5 to 4 billion tons
(B) 2.5 to 3 billion tons
(C) 1.5 to 2 billion tons
(D) 1 to 1.5 billion tons

6. Which of the following is a meteorological hazard?
(A) Avalanche
(B) Coastal erosion
(C) Landslide
(D) Blizzard



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