UGC NET Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on People & Environment - September 2013

1. By the year 2022, the Climate Change Action Plan of Government of India aims at installing
(A) 20,000 MW of wind power
(B) 25,000 MW of wind power
(C) 20,000 MW of solar power
(D) 10,000 MW of solar power

2. Which one of the following biosphere reserves has UNESCO recognition?
(A) Manas
(B) Kanchenjunga
(C) Seshachalam Hills
(D) Greater Nicobar

3. Which activity contributes to water pollution more than any other throughout world ?
(A) Agriculture
(B) Hydroelectric power generation
(C) Industry
(D) Urbanisation

4. Match List – I with List – II and find the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I
(Biosphere Reserve)
List – II
(Area of Location)
a. Nilgiri
i. Deccan Peninsula
b. Manas
ii. Chhattisgarh
c. Similipal
iii. Eastern Himalaya
d. Achankmar- Amarkantak
iv. Western Ghat

Codes :
      a b c d
(A) i ii iii iv
(B) ii iii iv i
(C) iii iv ii i
(D) iv iii i ii

5. G5 are the five most important emerging economies of world. Which one of the following does not form part of G5?
(A) Mexico
(B) Brazil
(C) China
(D) Korea

6. Which of the following nations has the maximum per capita emissions of carbon di-oxide?
(A) China
(B) Japan
(D) India

7. The world population growth rate at a certain reference year was 3.5%. Assuming exponential growth of population, after how many years, the population of the world would have increased by a factor 16?
(A) ~ 80 years
(B) ~ 40 years
(C) ~ 160 years
(D) ~ 320 years



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