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Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Mangroves:

1. They are composed of mostly evergreen plants.
2. They can be considered an ecotone.
3. They protect the coasts from tsunami, hurricane and floods.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

Q2. Recently seen in news, ‘Super Dads’ Campaign has been initiated by:

 
 
 
 

Q3. Which of the following statements are false?

1. Foundation species is any biological species that defines characteristic trait of the environment.
2. Indicator species is dominant primary producer in terms of both abundance and influence.
3. Key stone species, if lost, whole ecosystem degrades.
4. Umbrella species is one whose requirements include those of many other species.

 

 
 
 
 

Q4. Which of the following show aestivation?

1. Spotted Turtle
2. Salamander
3. Bats
4. Bear

 

 
 
 
 

Q5. Consider the following statements with reference to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

1. REITs are investment vehicles that can be used by real estate players to attract private investment while investors can gain dividends from income-producing real assets.
2. REITs are similar to mutual funds (MFs) which provide an opportunity to invest in equity stocks, whereas REITs allow one to invest in income-generating real assets.
3. REITs in India are regulated by RBI.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?