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    Round 0

    1. 3.78l

    2. South Asia Cooperative Environment programme

    3. 1973

    4. Last Saturday of march

    5. Joseph Charles Farman is the British geophysicist who, together withBrian Gardiner and Jon Shanklin, 1985

    6. Rachel Cargon: first book on environment-1962

    7. Cancun mexico

    8. Gaylord Nelson

    9. Hirakud dam Odisha India 25 km

    10.atakama desert

    Round 1

    1. India2. Forests3. Cultural heritage of water- 18 th april 20114. new delhi metallo beta lactamase 15. Karnataka6. 70 km away from Tohoku/ 120 km from sendai/ near the east coast of

    Honshu,7. Mercury8. Madhy Pradesh9. Nuclear plant in Canada10.Wular lake, Kashmir11.BURNDTLAND report12.Gangetic Dolfin

    Round 2: Series arrangement:1. Earth day: 22april, world environment day: June 5, world aids day: Dec 1,

    World ocean day: June 8,2. Norek: Meghalay, Similipal: Orissa, Nilgiri: Tamilnadu-kerla, Gulf of mannar

    : Tamil Nadu3. Kaveri: TN, Krishna: AP(Hamasaladeevi in Andhra Pradesh), Godavari:

    AP(Narasapuram in West Godavari), Mahanadi: Odisha,4. Amphibians-early carboniferous, Gymnosperms-Late carboniferous 319

    million years ago, Angiosperms: Cretaceous 145 - 65 million years ago, Mammals5. Tropopause, Ozone layer, Stratopause, Mesopause6. CO 2 : 1, CH 4 : 72 , N 2O : 289, CCl 2F2 : 11000

    7. Indus: 3,180, Brahmaputra: 2,948, Gangas: 2,510, Godaveri 1,465

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    Round 3:

    1. Wangari Maathai

    2. Rajendra K Pachauri

    3. James Lovelock

    4. Medha Patkar

    5. Vandana Shiva

    6. Sunderlal Bahuguna

    7. M C Mehta

    8. Rajendra Singh

    Round 4:

    1. Recyclable cardboard

    2. Ministry of environment and forest India

    3. Harmful chemical for environment

    4. Central zoo authority of India

    5. Corrosive chemical

    6. PVC recyclable

    7. Echidna(spiny ant eater)

    8. Female cuckoo

    9. Red panda

    10.Great Indian bastard

    11.Pangolin (scaly ant eater/ Indian ant eater)

    12.Nilgiri thar


    13.US origin electronic appliances, Indian origin electronic appliances14.Irritant chemical

    15. NFPA 704 is a standard maintained by the U.S.-based National FireProtection Association. It defines the colloquial " fire diamond " used byemergency personnel to quickly and easily identify the risks posed bynearby hazardous materials. with blue indicating level of health hazard,

    red indicating flammability, yellow (chemical) reactivity, and whitecontaining special codes for unique hazards. Each of health, flammability

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    and reactivity is rated on a scale from 0 (no hazard; normal substance) to4 (severe risk).

    16.The coelacanth was thought to have gone extinct 65 million years ago,until an intact specimen was discovered in 1938 (the lobed-

    finned Latimeria menadoensis and Latimeria chalumnae )

    Tie breakers

    1. The Tasmanian Wolf (thylasine) is not a wolf, but a carnivorous marsupialand a relative of wombats and kangaroos. It even has a pouch.

    Tasmanian officials promoting ranching paid bounties to hunters. Believedto be extinct for well over half a century, unconfirmed reported sightingspersist.

    2. The quagga (Equus quagga quagga) is an extinct subspecies of the plainszebra, which was once found in great numbers in South Africa's Cape

    Province and the southern part of the Orange Free State. Only quagga tohave been photographed alive was a mare at the Zoological Society of London's Zoo in Regent's Park in 1870.

    3. The Ectopistes migratorius (Eastern North America, 1914) The passengerpigeon was once probably the most common bird in the world, a singleflock numbering up to 2.2 billion birds. It was hunted close to extinction forfood and sport in the late 19th century. The last individual died in theCincinnati Zoo in 1914.

    4. Labrador Duck, Camptorhynchus labradorius (Northeast North America,c.1880)


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