UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-10

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    In. the recent future there is an urgent need to conserve the diversity of bee population. Why?
    1. More than half of European countries, there are not enough honeybees to pollinate crops.
    2. A boom in biofuels has sparked a massive increase in the need for pollination.
    3. In a normal ecosystem no wild pollinators other than bees are available.
    4. Bees provide a critical link in the food chain of humans.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1, 2 and 3                    

    B)  2, 3 and 4         

    C)  1, 2 and 4

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Wild pollinators are bumblebees and hover flies. The research suggests that much of the work is now being done by wild pollinators including bumblebees, solitary bees and hover flies. Bees are keystone species determine the ability of a large number of other species to survive and provide critical link in the food chain. Albert Einstein once said, "if the bees goes extinct we have four more years on Earth."

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