UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2014

  • question_answer
    Consider the following statements regarding 'Earth Hour'.
    1. It is an initiative of UNEP and UNESCO.
    2. It is a movement in which the participants switch off the lights for one hour on a certain day every year.
    3. It is a movement to raise the awareness about the climate change and the need to save the planet.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 and 3           

    B)  Only 2

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Exp. [c] Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It is a movement in which the participants (individuals, communities, households etc) turn off the non-essential lights for the hours from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on the last Saturday in March. It is done to engage participants on the issue of climate change.

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