Posted: Posted Date – 11:15 PM, Sun – Mar 27, 22

Hyderabad: This article is a follow-up to the last article on the topical approach to current affairs for TSPSC reviews.


  • Newly discovered species – where it is discovered and its importance
  • Species on the brink of extinction – the reason for extinction; the category in which it is placed on the IUCN list and the schedule in which it is placed under the Wildlife Protection Act; where species are found and their importance in the ecosystem.


Read the following statements regarding Monoceromyiaflavoscutata.
1. This is a new species recently discovered in India and classified as a new type of Syrphid flies.

2. It was discovered in Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu
3. As these bees or flies help in pollination and their larvae control the pest population, they are a farmer’s best friend.

Which of the above statements is (are) true?

A.1 and 2

B.2 and 3

C.1 and 3

D.1, 2 and 3

Answer: D

Environment projects – such as biosphere reserves, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, tiger reserves and bird sanctuaries that have recently been declared such – their location and physical features such as the rivers that run through the site, the fauna found there, etc.


DihingPatkai and Raimona were declared national parks in 2021. They are located in which of the following states?
A. Nagaland
B. Assam and Nagaland

D.Assam and Manipur
Answer: C

terms – all the important terms explaining the concepts in the environment, in the news


Consider the following statements

Statement I – Ecological bridges are links in habitat that connect two large wildlife areas.

Statement II – Eco-bridges are usually built in the corridors of elephants to help them cross man-made barriers such as the construction of roads and railways.

Choose the correct code.

A. Statement I is true; Statement II is false

B. Statement I is false; Statement II is true

C. Both statements I and II are true

D. Both statements I and II are false

Answer: C


Note: The State of India’s Forest Report 2021, an assessment of India’s forest and tree cover, published every two years by the Forest Survey of India under the aegis of the Ministry of Environment , Forests and Climate Change, was recently published. The highlights of this report are extremely important for all the competitions that will be held this year. Particular attention should be paid to the salient facts related to Telangana State, including the following details:

• Telangana is ranked second in the country in terms of increase in forest cover with 632 km².

• The recorded forest area in Telangana amounts to 26,969 square kilometers or 24.05% of the total geographical area of ​​the state.

• Hyderabad tops the list of “Forest Cover in Major Megacities” in terms of decadal increase. Hyderabad’s total forest cover increased from 33.15 km2 in 2011 to 81.81 km2 in 2021, an increase of 147%, and it was widely observed in open forest, shrubland and moderate forest cover.

To be continued…

By Shikara Academy

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