Green House Gases - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Which sector is largest emitter of green house gases in India?

a. Industry
b. Deforestation
c. Energy
d. Agriculture
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Energy

No explanation is available for this question!

2)   Which of the following are major green house gases?

1. Water vapor
2. Carbon dioxide
3. Methane
4. Nitrous oxide
5. Ozone
6. Nitrogen
7. Oxygen

a. 1,3,4,5,6
b. 2,3,5,6
c. 2,3,4,5,7
d. 1,2,3,4,5
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 1,2,3,4,5

To be greenhouse gas the molecule must have a strong absorbence in the IR frequencies of light. Neither oxygen or nitrogen (the major gases in the atmosphere) have this characteristic.