UPSC PRELIMS 2020: Operation Clean Art

Operation Clean Art

Topic: Operation Clean Art

Topic in Syllabus: Ecology & Environment

Operation Clean Art

Context:

  • Operation Clean Art was the first pan India operation to crack down on the smuggling of mongoose hair in the country.
  • Operation Clean Art was conceived by WCCB with the singular aim of ensuring that the mongoose hair brush trade is closed down across the country.
  • The mongoose is listed in Schedule II Part 2 of the Wildlife Protection Act.
  • Any smuggling or possession of its body part is a non-bailable offence.

Sample Question:

Operation Clean Art was the first pan India operation to crack down on the smuggling of Which animal in the country?

  1. Peacock
  2. Mangoose
  3. Turtle
  4. None

Answer: b