Environmental Issues [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management)]: Questions 1 - 6 of 39

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Question 1

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Should the pursuit of carbon credits and clean development mechanisms set up under UNFCCC be maintained even though there has been a massive slide in the value of carbon credit? Discuss with respect to India՚s energy needs for Economic growth.

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Continuous accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a leading to global warming. Burning of fossil fuels, which increases the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

  • The systematic clearing of forests to make a way for more factories, thermal power plants, human activities also leading to the global warming.
  • The Kyoto protocol was initi…

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Question 2

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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What is eco-tourism? How could it be promoted in India?

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The concept of developing tourism with due consideration of the environment is called eco-tourism

  • Eco-tourism means the environment should not be disturbed when we are developed the tourism industry, neither by waste nor by preparing tourists place and not by disturbance to the components of environment by the tourists.
Image Shows Sustainable Ecotourism and Unsustainable Ecotourism
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Question 3

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“The diverse nature of India as a multi-religious and multi-ethnic society is not immune to the impact of radicalism which is seen in her neighbourhood” . Discuss along with strategies to be adopted to counter this environment.

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Recent report says that about a group of Indians joining the ISIS manifest. The vulnerability of Indian youth to the impact of radicalism seen in various parts of the world and in India neighbourhood.

  • Radicalisation among Indian youth is the result of dissatisfaction over political and social issues and certain classes of youth for socio-economicall…

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Question 4

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The scourge of flood is increasing due to climate change, deforestation. Suggest measures to create a comprehensive plan to deal with floods effectively.

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The floods destroyed the eastern and western parts of India. Nearly huge people died and thousands of people displacing every year.

  • There should be in massive capacity building programme to deal with frequent destructive weather events.
  • The rainfall in Indian subcontinent varies. The duration and frequency of rainfall is different in different region…

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Question 5

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Protecting environment should not just be the government business alone. Critically examines the statement in the light of various initiatives taken by the government to tackle climate change.

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India has a healthy tradition of environment protection. The country has committed to using 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022.

  • The sustainable development path chosen by the country shows that economic growth and environment protection can go hand in hand.
  • India՚s nationally determined contributions (NDC) finalized before the Paris climate agreement…

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Question 6

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What are the impediments in disposing the huge quantities of discarded solid waste which are continuously being generated? How do we remove safely the toxic waste that have been accumulating in our habitable environment?

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  • Solid waste is the unwanted are useless solid materials generated from human activities in residential industrial are commercially areas.
    • It may be categorized in 3 ways according to its
      • Origin it includes domestic, industrial, commercial, construction and institutional.
      • Contents it includes organic material, glass, metal, plastic, paper etc.
      • Hazard po…

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