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[Prelims] Topics not to be missed - Environment

I guess a similar topic has already been created but i was not able to locate it so i created it again. inputs invited from seniors @Partho @fallen_leaves @Oceanus @vijay_45 @sunnywadia @Neyawn @alexiaaicha @sina @khajoor

1. water, nitrogen, carbon cycle.
2. endangered and endemic species of india
3. insitu exsitu
4. causes effects and control measures of pollution
5. nagoya protocol + CBD + cop11
6. water conservation+ rainwater harvesting
7. wasteland reclamation
8. ramsar
9. wildlife protection act+envi protection act

feel free to list the topics which according to you should not be missed/are most improtant.
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  • @Woodpecker
    10. Applications of biotechnology to the field of environment. genetic engineering, genetically modified crops.
    11. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_environmental_issues

    I think point 11 will make this thread exhaustive :)
  • Few imp topics which can be added here:
    10. National Action Plan on Climate Change(has 8 action plans) including national solar mission, enhanced energy efficiency, sustainable habitat, water mission, etc
    11. Threat to biodiversity, biomagnification, Gadgil report on Western Ghat and controversies regarding the same
    12. Millenium Ecosystem Assessment, category of endangered species--red data book..
    13. Pollinating agents, keystone species vs Sentinel species
    14. Biopesticides, issues with Bt brinjal..
    Seniors, take a look. Thanks!
  • 15. Important protocols/treaties (Not exhaustive)
    - CITES
    - Kyoto
    - Minamata
    - Montreal
    - Cartagena
    - Ramsar
    - Whaling
    - UNFCC

    16. Climate change and the causes.
    17. Space garbage (can be broadly put in pollution)

    Thanks folks for the above list and good initiative @woodpecker. I will mention more, as and when I remember.
  • edited April 2013
    18. Napcc

    19. ethanol blended petrol

    20. saranda development plan

    21. elephants, rhinoceros and narcodam hornbill.

    @Partho @vijay_45 @alexiaaicha @Oceanus @sunnywadia @AK_CS are there any more topics that should not be missed..!!
    Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.
  • edited April 2013
    22. Green economy

    23.Akwe:Kon guidelines and The Tkarihwaie:ri code of ethical conduct

    24. Redd and Redd+

    25. Aichi biodiversity targets
    When you have a hammer, everything resembles a nail.
  • 26) Project Tiger and camera trapping technique

    27) Project Elephant

    28) Project snow leopard

    29) Project Rhino

    30) Vulture conservation efforts and Diclofenac

    31) Constitutional provisions for Environmental Protection
    Stay Classy ...Stay Genuine
  • 32 ) National Green Tribunal.
  • edited April 2013
    33) National Parks, Sanctuaries, Protected Areas

    34) Biodiversity hotspots

    35) Project Crocodile

    PS It is Narcondam Hornbill.

    "We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen."
  • 36) Madhav Gadgil committee report - raised a furore in Kerala. It deals with the Western Ghats, so it seems relevant.
  • 37) Melting of Himalayan Glaciers in Tibet/India
  • 38) Integrated Pest Management
    39) Protection of Sea Cows (Dugongs)
    40) Water Footprint
  • 41) Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) and Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) mechanisms
    42) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
  • 43) Environmental Performance Index(EPI) by Planning Commission
    44) Eco Sensitive Zones by MoEF
  • 45)PBT Metals......Persistent Bio accumulative and toxic
  • 46. rapid depletion of mangroves
    47. rise in sea level and sunderbans
    Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.
  • 48.ocean acidification and ocean garbage patch
  • 49. K. Kasturirangan Committee - On W.G. (recently in news)

    "We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen."
  • 50. mobile radiation ,SAR
  • UNEP Year Book 2013..
    just read this there are only 80 pages out of which 20 are of no use.can be finished within an hour
    Covers topics like RIO+20,latest developments,efforts taken to slowdown GHGs , about Arctic Biosphere,Depletion of Ozone layer,various protocols and other important topics.

    P.S Should not be missed..
  • endangered species (addition to gkt notes)

    open with powerpoint
    Ex-railwayman,Indian Police service
  • error while opening the endangered species.pdf...
  • open with powerpoint
    Ex-railwayman,Indian Police service
  • Thanks everyone who contributed to this thread
  • All generalizations are false including this one
    Fascinating Universe -
  • sorry for deviating of the topic..

    but can anyone just list important science and technology topics in list of current time line for last 4-5 months for the prelims? will be of great help..
    "i am the guy doing my job,you must be the other guy."
  • open with powerpoint
    The list is for year -2011 . Will that make any difference ? ( just a doubt)
    Best Regards,
  • open with powerpoint
    The list is for year -2011 . Will that make any difference ? ( just a doubt)
    That is the latest list available in MoEF website. So it should not be a problem.

  • 45)PBT Metals......Persistent Bio accumulative and toxic
    i feel it is a crucial topic which is similar to last year asked question: 1. what are the pollutants in clean drinking water in some parts of India?
    2.Due to improper / indiscriminate disposal of old and used computers or their parts, which of the following are released into the environment as e-waste?

    ans: berylium,cadmium,chromium.mercury and lead.
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