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 Enumerate all the legislative provisions in India that seek to preserve and protect the environment. How far have they succeeded? Elaborate using suitable examples.

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Legislative approach is not enough for the protection of environment. Critically comment.
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3

Identify major hurdles in the implementation of major environmental legislation.
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4 What is the meaning of Compensatory Afforestation? Critically analyze the provisions of Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015.
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5 NGT has declared ban on registration of diesel vehicle in New delhi in referece to rise in pollution level. Is this ban should be extended to other big cites? Citically analyse.
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1 Climate change

Dead zones have more than quadrupled in the past 50 years due to human activities. What are dead zones? Discuss impact of warming oceans on marine food system.
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2 Clean technologies

India has envisioned ambitious switch to only electric vehicles by 2030 as part of its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Critically discuss key challenges which need to be addressed in this journey to make it a success.
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3 Summits & Conventions

What do you understand by term 'Pre-2020 actions'? Critically analyse key outcomes of recently concluded Conference of Parties in Bonn (COP23).
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4

Examine the impact of human activities on the climatic change. Highlight the global trends to mitigate the adverse effects.
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5 India’s INDC reflects its development challenges and the realities of climate change. What do you understand by the term ‘INDC’? Critically evaluate India’s INDCs in background of Paris conference on climate change.
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6 India’s green vow revolves around Sun. Comment
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7 Paris climate agreement a “monumental triumph” for the earth that will set the stage for achieving an end to poverty and development for all. Elaborate.
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8 Paris conference on climate change is politically ambitious but scientifically catastrophic. Explain.
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9 The aviation industry is facing pressure to reduce its environmental impacts, but aviation is itself susceptible to the effects of climate change. Discuss
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 The construction of dams to meet agricultural and household consumption needs, has led to the shrinking of deltas thereby affecting coastal ecology. Critically examine this statement.

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 Man-animal conflict is emerging as a major concern for the States in the recent years. What is Man-animal conflict and enumerate reasons. Also, critically analyze the strategies devised to handle this issue.

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According to IUCN, Indian rhinos have been classified as Vulnerable. Rhino-horns are used in traditional Chinese medicine and decorative trophies. Is “Dehorning” a viable solution to stop Rhino poaching?


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 In the wake of frequent disasters can Sendai framework provide a panacea in disaster risk reduction .Comment?

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1 Pollution

Discuss sustainable alternatives and action strategy which can be adopted by government & industries to reduce the production and excessive use of single-use plastic polluting our oceans.
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2 Pollution

India may have made it to the 100 club on the World Bank’s “ease of doing business” index, but so far as environmental health is concerned it ranks a dismal 177 among 180 countries in the Environmental Performance Index 2018. Critically analyze reasons for India’s dismal performance in environment sector & suggest action strategy to improve ranking in EPI?
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3 Pollution

Why are microbeads considered harmful for the environment? Discuss various measures taken at national & international level to check their use?
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4 Rising air pollution ‘wreaking havoc on human health. Comment
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1 Biodiversity conservation

Forests do not exist in isolation and the benefits of the forests must be transferred to the people. Critically analyze the statement with special emphasis on social & economic benefits of forests.
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2 Biodiversity conservation

India displays significant biodiversity; it is home to 8% of world’s species but is facing imminent threat from various factors. Critically analyze main reasons for loss of biodiversity in India & suggest action strategy for conservation.
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3 Environment acts & regulations

Discuss economic & environmental impact of recently approved Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance 2017.
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4

Himalayas is a young and eco-sensitive mountain structure. Identify the main issues threatening environment and biodiversity in the region, and how the situation can be dealt.


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5 The union government has banned use of diclofenac and some states have banned Ketoprofen, a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to treat cattle. Discuss the possible reasons for this ban
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6 Coral bleaching is destroying reefs on several pacific islands. What are the reason behind coral bleaching and how it does impact the ocean enviornment
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Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world. Write a critical note on Bhutan’s Gross Happiness Index and its importance for country’s economy and environment.
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2

The concept of Sustainable development is multidimensional. Critically examine.


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The Real development in one which ensures Sustainable development. Critically examine.


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The whole developmental paradigm need to be changed to achieve Sustainable development. Critically comment.


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What is sustainable development ? Highlight the govt policies which aim towards this.


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What is relation between Environment and Development ? Highlight the contardictions between the two with examples.


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What is Environmental audit ? Discuss its importance in ensuring sustainable development. What is its status of implementation in India ?


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8 “India is to the SDGs what china was to the MDG”. Elucidate. Also evaluate the challenges that India would face in implementing the SDG goals.
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1 Pollution

India bears the burden of the maximum number of air pollution-linked deaths in the world. Critically analyse NGT’s graded response action plan to tackle rising menace of air pollution.
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 What do you understand by the term Ethanol Blending’? Discuss its environmental and economic implications.

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