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All India PT Mock Test (OMR Based) Across 20 Cities

will be conducted on 20th May, 2018. Click here for Test Schedule & Online admission.

Test Center List:

  1. Delhi
  2. Jammu
  3. Chandigarh
  4. Ahmedabad
  5. Bhopal
  6. Lucknow
  7. Allahabad
  8. Patna
  9. Ranchi
  10. Kolkata
  11. Bhubaneswar
  12. Raipur
  13. Jaipur
  14. Mumbai
  15. Pune
  16. Nagpur
  17. Hyderabad
  18. Chennai
  19. Coimbatore
  20. Bengaluru

Environment

Syllabus:

Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Disaster and disaster management.

Sub Topic List:

Basic Introduction
• Concept of environment
• Types of environment
• Concept of Biosphere
• Concept of Ecosystem
• Input and output of an ecosystem
• Components of ecosystem
• Characteristics of an ecosystem
• Food chains and food webs
• Trophic levels
• Ecological pyramids
• Laws related to ecology
• Geochemical Cycles

Biodiversity
• What is biodiversity?
• Types of biodiversity
• Importance of biodiversity
• Causes of biodiversity loss
• Impact of the loss of biodiversity
• Ecologically Sensitive area

Biodiversity conservation
• Why it needed?
• In situ and ex situ conservation
• New technologies for conservation
• Economic incentives for conservation
• Role of government
• Role of NGOs
• People participation
• Community forest management
• Eco tourism
• Traditional methods of biodiversity conservation
• Initiatives in India

Water resource degradation
• Ocean resource degradation
• Groundwater degradation
• Surface water degradation
• Water management

Climate change and environment
• Introduction
• Causes
• Impact
• Initiatives
• Future initiatives
• Some new technologies to overcome climate change
• National treaties
• International treaties
• Analysis of treaties
• Country specific initiatives (some important)
• Disparity between developed and non developed on environment issues

Environment and urbanization
• Water degradation in urban areas
• Pollution in metros
• e-waste Management and Handling
• Disposal of untreated sewage
• Real estate boom and environment degradation
• Haphazard construction in hilly areas and impact
• Environment clearance and development issue
• Polythene bags and pollution
• Impact of tower radiation

Mining and environment
• Impact of mining on environmental degradation
• Go and No-Go policy of government
• Forest clearance issues
• Issue of displacement

Agriculture and environment
• Green revolution and its impact
• GM food and its impact
• Irrigation issues
• Contamination of land and water
• Desertification
• Deforestation

Renewable Energy
• Solar energy
• Hydro energy
• Tidal energy
• Wind energy
• Biomass
• OTEC
• Magnetohydrodynamics generator
• Fuel cell
• Geothermal energy
• Concept of green cities
• Hydrogen as a fuel
• Concept of green building
• Initiatives in India

Environmental impact assessment
• Meaning
• Process of EIA
• Process of EIA in India
• Organizations involved in EIA in India
• Advantages of EIA
• Economic development and EIA linkage
• Environment accounting
• Environment ethics

Concept of Sustainable Development
• What is sustainable development
• Parameters of Sustainable development
• Global and regional dimensions
• Sustainable agriculture
• Sustainable forest management
• Industrial waste management
• Water resource management
• Initiatives in India in 12th five year plan

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