DMPQ-. Comment on the UN World water development report, 2022.

The 2022 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (UN WWDR 2022) entitled ‘Groundwater: Making the invisible visible’ was released on March 21, 2022. It describes the challenges and opportunities associated with the development, management and governance of groundwater across the world. Important findings in the report: India is the largest groundwater-user globally, … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the causes and consequences of 6th mass extinction.

A mass extinction is usually defined as a loss of about three quarters of all species in existence across the entire Earth over a “short” geological period of time. Given the vast amount of time since life first evolved on the planet, “short” is defined as anything less than 2.8 million years. Causes of Extinction … Read more

DMPQ-Explain the human-wildlife conflict. Also suggest various solutions to end the human-wild life conflicts.

Human-wildlife conflict is when encounters between humans and wildlife lead to negative results, such as loss of property, livelihoods, and even life. Defensive and retaliatory killing may eventually drive these species to extinction. These encounters not only result in suffering for both people and wildlife immediately impacted by the conflict; they can also have a … Read more

DMPQ-Write a note on Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill,2021.

In December 2021, the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was introduced in Lok Sabha, and was subsequently referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee. The Bill seeks to amend the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 to: Encourage the Indian system of medicine and cultivation of wild medicinal plants, Facilitate fast-tracking of processes for research, patent application, and … Read more

DMPQ-Write a short note on National Forest policy,1988.

The principal aim of National Forest Policy, 1988 is to ensure environmental stability and maintenance of ecological balance including atmospheric equilibrium which are vital for sustenance of all life forms, human, animal and plant.  The derivation of direct economic benefit must be subordinate to this principal aim. The basic objectives of the Forest Policy 1988 … Read more

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