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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims - 2020)?

Question 1

 “Reform in EIA is critical for the balance between growth and development, environment and biodiversity”. In the light of the statement analyze the Supreme Court idea of having a national regulator for environmental impact assessment.  (200 words)

Source:

 http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-03-11/news/48118406_1_clearance-project-proponents-new-regulator

 http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-03-11/news/48118469_1_assessment-process-eac-cabinet-secy

Question 2

“While applications of induced pluripotent stem cells in stem cell therapy may be limited to a few diseases, its applications in drug discovery are wide-ranging”. Substantiate (200 words)

Source:

 http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/wideranging-applications-for-pluripotent-stem-cells/article2851466.ece