24 April 2014
Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words
1. Write a short note on EU Blue Card.
2. Immigration issue, especially in the case of highly skilled professionals, is a thorny issue between India and the European Union. What steps has EU taken to address India’s concerns in this regard? Examine.
3. Critically comment on US’ pivot to Asia strategy.
4. How does El Nino affect monsoon rains? Explain the mechanism.
5. Explain why Coastal Regulation Zone Notifications were issued in India. Critically comment on the proposals of the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification 2011.
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6. What is the Kuznets Curve? Write a note on Environmental Kuznets Curve.
7. What is BASE jump? How is it different from Skydiving? Explain.
8. Researchers say that jackfruit could help provide the solution to the climate change problem which would affect food crop production in future. Why? Explain.
9. How does immunisation work? Is it completely safe? Examine.
10. Why was the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in news recently? Explain with reference to India.