WMO Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: The global annual to decadal climate update report was recently issued by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). The annual update harnesses the expertise of internationally acclaimed climate scientists and the best prediction systems from leading climate centres around the world to produce actionable information for …

Climate change impacts different regions in a disproportionate manner which affects livelihoods as well as our survival. Elucidate.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. Climate change impacts different regions in a disproportionate manner which affects livelihoods as well as our survival. Elucidate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3. Key …

A carbon price that starts low and rises steadily could help India reach its targets under the Paris climate accord and also achieve net zero in the long run. Critically examine.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. A carbon price that starts low and rises steadily could help India reach its targets under the Paris climate accord and also achieve net zero in the long run. Critically examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question: As climate change …

What is the IPCC, and why are its Assessment Reports important?

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   What is the IPCC, and why are its Assessment Reports important? Context: The third part of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report was released recently. The first part of the report was released in August last year. That one was centred around the scientific basis of climate …

IPCC Report:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered:  Conservation related issues.   Context: The second part of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report was released recently. This second part of the report is about climate change impacts, risks and vulnerabilities, and adaptation options. The first part of the report was released in August last year. That one was centred …

Why does India need a transition strategy away from fossil fuel?

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: Energy giants like Russia and Saudi Arabia have been looking for a slice of the rising market in India. As per the estimates of the Organisation of the Petroleum-Exporting Countries (Opec), world oil demand will rise from 96.44 million barrels per day (mb/d) in 2021 …

The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) adopts a climate strategy that considers both development agendas as well as climate change. Elucidate.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6. The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) adopts a climate strategy that considers both development agendas as well as climate change. Elucidate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General …

Climate change is bringing multiple different changes in different regions – which will all increase with further warming. Elucidate.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. Climate change is bringing multiple different changes in different regions – which will all increase with further warming. Elucidate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 …

The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) adopts a climate strategy that considers both development agendas as well as climate change. Elucidate.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) adopts a climate strategy that considers both development agendas as well as climate change. Elucidate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: InsightsonIndia.com Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper …

Why India, Russia blocked move to take climate change to UNSC?

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation and Pollution related issues.   Context: India and Russia have blocked a proposal that would have allowed the UN Security Council to deliberate on climate-related issues.   What’s the issue? The draft resolution, piloted by Ireland and Niger, sought to create a formal space in the Security Council for …

Climate change is bringing multiple different changes in different regions – which will all increase with further warming. Elucidate.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. Climate change is bringing multiple different changes in different regions – which will all increase with further warming. Elucidate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 …

Rising global temperatures result in storms and heavy rains, but paradoxically also more intense dry spells as more water evaporates from the land and global weather patterns change. Discuss the steps that are needed to be taken to address this paradox.

Topic: geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 2. Rising global temperatures result in storms and heavy rains, but paradoxically also more intense dry spells as more water evaporates from the land and global weather patterns change. Discuss …

In the age of climate change and water scarcity, micro-irrigation can help increase crop yield and decrease water, fertiliser and labour requirements. Analyse the issues in micro irrigation and suggest measures to address them.

Topic: different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage 5. In the age of climate change and water scarcity, micro-irrigation can help increase crop yield and decrease water, fertiliser and labour requirements. Analyse the issues in micro irrigation and suggest measures to address them. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy. Reference: Live Mint Why the question: …

Climate change is the single biggest threat to shallow-water coral reefs worldwide. Elaborate.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2. Climate change is the single biggest threat to shallow-water coral reefs worldwide. Elaborate. (250 Words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable. Key Demand …

Insights into Editorial: Batting for ‘One South Asia’ makes more sense

    Context: Over the course of four days, at the G20 in Rome and COP26 (the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference) in Glasgow, Scotland, Prime Minister Modi spoke at nearly a dozen events, expanding on India’s plans to counter climate change. India’s record since the 2015 Paris Accord and initiatives such as the …

Climate risks may become irreversible despite taking actions. Should the focus be also on adaptation along with mitigation? Critically comment.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 6. Climate risks may become irreversible despite taking actions. Should the focus be also on adaptation along with mitigation? Critically comment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question:  Many Indian telecom companies have sought government approvals for trial runs of 5G network in India. Key Demand …

Infrastructure for Resilient Island States

  Topics Covered:Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Context: This initiative has been launched by India for developing the infrastructure of small island nations vulnerable to climate change. The new initiative is the result of cooperation between India, the U.K. and Australia and included the participation of leaders of small island nations …

Given its inclusive development aspirations, can India’s ambitious plan of net zero emissions by 2070 and other pledges at COP-26 summit in Glasgow be achieved? Critically examine. (250 words)

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 5. Given its inclusive development aspirations, can India’s ambitious plan of net zero emissions by 2070 and other pledges at COP-26 summit in Glasgow be achieved? Critically examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: LiveMint Why the question: In a surprise move at COP26 in …