The IAS Main 2013 is commencing from 2 December, 2013. The Scheme of Exam is notified by the UPSC. The IAS Main will be conducted on New Pattern and hence a new set of approach will be required to face this challenge. In the recent times the significance and importance of Environment topics has been increased significantly.
The Environment is taking the driving seat in all issues and discussions. There can be number of environmental issues which need to be discussed and they have their significance in short as well as long run. The long run concern is more important and cannot be overlooked.
There are various International Conventions, Conferences and Calamities in the calendar year which the candidates should not miss. Some of the Important Issues which should not be missed are as follows.
Minamata Convention on Mercury
COP-19, UN Climate Change Conference Kicked off at Warsaw, Poland
A Third of Western Ghats declared as Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA)
MoEF Approved Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats
Human Beings are The Main Reason for Climate Change: IPCC
India's First Marine Eco-Sensitive Zone declared in Gulf of Kutch
Global warming will make Indian monsoon worse and unpredictable: Report
Japan Developed New Technology with Panasonic Corporation for Successful Greening of Deserts
Cloud Burst ,Land Slides and the Uttarakhand Calamity
Seagrass Can be Used for Fighting Climate Change
Government proposed to Set up Plastic Parks
UNESCO declared Nicobar Islands as World Biosphere Reserve