GS-III: Sci-Tech, Environment & Disaster Management

To what extent, the symbiotic relation between relatively isolated indigenous people and their environment has been affected due to climate change? Analyze citing reasons with suitable examples.

February 10, 2018

Indigenous populations are the ethnic tribes who are the original inhabitants of the region in contrast to groups who have settled occupied or colonised area in later times. Relatively isolated indigenous population have a symbiotic relationship with the environment. This symbiotic relationship is affected due to climate change because Environmental deterioration: The environmental deterioration has

In order to reduce damage and injury caused by earthquakes to the minimum possible, government has introduced the “Early Earthquake Warning and Security System (Onsite)”. Explain how the system works.

January 25, 2018

India has witnessed frequent earthquakes over the last decade. While some of them were of high intensity and caused huge damage, others have warned about the future damage. In order to mitigate the damages caused by the earthquakes, the National Disaster Management Authority and Ministry of Earth Science have decided to introduce the “Early Earthquake Warning and

“Urban floods are significantly different from rural flooding.” Discuss while highlighting the causes of Urban Floods in India.

August 30, 2017

Flood is “an overflow of a water body over areas not usually inundated”. However Urban flood is significantly different from the rural flood. Because of developed catchments in urban areas, there is higher runoff & subsequently, a flood occurs very quickly. Also, most of the surface is solid, so water infiltration is difficult. Due to