ENVIRONMENT AND IT’S IMPORTANCE IN
If you have noticed, since past two years
UPSC has been emphasizing a great deal on the section ‘Environment ’. And why
not , ‘Environment’ is indispensable in lives of humankind. It is our life
support system. It includes biotic as well as abiotic components ( since both
are interdependent on each other). Right since men were blindfolded with growth
and power , it has taken a toll on our surrounding atmosphere , nature . The
fact is that there is an inverse relationship between growth , development and
it’s impact on environment. To simplify, as countries prosper in a gigantic
manner, there is an equal negative influence on our environment. The degradation
has been very rapid in the past few decades. Hence, it’s a welcome step by the
UPSC that they are trying to bring the importance of ‘Environment’ to the
forefront by asking more questions in this section, unlike before.
We, the team of UPSCPORTAL, are just
following the footsteps and trying to make everyone aware the importance of
‘Environment’ in our own humble way.
Well frankly speaking, that’s the long
term goal , the short term goal is that it will help the aspirants in preparing
well for the upcoming Preliminary examination .
TREND TILL DATE
Right since UPSC started asking questions
from Environment, there have been nothing less than 15-20 questions (from 2011
onwards) in the GS paper or the paper – I of preliminary examination. Earlier,
Environment was not considered as a separate subject and was included in Biology
or Geography. However with the importance of the subject being realized
gradually, Environment has been categorized as a distinct subject.
AREAS TO FOCUS
As you have probably guessed, the
Environment is a huge concept and it’s not possible to study about it in a
limited time-period . So here in this platform, it’s better to focus on the
topics that are most important from the point of view of Prelims, 2014. These
would be : Biodiversity, Natural Resources , Pollution, Ecosystem and various
conventions and conferences related to environmental issues and not to forget
various relevant reports and their significance. Also, perspective solutions to
the amorphous threats to the nature by mankind have to be skillfully tackled in
an efficient manner soon, otherwise the problem will become impregnable and the
human race is doomed.
In the notifications that UPSC issue, they
are very consistent about the fact that the candidates they are looking for
should be vigilant and have a good grasp of everything happening around them. So
dear candidates, why act otherwise ? Preparing for ‘Environment’ section will
help aspirants have an upper hand over their competitors. One thing is for
certain ,that if the trend that preliminary examination has been following
continues , ‘Environment’ section is bound to have atleast 15-20% weightage yet
again. So it’s time to pull up your socks and give your full efforts in
preparing for this examination.
The team of UPSCPORTAL understands the
value of your precious time , so we have come up with a free short course on
‘ENVIRONMENT.’ In this platform we plan to cover everything that’s important
from examination point of view and make the candidate’s knowledge about
environment and ecology crystal clear.
In the coming days, We will be coming up
with informative articles and analyzes of the Environment section. In the
Meanwhile, we wish the candidates,
ALL THE VERY BEST