Environment: Contemporary Issues for UPSC Mains 2019


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Environment: Contemporary Issues for UPSC Mains 2019

Contemporary issues are one of the most important segments of UPSC CSE Mains examination. The in-depth understanding of these issues provides an edge to the aspirants while writing GS-Mains papers as well as in some optional subjects. These issues also help the aspirants in Personality Test after qualifying the Mains Examination.

How is GSSCORE covering these contemporary issues?

It is in this context GSSCORE has started a novel initiative called “Quality Improvement Program (QIP)” to cover holistically all the contemporary issues which are important from the UPSC Mains point of view. The Quality Improvement Program of GSSCORE will provide the aspirants an in-depth understanding of important contemporary issues ranging from Economy, Environment, and International Relations to Polity and Governance.

The following two volumes are part of GSSCORE QIP series related to contemporary issues pertaining to Environment. These include issues

  • Climate changes: National programs and international cooperation such as progress in NAPCC, COP-24, Solar Alliance etc. Important reports of the past few years for example-IPCC report 1.5 Degree etc.
  • Ecology: Destruction of habitats, loss of species etc. Recent initiative at national and international level for conservation of flora and fauna. Important reports of various institutions.
  • Pollution: Important contemporary challenges of land, water and air pollution. New initiatives at national and international level.
  • Besides above, issues such as melting of glaciers, water crisis, increasing floods and draughts, erratic monsoon etc. are separately dealt in this volume.



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