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Ce05239 Environmental Studies Set1


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Ce05239 Environmental Studies Set1

  1. 1. Code No: CE05239 RA IV B.Tech I Semester Regular Examinations, November 2008 ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ( Common to Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Mechatronics, Electronics & Computer Engineering, Instrumentation & Control Engineering and Automobile Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks 1. Explain the di erent areas of environmental conservation to which people belonging to di erent disciplines can contribute. [16] 2. (a) Write a detailed note on the problems arising out of overexploitation of forest resources. (b) Describe how forest management is being done in India by citing any example. [6+10] 3. Write brie y about the following types of ecosystems. Bring out the unique char- acteristics, threats and also the action needed to overcome threats: (a) Marine ecosystem (b) Desert ecosystem (c) Grasslands. [16] 4. (a) Explain the concept of ex-situ conservation and illustrate your answer with examples. (b) What is an Integrated Protected Areas and how does it help in conservation of biological diversity. [10+6] 5. Write about some of the daily activities and usage of materials that impact the environment and explain how. [16] 6. (a) List the major Pollution control Acts in India. (b) Discuss the role and activities of Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB). [4+12] 7. Explain the push and pull factors which lead to migration from rural areas to urban centers. [16] 8. Explain the causes and e ects of air pollution by describing any urban or industrial area that you have studied. [16] 1 of 1