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Code No: RA 07A3EC11 RA

III B.Tech I Semester(R07) Supplementary Examinations, November 2010


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
(Electronics & Communication Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. What are the different activities that can be taken up to increase public awareness of environmental
issues? Explain how they help in better environmental management.
[16]
2. (a) Explain the various pros and cons of modern day pesticides.
(b) Discuss the alternate methods of Insect Control avoiding the use of pesticides.
[8+8]
3. (a) What steps can be taken to conserve grasslands and what are the common reasons for destruction
of these ecosystem?
(b) Briefly write about the different kinds of grasslands in India, also stating the main activities in
such areas. [8+8]
4. (a) Discuss the status of India as a mega diverse nation of biodiversity.
(b) Mention the important site in India identified for the conservation of endemic species and list the
major endemic species of India. [8+8]
5. Describe the Sources, Effects and Methods of control of the following:
(a) Sources of air pollution
(b) Pesticide Pollution. [8+8]
6. (a) What makes the Climate Change? What impacts of climate change have already been observed?
(b) What is a Green House Effect (GHE)? Explain. [10+6]
7. Write a short note on:
(a) Mad cow disease
(b) Artificial Rains
(c) Extinction of Aral Sea
(d) Women empowerment. [4+4+4+4]
8. Prepare a report on what development you found ecological /environmental wise in a nearby vil-
lage/rural area near to you in the last five years. [16]

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