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R07

II B. Tech II Semester, Supplementary Examinations, Nov/ Dec - 2011


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
(Com. to CE, EEE, ME, CSE, EIE, BME, IT, AME, BOT, MM)
Time: 3 hours

Max. Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks

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.

2.

Discuss the scope of environmental studies with respect to the following statements:
a) Our dependence on nature is so great that we cannot continue to live without
protecting the earths environmental resources.
b) Industrial development and intensive agriculture use up large amounts of natural
resources.

3.

a) Why should natural ecosystems and various forms of species be protected?


b) How does indiscriminate exploitation of these areas lead to damage?

4.

a) Discuss the importance of biodiversity in the context of India.


b) Explain the concept of In-situ conservation of biodiversity. Illustrate your answer
with suitable examples.

5.

Discuss the global effects of pollution and suggest suitable measures.

6.

a) What do you understand by Sustainable Life Styles?


b) Explain suitable measures for sustainable development with suitable examples.

7.

a) What are the reasons for differences in the rate of population growth in various
countries?
b) Discuss the role of information technology on environment and human health.

8.

Describe your recent visit to any cosmopolitan city or any urban area and its impact on
environment and discuss the various measures to control the pollution levels.

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R07

II B. Tech II Semester, Supplementary Examinations, Nov/ Dec - 2011


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
(Com. to CE, EEE, ME, CSE, EIE, BME, IT, AME, BOT, MM)
Time: 3 hours

Max. Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks

1.

a) Explain the need for students from all courses to be aware of environmental issues.
b) Write briefly about the scope of environmental studies

2.

Discuss natural resources and associated problems by focusing your attention on:
a) the unequal consumption of natural resources.
b) Planning land use.

3.

a) What do you understand by food chain in an ecosystem?


b) How does a complex food web protect the ecosystem from degradation?

4.

a) Discuss the importance of biodiversity and its conservation with the aid of suitable
examples.
b) Discuss the endangered and endemic species of India with particular reference to
common plants, animals and bird species.

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5.

a) Oceans are the ultimate sink for most of the waste we produce .Explain.
b) Write briefly the causes, effects and control measures of air pollution.

6.

a) Write a detailed note on the pattern of urbanization and the reasons for large
migration from rural areas and its effect on environment.
b) Define watershed management and explain its objectives.

7.

a) What are the reasons for differences in the rate of population growth in various
countries.
b) Discuss the role of information technology and value education in environmental and
human health.

8.

a) Describe how you would methodically record the elements and resources in an
ecosystem and assess its functioning.
b) Based on your field visit summarize your observations and findings of either forest
eco-system or river ecosystem.

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SET - 3

R07

II B. Tech II Semester, Supplementary Examinations, Nov/ Dec - 2011


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
(Com. to CE, EEE, ME, CSE, EIE, BME, IT, AME, BOT, MM)
Time: 3 hours

Max. Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks

1.

Explain the different areas of environmental conservation to which people belonging to


different disciplines can contribute.

2.

a) As per the growing energy needs discuss the importance of renewable resources
against the conventional energy sources.
b) Explain the environmental impact of extracting and using mineral resources.

3.

a) Explain about the different types of forest resources in India and their impact on
environment.
b) Discuss about the causes and effects of deforestation and the control measures.

4.

a) What do you understand by endemic and endangered species ? How are they
categorized? Give some examples of such species in India.
b) Explain about in-situ conservation of biodiversity in detail.

5.

a) Illustrate the global effects of pollution and suggest suitable control measures.
b) List the major physiological effects of air pollution on plants and human beings.

6.

a) Discuss the impact of nuclear energy sources on environment against conventional


thermal power plants.
b) Outline some of the important strategies which must be taken up to minimize the
environmental hazards due to nuclear power plants.

7.

a) Describe the problems created by the growing population of the earth.


b) Discuss the importance of information technology on human health and
environment.

8.

a) Describe how you would methodically record the elements and resources in an
ecosystem and assess its functioning.
b) Based on your field visits, summarize your observations and findings of the water
resource ecosystem in your region

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R07

II B. Tech II Semester, Supplementary Examinations, Nov/ Dec - 2011


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
(Com. to CE, EEE, ME, CSE, EIE, BME, IT, AME, BOT, MM)
Time: 3 hours

Max. Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks

1.

a) Write about the scope of environmental studies.


b) Discuss in detail the importance and components of environmental studies.

2.

a) Discuss the importance of renewable resources in the view of depleting natural


resources.
b) Discuss the environmental impacts of irrigation and hydel power plants.

3.

a) Describe the structure and functions of an ecosystem.


b) Explain the significance of presenting balance in various kinds of ecosystems.
Illustrate with suitable examples.

4.

a) What is Indias position in the world with respect to biodiversity? Discuss in detail.
b) Explain Ex-Situ conservation of biodiversity with respect to India.

5.

a) Discuss in detail the sources, effects and control measures for thermal pollution and
noise pollution.
b) Briefly describe the methods of heating and disposal of solid waste.

6.

a) What are the major causes of nuclear hazards and accidents.


b) Discuss the ways to minimize radiation exposure in case of a nuclear accident.

7.

a) Explain briefly the pattern of global population growth in recent years which is
causing alarm to environmental experts.
b) Describe the main features of Indias population and their effect in economic
development.

8.

Explain the causes, effects and control measures of air pollution by describing any
urban or industrial area that you have studied.

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