IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics that will Increase your Score: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the civil services (CS) preliminary examination on June 18 this year. It is one of the most esteemed and toughest exams in the country. With a success rate of 0.1- 0.3 percent of the total percentage of candidates who apply, it is really difficult to nail the examination.
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As promised, today we are going to continue with the Eight topic i.e Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas and Initiative. Let us provide you the brief explanation of the said topic.
IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics that will Increase your Score: Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas and Initiative
Today we will discuss the third topic i.e Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas and Initiative. Below mentioned is the explanation of the said topic.
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Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas and Initiative
The Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas, released by the European Union (EU) raises awareness on the role of soil organisms in sustaining life on planet, and presents the latest research on soil biodiversity. The Atlas is a result of discussions, during the International Workshop on ‘Managing Living Soils’ conducted by FAO in Rome in 2012.
- According to DJ Bagyaraj Indian Microbiology Scientist an expert researcher on Mycorrhizal fungi, the Atlas aims at creating awareness to the public on the importance of soil biodiversity essential for sustainable food production and prevention of land degradation.
- Bagyaraj is the only contributor from India to the recently released Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas. Mycorrhizal fungi, is naturally available in the soil and is responsible for helping plants take in phosphorous. India, being a tropical country, the direct availability of phosphorous is low.
- Soil organisms are responsible for many ecosystem services like nutrient cycling, plant growth, control of pests and diseases, degradation of wastes et al. Soil biodiversity supports many services essential to human beings including: plant rowth, water and climate regulation, and disease control among others.
The Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative
- It is global collaboration of scientists, with a focus on informing the public about the need and benefits of environmental policy, and overall creating a platform for the current and future sustainability of soils.
- The GSBI will make better use of the knowledge on soil biodiversity and ecosystem services instead of new research.
What are its Functions?
- Provide supporting examples to policy makers of possible solutions in which soil biodiversity maintenance and improvement is integral to make a difference for human-well-being.
- Exchange of knowledge and questions from users and stakeholders at an open science conference in order to set research and policy agendas.
- Provide a central forum for input to working groups on soil biodiversity and ecosystem services. Identify a framework of agreed direct links between soil biodiversity and ecosystem services.
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