30 Expected & Most Important Topics Geography Optional UPSC Mains 2020 (Download PDF)


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1. Water Crisis to Floods – Journey of Mismanagement of Water & Consequences 2. Solar irradiance – possible cause of global change 3. India’s Space Mission in light of Chandrayaan -2 – Vikram (landing of South Pole) 4. Amazon Rainforest 5. Gender Gap Report 6. Global Slavery Index 7. Role of Geospatial Technology

8. Geography of Public Policy9. Medical Tourism in India10. Concept of Lone Eagle Cities11. Urban Geography – A Call (Work of Soja)

12. Malnutrition – A challenge13. Biodiversity Hotspots14. Pepsico-potato Case

  • The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act (PPVFRA), which introduced intellectual property protection in Indian agriculture, faced its biggest test in its implementation phase of nearly a decade and a half, when PepsiCo India initiated legal proceedings against four farmers in Gujarat for “illegally” growing its potato variety registered under the PPVFRA.

15. Phytoplankton Blooms in Southern Ocean16. Plastic Pollution and Impact on Ocean Creatures17. Degradation of Mountain Ranges – Aravallis

18. Climate Resilient Agriculture 19. UN Summit to Combat Desertification20. Heat Waves21. Climate Change and Vector Borne Diseases

22. Glacial Lake Outburst Floods23. Deep Ecology24. Spatial Interaction Model – Hurst & Ullman25. Geopolitics of Climate Change

26. One Nation – One Election27. Hydrology Basics 28. Slope – Theories of Slope Development (Hypsographic Curve) 29. Feminist Geography30. Post Modernism

- Published/Last Modified on: November 20, 2019

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