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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Question 

“Indian society is a blend of scientific and non-scientific discourse”. In the light of the statement assess the development of scientific temper as enshrined in our constitution. (400 words)

Source:

http://www.frontline.in/columns/Sashi_Kumar/scientific-bent-and-bent-science/article5795983.ece

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1

 “It is time for India’s leaders to recognize the positive role that IP can play in fostering growth and improving citizens’ wellbeing. The reality is that IP protection is an economic engine that developing-country citizens should not have to forego”. Comment (200 words)

Source:

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/rod-hunter-emphasizes-the-importance-of-strong-ip-protections-for-sustained-gdp-growth-and-job-creation

http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/rod-hunter-why-india-needs-to-take-intellectual-property-seriously-114011100711_1.html

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/misplaced-concerns-over-our-ipr-regime/article5737021.ece

Question 2

“Public understanding of science is an important dimension of introducing and reaching the benefits of modern science and technology to the people. Comment on the efforts of government in creating scientific temper in the society. (200 words)

 Source: Open ended

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Question 1

“Low-intensity conflict is emerging as most potent threat to security”. Comment on the strategies of the government in managing the LIC.  (200 words)

Source:

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/technology-key-to-contain-low-intensity-conflicts-scientist/article1479169.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/drdo-to-develop-antiterror-systems/article714712.ece

http://www.idsa.in/strategicanalysis/VivekChadhaLowIntensityConflictsinIndiaAnAnalysis_skjha_0405

Question 2

“The Sonar technology expertise is a step ahead in indigenization by DRDO”. Comment on the significance of its export to Myanmar.  (200 words)

Source:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/drdo-to-export-sonars-to-myanmar-soon/article5269860.ece

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1

 “The economies that fail to implement comprehensive national broadband strategies risk losing ground in global competitiveness and may fall behind in the delivery of societal benefits from ICTs”. In the light of the statement trace the efforts of Indian government in bridging the ‘Digital Divide’. (200 words)

Source:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/digital-divide-widens-even-as-costs-drop-globally/article3988613.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/reducing-digital-divide-vital-manmohan/article5538125.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/eliteracy-will-reduce-digital-divide-pm/article5540324.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/digital-divide-still-wide-in-developing-world-study/article4612266.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/towards-bridging-the-digital-divide/article2980659.ece

http://www.gktoday.in/national-mission-on-education-through-ict-nmeict/

http://www.gktoday.in/ict-development-index/

Question 2

“Little labs not mission-oriented agencies, are the true crucibles of Indian science”. Comment (200 words)

Source:

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/indian-science-shouldembrace-aninterdisciplinary-approach/article5706435.ece

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – Answer Writing Challenge

1) “A global analysis on how nations fare in environment performance, generated by researchers at Yale University in 2014, has ranked India 155 among 178 nations and labeled the country’s air quality among the worst in the world”. In the light of this statement assess the performance of Indian government and suggest measures to overcome the same? (200 Words)

http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/lessons-delhi-could-learn-beijing-clean-its-air-act

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/on-campus/air-apocalypse/article5620507.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/india-has-the-most-toxic-air-study/article2837739.ece

2)  “Agro-forestry has the potential to achieve sustainability in agriculture while optimizing its productivity and mitigating climate change impact”. Critically comment. (200 Words)

http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/india-becomes-first-country-adopt-agroforestry-policy

http://www.carbon2markets.org/content.cfm?ID=26

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/agroforestry-needs-more-investment-pranab/article5673509.ece

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877343513001255

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY – Answer Writing Challenge

1.  “The role of Women Scientists and Teachers in ‘promotion and application’ of Science and Technology has multifarious effects in dealing with societal evil and making the society a gender neutral”. Substantiate. (200 Words)

Source: Open ended

2. “Al l innovations should have universal implications and consequences that would lead to amelioration of human condition. Global public goods like cure for AIDS or cancer and diffusion of technologies to better and improve services and systems for mankind cannot be patented”. Do you agree? Explain (200 Words)

Source: Open ended

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SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY – Answer Writing Challenge

  1. Discuss the key decisions taken at recently held “Warsaw Climate Talk”. Do you think international climate change negotiations are biased? Critically comment. (200 Words)
  2.  “The Arctic deserves to be treated as a ‘global common’ and a common heritage of mankind.” Discuss. (200 Words)

Source: click here.

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Science and Technology – Answer Writing Challenge

1. In what ways can IT and BT be integrated to reduce poverty in India?

Source: Open ended

2. What are the ecological and ethical issues associated with nano-technology? Mention two ways,other than medicine,in which this technology can be used for social welfare in India.

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Answer Writing Challenge

  Topic: Environmental Issues

  1. “While the policy framework to promote the bio-fuel sector in India is very encouraging, experience has shown that the government’s initiatives have not translated into results on the production and commercialization fronts to meet the country’s energy demand. This calls for a re-examination of the policy from various stages of the biofuel supply chain.” Critically analyze. (200 Words)

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/revving-up-on-ethanol/article4262648.ece

http://www.bioenergyconsult.com/tag/national-policy-on-biofuels/

  1. “Jettisoning projects at the slightest sign of dissent is not the solution.” Critically comment in the light of recent environment vs development hassle. (200 Words)

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/law-of-the-jungle/article5244600.ece

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1

 Critically comment on the strategic significance of Agni-5.  (200 words)

Source: IDSA and Fair observer.

Question 2

“The only way forward for country’s rapid indigenization of defence products, with both the public & private sectors playing roles in the endeavour”. Comment in the light of recent controversies in the defence sector and Steps taken in this regard.  (200 words)

Source: DPP 2013.

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1

“The Government’s communication policy has had a crippling effect on public relations and national morale as AIR and DD came to be used as a propaganda trumpet rather than as a voice of India to its multitudinous diversity”. Discuss suggesting broadcasting reforms India should contemplate with special reference to Prasar Bharti.

Source:

http://www.ifp.co.in/nws-12841-reforming-prasar-bharati/

http://www.newindianexpress.com/editorials/Free-Prasar-Bharati-of-Government-Control/2013/12/25/article1963485.ece

http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/edit/prasar-bharatis-troubles.html

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/expert-panel-favours-total-autonomy-for-prasar-bharati/article5615203.ece

Question 2

“Community Radio has been advocated as a powerful instrument of social change”. Substantiate with the challenges CR is facing to get vital coverage.

Source:

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/community-radio-stations-may-get-support-scheme/article4423957.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/community-radio-should-focus-on-social-development-sarath-kumar/article5560978.ece?css=print

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1

“India’s solar power policy is now entering round two. And there is much that needs to be reviewed and reworked as the business of solar energy has seen massive turbulence in India as well as globally”. Comment in the light of challenges Indian Solar mission is facing.

Source:   THE TIMES OF INDIA

LIVEMINT.COM

Question 2

“India’s Nuclear Liability Law is flawed” Critically comment.

Source:   Hindustantimes.com

Deccan Herald

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – Answer Writing Challenge

  1. “There is need for Indian Space Organization to remodel its space technology missions to accommodate space commerce and space laws in its policies”. Discuss (200 Words)

  1. “The recent advancement in Chinese Space Program opens a Pandora box for Space Diplomacy”. In the light of above statement, analyze the strategic implications on India with the rising Space Diplomacy of China. (200 Words)

  1. “The Research and Development should be the backbone to support the sphere of Indian Space competence”. Substantiate   (200 Words)

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General Studies Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 114

QUESTIONS: 28/11/2013 (Resources, infrastructure)

  1. “Infrastructure is India’s biggest supply chain challenge.” Comment.(200 Words)
  2. Examine how ‘smart grids’ can be a solution to India’s power woes. (200 Words)

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Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 29

QUESTIONS: 26/11/2013

  1.  “The Penta-valent Vaccine for immunization program has run into a storm”. Analyze in the light of SC verdict in this regard. (200 Words)
  2. Why does India have most number of malnourished children and women in the world? Suggest measure to tackle this. (200 Words)
  3. “A law disallowing peripheral hospitals from transfusing unbanked blood has created a crisis for rural patients”. How far you agree with the legalization of Unbanked Directed Blood Transfusion (UDBT) in India? (200 Words)

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