Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 28

ARCHIVES 04 October 2014 Q1. Critically analyze about the institutional problems in environmental governance and the government’s approach to problems relating to the environment? http://www.frontline.in/cover-story/quality-of-eia-reports-a-major-concern/article5652154.ece Q2. “India is suffering from problem of poor waste management that compound challenge for government to proactively innovate the methods to tackle it”. In the light of the statement explain …

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 28

ARCHIVES 03 October 2014 Q1. “China and India have huge responsibilities on climate change issues”. In the light of the statement compare and contrast their efforts at national and international level?   http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/more-hot-air-at-climate-summit/article6455093.ece   http://www.c2es.org/international/key-country-policies/china   http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6278     Q2. “There is a need for a new international agreement to secure ocean health and the …

Science and Technology -2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 27

ARCHIVES 02 October 2014 Q1. What is MIRV technology? Explain its significance for India’s missile defense technology. http://www.simplydecoded.com/2014/01/15/mirv-indias-technological-solution-for-minimum-nuclear-deterrence-2/ Q2. What are Essential and Non-Essential Drugs? Discuss the recent issues and controversy with drug price control mechanism of in India. http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/nonessential-drugs-nppa-withdraws-price-control-order/article6439154.ece http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/healthcare/biotech/healthcare/government-withdraws-nppas-power-to-cap-non-essential-drug-prices/articleshow/43218027.cms http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/frequent-changes-in-drug-price-control-list-a-pain-for-chemists/article6430046.ece   Q3. Write short notes on: LiTraCon Metamaterials Carbon nanotubes

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 26

ARCHIVES 01 October 2014 Q16. What is ‘AKRUTI-KRUTIK-FORCE’ programme of BARC? Explain its significance. http://www.barc.gov.in/akruti-tp/akforce.html Q17. “J.C. Bose is better called as first modern scientist of India”. Explain http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/allahabad/Contributions-of-scientists-JC-Bose-APC-Ray-to-be-discussed-at-MNNIT/articleshow/27779341.cms http://www.simplydecoded.com/2013/11/30/jc-bose-the-first-modern-scientist-of-india/   Q18. Write short notes on Atomtronics Cryptocurrency Claytronics Utility Fog

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 26

ARCHIVES 30 September 2014 Q13. “Inland Waterways will create more issues than solving some problems for India”. Comment http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/first-push-to-inland-waterways-on-cards/article6275506.ece http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/inland-waterways-project-will-kill-ganga/article6289042.ece Q14. What is the significance of ‘String Theory’? Mention the contribution of Dr Ashok Sen towards scientific development of India. http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/string-theory.htm http://www.nuclecu.unam.mx/~alberto/physics/string.html http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/physics-is-fun-if-you-like-it-ashoke-sen/article3732237.ece http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/elementary-particles-may-be-thought-of-as-small-black-holes/article6335341.ece Q15. Write short notes on(150 Words) Artificial Photosynthesis Energy harvesting Ambient …

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 25

ARCHIVES 29 September 2014 Q1. What do you understand by “Nuclear Doctrine of India”? Do you think India needs to revisit its nuclear doctrine? Give reasons to substantiate your views. (200 Words) http://www.idsa.in/issuebrief/RevisitingIndiasNuclearDoctrine_schandra_300414.html http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/06/04/india-s-nuclear-doctrine-stirrings-of-change http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/rkEybO3sf1wA2vWbxXr0GM/Updating-Indias-nuclear-doctrine.html Q2. What is the difference between Malware, Adware and Spyware? (200 Words) http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/beware-of-adware-and-spyware/article5527339.ece http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/internet/india-third-most-affected-nation-by-online-banking-malware/article6388203.ece http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/india-third-most-attacked-nation-by-zeus-malware/article5880945.ece Q3.  Write short notes on:(150 …

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 24

ARCHIVES 27 September 2014   Q1) “There is a growing concern over Atmospheric Brown Cloud and its impact on South Asia”. What are the causes and consequences of Atmospheric Brown Cloud? Source-1 Source – 2 Q2) What do you understand by ‘Nuclear Umbrella’? How relevant it is in contemporary world geopolitics? Substantiate. Source – 1 …

Science and Technology -2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 24

ARCHIVES 26 September 2014 Q4. What is the difference between New Exploration and Licensing Policy and Open Acreage Licensing Policy? Explain how the new policy would be benefited to hydrocarbon sector? (200 Words) Source  Q5. “India has underperformed in health related issues as per recent reports of WHO and other related organizations”. In the light …

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 23

ARCHIVES 25 September 2014 Q1. “India is facing a serious and growing drug abuse problem, including the abuse of pharmaceutical preparations containing narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances”. Examine. Also mention the steps taken by Indian government to tackle the issue. (200 Words) Source-1 Source – 2   Q2. “Despite having immense hydrocarbon reserves India’s growth …

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 22

ARCHIVES 24 September 2014   Q1. What are the reasons of ever increasing Man and Wild conflict? Mention the steps you would take as an administrator assigned to tackle the issue? Source – 1 Source – 2   Q2. “A comprehensive and partial climate change negotiation at international level can provide a golden opportunity for …

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 21

ARCHIVES 23 September 2014 Q1. “Climate change negotiations can be seen as drifting towards bipolarity and there are infinite reasons for its failure than success in near future”. Comment Source-1 Source – 2 Source – 3 Source – 4   Q2. “Energy security has become synonymous with national security”. Critically Analyze. Source – 1 Source …

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 20

ARCHIVES 22 September 2014 Q1. “Ice streams are one of the significant causes of rising sea levels”. Discuss the factors and implications of ice streams on rising sea levels. Source-1 Source – 2 Source – 3 Q2. What are ‘Flash Floods’? Mention the causes and consequences of flash floods. Source – 1 Source – 2 …

Science and Technology – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 18

ARCHIVES 19 September 2014 Answer each in 200 words: 1) What is the importance of Ku and C-bands in space technology? Source-1 Source – 2 2) What is ‘BARC I-125 Ocu-Prosta seed’ technology? Mention its significance. Source – 3) “Robotics is future of the world and has potential to transform the science beyond human capability”. Comment …

Science and Technology – 2014: Daily Aswer Writing Challenge – 16

ARCHIVES 17 September 2014   Q4. What are the challenges being faced in tackling ‘Sickle Cell Anaemia’? Mention the steps taken by government to deal with it. Source – 1 Source – 2 Q5. “Accumulation of e-waste is one of the gravest problem as well as one of the most neglected”. Comment Source – 1 …

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 15

ARCHIVES 16 September 2014   Q1. What is the recent controversy regarding National Board of Wildlife(NBWL)? What are the implications of such issue? Source-1 Source – 2 Q2. Discuss the possible health and environmental impacts of nanotechnology. Source – 1 Source – 2 Q3. What is Cloud Computing? How government and other institutions can be …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 13

ARCHIVES 13 September 2014 What are Aerogels? Mention their applications. Source – 1 Source – 2 Source – 3   What is ‘Precision Farming’? Explain its significance for Indian agriculture. Source – 1 Source – 2 Source – 3   ‘Regenerative Medicines’ provide better prospects for biomedical research’. Explain Source – 1 Source – 2  

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 12

ARCHIVES 12 September 2014 What are the threats to Migratory Birds in India? What steps you would take if assigned with the task of tackling this problem? Source-1 Source – 2 Source – 3 What is the significance of ‘Rare Earth’ minerals? Explain its advantages and disadvantages. Source – 1 Source – 2 Source – …