Science and Technology -2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge –

ARCHIVES 11 September 2014   Answer in 200 Words: ‘The recent outbreak of ‘Ebola Virus’ has wider implications for national security of a country’. One of the questions that need to be addressed is the preparedness of a country for such epidemic. Do you think India is prepared for such outbreaks? Source-1 Source – 2 …

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 10

ARCHIVES 10 September 2014 Q11. Write a note on Ethanol Blending Program of India. What are the advantages and disadvantages of EBP? http://mrunal.org/2012/10/economy-ethanol-blending-in-petrol.html http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/revving-up-on-ethanol/article4262648.ece http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/cabinet-to-soon-decide-on-10-pc-ethanol-blending-pradhan/article6209292.ece Q12. What are the possible environmental and health impact of biomedical wastes? Mention the steps taken by government to deal with the problem of accumulating biomedical waste. http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/dumping-of-biomedical-waste-can-cause-disease-outbreak-official-x/article6368539.ece http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/hospitals-nursing-homes-cautioned-on-handling-biomedical-waste-in-tiruchirapalli/article6248514.ece  

Science and Technology -2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 09 September 2014

ARCHIVES 10 September 2014 Q9 Do you think India’s effort to combat climate change through various programs and policies well placed? Evaluate the performance of India’s climate change policies http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/warming-signs-for-the-economy/article3804291.ece Q10. Discuss the contributions of C.V. Raman in scientific development of India. http://www.famousscientists.org/c-v-raman/  

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 08 September 2014

ARCHIVES 08 September 2014 Q1. What do you understand by Ocean Acidification? Why it is one of the major causes of concern among environmentalists? http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/02/ocean-acidification-from-domestic-to-international/ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/arctic-oceans-acidification-sparks-alarm/article4693970.ece Q2. “Nano-science is one of the significant areas of interest among researchers and has potential to groom science as a whole”. What are the ways through which Indian government …

Science and Technology – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 6

ARCHIVES 06 September 2014   Q4 What is Ballistic Missile Defence? Comment on India’s BMD system. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/deterrence-debates-and-defence/article5932362.ece http://www.ipcs.org/article/india/india-how-credible-is-its-ballistic-missile-defence-3768.html http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-proves-capability-of-missile-defence-system/article4126430.ece http://missilethreat.com/a-look-at-the-indian-ballistic-missile-defence-programme/ Q5. What is Polar Vertex? Explain its implications http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/atmospheric/polar-vortex.htm http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/temperatures-plunge-as-polar-vortex-sweeps-us/article5548390.ece What is Rosetta Mission? Explain its importance http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/rosetta-to-reawaken-for-final-mission/article5579161.ece    

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 5

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 Q1.’ Malnutrition is a blot on country’s face in 21st century’. What are the challenges that exert resistance in dealing with Malnutrition? What can be done to abridge the problem? http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kolkata/malnutrition-brewing-in-closed-tea-gardens/article6244166.ece http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/needed-more-hungama-over-malnutrition/article2964324.ece http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/malnutrition-continues-to-stalk-tribal-children/article6115489.ece   Q2. Explain the significance of Biobots? http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Muscle-driven-bio-bots-to-walk-as-you-wish/articleshow/37647394.cms Q3. What is MOCLIC? How it can be effective in …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 4

ARCHIVES 04 September 2014 Answer the following questions in not more than 200 words: Q1. Discuss the contribution of Prof.Shatish Dhawan towards scientific developments in India ? http://isrohq.vssc.gov.in/isr0dem0v2/index.php/prof-satish-dhawan http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/satish-dhawan-the-gentle-colossus/article24715.ece Q2. What is ‘Brain-flight’ Project? Explain its significance. http://www.frontline.in/science-and-technology/braincontrolled-flight/article6228293.ece Q3. Explain the significance of ‘Indian Neutrino Observatory’. What are the potential ‘Geological, Radiological and Biological’impact of …

Science and Technology- 2014 – Answer Writing Challenge – 3

ARCHIVES 03 September 2014   1) What are Micro-grids? Enumerate its advantages and disadvantages.   http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/micro-grids-can-reduce-gaps-in-energypoor-areas-cse/article6162512.ece   http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/microgrids-can-deliver-power-to-all/article6329210.ece   2) What are QR Codes? Mention its applications   http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/blogs/blog-rdinakaran/qr-codes-for-security-in-vehicles/article5089144.ece

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 2

ARCHIVES 02 September 2014   1) “The critical issue in India, where the penta-valent vaccine is being rolled out, is raising the coverage levels of immunization”. Comment on the basis of recent controversies and issues involved.   http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/immunisation-as-a-matter-of-justice/article5661188.ece?ref=relatedNews   http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/pentavalent-vaccine-caught-in-fresh-row/article5455511.ece   2) Comment on the steps taken by government to deal with Leprosy. Do you …

Science and Technology – 2014 – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 1

ARCHIVES 01 September 2014   “Mangrove Forests has been one of the potent indicators of climate change and its affects”. Considering its importance, mention its functions and various threats in their survival?   http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/salinity-affecting-sunderbans-mangrove-forests/article6292943.ece   http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/sunderbans-mangrove-trees-losing-capacity-to-absorb-co2-study/article6279469.ece   http://www.mangroves.godrej.com/Whyshouldweprotectmangroves.htm     What is Geographical Information System? Mention its various applications.   http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/survey-begins-in-salem-for-geographic-information-system/article5720892.ece   http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/webgis-tool-for-estimating-rooftop-solar-power-potential/article5780691.ece   http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/ifgtb-to-carry-out-gis-mapping-of-trees-in-state/article6283274.ece …

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Question 1 Write a short note on MUFA,PUFA and Omega-3. What is the significance and issues related with them.  (200 words) Question 2 What are STAP cells? Why it was in news recently?  (200 words) Question 3 Explain the functioning of Photo-bioreactor and Bioreactor. Describe their various applications.  (200 words)  Source: Open Ended 

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

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1  “Reform in EIA is critical for the balance between growth and development, environment and biodiversity”. In the light of the statement analyze the Supreme Court idea of having a national regulator for environmental impact assessment.  (200 words) Source:  http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-03-11/news/48118406_1_clearance-project-proponents-new-regulator  http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-03-11/news/48118469_1_assessment-process-eac-cabinet-secy Question 2 “While applications of induced pluripotent stem cells in stem cell therapy may be …

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 …

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

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1  “The climatic conditions of West and India are hugely different that rejects India’s crave for western environment -friendly measures”. In the light of this, comment on the authenticity of the statement providing solution for Indian problem.  (200 words) Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/developmental-issues/Huge-differences-in-environmental-problems-of-India-west/articleshow/30230653.cms Question 2 “The environmental issues in India have become more serious every day with growing …

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 …

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1 What is Salvage therapy? Why it was in news recently?  (200 words) Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-launches-hiv-salvage-therapy/article5683824.ece Question 2 Analyze the features of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014.  (200 words) Source: http://164.100.47.4/BillsTexts/RSBillTexts/asintroduced/III2014ERS.pdf Question 3 “The launch of NACP-IV shows the inefficiency of government to taper AIDS from the society”. In the light …

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 …

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. …