SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1 “The present global health crisis is not primarily one of disease, but of Governance”. Comment. (300 words) http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/policy-and-issues/restrictive-global-governance-system-affects-public-health/article5681521.ece Question 2 “The lithium- ion batteries are having high potential but recent findings have defamed its viability”. Highlight the controversy associated with it and suggest measures to overcome the same. (200 words) http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/lithium_ion_safety_concerns http://www.pddnet.com/news/2014/02/researchers-build-nonflammable-lithium-ion-battery http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/promise-of-lithium-batteries/article4555245.ece http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-sci-tech-and-agri/keeping-lithium-batteries-from-burning/article5683063.ece

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1 What is “Net Neutality” and why was it in news recently? Comment on the significance of net neutrality. Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2014-01-15/internet/46223604_1_net-neutrality-rules-broadband-providers-open-internet-rules http://www.gizmodo.in/news/The-Grim-Future-of-a-World-Without-Net-Neutrality/articleshow/28807656.cms http://www.technologyreview.com/news/523736/around-the-world-net-neutrality-is-not-a-reality/ Question 2 “Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.” Elaborate. Source: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/blogs/blog-datadelve/article5380106.ece