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. …

SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY – Answer Writing Challenge

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

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. Source:  http://crnano.org/

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Answer Writing Challenge

  Topic: Environmental Issues “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 …

S&T – Answer Writing Challenge

Highlight the developments and achievements of ESSO( Earth System Science Organization) in recent times. (200 Words) Source: PIB and IITM “Biotechnology based program for societal Development has been addressed for implementation of community based projects with a mission to social development goals to benefit large number of target population in vulnerable section of the society.” …

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 …

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – Answer Writing Challenge

“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) “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 …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 29

QUESTIONS: 26/11/2013  “The Penta-valent Vaccine for immunization program has run into a storm”. Analyze in the light of SC verdict in this regard. (200 Words) Why does India have most number of malnourished children and women in the world? Suggest measure to tackle this. (200 Words) “A law disallowing peripheral hospitals from transfusing unbanked blood …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 27

QUESTIONS: 20/11/2013 Discuss the recent achievements in the field of FGFA( Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft). (150 Words) “Outdoor air pollution is now three places behind indoor air pollution”. What are the possible disease threats from indoor air pollution? Suggest remedies. (150 Words) What is Reverse Vaccine? Discuss its important application. (100 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 26

QUESTIONS: 19/11/2013 Describe the salient features of RUSA along with issues of concern in its implementation? (150 Words) What do you understand by DNA Bar-coding? Discuss its applications. (200 Words) Why was Olive Ridley Turtle in news? Discuss the threats and challenges in saving them.(200 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link Question …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 24

QUESTIONS: 16/11/2013 The convention on biodiversity is to answer the equitable use of biodiversity. How this objective is reflected in the subsequent protocols adopted on biodiversity? (200 Words) “In the present era Indian achievement in Science and technology is confined to few sectors”. Identify those technological realms where India needs to focus more to ensure …