Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 23

QUESTIONS: 15/11/2013 “The power sector reforms in India should be distribution led instead of generation led”. Do you agree? (200 Words) Prize based accolades have lot to offer in the field of research and development, rather than patent based? How far you agree with this statement. (200 Words) Compare and contrast the generation of launch …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 21

QUESTIONS: 13/11/2013 To ensure the sustainability of Non-conventional energy sources there is need for more innovative approach like “Green Energy Corridor”. Comment (200 Words) How far IPR legislations and Biodiversity agreements have gone to provide safeguards to Traditional Knowledge? Substantiate. (200 Words) Critically examine the increased Carbon Trading to control GHG emission. (20 Words) ARCHIVES …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 103

QUESTIONS: 12/11/2013 How far the Coastal Regulation Zone notification has addressed the problems of Indian fisherman? Why it is important for India to have CRZ? (150 Words) The Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 has created uproar in the general masses. Substantiate the core objective of the rule citing problems of its implementation? (150 …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 19

QUESTIONS: 11/11/2013 Describe the “Ethanol Blending” program of India with reference to current economic situation? (200 Words) “Bio-fuel sector in India is undergoing a dramatic change, and it calls for efforts to generate necessary human resources to tap the emerging opportunities”. Evaluate (200 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 18

QUESTIONS: 09/11/2013 In layman’s terms differentiate between El Nino and El Nino Modoki? (100 Words) Differentiate between Bio-accumulation, Bio-concentration and Bio-magnification with examples. (150 Words) “Marine pollution is multi dimensional”. Comment on the efforts of government to tackle the problem. (200 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link 1 Link 2 Question 2 Link  

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 17

QUESTIONS: 08/11/2013 What is cultural Eutrophication? Discuss its effects on species diversity. (150 Words) Describe different types of Water Footprints? How it is measured. (150 Words) What is Earth’s Overshoot Day? (100 Words) “Ecological Deficit is much more alarming than Fiscal deficit”. Comment (200 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link Question 3 …

Science & Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 16

QUESTIONS: 07/11/2013 Why Bedaquiline was in news recently? (100 Words) Discuss the role of silver Nanoparticles in water purification? (100 Words) What is the New National Antibiotic Policy? How far this policy will curb the menace of increasing antibiotic resistance? (150 Words) What is Bio-terrorism? Explain with examples (150 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 14

QUESTIONS: 05/11/2013 What is Minamata Convention? Discuss on the backdrop of the related disaster.(150 Words) What is the difference between TFR and NFR? (100 Words) What is Cable TV Digitization? Discuss its implications on consumers, industry and Government. (150 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link 1 Link 2 Question 2 Link Question 3 Link  

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 13

QUESTIONS: 04/11/2013 “Emerging technologies bring with them new ethical and regulatory challenges.” Comment. (200 Words) Critically analyze the salient features of the Mental Health Care Bill 2012? (200 Words) What is cDNA? Why it was source of concerns in recent times? (100 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 2 Link Link 2 Question 3 Link

Science and Technology- Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 11

QUESTIONS: 01/11/2013 What is the link between HIV and TB? Give your views on government’s efforts in TB eradication and what are challenges for India? (200 Words) “True polio eradication is nothing but zero incidence of polio virus infection”. Justify the statement based on India’s performance and suggest measures for improvements. (200 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 10

QUESTIONS: 31/10/2013 “Powerful Science communication is an asset to the transformation of societies”. Examine. (200 Words) “India needs to speed up the indigenization process of its defense production in order to root out corruption from the sector”. Comment (200 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link 1 Link 2  

Science and Tech, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 9

QUESTIONS: 30/10/2013 (Topics – S&T in India, Space) Discuss the salient features of New Science, Technology and Innovation policy, 2013? (250 Words) Describe the achievements of ISRO in the last few years. What are the challenges for India in Space research technology?(250 Words) 100 words What are designer babies? Describe the various issues associated with …

S&T, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 7

QUESTIONS: 28/10/2013  “Hydrogen as a fuel offers huge potential for an energy deficient country like India”. Critically comment. (150 Words) “Doping remains greatest threat to sports integrity.”Comment on the statement explaining various forms of doping. (200 Words) Compare and contrast Cloud computing and Grid computing? What are the issues involved with them? (200 Words) What …

S&T, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 6

QUESTIONS:26/10/2013 (Biodiversity and Environment) What are the specific provisions contained in the environment related international instruments regarding Transfer of Technology? Discuss the tussle between developed and developing nations for TOT.  (250 Words) “The lack of scientific certainty should not be a reason to postpone cost effective measures to prevent climate change”. Critically comment. (200 Words) …

S&T, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 4

QUESTIONS: 24/10/2013 (Topics – Biotechnology, Health, India – technology) Discuss the issues related to clinical trials in India? What are the implications of Supreme Court’s latest ruling in this regard. (250 Words) “India has become a surrogacy haven”. Comment on the recent issues and controversies related to surrogacy in India. Do you think ART, Bill, …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 21

QUESTIONS ASKED DAY-21 (09/08/2013) 1)Discuss the demands and expectations of Indian diaspora in the North America from their host countries. Are these demands justified? Critically examine. 2)“Foreign investment is far from being critical to India’s economic growth”. Critically comment. (2009, GS-II) RESPONSES: Nikku August 9, 2013 at 11:01 am   3 Votes “Foreign investment is …

Drought, Monsoon, and El Nino – Their Mutual Relationship In The Indian Context

Monsoon brings showers and cheers to India. If it fails, it is a disaster both for people and economy. This year all forecasts of good monsoon have been belied and government is preparing to combat drought. Thankfully we have enough food reserves to meet emergency requirements. Last year India produced record 252 million tonnes of …