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Study Material for Science and Technology

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Salient features of the content are:

  • Comprehensive Coverage of Science and Technology of GS Mains Paper –III
  • The material has been prepared keeping in mind the necessity of the Aspirants with respect to changing UPSC Pattern
  • GS Mains material covers traditional as well as contemporary dimensions of the topics mentioned in the syllabus
  • Answer writing practice questions alongwith Hints will be provided to help students in understanding the basic structure of the answer.

 

This booklet consists of the following Chapters:

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • India’s policy in the field of the science and technology
    • The S&T policy resolution in 1958
    • S&T policy of the 1983
    • S&T policy of the 2003
    • S&T policy 2013
    • S&T policy 2013
  • Institutional structure
    • Department of Science & Technology
    • CSIR
    • Survey of India
    • Science and Engineering Research Council
    • Technology Development Board
    • National Accreditation Board For Testing And Calibration Laboratories
  • Science and technology as a source of Human Resource Development
  • Awards related to Science
  • New Initiatives Aligned with the National Agenda
  • India and World collaboration in science projects
  • Conclusion

 

Chapter 2: Space

  • Types of orbits
  • Launch Vehicle
  • Satellite communication in India
  • INSAT Satellite application
  • Remote sensing applications
  • Cryogenic rockets
  • Global Positioning System
    • Galileo
    • GLONASS
    • IRNSS
    • GAGAN
  • Chandrayaan – I
  • Mars Orbitor Mission
  • Role of space in development
  • ISRO as soft power
  • Why ISRO is successful?
  • Issue of Space race
  • Recent updates
    • South Asia Satellite: Significance
    • Neutrino Observatory
    • Solar Mission- ADITYA
    • Gravitational Waves

 

Chapter 3: IT, Telecom and Electronics

  • Introduction
  • IT Industry in India
  • Computers
    • Generation of computers
    • Computer terminologies
    • Supercomputer and its applications
  • formation technology
    • Components of IT
    • IT enabled services
    • Application of IT
  • Display technologies
    • Cathode ray
    • LCD
    • LED
    • Plasma Monitors
    • OLED
  • Telecommunications
    • Mobile generations
    • Smartfone
    • Important conceps
  • Government initiatives
    • Digital India Initiative
    • MeghRaj
    • Code Free for India
    • E-Kranti
    • Bharat Net project
    • Bharat QR
  • Contemporary debates
    • Net Nuetrality
    • Internet of Things
    • Big Data Initiative and Privacy
    • Cyber crime and security

 

Chapter 4: Defence

  • Missile system and classification
    • On the basis of type
    • On the basis of launch vehicle
    • On the basis of Range
    • On the basis of propulsion system
  • India’s Missile System
    • Agni
    • Prithvi
    • Trishul
    • Nag
    • Dhanush
    • Astra
    • Prahaar
  • BrahMos Missile System and its significance
  • Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Programme
  • Indian Submarines and Naval Ships
  • Light combat aircraft
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
  • Stealth technology
  • Chemical Weapon
  • Biological Weapon

Chapter 5: Nano-Science and Nano-Technologies

  • What is Nanoscience and Nanotechnology?
  • Origination of Nanoscience and Technology
  • Basics of Nanoscience
  • Nanomaterials
  • Applications of nanotechnology
    • Nano medicine
    • Semiconductors and computing
    • Food
    • Textiles
    • Sustainable energy
    • Environment
    • Transport
    • Space
    • Agriculture
  • Possible Adverse Health and Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology
  • Social and Ethical Impacts:
  • Nano-science and nano-technology in India
  • Way forward

 

Chapter 6: Robotics

  • What is Robotics?
  • Machine vs Computer vs Robots
  • Terminologies Related to Robotics
  • Classification of Robots
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Applications of Robotics
  • Robotics and Issues of Unemployment
  • Conclusion

 

Chapter 7: Nuclear Energy

  • Types of nuclear reactions
  • Nuclear Power Reactor
  • N-Power Policy of India
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Non-energy applications of Nuclear energy
  • Impact of Radiation
  • Issue of Radioactive Waste
  • Institutions involved in Nuclear energy Development
  • Safety standards in Nuclear Power plants
  • Nuclear & Radiological Disasters

 

Chapter 8: Biotechnology

  • Different types of Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology and Medicine
  • Biotechnology and Plant
    • Issues related to GM food
  • Biotechnology & Animal Husbandry
  • Biotechnology and Industry
  • Biotechnology and Environment
  • Biotechnology Projects
  • Issue of Bio-Piracy
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology and IPR Issue
  • Ethical dimension in Biotechnology
  • Terminologies associated with the biotechnology
  • ANNEXURE: Recent updates in Biotechnology
    • Generic Drugs in India
    • Fixed Dose Combination Drugs
    • IPV Injection
    • DNA tagging of convicts

 

Chapter 9: Renewable Energy

  • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
  • Tidal Energy
  • Wave Energy
  • Fuel Cell
  • Biofuel
  • Biogas
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Hydroelectricity Energy
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Concept of Green Building

 

Chapter 10: Achievements of Indians in Science & Technology

  • Scientists of Ancient India
  • Science and Scientists of Medieval India
  • Scientists of Modern India

 

Chapter 11: Policies Related to Science

  • ‘Technology Vision Document 2035’
  • National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020
  • National Intellectual Property Rights Policy
  • Organ donation rules in India
  • Policy on Synthetic Biology

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