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UPSC Prelims 2019 Quick revision notes: Science & Technology

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SCIENCE AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

Science & Technology
 
 
 
 
 
 

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

  • Science, technology and its importance in various spheres of society
  • Science in everyday life
  • Science and Technology in Ancient and Medieval India
  • Mathematics
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine & Surgery
  • Civil Engineering & Architecture
  • Production Technology
  • Science and You

BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF INDIA’S APPROACH TO SCIENCE

  • Some landmark examples of our scientific journey
  • Information Technology: How a revolution was seeded
  • Generic drugs – Saving lives with generosity
  • Growing greens in glass: Plant tissue Culture Technology
  • Amul: India’s story of white revolution
  • A cut above the rest – The sparkling story of India’s diamond processing industry
  • Provocation, precedence and innovation: How Shantha Biotechnics shaped India’s biotechnology future
  • Basmati – The queen of rice
  • Personal Data Protection Bill 2018

SCIENCE RELATED LEGISLATIONS IN INDIA

  • National Health Stack
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill – Surrogacy
  • Draft Space activities bill 2017
  • DNA Profiling bill 2017
  • National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy

INITIATIVES IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

  • Awards, Annual events related to Science and Mathematics, and International years
  • Nobel Prize of 2018
  • The six Indians have been awarded Nobel Prize in science, so far
  • Indian Science Congress
  • India International Science Festival
  • UNESCO and International years related to science
  • Eminent Scientists from contemporary India and their Contribution

BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Different types of biotechnology
  • Applications of Biotechnology
  • Applications of Biotechnology in Agriculture
  • Application of Biotechnology in Food Processing
  • Application of Biotechnology in Environment
  • Biotechnology Projects
  • 1,000 Genomes
  • International HapMap
  • Human Genome
  • Biotechnology Park of Women
  • Decoding the Wheat Genome
  • Nobel Prize Series
  • Science and You
  • Advantages of Communication Technology

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Computer basics and ICT
  • Basic computer/IT terms
  • The 5 generations of computers
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Unified Payment Interface
  • Features of UPI 2.0
  • Science and You

SUPERCOMPUTER AND ITS APPLICATIONS

  • Supercomputer
  • Television technologies
  • List of ICT enabled services (sector wise) being used in governance in India:
  • Science and You
NANOTECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS

  • Application of Nanotechnology
  • Agriculture
  • Nanotechnology Initiatives

TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES

  • Science and You

BASICS OF SPACE SCIENCE

  • Terminologies Related to the Space Science
  • Types of orbits
  • Artificial Satellites
  • Launch Vehicles
  • Exoplanet

INDIA AND SPACE VOYAGE

  • ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC)
  • Liquid Propulsion System Centre (LPSC)
  • Recent Space-related updates
  • International Space Stations:
  • Chinese solo mammoth space endeavour
  • Mars Orbiter Mission
  • Studying the Sun
  • Gravitational Waves
  • Indians in Space: Gaganyaan
  • ISRO-NASA Joint Venture
  • Google Lunar XPRIZE
  • Exploring deep space: Mission Hayabusa
  • Drones and Governance issues: Digital Sky Platform
  • Tracking the s-junk: Graveyard Orbit
  • Space programs across the world
  • Domestic and International Laws governing Space

COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPHYSICS

  • Gravitational Waves
  • Neutrino Observatory
  • Cosmos and matter: Dark matter and Dark energy

NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY              

  • Stage I – Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor [PHWR]
  • Stage II – Fast Breeder Reactor
  • Stage III – Thorium Based Reactors
  • India’s Atomic Institutional Structure
  • Science and You

TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Terminologies
  • Science and You
  • Missile vs Rocket

DEFENCE

  • Classification of Missiles
  • Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme
  • UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)
  • Submarines
  • Indian Submarines
  • Science and You

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