Weekly Mains Exam 2014 Answer Writing Challenges- General Studies-III "MODULE- III"

Weekly Mains Exam 2014 Answer Writing Challenges- General Studies - III

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Module III (Complete Syllabus)

General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India.
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Investment models.
  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
  • Disaster and disaster management.
  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
    Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

Questions :

1. Comment on the structure and composition of India’s national security decision making apparatus and mechanism. (200 words) 10 marks

2. Write a note on National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescue and rehabilitation operation in Jammu and Kashmir in context of recent flood. (200 words) 10 marks

3. Discuss National Livestock Mission (NLM) to Ensure Quantitative and Qualitative Improvement in Livestock Production. (200 words) 10 marks

4. ‘Biodiversity informatics vital for sustainable growth’. Comment. (200 words) 10 marks

5. “Bangladesh and Myanmar have had a not-too-stable a relationship on the border – both land and maritime.” Critically examine its implications on India and its role in resolving border dispute between Bangladesh and Myanmar. (200 words) 10 marks

6. Discuss issues related to the establishment of proposed Maritime Silk Route (MSR) in context of Indo- China relations. (200 words) 10 marks

7. What is National AYUSH Mission ? Discuss its features and usefulness. (200 words) 10 marks

8. Write a critical note on the revised defence FDI policy and its importance. (200 words) 10 marks


a) What do you mean by Quarks? Discuss its importance in Particle Physics. (100 words) 5 marks
b) What is paediatric TB? Is it one of the major issues in India’s TB control program? (100 words) 5 marks

10. What is “cleanliness index’’ ? ‘Mission Swacch Bharat aspire to realize Gandhi ’s dream of a clean India through Jan Bhagidari ’ .Comment (200 words) 10 marks

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