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Government has set ambitious targets for the Solar power production in India. It has emerged that solar power is now better positioned to go beyond localised production and usage, and compete, in any meaningful way, with conventional power, but the production of solar power has to face many hurdles. Comment.
Discuss the role of renewable energy sources in biodiversity consevation.Level(1)View/Post Answer
India was denied cryogenic engine technology two decades back by the major powers of the world powers. It was the mainstay of India’s ambitious space programme. India developed its own cryogenic engine. Elucidate the importance of Cryogenic Engine in the context of Indian space.
Describe briefly the different phases of India’s nuclear energy programme.Level(2)View/Post Answer
The current technology of nuclear power generation is based upon the fission process. What are the alternate methods possible for the generation of nuclear power?Level(2)View/Post Answer
Given the accelerated pace of development & demand for energy, would you consider nuclear energy as a viable option for India’s future?Level(2)View/Post Answer
“Kundankulam nuclear power plant is unsafe & Indian Fukushima cannot be ruled out.” In view of this statement, discuss the controversy regarding the establishment of nuclear power plant?Level(2)View/Post Answer
Expert opinion is sharply divided regarding the advisability or otherwise of building nuclear power plants in India. Summarize the chief arguments on either side & suggest what according to you would be a wiser policy.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Is the human genome completely sequenced? How has the Human Genome Project affected biological research?Level(2)View/Post Answer
Describe how biotechnology is finding use in medicine. Give a few current examples.Level(2)View/Post Answer
What are the promises and dangers associated with genetic engineering? Do you recommend that India should go ahead in developing this technology?Level(2)View/Post Answer
What is DNA fingerprinting? Discuss its applications in our country.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Explain objectives & achievements of human genome project.Level(2)View/Post Answer
What is human cloning? Is it dangerous or beneficial? Discuss.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Whether access to modern information technologies, in particular the internet raise material aspirations? Critically commentLevel(2)View/Post Answer
Is current National Cyber Security Policy adequate to tackle growing cyber crimes? CommentLevel(2)View/Post Answer
Discuss how IT can play critical role in field of environment & health sector.Level(2)View/Post Answer
What are the main deployment models of cloud computing? What are the concerns related in adoption of cloud computing?Level(2)View/Post Answer
What do you understand by term “Net neutrality”? Why it is important and what impact it could have if India overlooks the principle?Level(2)View/Post Answer
‘ICT is not panacea, but as a tool, it can make real difference’. CommentLevel(2)View/Post Answer
India is called as the diabetic capital of the world. Recently scientists have identified THSD7A gene as primarily responsible for obesity in Indians. Reflect upon the significance of these kinds of findings for the health scenario in the country.
Establish the relationship between land reform, agriculture productivity and elimination of poverty in Indian Economy. Discussion the difficulty in designing and implementation of the agriculture friendly land reforms in India.Level(1)View/Post Answer
In view of the declining average size of land holdings in India which has made agriculture non-viable for a majority of farmers, should contract farming and land leasing be promoted in agriculture? Critically evaluate the pros and cons.Level(3)View/Post Answer
Livestock rearing has a big potential for providing non-farm employment and income in rural areas. Discuss suggesting suitable examples.Level(1)View/Post Answer
The MSP or minimum support price mechanism has been criticised for making Indian agriculture cereal intensive, regionally biased, input oriented and environmentally unsustainable. In this context, is there a need for having a relook at the MSP policy?Level(3)View/Post Answer
How can the ‘Digital India’ programme help farmers to improve farm productivity and income? What steps has the Government taken in this regards?Level(1)View/Post Answer
What is cloud seeding? Do you think a comprehensive cloud seeding programme can mitigate the large chunk of agriculture problems in India?
Himalayas is a young and eco-sensitive mountain structure. Identify the main issues threatening environment and biodiversity in the region, and how the situation can be dealt.
Discuss the relevance of reservation policy for scheduled castes and tribes in India with special reference to political developments during freedom struggle.Level(3)View/Post Answer
Reservation is a pre-independence policy inaugurated by GOI Act, 1935 which created the schedules listing the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. The policy itself is an outcome of poona pact (1932) between Mahatma Gandhi and B.R. Ambedkar, in which the latter was forced to withdraw the claims by untouchable castes to a separate electorate in return for guaranteed representation in legislature and the broad assurance that nation would do everything in its power to end untouchability and caste discrimination.
Thus, reservation is fundamentally a political promise made in acknowledgement of the fact that caste literally excludes sizeable communities from Indian society.
Since independence was demanded in the name of the Indian nation, and since the nation is supposed to be an egalitarian form of community, the poona pact was a compromise whereby the untouchables agreed to forego their demand of a nation (electorate) of their own and be a part of the larger nation in spite of their caste exclusion.
In short, reservation is intended to be a response, from a nationalist movement led by the upper castes to the bitter truth in Ambedkar’s poignant statement: “Gandhiji, I have no homeland.”Level(3)View/Post Answer
British Rule thrived in India on the policy of “Divide and Rule”. Briefly discuss the various steps taken by them in this direction.
Govt. of India is taking praiseworthy steps for the expansion of Trade. Critically examine the potentials in Foreign Trade under the light of Foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020).
Critically examine the provisions of Science Technology and Innovation policy 2013. In this light highlight the measures taken by the government to promote innovation in India.Level(2)View/Post Answer
British economic policies led to transformation of India’s economy into a colonial economy destroying the structure of Indian economy. Explain its deleterious effect in case of agriculture and rural employment. Relate in brief how it led to emergence of middle class in India.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Discuss briefly the contribution of three remarkable Indian scientists-The Quantum Indians-Satyendra Nath Bose, C.V. Raman and Meghnad Saha-to world of science.
“Scientists are in a continuous quest to unravel the mysteries of expansion of the universe as the dark energy and dark matter has proved to be elusive for physicist around the world”. Discuss the relation of LIGO(Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and INO(Indian Neutrino Observatory) with reference to above statement.
What do you understand by Code of Ethics? How is it different from Code of Conduct? (Views-1179) View/PostAnswer
Monetary Policy acts as a regulator of Indian banking System. Critically examine the statement in light recent changes in India’s financial system. (Views-615) View/PostAnswer
Indian society displays paradoxical features. Discuss while giving features of Indian society which differentiates it from west.
Tibetan plateau has a unique role in determining the timings of monsoons over Indian Subcontinent, discuss. (Views-461) View/PostAnswer
Himalayas orient monsoons over Indian subcontinent, elaborate. (Views-425) View/PostAnswer
40 percent of today’s India is born in post 1991 period of more liberal India and has a different mindset. Discuss (Views-418) View/PostAnswer
Creation of smaller States is the need of the hour. Make out a case for and against the reorganization of states in the context of the impending cr... (Views-381) View/PostAnswer
What is Naxalism ? suggest some measures to deal with the problem. Examine various initiatives of the government of India. (Views-340) View/PostAnswer
What is the justification of GST? (Views-319) View/PostAnswer
Enumerate the factors that helped in decolonization of the countries of Africa and Asia. (Views-230) View/PostAnswer
Establish the relationship between land reform, agriculture productivity and elimination of poverty in Indian Economy. Discussion the difficulty i... View/PostAnswer
In view of the declining average size of land holdings in India which has made agriculture non-viable for a majority of farmers, should contract f... View/PostAnswer
Livestock rearing has a big potential for providing non-farm employment and income in rural areas. Discuss suggesting suitable examples. View/PostAnswer
The MSP or minimum support price mechanism has been criticised for making Indian agriculture cereal intensive, regionally biased, input oriented a... View/PostAnswer
How can the ‘Digital India’ programme help farmers to improve farm productivity and income? What steps has the Government taken in this regards? View/PostAnswer
There is a clear acknowledgement that Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are a tool of industrial development, manufacturing and exports. Recognizing t... View/PostAnswer
Globally the nations are entering into more and more bilateral and regional trade and investment agreements. What could be the reason behind such a... View/PostAnswer
What do you understand by Trade Facilitation Agreement? What could be the possible impacts on Indian economy arising out of this agreement? Discus... View/PostAnswer
The FRBM Act has failed to achieve its stated aims due to poor adherence to it and unstable global outlook. In this context, is there a need for h... View/PostAnswer
What is the menaing of the term tax-expenditure? Taking housing sector as an example, discuss how it influences budgetary policies. View/PostAnswer
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