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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.


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2 What steps government has taken to boost renewable energy in India ?
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Describe briefly the different phases of India’s nuclear energy programme.
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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?
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Given the accelerated pace of development & demand for energy, would you consider nuclear energy as a viable option for India’s future?
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“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?
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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.
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Is the human genome completely sequenced? How has the Human Genome Project affected biological research?
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Describe how biotechnology is finding use in medicine. Give a few current examples.
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What are the promises and dangers associated with genetic engineering? Do you recommend that India should go ahead in developing this technology?
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What is DNA fingerprinting? Discuss its applications in our country.
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Explain objectives & achievements of human genome project.
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What is human cloning? Is it dangerous or beneficial? Discuss.
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What are the main goals of Plant biotechnology? List various kinds of transgenic plants which have been generated using the knowledge of biotechnology principles.
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What are stem cells and why are they important? What are the potential uses of human stem cells?
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What are transgenic plants? What is their relevance in modern agriculture? Elaborate.
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Discuss how the promotion & progress of biotechnology can bring spectacular change in the areas of health, energy, food & agriculture.
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As per the latest report released by the UN’s Food & Agriculture organization, India almost for the highest estimated number of undernourished people in any single country, with an estimated 194.6 million. In this context, many scientists predict that plant genomics can play a critical role in addressing the problems explain.


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Whether access to modern information technologies, in particular the internet raise material aspirations? Critically comment
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Is current National Cyber Security Policy adequate to tackle growing cyber crimes? Comment
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Discuss how IT can play critical role in field of environment & health sector.
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What are the main deployment models of cloud computing? What are the concerns related in adoption of cloud computing?
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What do you understand by term “Net neutrality”? Why it is important and what impact it could have if India overlooks the principle?
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‘ICT is not panacea, but as a tool, it can make real difference’. Comment
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What is digital convergence? Examine its implications for modern society.
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Comment on the state of computer technology in India today. In this context point out the possible uses which supercomputers could be put?
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9 Discuss the important features of draft encryption policy with special refrence to issues relating to regulation of technology.
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10 Social media is not only reducing social barriers by connecting people on strength of human values but also stopping governments from committing errors. Discuss the statement in light of controversial National Encryption Policy.
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11 New VNO model will create revolution in the telecom industry in India. Explain
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12 Bharat net project is not able to match its deadline set by government.In order to boost this project TRAI(Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has given some recommendations. Enumerate
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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.


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2 Why is India one of the most sought after destinations of clinical trials in the world. Examine the reasons and the legislative framework in this regard in India.
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3 Despite being the fastest growing economy in the world, Indian government expenditure on health is least among other developing countries. This less expenditure directly affects the medical education. Critically analyse the medical education in India
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4 Do you think consumption of liquor should be prohibited? Discuss the prohibition policy followed by various states in independent India.
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5 Proton therapy is rapidly gaining momentum as a cancer treatment. It is less harmful than the present widely used X ray therapy for cancer treatment. Explain
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6 Rastriya swasthaya bema yojana is better than other insurance schemes for poor but not performing as per expectations. Discuss
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7 Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has launched a National Deworming initiative to benefit more than 270 million children. What is the requirement of this initiative and why it is only children specific.
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8 Government has launched National Malaria Strategic Plan to eliminate malaria by 2030. Critically analyse the targets of this plan.
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9 The Supreme Court directed the tobacco companies to implement the rule mandating larger pictorial health warnings on packets of tobacco products. Critically analyse the significance of this step on human health.
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10 The Health Protection Scheme (HPS) was announced in the Union Budget 2016 . Compare this policy with the national health policy of UK , which is considered as best in world
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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.


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2 The union government has banned use of diclofenac and some states have banned Ketoprofen, a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to treat cattle. Discuss the possible reasons for this ban
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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.
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 What do you understand by the term Ethanol Blending’? Discuss its environmental and economic implications.

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2 What are DISCOMs ? Discuss their problems and initiatives taken by the government to solve various issues.
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 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.

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 “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.

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