GS-III: Technology Missions


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                                                1. Discuss the role played by Fisher Friend Project, mKrishi and other Mobile based initiatives towards Indian Agriculture.
                                                2. How Farmer Field Schools are strengthening the Farming Community in Maharashtra?
                                                3. How far is Integrated Farming System (IFS) helpful in sustaining agricultural production?
                                                4. What is sexed semen technology ? How can it help solve the stray cattle problem in various parts of the country?
                                                5. Partnerships with leading global institutions can ensure our ideas and implementation strategies are globally relevant. Comment.
                                                6. As more and more countries are joining the race to launch more and more satellites into space, the Low earth orbit is becoming increasingly crowded. Highlight the associated issues and international efforts taken in this regard.
                                                7. Hydrogen-based energy production can play a key role in a clean, secure, and affordable energy future. In this context, identify the potential and opportunities for utilizing hydrogen-based technologies. What are the challenges that need to be addressed to fulfill the potential?
                                                8. Despite the huge promise of satellite-based internet connectivity, it hasn’t gained traction on a significant commercial scale, especially in India. Discuss.
                                                9. India needs to move from being an assembler to a manufacturer of microchips. In this context, identify the associated challenges and opportunities.
                                                10. Use of technology and tools like GIS and Remote Sensing in disaster management can help to mitigate and reduce the impact of disasters. Throw some light on their application.
                                                11. Discuss the applications of CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors that have revolutionized the genome editing technique.
                                                12. Throw some light on the potential applications of quantum technology. Also, discuss the challenges associated with this technology.
                                                13. 5G technology will prove to be a game-changer for digitally empowering the nation, but there are several challenges that needs to be tackled. Critically Analyze.
                                                14. The 5G technology has the potential to transform India, but India needs a robust IT infrastructure and effective cyber security strategy for its wide adoption, because of risks and vulnerabilities associated with this technology. Analyse.
                                                15. Throw some light on the Nano-based Agri-input and food products. Highlight the opportunities and concerns associated with them.
                                                16. Highlight the need for promoting energy efficiency in India. Mention the steps taken by the government in this regard.
                                                17. A robust digital healthcare ecosystem can help to address the challenges faced in implementation of healthcare schemes in India. Examine.
                                                18. Throw some light on the characteristics and significance of Project MANAV launched by the Department of biotechnology.
                                                19. Explain the properties and applications of superconductors. What are the constraints in its practical use?
                                                20. In the context of increasing application of quantum technology across the fields, including the military, examine the vulnerabilities and need for quantum resilient cyberspace. Also highlight the challenges and suggest measures to make India’s cyberspace quantum-resilient.
                                                21. Discuss the significance of the Arihant SLBM launch with regards to India’s nuclear deterrence capacity. Also comment on how the SLBM differs from its land-based counterpart.
                                                22. What are the challenges faced by the state governments in transitioning to a greener future? List some initiatives towards this end and some possible solutions to overcome the challenges.
                                                23. Explain how the petroleum industry and the semiconductor chip industry compare with each other with regards to their sensitivity to geopolitical development.
                                                24. What is the R21/Matrix-M vaccine? How does it compare to the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine that was approved by WHO in 2021?
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