080 - Achievements of Indians in Science Technology

To enhance the diffusion of space technology and boost the space economy, the government is encouraging the participation of private sector in space activities. In light of the statement, discuss the significance of Indian space Association in providing an impetus to space technology in India.

Government’s announcement for the formation of NSIL and In-Space as a step towards privatization of India’s space initiative drew the attention to the current public dominated set up. Current setup – dominated by government: ISRO – only major organisation launching India’s space initiatives for past many years. DRDO – defense & space research and launch ..

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Despite the huge promise of satellite-based internet connectivity, it hasn’t gained traction on a significant commercial scale, especially in India. Discuss.

Satellite-based internet connectivity involves broadband connection and internet to users by connection from satellites. Benefits offered by Satellite-based internet: High bandwidth – Satellite-based connectivity can function at a peak bandwidth and doesn’t show delays during peak hours. Ability to reach remote and inaccessible locations to provide internet services. Use in multiple applications ranging from smart ..

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Apart from a few notable individual achievements, the overall participation of women in scientific research has been very low. Examine the steps taken by the government in this regard.

Women workforce in the field of scientific research (STEM) is around 23% in India, which is very low as compared to world standards. Except some examples in different fields, like the women’s team of ISRO in the Mangalyaan mission, achievements have been very few. Reasons for low participation of women: Stereotypical gender roles with the ..

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Despite India's scientific prowess, the country has failed to produce any path-breaking research or Nobel Laureates for the last several decades. Discuss critically.

Despite India’s scientific prowess, the country has failed to produce any path-breaking research or Nobel Laureates for the last several decades. This can be attributed to the rigid bureaucratic system, which has undermined the progress of science and technology in India. There has been a constant cut in research budget, and it has been static ..

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