081 - Indigenization of Technology and Developing New Technology

Throw some light on the potential applications of quantum technology. Also, discuss the challenges associated with this technology.

Quantum technology is the latest leap in computer technology & will usher in a golden age for humanity. A traditional computer uses binary bits, which denote either 1 or 0. But in a quantum computer, there may be multiple possible output states. Thus, a quantum computer can store, process & compute data in much more ..

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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.

5G technology refers to the 5th generation mobile-radio-telephony apparatus that is run on radio-waves, has lower latency, lower energy use & faster speed than previous generation. As per International Telecommunication Union, 5G will contribute to 2% increase in Global GDP. Unique opportunities: Higher speed will help in digital education, Tele-medicine & Tele-law, Digital courts, etc. ..

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Discuss the applications of CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors that have revolutionized the genome editing technique.

All life on earth including humans is made up of cells, whose centre is called as the nucleus and has chromosomes inside it. In the nucleus of human cell, there are 23 pairs of chromosomes. The chromosomes are made up of DNA and contain nitrogenous bases which make life possible due to their encoded information. ..

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National Hydrogen Mission can be a game changer for India’s rising energy demands. Discuss the benefits and challenges associated.

Finance Minister in budget of 2021-22 announced a National Hydrogen Mission to give a boost to Green Hydrogen fuel in India’s energy mix. India’s current energy status: Goal – 450 GW by 2030. Current status – 136 GW, 38% of total installed capacity. Rising energy demands: Reasons Rapid urbanization. Increasing lifestyle changes, (270 million out ..

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Indian agriculture needs to move towards GM food crops, in order to ensure the food security of the country. Critically examine in context of concerns raised towards introduction of GM crops.

Recently, Genetically Modified food crops drew attention, as Indian-origin food shipments in European Union were found to violate GM content percentage. Genetically modified food crops are those in which modifications are introduced in their genes to enhance certain qualities like shelf-life, pest resistance, yield, etc. E.g. BT cotton for increased pest resistance. GM crop for ..

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India needs to move from being an assembler to a manufacturer of microchips. In this context, identify the associated challenges and opportunities.

The Microchips refer to small sized semiconductor chips which are increasingly being used in day-to-day gadgets, appliances, devices, control systems, etc. Rise of 5G, artificial Intelligence and internet of things has given significant push to microchip industry. In this context, associated challenges for India are: Historical – lack of any previous chip manufacturing base. Geographical ..

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