23 Model Questions on GS-III: Technology Missions for UPSC Mains Examinations

  1. What is the R21/Matrix-M vaccine? How does it compare to the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine that was approved by WHO in 2021?
  2. Explain how the petroleum industry and the semiconductor chip industry compare with each other with regards to their sensitivity to geopolitical development.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Explain the properties and applications of superconductors. What are the constraints in its practical use?