General Studies 3 || 250 Marks || 3 Hrs
Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
- Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of resources, Growth, Development, and Employment
- Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
- Government Budgeting
- Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country,
- Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage,
- Transport and marketing of agricultural produce
- Issues and related constraints
- e-technology in the aid of farmers
- Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices
- Public Distribution System- Objectives, Functioning, Limitations, Revamping;
- Issues of Buffer stocks and Food security
- Technology missions
- Economics of animal-rearing.
- Food processing and related industries in India- Scope, and significance, Location, Upstream and downstream requirements, Supply chain management.
- Land reforms in India.
- Effects of liberalization on the economy,
- Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
- Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.
- Investment models.
- Science and Technology- Developments and Their applications and Effects in everyday life
- Achievements of Indians in science & technology;
- Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
- Awareness in the fields of
- Biotechnology and
- Issues relating to intellectual property rights.
- Environmental pollution and degradation,
- Environmental impact assessment
Disaster and disaster management.
- Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
- Internal security
- Challenges to internal security by Role of external State actors and Non-state actors
- Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and Social networking sites
- Basics of cybersecurity
- Money-laundering and its prevention
- Security challenges and their management in border areas;
- Linkages of organized crime with terrorism
- Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate