Science and Technology-Indigenization of Technology and Developing New Technology [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management)]: Questions 15 - 19 of 22

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Question 15

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Blockchain is ranked close to the peak of the hype cycle of technologies with inflated expectations and bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies represent the mother of all bubbles. Comment. (250 Words)

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  • Blockchain, the shared database technology that powers cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, has over the past three years developed an almost unchallenged reputation as the next big thing in finance and technology.
  • It is said to have wider applications of making banking sector more secure, can be used in Indian elections to make EVM more eff…

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Question 16

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In the light of the objectives and design of the newly announced Prime Minister՚s Fellowship Scheme (PMRF) , critically analyse if PMRF would be successful in improving quality of research in the frontier areas of S&T and also stop India՚s brain drain. (250 Words)

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  • India does not have enough quality PhD students in STEM fields, leading to poor quality research and lack of quality faculty so there has long been emphasis on the importance of innovation and technology for the progress and development of the nation.
  • This Prime Minister՚s Fellowship Scheme (PMRF) is key to realizing his vision of develop…

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Question 17

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What are bio toilets? Are they effective in managing sanitation problem in trains? Examine the alternatives that Indian railways can explore. (250 Words)

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  • Bio toilet is a waste management solution which reduces solid human waste to bio-gas and water, with the help of a bacterial Inoculum. Biological decomposition of human waste is done in bio-digester tanks with the help of anaerobic bacteria.
  • It is a toilet attached to a fermentation tank containing a liquid consortium of bacteria both a…

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Question 18

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A recent report submitted to the union government has pointed out that the Make in India initiative has failed to demonstrate its true potential due to various reasons. With special focus on defence indigenisation efforts, examine why Make in India has failed to live up to its potential. (250 Words)

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A country will move up the ladder of prosperity if it can manufacture the goods and produce the services required by its people and also export a considerable part of those goods and services.

So, the government՚s goal was to give the highest priority to ‘Make in India’ and defence manufacturing was at the heart of the programme but howev…

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Question 19

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Discuss the role of technology, especially data, in tackling modern slavery. (150 Words)

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  • Slavery was abolished by most countries 150 years ago, but bonded and forced labour, trafficking and exploitation persist. A September report by the International Labour Organization estimated that in 2016,40 million people were victims of modern slavery, every fourth of whom was a child. The United Nations estimates that roughly 27 to…

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