Security and Disaster Management [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management)]: Questions 9 - 13 of 22

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Question 9

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Frequency of earthquakes appears to have increased in the Indian subcontinent. However India’s preparedness for mitigating their impact has significant gaps. Discuss various aspects.

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The frequency of earthquakes has appeared to increase in the Indian subcontinent due to increase in the tectonic activities in the Eurasian plate and the Australian plate.

  • The India’s preparedness for mitigating their impacts has significant gaps because of the following reasons.
  • General awareness of health aid and first aid missing among common publ

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Question 10

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How does illegal trans-border migration pose a threat to India’s security? Discuss the strategies to curb this, bringing out the factors, which give importance to such migration.

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Indian borders in the Eastern neighbours are highly leading to illegal trans-border migration. It affects the Indian security.

  • Drug trafficking will increased in those regions, drugs find the way to the region from Myanmar through Mizoram and Manipur.
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  • It will leads to demography changes in the North East reg

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Question 11

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What are the components of integrated flood management? Is poor governance the cause of flooding of Chennai and Mumbai during heavy rains? Discuss strategies to prevent floods in these two metros. (250 Words)

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  • Integrated Flood Management (IFM) integrates land and water resources development in a flood plain, within the context of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), with a view to maximise the efficient use of the flood plains and minimise loss of property and life.
  • The aim of IFM is to put in place well-functioning integrated measur

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What is crypto jacking? Examine why crypto jacking poses challenges to critical infrastructures, regulators and consumers alike. (250 Words)

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Crypto Jacking:

  • Crypto jacking is defined as the secret use of your computing device to mine cryptocurrency.
  • Crypto jacking used to be confined to the victim unknowingly installing a program that secretly mines cryptocurrency.
  • One of the most successful is Monero, which builds a degree of privacy into transactions (something bitcoin doesn’t do). Curre

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Question 13

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With the advent of new age digital and social media, fake news has pervaded all spheres of life, political, economic and social – with negative implications. What measures need to be taken by various stakeholders to combat fake news menace? Discuss. (250 Words)

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  • Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. It has pervaded all spheres of life, political, economic and social – with negative implications.
  • On November 8,2016, India established a 2,000-rupee cu

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