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GS Paper 3-Economics, Sci-Tech, Disaster Management, and Environment (Examrace IAS Mains GS-Test Series 2018)

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  14. Discuss the measures taken by government for doubling the farmers՚ income by 2022.
  15. “One nation, one tax, one market” . What are the measures incorporated to protect the interests of backward states?
  16. NHP, 2017 recommends prioritizing the role of the Government in shaping health systems in all its dimensions. Evaluate.
  17. Discuss ideologies of Bismarck in Germany and Roosevelt in US for social upliftment.
  18. By 2026, India՚s elderly population is set to reach 173 million. Discuss the steps need to be taken now to support rising geriatric population?
  19. Government is fully committed towards upliftment of poorest of the poor. Describe how government is curbing the leakage of benefits available to the target groups?
  20. Women and girls are the most vulnerable sections of the society, especially in terms of gainful employment. What are the reasons behind this?
  21. “FDI in India: Regional disparities must be addressed for economic growth” . Critically evaluate.
  22. Analyze the implications of Maritime Silk route by China included in “Vision for Maritime Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative” .
  23. India՚s space program is the “golden chicken” . Comment.
  24. With reference to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) guidelines, discuss the measures to be adopted to mitigate urban flooding.
  25. Discuss the application of drone technology in present day administration.
  26. Nuclear power is considered an answer to the fossil fuel problems. However, nuclear waste poses a big threat. How do advanced heavy water reactor complement to India՚s other reactors?
  27. Comment on the recommendations laid by Kelkar committee for acquisition procedures and enhancing participation of private sector in defense production. Discuss the ‘Technology Development Fund’ in the defense sector.
  28. BharatNet project would transform the reach and availability of governance. What other measures need to be taken to fully support the idea of connected India?
  29. Digital India includes many schemes, which collect and digitize user data. Enumerate some of the schemes involving sensitive data. “With great power comes bigger responsibilities” . Describe the issues that arise due to storage of such data.
  30. India aims to enhance the Rights and Entitlements of Divyangjan and provide effective mechanism to ensure their empowerment and true inclusion into the Society in a satisfactory manner. Evaluate.
  31. “Good monsoon is only part of the story” . Describe why India has not been able to use the wetter pattern of monsoon seen since 2002.
  32. Prior to demonetization, 98 % of all transaction by volume and 68 % of total value of transaction were conducted in cash. Why are cash transactions problematic? Explain how government aims to move forward with its cashless India mission.
  33. As women work participation rate is very poor in formal jobs, they are forced to run micro, small and cottage enterprises- a sector, marred with very poor growth. Explain how this bane can be transformed into a boon?

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