Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 29

ARCHIVES 06 October 2014 Q1. “There is a growing concern of Alien Invasive Species in India”. Discuss how it is a threat for ecosystem and mention the steps required to curb this menace. http://www.fao.org/3/a-ag117e/AG117E15.htm http://www.cbd.int/invasive/done.shtml http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/invasive-plants-a-threat-to-wildlife/article6432731.ece   Q2. “The choice of developing a ‘Blue Water Navy’ for India is more strategic than scientific”. Comment http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/india-advances-naval-arms-race-china/ http://dailysignal.com/2013/12/10/india-budding-blue-water-navy-capabilities/ http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/talkingturkey/modi-inducts-ins-kolkata-but-blue-water-navy-remains-a-distant-dream/ http://southasia.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/08/04/why_india_s_blue_water_ambitions_matter Q3. Write...

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 25

ARCHIVES 29 September 2014 Q1. What do you understand by “Nuclear Doctrine of India”? Do you think India needs to revisit its nuclear doctrine? Give reasons to substantiate your views. (200 Words) http://www.idsa.in/issuebrief/RevisitingIndiasNuclearDoctrine_schandra_300414.html http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/06/04/india-s-nuclear-doctrine-stirrings-of-change http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/rkEybO3sf1wA2vWbxXr0GM/Updating-Indias-nuclear-doctrine.html Q2. What is the difference between Malware, Adware and Spyware? (200 Words) http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/beware-of-adware-and-spyware/article5527339.ece http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/internet/india-third-most-affected-nation-by-online-banking-malware/article6388203.ece http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/india-third-most-attacked-nation-by-zeus-malware/article5880945.ece Q3.  Write short notes on:(150 Words) Augmented Reality Exascale Computing...

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 24

ARCHIVES 27 September 2014   Q1) “There is a growing concern over Atmospheric Brown Cloud and its impact on South Asia”. What are the causes and consequences of Atmospheric Brown Cloud? Source-1 Source – 2 Q2) What do you understand by ‘Nuclear Umbrella’? How relevant it is in contemporary world geopolitics? Substantiate. Source – 1 Source – 2 Q3) Write...

Science and Technology -2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 24

ARCHIVES 26 September 2014 Q4. What is the difference between New Exploration and Licensing Policy and Open Acreage Licensing Policy? Explain how the new policy would be benefited to hydrocarbon sector? (200 Words) Source  Q5. “India has underperformed in health related issues as per recent reports of WHO and other related organizations”. In the light of this statement explain what...

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 20

ARCHIVES 22 September 2014 Q1. “Ice streams are one of the significant causes of rising sea levels”. Discuss the factors and implications of ice streams on rising sea levels. Source-1 Source – 2 Source – 3 Q2. What are ‘Flash Floods’? Mention the causes and consequences of flash floods. Source – 1 Source – 2 Q3. Write short notes on...

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 15

ARCHIVES 16 September 2014   Q1. What is the recent controversy regarding National Board of Wildlife(NBWL)? What are the implications of such issue? Source-1 Source – 2 Q2. Discuss the possible health and environmental impacts of nanotechnology. Source – 1 Source – 2 Q3. What is Cloud Computing? How government and other institutions can be benefited? List out the challenges...

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 13

ARCHIVES 13 September 2014 What are Aerogels? Mention their applications. Source – 1 Source – 2 Source – 3   What is ‘Precision Farming’? Explain its significance for Indian agriculture. Source – 1 Source – 2 Source – 3   ‘Regenerative Medicines’ provide better prospects for biomedical research’. Explain Source – 1 Source – 2  

Science and Technology -2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge –

ARCHIVES 11 September 2014   Answer in 200 Words: ‘The recent outbreak of ‘Ebola Virus’ has wider implications for national security of a country’. One of the questions that need to be addressed is the preparedness of a country for such epidemic. Do you think India is prepared for such outbreaks? Source-1 Source – 2 Source – 3 Comment on...

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 10

ARCHIVES 10 September 2014 Q11. Write a note on Ethanol Blending Program of India. What are the advantages and disadvantages of EBP? http://mrunal.org/2012/10/economy-ethanol-blending-in-petrol.html http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/revving-up-on-ethanol/article4262648.ece http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/cabinet-to-soon-decide-on-10-pc-ethanol-blending-pradhan/article6209292.ece Q12. What are the possible environmental and health impact of biomedical wastes? Mention the steps taken by government to deal with the problem of accumulating biomedical waste. http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/dumping-of-biomedical-waste-can-cause-disease-outbreak-official-x/article6368539.ece http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/hospitals-nursing-homes-cautioned-on-handling-biomedical-waste-in-tiruchirapalli/article6248514.ece  

Science and Technology -2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 09 September 2014

ARCHIVES 10 September 2014 Q9 Do you think India’s effort to combat climate change through various programs and policies well placed? Evaluate the performance of India’s climate change policies http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/warming-signs-for-the-economy/article3804291.ece Q10. Discuss the contributions of C.V. Raman in scientific development of India. http://www.famousscientists.org/c-v-raman/  

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 08 September 2014

ARCHIVES 08 September 2014 Q1. What do you understand by Ocean Acidification? Why it is one of the major causes of concern among environmentalists? http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/02/ocean-acidification-from-domestic-to-international/ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/arctic-oceans-acidification-sparks-alarm/article4693970.ece Q2. “Nano-science is one of the significant areas of interest among researchers and has potential to groom science as a whole”. What are the ways through which Indian government is promoting Nano-Science? How important...

Science and Technology – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 6

ARCHIVES 06 September 2014   Q4 What is Ballistic Missile Defence? Comment on India’s BMD system. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/deterrence-debates-and-defence/article5932362.ece http://www.ipcs.org/article/india/india-how-credible-is-its-ballistic-missile-defence-3768.html http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-proves-capability-of-missile-defence-system/article4126430.ece http://missilethreat.com/a-look-at-the-indian-ballistic-missile-defence-programme/ Q5. What is Polar Vertex? Explain its implications http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/atmospheric/polar-vortex.htm http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/temperatures-plunge-as-polar-vortex-sweeps-us/article5548390.ece What is Rosetta Mission? Explain its importance http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/rosetta-to-reawaken-for-final-mission/article5579161.ece    

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 5

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 Q1.’ Malnutrition is a blot on country’s face in 21st century’. What are the challenges that exert resistance in dealing with Malnutrition? What can be done to abridge the problem? http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kolkata/malnutrition-brewing-in-closed-tea-gardens/article6244166.ece http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/needed-more-hungama-over-malnutrition/article2964324.ece http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/malnutrition-continues-to-stalk-tribal-children/article6115489.ece   Q2. Explain the significance of Biobots? http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Muscle-driven-bio-bots-to-walk-as-you-wish/articleshow/37647394.cms Q3. What is MOCLIC? How it can be effective in combating climate change? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140101130718.htm http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Now-predict-weather-mths-ahead/articleshow/28307237.cms

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 4

ARCHIVES 04 September 2014 Answer the following questions in not more than 200 words: Q1. Discuss the contribution of Prof.Shatish Dhawan towards scientific developments in India ? http://isrohq.vssc.gov.in/isr0dem0v2/index.php/prof-satish-dhawan http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/satish-dhawan-the-gentle-colossus/article24715.ece Q2. What is ‘Brain-flight’ Project? Explain its significance. http://www.frontline.in/science-and-technology/braincontrolled-flight/article6228293.ece Q3. Explain the significance of ‘Indian Neutrino Observatory’. What are the potential ‘Geological, Radiological and Biological’impact of INO? http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/neutrino-project-up-and-running-soon/article4626628.ece http://www.countercurrents.org/vtp260912.htm    ...