Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
5) ISRO’s role has been immaculate in making India a global space power; however, there are many challenges and prospects in the new space age that ISRO needs to focus on. Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses the role played by ISRO in making India a global power in the domain of space and the challenges and prospects it has for India’s future space.
Key demand of the question:
One should bring out the potential of ISRO in the global space race and the challenges and prospects associated.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In brief explain the context of the question.
Explain ‘new space age’ and mention the challenges and opportunities for ISRO. There is emergence of ‘new space age’ which is used to refer to a global sector of new aerospace companies and ventures working independently of governments to develop faster, better, and cheaper access to space for commercial purposes.
Discuss the opportunities in the new space age.
With increasing competition, complexity and demand for space-related activities, there is a growing realization that national legislation is needed to ensure overall growth of the space sector. A New Space law for India should aim at facilitating growing India’s share of the global space economy to 10% in the coming decade.