Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
5. What is quantum computing? Explain its applications and steps taken by India to promote quantum technologies in the country. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India
Why the question:
The 2022 Nobel Prize for physics was awarded for work that rigorously tested one such ‘experience’ and paved the way for its applications in computing – which speaks to the contemporary importance of Quantum computers.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about quantum entanglement and it applications.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by defining quantum computing.
First, briefly, explain about the mechanism of quantum computing and how it works.
Next, write in detail about the various applications of quantum computing and its scope. Cite examples.
Next, write about the measures taken by India to promote quantum technologies.
Conclude by summarising.