General Studies Paper-3: Sci-Tech, Environment & Disaster Mgmt

Last modified: Aug 19, 2017

Model Questions What do you understand by Primary, Secondary and Chronic Hazards? Examine the link between human activities and hazards. Differentiate between tangible and intangible Vulnerability? Discuss the politico-institutional, Economic and Socio-cultural causes of vulnerability. What do you understand by Disaster Management Cycle? As an administrator, what activities would you…
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Model QuestionsWhat do you understand by Environment Impact Assessment? Discuss its legal status, objectives and various stakeholders in India.Critically examine the importance of screening and scoping in terms of Environment Impact Assessment in India?Differentiate between "public consultation" and "public participation" in context with Environment Impact Assessment. Which one is more…
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Science and Technology in Indus Valley CivilizationThe archaeological remains at various sites of the Indus Valley Civilization allow us to know about its technological progress. The key scientific developments and achievements by Indus Valley people include:Architecture and Civil EngineeringThe well planned urban centers based on definite layout pattern with scientific…
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Short Notes on Important ScientistsJagadish Chandra Bose (1858-1937)India’s Sir J.C. Bose was one of the greatest interdisciplinary scientists. Sir Nevill Mott, Nobel Laureate in 1977, had remarked about him that he was at least 60 years ahead of his time.He worked in a very poor research set-up and made some…
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This is a compilation of short notes on key developments in various fields of science and technology including Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology in last one and half year. Mostly, UPSC asks the "significance" of such developments in its questions. All updates may not be…