Mains Exam [GS-3]

General Studies-III:

Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

  • Topic 1 : Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Topic 2 : Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Topic 3 : Government Budgeting.
  • Topic 4 : Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
  • Topic 5 : Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
  • Topic 6 : Food processing and related industries in India- scope’ and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Topic 7 : Land reforms in India.
  • Topic 8 : Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Topic 9 : Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Topic 10 : Investment models.
  • Topic 11 : Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
  • Topic 12 : Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  • Topic 13 : Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Topic 14 : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
  • Topic 15 : Disaster and disaster management.
  • Topic 16 : Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Topic 17 : Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Topic 18 : Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.
  • Topic 19 :Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
  • Topic 20 : Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.
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