General Studies III

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


Indian Economy

  1. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment
  2. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it
  3. Government Budgeting

Food and Agriculture

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management
  4. Land reforms in India

Infrastructure and Agriculture Sector

  1. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth
  2. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc
  3. Investment models

Science and Technology

  1. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
  2. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology
  3. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights

Environment

  1. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
  2. Disaster and disaster management

National Security/Internal Security

  1. Linkages between development and spread of extremism
  2. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security
  3. Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security
  4. Money-laundering and its prevention
  5. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
  6. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
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