IT-BT and Space

IT-BT and Space

IT & Telecom
Previous year questions

  1. What is digital signature? What does its authentication mean? Giver various salient built in features of a digital signature. (2013)

RAG Topics



  1. National Digital Communications Policy(NDCP), 2018
  2. National encryption policy
  3. Big data initiative
  4. Internet of Things (IoT)
  5. SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud)
  6. Project White Spaces
  7. Privacy in internet
  8. Call Drop issue


  1. Net neutrality & TRAI
  2. Li-fi
  3. National supercomputer mission
  4. Digital India


  1. Machine to Machine (M2M)
  2. Internet governance
  3. Project Loon

Practice questions

  1. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Automation are driving the new the industrial revolution. Elaborate
  2. If consumers lose faith in Internet , the government’s efforts to promote technology and innovation are certain to struggle. Examine the importance of privacy and security in a digital India.

Previous year questions

  1. India has achieved remarkable successes in unmanned space missions including the Chandrayaan and Mars Orbitter Mission, but has not ventured into manned space mission, both in terms of technology and logistics? Explain critically (2017)
  2. Discuss India’s achievements in the field of Space Science and Technology. How the application of this technology has helped India in its socio-economic development? (2016)
  3. What do you understand by ‘Standard Positioning Systems’ and ‘Protection Positioning Systems’ in the GPS era? Discuss the advantages India perceives from its ambitious IRNSS programme employing just seven satellites.(2015)

RAG Topics



  1. Role of ISRO as soft power
  2. NAVIC (IRNSS) (Watch video in “Useful Videos” section)
  3. India’s launch of Re-usable launch vehicle


  1. ISRO & social engineering
  2. GAGAN


Practice questions

  1. How deep space missions benefits developing country like India? Discuss

Robotics, Drone
Previous year questions

  1. What are the areas of prohibitive labour that can be sustainably managed by robots? Discuss the initiatives that can propel research in premier research institutes for substantive and gainful innovation. (2015)
  2. How does the 3D printing technology work? List out the advantages and disadvantages of the technology. (2013)

RAG Topics



  1. 4-D printing


Quick bytes

  1. Applications Drones: Movie making, spraying pesticides over crop.
  2. Shenzhen sets the benchmark in industry’s transition

Previous year questions

  1. What do you understand by fixed dose drug combinations (FDCs)? Discuss their merits and demerits. (2013)
  2. Can overuse and the availability of antibiotics without doctor’s prescription, the contributors to the emergence of drug-resistant diseases in India? What are the available mechanisms for monitoring and control? Critically discuss the various issues involved. (2014)
  3. What do you understand by the term “Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis” (MDR-TB)? What measures would you advocate for its containment and what are the implications of its spread in the community? (2012)

RAG Topics



  1. Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD)
  2. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority
  3. Human genome project-write


  1. Chennai Declaration
  2. Antibiotic resistance
  3. North East institute of Folk medicine
  4. ART, Option B+


  1. Injectable IPV vaccine

Practice questions

  1. Delinking drug prices from R & D costs can lead to affordable medicines. Comment. (Refer: Link1)
  2. Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development. Comment.

Previous year questions

  1. Many food items contain ‘trans fat’. What do you understand by this term? Which Indian food items contain Trans fats? What are the implications of trans fats on human health? (2012)
  2. The human population is abated to grew to 9 billion by 2050. In this context, many scientist predict that plant genomes would play critical role in keeping out hunger and preserving the environment. Explain. (2012

RAG Topics



  1. GM mustard – Seeds of discontent
  2. National Biotechnology Development Strategy, 2015-2020


  1. DNA profiling
  2. Stem cell bank

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