Paper III - 2nd Batch - IAS 2016

Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
Introduction and Syllabus

1. Disaster Management - 1: Disasters in India, Classification by High Powered Committee, Floods, Droughts. 
2. Disaster Management - 2: Impact of drought, Remedies and Government Measures, Avalanches, Tsunami, Earth Quakes (started)
3. Disaster Management - 3: Earth Quakes, Earth Quake Zones in India, Its risk, Consequences of Earth Quakes, Possible Risk Reduction. Land Slides, Regions of Land Slides, Mitigation measures. Tropical Cyclones, The areas of occurrence, size, Shape and its destructive abilities. 
NIDM- Its policies, Relief measures conducted. 
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1. Ecology - 1: Ecosystem, Ecology, Scope of Ecology and Ecosystems, Basic terminology of ecology, type of ecosystems (Terrestrial, Aquatic and artificial), Interactions, stages, components and functions. 
2. Ecology - 2: Bio-Geo chemical cycles, Gaseous cycles (Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen and Hydrogen) Sedimentary cycles (Phosphorous, sulphur ad Calcium)
Biodiversity: Types, Values, Divisions, Patterns, Laws of Biodiversity. 
3. Ecology - 3: Hot spots, Reasons for the conservation of Bio diversity, Ex-Situ and In-Situ methods, Indian Biodiversity, Red Data Book, National and International efforts to conserve biodiversity, Biospheres, Forest Resources, Water Resources. 
4. Environment -1: Environment, Environment Pollution, Classification of Pollutants, Types of pollution.
5. Environment - 2: Solid waste, Classifications, Management of Solid waste, Integrated solid waste management, The polluted places in India, Actions by the government, Environmental Impact assessment.

Science and Technology:
1. Class - 1History of S and T in India, Important personalities in Modern India, The set ups present in India, Science Policy Resolution 1958, The technology policy statement 1983, S and T Policy 2003, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2013, S and T in 12 th five year plan, Development of S and T in India after independence.
2. Class - 2: Technology Missions, PAN India S and T Missions, Space Programme in India and Its Phases, Space Systems (INSAT, IRS), Launch Vehicles (SLV, ASLV, PSLV)
3. Class - 3:GSLV, GLSV Mark III, Applicaions of space Programmes (TV, EDUSAT, TDCC, VRC, Tele Medicine, SA S &R), NRSC, Antrix Corporation, IRNSS.
Energy Resources – Coal and Petrol
4. Class - 4: Natural Gas, Non Conventional Energy resources (Solar, Wind, Wave, OTEC, Geo Thermal, Bio Mass, Bio gas, Bio Alcohols), New Technologies - Hydrogen and Fuel cells Bio classification. benefits of Renewable energy, electricity. Installed capacities and power regions. 
5. Class - 5Nuclear Energy, Its advantages, disadvantages and applications, Nuclear Programme of India, ITER, India’s Atomic weapons and Nuclear doctrine, Nuclear Winter, India’s Missile Development Programme, IGMDP (Prithvi and Agni)
6. Class - 6: Trishul, Akash, Nag, BrahMos, Sagarika, Astra and Prahaar. 123 Agreement, Nuclear Agreements with Other Nations.
Nano Technology, Approaches involved, Applications and implications. 
Robotics: The Laws of Robotics. 
7. Class - 7: Features of Robotics, Working conditions and applications, IPRs (Patents, Trade Marks, Copy Rights, GIs, Industrial Designs, Trade Secrets, Lay Out designs, Non-Patentable Inventions, Organisations and Institutions
Bio Technology, Genetic Engineering, DNA finger printing
8. Class - 8: Bio metrics, Pro-Biotics, Stem Cells, Immunity, Vaccines. 
9. Class - 9Lasers, Super Conductivity, Wearable Technologies, Smart Dusts, Cloud Computing.
10 Class - 10: 3D printing, Bid Data, Salvage Therapy, MUFA,PUFA, STAP Cells, GIS, Micro Grid,  Moclic, Aerogels, 4G and 5G technologies, Wi-fi, Li-Fi Technologies, Flash Floods, Aditya Mission, Meghraj Initiative. 

Economic Development:
1. Indian Economy - 1: Introduction
2. Indian Economy - 2: GDP, Inflation, Monetary Policy, Indian Economy, Colonial Legacy, Features of Indian Economy, Planning Models on the eve of Independence, Planning Commission, Mixed Economy Model, Growth of Public Sector and Problems-License Raj, Need for Liberalization by 1990s. Indian Economy sectorial details - Agriculture 
3. Indian Economy - 3:Green Revolution – Need, strategy, progress and limitations, Land Reforms – Need, Objectives, Classification, Progress, Limitations and Road ahead,
Irrigation – Significance, Types of Irrigation, Bharat Nirman, 12th Plan focus on irrigation, the basic water availability scenario in the country, Major, medium and minor irrigation projects…Pros and cons of multi-purpose projects, inter linking of rivers – concept and feasibility, participatory irrigation management. 
4. Indian Economy - 4: Agricultural subsidies Need, Disadvantages, global scenario, Subsidies – why they are not good for economy?....Indian – WTO and subsidies, MSP,FCI, Procurement, PDS, Restructuring of FCI, Santakumar Committee recommendations
APMCs – National Market
5. Indian Economy - 5cropping patterns, crop diversification – need, problems and schemes, Food Processing industry – significance, potential and mega food park scheme, Planning commission – success or failure……..
6. Indian Economy - 6Inclusive growth, strategies, JAM Trinity Model, Banking reforms – Financial Inclusion, Natchiketh mre committee, Corporate governance reforms, Naik Committee, Inflation – Urjit Patel Committee, Financial Sector…Legislative reforms committee. New Generation banks – Challenges from bning today – NPAs---Need for expansion for Banking, 14th Finance Commission- Baisc and recommendation. Budget- basic concepts.
7. Indian Economy - 7Industries, Contribution to economy – Share in GDP, Current growth trends, reasons for industrial growth from 2013-14 onwards (Base year impact?), Previous trends – Decrease in growth post financial crisis, Issues and concerns for industries, recent measures, MSMEs, Significance, Contribution to GDP and recent initiatives.
8. Indian Economy - 8Mudra Bank, Operational details, Types of loans, Impact on MSMEs, FDI – Types, FDI _ Foreign Portfolio investment, FDI Inflows into India – Trends, Sectorial distribution of FDI, Make in India campaign and ease of doing business in India. Service sector, Basic data, Main countries doing well in services sector globally, important areas – Reasons for decline in service sector growth during 2015-16. States distribution of services sector.
9. Indian Economy - 9Infrastructure, issues and challenges, pendancy of projects – factors, consequences and remedies. Twin balance sheet syndrome, power, coal, petroleum and natural gas, solar energy, mining, Railways-need for restructuring, critical analysis of Vivej Debroy recommendations, High speed train projects, focus on the railway budget. Investment models
10. Indian Economy - 10External sector, Measures taken to promote trade facilitation, WTO Nairobi Declaration (2015) Implications for India, Formation of trans-pacific partnership (PPP) implications for India, India and Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs), Ongoing talks and completed agreements, BIMSTEC