General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
- Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment
- Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
- Government Budgeting.
Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth
- Railways etc.
- Investment models.
- 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.
- Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies
- Minimum support prices
- Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping;
- Issues of buffer stocks and food security;
- Technology missions;
- Economics of animal-rearing.
- Food processing and related industries in India-
- Scope’ and significance,
- Upstream and downstream requirements,
- Supply chain management.
- Land reforms in India. .
- Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
- Disaster and disaster management.
Science & Technology
- Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
- Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
- Awareness in the fields of:
- Issues relating to intellectual property rights.
- Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
- Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security
- Challenges to internal security through:
- Communication networks
- Role of media
- Social networking sites in internal security challenges,
- Basics of cyber security;
- Money-laundering and its prevention
- Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
- Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.